The third installment of Startup Weekend Columbia returns November 11-13, 2016. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start companies. It is community focused and provides a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas.
What happens at Startup Weekend? The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
Who you’ll meet at Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds are roughly
- 50% technical (developers, coders, designers)
- 50% business (marketing, finance, law).
Why people come to Startup Weekend: 29% of Startup Weekend participants attend an event to network, 20% attend to develop/build a product 13% attend to learn how to create a new venture.
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