Apply for a free ticket to Startup Weekend Blacksburg
Montgomery County, Virginia - The Montgomery County Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from aspiring entrepreneurs to receive a free ticket to attend Startup Weekend Blacksburg on September 14-16. Anyone interested in starting a business or working on a startup is eligible to apply for one of the three tickets available.
What is Startup Weekend? Building on the successful international Startup Weekend model, Startup Weekend Blacksburg is a 54-hour event that brings together entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, developers, designers and marketing gurus from Blacksburg and beyond to share ideas, form teams and launch startups. Local CEOs, founders and startup veterans from the New River and Roanoke Valleys will also be on hand to provide expertise and talk about their experiences in the fast-paced world of technology startups.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, Sept. 14, attendees bring their best ideas and recruit others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday, teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes in front of a panel of judges who will provide feedback and award prizes.
Individuals wishing to apply for one of the three free tickets to Startup Weekend Blacksburg – valued at $50 for students and $100 for nonstudents – can submit an application through the "Apply Here" link below. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, September 12 at noon. The three winners will be notified Thursday, September 13.
About the Montgomery County, Va. Economic Development Department:
The Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department's mission is to improve the quality of life throughout Montgomery County, including the incorporated ares of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, by encouraging positive economic growth that 1) creates meaningful career opportunities, 2) expands the commercial tax base, and 3) protects our enviable way of life. Learn More
About Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekend is a 501c(3)non-profit based in Seattle, Wash. Supported by a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, Startup Weekend has held over 650 events around the globe, inspiring over 5,000 entrepreneurs to take an idea from concept to launch.
Startup Weekend Blacksburg contact:
Samuel Toriel - Community Organizer
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