How To Get In Free

Tickets for Ultra Light Startups events cost $20 (Early Bird) or $30 (Last Minute).  Even though these prices are near the top end for meetups, the events nearly always sell out.  For your convenience, there are a number of ways to get in for free…

Attend As A Media Partner

Media Partners are individuals or organizations with significant media reach that help promote Ultra Light Startups events. Email if you think this applies.

Sponsor Ultra Light Startups

All full-time employees of companies who sponsor Ultra Light Startups are entitled to free admission at all our events.  Current sponsors include Microsoft, Amazon, Reitler Kailas & RosenblattSeamless, Mintz Levin, and Workbar.  If you are an employee of one of these companies, email to be put on the list.

Study at NYU, Harvard or MIT

The NYU Stern Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies hosts alternating Ultra Light Startups events in New York.  NYU students are entitled to free admission at all Ultra Light events.  If the event is hosted at NYU, simply show your badge at the door and you’ll be let in.  If the event is held elsewhere (eg Microsoft) then you need to register using an NYU student discount code.  NYU student discount codes are handled by three NYU student groups, EEG (for Stern undergraduates), EEX (for Stern graduate students), and Tech@NYU (for all other NYU students).

Ultra Light Startups Boston works closely with multiple Harvard and MIT communities.  Harvard and MIT students are entitled to free admission at all Ultra Light events.  You can register for Ultra Light events with the given discount codes handled by various Harvard and MIT communities such as MITX, MIT Enterprise Forum, Hack Harvard, and Harvard College Venture Partners.

Volunteer at Ultra Light Startups

Volunteers help run the registration desk, help manage the audience, and help setup and cleanup after events.  To volunteer, you just need to arrive by 5:30 (an hour before the event begins) and check in with the volunteer coordinator.

To request to volunteer, just email  All volunteers must be confirmed at least 3 days before the event. Please don’t email the day of an event asking to volunteer.

Join the Selection Committee

Selection Committee members get a free ticket each month, after they vote on their favorite startups to present at the event.  To join the Selection Committee you must first refer a startup to apply.

Win Free Tickets

In the weekly email newsletter we often announce contests and promotions offering free tickets and other prizes.  Often, winning requires nothing more than posting to the Ultra Light Startups Facebook group or tagging yourself in a photo.  Be sure to read the newsletter carefully to take part in the contests.

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