While you can't change the Event URL provided, we can help you create a shorter link that will redirect to your event.
We’ve set up a simple form on link.startupweekend.org that will allow you to generate a custom shortlink for your event, on the Techstars Startup Weekend URL. Check it out:
First, put in your existing (looooong) link
In the next field, type what you want your slug to be (the easy to remember phrase for your event, like sw2017 or seattle17 or what have you). We recommend using the same phrase as your #hashtag. Type only the phrase--no slash, no other text.
Last, tell us where to send your link. Any email address you have access to will do!
Hit enter and in about 30 seconds to a minute, a new link will arrive in your inbox that looks something like this:
Click it to test it and off you go! If for some reason, the link doesn’t work, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out. In future versions of the SWOOP/ticketing platform we provide, we aim to have a feature like this built into the experience. In the meantime, we wanted to give you something to make things a little easier and a little prettier.
Please don’t share this tool beyond the Organizing community, at this time anyone can use the link and we don’t want anyone scooping up all your great URL slugs. Also, please limit to this to use with event links and only generate one shortlink per event.