More than thirty participants registered for Startup Weekend, three days of developing ideas for new enterprises. As they checked in, they chose color-coded stickers to put on their name tags identifying particular skills and interest: Blue for coders, orange for engineers, electric green for business gurus (the word interpreted broadly), hot pink for marketing and communications types.
The aspiring entrepreneurs talked over dinner in the lobby of the OU Innovation Center. The excited buzz of conversation contained a lot of “Are you going to pitch?” “What are you going to pitch?” and “What do you think of…?”
The next step is for folks to pitch their ideas. Then the group votes to choose the ones that will be developed this weekend.