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You probably have something on your to-do list that you find intimidating, but is exactly the step you know you need to take in your business, or your career.

You know the kind.

Maybe it’s a set of tasks that requires new skills outside of your comfort zone, or just beyond your current know-how. Or you freeze when you think about taking a deep dive into the unknown to figure out what comes next.

These are the projects that we know are most important...but we put them off, over and over and over.

What if you set a deadline, and knew you'd actually finish this time?

  • Wouldn’t it be great if whenever you were stuck you could ask an expert?
  • How awesome would it be to get feedback right away (and from people other than your friends)?
  • What if instead of just being inspired, you got something done?!

This community event is designed to help you get shit done

Starting something new is the exciting bit...but we're here to make sure that the real work you've been putting off get's finished.

You'll have to two structured days of coworking where you can benefit from the shared energy of people working just as hard as you, and avoid the distractions that come up every other weekend.

We'll make sure your breaks are relaxing but productive, instead of getting sucked into a Netflix binge session never to return.

Hone your creative skills, whatever they are

Not sure what you can do in a weekend? Potential projects include:

Whatever it is, we'll help you keep it in scope so you're able to finish something valuable in a weekend, and then keep up the momentum.

Apply today

Save $50 by applying today - get your early bird ticket for just $100

Finish Up Weekend has your back.

2 days of focused coworking (plus an evening) • you & 29 other people with something to finish • 5+ expert mentors every day • the structure and support you need to finish up!
2 days of focused coworking You & 29 other with something to finish 5+ expert mentors every day The structure and support you need to finish up!

Get 5 minutes of an expert’s time at just the right moment

We’ll have a range of expertise in the room, including business strategy, design, development, copywriting and marketing. If you find yourself reading the same sentence over and over, or are stuck with a technical bug, just raise your hand and help is on the way.

In addition to Finish Up Weekend organizers Alex Hillman and Nicole Forrester, you'll be supported by a team of mentors representing the range of skills and expertise you need to take your project across the finish line.

Apply now to get your ticket to Finish Up weekend, and you'll meet our mentors before they're announced to the public!

Melissa Alam
Brand Strategist & Founder of FearlessCon

Can help you with: branding, web design, community building, social media, creative events.

More about Melissa on https://www.melissaalam.com/

Dain Saint
Game designer, musician, co-founder CipherPrime

Can help you with: user experience, product/brand focus, coding/technical issues, audio design.

More about Dain on https://www.cipherprime.com/

Mikey Ilagan
Product Manager, Accessibility Expert, Writer

Can help you with: designing and developing for accessibility and inclusivity, writing, teaching, internet memes, event production.

More about Mikey on http://www.billypenn.com

Kiera Smalls
ED @ Philly Startup Leaders, Founder @ City Fit Girls

Can help you with: partnerships, wellness, marketing, communications, finding entrepreneurial resources.

More about Kiera on https://www.linkedin.com/in/kierasmalls/

Vanessa Gennarelli
Education Designer, GM @ GithHub Education

Can help you with: copywriting (case studies, emails, blog posts), presentations & pitches, facilitation & conflict resolution.

More about Vanessa on https://twitter.com/mozzadrella

Eric Smith
Young Adult author and literary agent at P.S. Literary

Can help you with: creative writing, freelancing, marketing & selling your book, starting your own blog, finishing your drafts.

More about Eric on https://ericsmithrocks.com/

Kevin Chemedlin
Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Host of PhillyWho

Can help you with: storytelling, starting/improving your podcast, software development, shipping your ideas quickly.

More about Kevin on https://podphillywho.com/

Kristin Dudley
Content Producer, Head of Product at Technical.ly

Can help you with: positioning & communicating yourself, connecting with your dream job/employer, product design.

More about Kristin on https://withcocreate.com/about-us/

Nicole Forrester
Designer, Developer, Finish Up Weekend

Can help you with: designing products, strategic decision-making, coding/technical issues, marketing/copy, design/art.

