Any Entrepreneurs out there? Don’t miss out!

Startup Weekend is returning to Ohio University next month. The 54-hour event is happening November 14th-16th at OU’s Innovation Center on West State Street.

Haven’t heard of Startup Weekend?

The event brings together professionals, students, Ohio University faculty and staff, and other community members to work collaboratively to bring real business start-up ideas to fruition; from the initial pitch to prototype development, all in 54 hours.

Teams are made up of people from many different fields: designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and business experts. Expert coaches are also on site for assistance.

This event is a really cool, one of a kind opportunity, especially for community members, young professionals, and others outside of Ohio University. It gives you the opportunity to collaborate and engage with a diverse, motivated, and talented group of individuals outside of your normal circle of friends and colleagues.

“Attending Startup Weekend Athens in 2013 changed my life!  It opened so many doors for me including the knowledge gained and networking needed to be the co-founder of a new business.  It also led to me to paid positions with other startup companies in Athens.”  Sam Patt, YAP Member

You can also read up and watch a video about the event here or like the Startup Weekend Facebook Page to stay connected.

Need more info?

Beginning with Friday night pitching, teams form around-the-top ideas determined by popular vote. Participants spend the weekend brainstorming activities, evolving their business model creation, coding, designing, basic prototype development and market validation. Expert coaches are available to assist teams with the process.

Startup Weekend culminates Sunday evening with demonstrations evaluated by a panel of judges.  Prizes will be awarded to the top teams!

Registration fees are $49 for students and $99 for general admission. On-site registration will not be permitted. 

The registration fee includes all meals, weekend programs at the Innovation Center and optional hours to work at Ohio University’s Create_space on Saturday.

Check-in begins Fri., Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Innovation Center, and the event ends at 6:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 16. The Innovation Center is located at 340 W. State St. in Athens.

Want to Register?

For more information about the event and to register, visit:

The sponsors of Startup Weekend Athens are Ohio University’s Innovation Center, Create_Space, Center for Entrepreneurship, Scripps Innovation Challenge and Scripps College of Communication, as well as Business Remixed and TechGROWTH Ohio.

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