Participating in the Start Conference this October will give you a powerful push to take your passion project to the next level. It doesn’t matter where you are starting from zero or a hundred, we all need motivation and support to keep going. Here are the top ways that Start will benefit your existing Passion Project.

1. Investment in yourself

Investing in yourself over and over again is the secret to living with passion and meaning as well as making a difference. At Start you will have time to recommit to yourself. By taking the weekend to focus on what is truly meaningful to you and doing it, you are giving yourself some of the best love there is and exactly what’s necessary to have your passion project thrive. Remember this wise saying,

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman      

2. Practical learning from speakers

Hearing from those that have started, failed and succeeded can empower us to move forward. Everyone who is successful got started somewhere. We have specially selected speakers to deliver Start Talks to share the vulnerable stories of their beginnings: their struggles, challenges, rejections and tips to success. Taking the tools and teaching will help you develop your passion project or business strategically.

3. New connections

We can’t do it alone. At Start you will meet and connect with hundreds of other like-minded who there to help you in different areas of your project. The diverse learning community at Start will give you the support, accountability and motivation to take major steps throughout the weekend, and continue on with your project into the future with a new supportive community.

4. Further Action

At Start you are going to get shit done. There are over 30 workshops to choose from that will help you build skills and get your hands dirty. There will be an ongoing creative bazaar for you to cowork with all the resources and tools you need at your disposal. Also, there will be coaches all weekend to support you if you get stuck.  

5. Chance to win a Passion Project Award

At Start you have the chance to share your project with the world. Apply to pitch your project on the last day of the Start conference to a panel of judges including a representative from Kickstarter and win gifts worth over $3000. The exposure and prizes will take your project to the next level. Deadline to apply is October 12th, 9 AM PST. Apply and learn more here.