← Techstars Blog
Teams work during the Startup Weekend Athens at the Ohio University Innovation Center. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Teams work during Startup Weekend Athens at the Ohio University Innovation Center. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)

On Saturday of Startup Weekend the entrepreneur teams continue to refine their product ideas by working with Startup Weekend mentors, and going out into the community to discover whether their prospective customers need and would pay for their proposed products.

Six teams remain after one of the teams discovered last night that their proposed product already existed.

Product ideas have been evolving as the teams consider the problems the products need to solve, the likely cost of production, how much customers are willing to pay, and the myriad other factors involved in creating a viable product (and a competition-winning presentation).

The team working on an interactive product for martial arts practice share their ideas during Startup Weekend in Athens, Ohio. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
The team working on an interactive product for martial arts practice share their ideas during Startup Weekend in Athens, Ohio. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Team Uniiculture works on their idea for helping different communities within and outside the university communicate and interact. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Team Uniiculture works on their idea for helping different communities within and outside the university communicate and interact. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Michele Migliuolo coaches the WaterYea team during Startup Weekend Athens, Ohio. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Michele Migliuolo coaches the WaterYeah! team during Startup Weekend Athens, Ohio. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Lauren McCullough coaches the team developing a caddy for easily transporting laundry materials. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Lauren McCullough coaches the team developing a caddy for easily transporting laundry materials. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Kevin Johnson works on a prototype packaging concept that minimizes packaging waste and reduces time spent finding parts and cleaning up job sites. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Kevin Johnson works on a prototype packaging concept that minimizes packaging waste and reduces time spent finding parts and cleaning up at job sites. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Michele Migliuolo coaches the T49 team, formerly the Profit in 49 Hours team, as they develop; plans to market tee shirts. (Copyright 2015, photo by Barbara Donohue)
Michele Migliuolo coaches the T49 team, formerly the Profit in 49 Hours team, as they develop plans to market tee shirts. (Copyright 2015, photo by Barbara Donohue)

 

Barbara Donohue