Last February (2015), on a cold and icy Friday night, I had the opportunity to participate in a Startup Weekend on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. The weather was of little concern as inventors and entrepreneurs (both young and not as young 🙂 ) from around the Tri-State pitched their invention or business idea to an impressive audience of educators, engineers, scientists, business owners, IT specialists, marketeers, angel investors and more. Based on the content of the pitches, the audience voted for the ideas they felt had the most promise, and then all participants worked together throughout the weekend to develop the ideas further.
Join us again in 2016! February 19 – 21 at USI, teams of citizens will rally around creative ideas and define what else needs to be done to get the start-up concepts off of the ground. Perhaps the idea needs a marketing analysis, a prototype, a capital investment analysis or technology assistance. If participants do not have the knowledge, they generally know someone in the community that does!
On Sunday evening, a fresh panel of judges from the community arrive for a terrific dinner and the opportunity to vote on the best of the best ideas.
Are you interested in pitching an idea? Or, perhaps you would like to offer your expertise to help a Startup team or be among our prestigious judges?
I hope you can join us! To learn more about Evansville’s Startup Weekend click here.
More than 23,000 teams from 150 countries around the world value Startup Weekends as a seed to economic growth. To learn more about Startup Weekends visit https://startupweekend.org.