More about Nicole on http://www.treehouseops.com/

Alex Hillman
Writer, Entrepreneur & Indy Hall cofounder

Can help you with: business strategy, writing, events, marketing & outreach, learning new things quickly.

More about Alex on https://dangerouslyawesome.com/

More Mystery Mentors
to guide & support you across the finish line!

Curated expertise from a variety of backgrounds to support and inspire your work for the weekend. (We'll even factor in your project needs based on your Finish Up Weekend application.)

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Past Mentors Include...

David Dylan Thomas

Content strategist, podcaster, filmmaker

Yasmine Mustafa

Social Entrepreneur, GDI Philly & ROAR for Good

Jordan Poole

Event Curator, Media Artist

Amy Hoy

Bootstrapping Expert, Designer, Author

Dain Saint

Video Game Designer, Engineer, Musician

Zach Russell

Software/Web Developer & SEO

The Schedule

We've built in more structure than your usual coworking session to help you cross the finish line! Each work session starts with a valuable (and inspiring) lesson from our team of mentors, and ends with a check-in to see evaluate your progress. Plus scheduled breaks give you time to rest your brain and meet your fellow finishers!

Friday Night

Happy Hour! 5-7pm

Chill and low key, quick round of intros:

What are you finishing up this week?

What could you help someone else with?

Go home and get a great night's rest!

Saturday, Day 1

Get Started! 9am-5pm

  • 15 minute warm-up lesson
  • 2.5 hour work sprint
  • 30 minute check in, reflection, questions, help

90 min (long lunch!)

  • 15 minute warm-up lesson
  • 2.5 hour work sprint
  • 30 minute check in, reflection, questions, help

Sunday, Day 2

Finish up! 9am-5pm

  • 15 minute warm-up lesson
  • 3 hour work sprint
  • 30 minute check in, reflection, questions, help

90 min (long lunch!)

  • 15 minute warm-up lesson
  • 2.5 hour work sprint
  • 30 minute check in, reflection, questions, help

Save $50 by applying today and get your early bird seat for just $100.

get the mentorship & inspiration you need to finish

  • • Two full days of top-notch coworking + our Friday evening social event
  • • Your own copy of Just F#!@ing Ship by Amy Hoy (recommended reading before the weekend)
  • • Four inspirational, action-oriented lightning talks across two days to get you moving in the right direction
  • • Expert mentorship and support throughout the weekend
  • • The feeling of finally marking that thing as DONE
Apply now


Is this just for people starting projects or businesses?

Nope! In fact, the busier we get the more likely we are to get bogged down with commitments. If you've ever felt like you were too busy to find time for important projects you've always wanted to do, or to take next important step for growth, this is for you.

Where is this happening? Do I need to be in Philadelphia?

This is an in-person event, taking place at our coworking space in Old City Philadelphia (399 Market Street). Please make sure you can get here and be present for the whole weekend!

How much time will I get with the mentors?

While there’s no hard and fast rule, our mentors are present to give insight, encourage you in the right direction, help fix an issue that’s tripping you up etc... and then let you get back to work. In our experience, as little as 5 minutes of expert time can give you the confidence or technical tip you need to push through. After 5-10 minutes of helpful advice, your mentors may rotate to help other attendees before checking back to see your progress.

I doubt I’ll be able to finish my project in the weekend time, is that ok?

Our goal is to end the weekend with as many people FINISHED as possible. If you don’t think you can finish your entire project, we suggest that you pick a smaller aspect of the project that you could finish during the weekend. You might even want to focus on a portion of your project that you've been putting off, and getting the help you need to start and finish.

For example: Instead of designing and building a whole website in a weekend, focus on the home page or a landing page that will let you accept sign ups or new clients. And once you've got the look of that page finished, the rest of the site can be built even easier!

I'm working on a project with a partner. Can we both participate?

Definitely! Even if you're dividing and conquering a project, you'll be able to get the support you need. Just remember that you each need your own ticket to attend.

I have another question!

You can email Nicole and Alex at finishupweekend@indyhall.org :)