The Startup Weekend entrepreneurship event returns to Athens October 23-25 at the Ohio University Innovation Center.
This 49-hour program brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and business experts to pitch an idea and turn it into a viable startup company.
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 and Athensworks.
Check-in begins Fri., October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Innovation Center, and the event ends at 6:30 p.m., Sun., October 25. The Innovation Center is located at 340 W. State St. in Athens.
For more information about the event and to register, visit www.up.co.