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Startup Weekend
Fort Worth Nov 21-23

Startup Weekend is coming to Fort Worth on November 21-23, 2014! If you’re not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Fort Worth and launch your next startup!

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Fort Worth will also be taking place during the Global Startup Battle. An initiative created by Startup Weekend, Global Startup Battle aims to generate a stronger global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend and other UP Global programs are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. Global Startup Battle enriches the global entrepreneurial community by creating a sense of inclusion between startup teams around the world.

A look back at Global Startup Battle 2013:

  • 170 events in 40 countries
  • 15,000 participants
  • 135 million hours of work on innovations, companies, and technology
  • 325,000 tweets in 10 days and over a million contest page views
  • 1,000 video entries and over 150,000 votes
  • 60 million eyeballs on GSB in just 2 weeks

Attendees at  Startup Weekend Fort Worth you will have the pleasure to hear from the keynote speaker Jonathan Coon and the story of his entrepreneurial journey as the founder of 1-800-CONTACTS, which sold in June 2012 for $900 million. Mr. Coon’s favorite quote: “The difficult we do now. The impossible takes a little bit longer.” – US Army Corps of Engineers

You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! There will be a lot coming out on the judges and sponsors in the coming weeks so be sure to follow onFacebook and spread the word. Early bird specials end on November 10, 2014 so be sure to register for this energy filled event! For more information and to register for the event visit fortworth.up.co.


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Bryan Redd