Startup Weekend is returning to Athens, and registration is open for everyone (that includes you, Young Athens Professionals!) This year’s event kicks off on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Ohio University’s Innovation Center. According to the event website:
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
There are some awesome prizes for the winning teams, including a six-month membership/lease of a private office in the Innovation Center (First Place), full membership at Athensworks for one semester (Second Place), and a year subscription to Basecamp (Second Place). You can view the complete prize packages here: Startup Athens Prizes
All are welcome to join!
Learn more about the event here: Startup Weekend Athens Ohio