Startup Weekend is part business pitch competition, part educational experience. This Techstars program is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs and has hosted almost 3,000 challenging, high-energy events in 150 countries.
Now, with the help of Airbus, Alabama Media Group, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Innovation Portal, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerceand The University of South Alabama, we're bringing Startup Weekend to Mobile!
The event kicks off on a Friday night, when participants from all different walks of life will each be given just 60 seconds to pitch an idea for a business they are interested in starting from scratch.
Only the top ideas will move forward, but participants whose ideas aren’t selected will still be in for an intense weekend. They’ll roll up their sleeves and join one of the advancing teams to compete for prize packages full of resources like free legal support, web design and office space, which are meant to help fledgling ventures keep the Startup Weekend momentum going and pursue next steps. Along the way, participants will receive expert feedback and coaching as they learn firsthand what goes into building a new business.
Startup Weekend Mobile will run continuously from the evening of Friday, August 26 through dinner on Sunday, August 28 and all meals are included in the ticket price ($50). Friends, family and the general public will be invited to attend the final pitch competition at Space 301 on Sunday evening.
For more information, please contact Elyse Goonan at 336-251-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.