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Last chance sale

Promo prices:
18.75 for students
*You will be required to show Student ID at the door

37.50 for non-students

Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to http://www.up.co/communities/usa/hattiesburg/startup-weekend/6874
  2. Click on the green “Buy Tickets” button
  3. Decide if you are a “developer,” “designer,” or “Non-Technical” and choose quantity
  4. Scroll down and click on ‘Enter Promotional Code”
  5. Type in the appropriate promo code listed above, based on your student status and click “apply.”
  6. Enter your information, along with credit card or PayPal informaton
  7. Submit!
  8. Show up at 5:45 on Friday November, 6 at Trent Lott Center
  9. Have fun!!!!!

Feel free to send any questions or comments to tbibb@innovate.ms

We hope to see you there!




6 cool reasons to launch your next startup at Startup Weekend Hattiesburg

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Developers, Designers, Marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to build and DO great things!!!! Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

Startup Weekend Hattiesburg
November 6th, 2015
Trent Lott National Center
118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS

Why should you launch your next startup at Startup Weekend Hattiesburg???  I’m glad you asked :)

1. You’ll meet awesome people!
Entrepreneurs. Developers. Designers. Marketers. Product managers. Startup enthusiasts. Tech guys. They’ll be there, and they want to meet you. Startup Weekend is more than just a place to give your idea wings—it’s a place to plug into a community of talent.When you attend a startup weekend you quickly realize that the sort of people that are willing to give up their weekend and try and do something entrepreneurial are exactly the sort of people you need to be around if you are hoping to start and run a business.

2. Connect with the community of innovators
Starting a business is tough, especially if you are doing it alone. When you attend a Startup Weekend, you then realize that there is a community of people out there who are going through the exact same trials and tribulations. Over the course of the weekend you’ll inevitably hear about all the cool startup events in your city, and you will also find out about the resources available for startups in the area.

3. Validation, validation, validation!
A startup weekend offers you various levels of validation. First, the attendees,(great people by the way.. refer to reason #1) choose which ideas make it through to the “finals.” So immediately, you get feedback on whether or not your roughly pitched idea resonates with others.

Also, chosen teams are encouraged to get out of the building and go and talk to REAL people.  People who represent your target market.  This validation can tell you lots of things, i.e. if several people have the problem that your product solves, how your product would fit into a consumers normal behavior, the value a consumer would place on your product, etc.

Finally, If your idea makes it through, then you will be pitching on Sunday to a panel of judges aka people who have a lot of startup knowledge! Typically, the judges award 1st 2nd and 3rd placings, so if you were to finish in the top 3,  you’d really know you were on to something!

4. You get major face time.
Local tech & startup leaders and resource providers will be at Startup Weekends as mentors and judges.  Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in the Jackson Metro area. Mentors are from various specialities such as finance, marketing, software development, presentation design, etc. The attending mentors  are always an extremely helpful and generally well connected bunch, so be sure to keep in touch with them after the event! Our judging panel usually consists of an investor or two and other successful entrepreneurs.

5. Co-founder dating.
Startups are about more than just an idea—it’s about the team behind it. Startup Weekend is the best way to find someone that you can actually launch a startup with. Thinking about launching a startup with someone right now? Bring ‘em to the event and give the working relationship a test drive. It could save you years of heartache.

6. Less talk, more action! The weekend is not some long, drawn-out business plan that will bore your team to sleep. This is fast paced, get ideas on the table, get them in production, see if they stick, and move on to the next task. Want to learn how to prototype an app? You just might meet someone who can teach you! Want to become a social media maven? This is the place to put that book learning to work. Mentors, fellow participants, tools and the Startup Weekend experience provide a rich hands-on learning experience.

Other perks to consider…..

Of course you get to build and create in a space buzzing with innovation and creativity.  Food. That’s right, you get food at Startup Weekend! Startup Weekend Hattiesburg costs $50 ($25 if you are a student)- early bird pricing- to get involved, but you get a of sweet stuff.  All attendees receive a snazzy T-shirt, headband, free .co domain, $100 Amazon Web Services gift card, and  $300 Google Cloud Platform gift card.  Sounds like a no-brainer to me!

The feedback from Startup Weekend attendees is consistent:

-“It introduces you to a real community that you may not have had access to before.”

-” I’ve met great people and hopefully I’ve been able to help them on their startup journey!”

-“Keep an ear to the ground and the next time a SW comes to your town get that ticket right away!”

Hope to see you there.

 




A story about Startup Weekend and what to expect

Below is a story that describes Startup Weekend in a detailed form.  If this is your first Startup Weekend you should read this! It is a great article that clearly depicts what happens at Startup Weekend.  http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/09/start_up_weekend_was_a_whirlwind_exercise_in_business_and_technology.html

Remember to register for Startup Weekend Hattiesburg! (November 6th, 2015)

 




Startup Weekend Jackson Prizes

Joyce Freeland- $1000 in startup legal assistance

Baker Donelson- $1000- 2.5 hours of legal assistance

RedLaser Technologies- 6 months free web hosting

Maris, West &Baker- 10 hours of free PR

Mabus Agency- 1st prize: two two-hour sessions (marketing assessment and recommendations)

2nd prize: one two-hour session

Code South Labs- Free 1 year subscription to PluralSight (www.pluralsight.com)

Think Webstore- provide up to two hours of marketing consultation and standard logo design package to winning group

Matthews, Curtrer &Lindsey- Financial statement preparation/forecasting assistance

Hyperion Technology Group- $1000 for prototype development services




Startup Weekend has a Room Block at Jackson Marriott!

We have a block of rooms at the Jackson Marriott (downtown on Amite) for Startup Weekend Jackson attendees. The rate is $109 per night (block is for Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28).  The cut-off date for this special rate is March 14.

Call 601-969-5100, and be sure to mention “Startup Weekend Jackson” when making the reservation.

Jackson Marriott
200 East Amite Street
Jackson  Mississippi  39201  USA

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/janmc-jackson-marriott/




Startup Weekend Alumni sings event's praises

Click on the link below to read what Darren thought about Startup Weekend Jackson!

http://www.creative-distillery.com/post/four_things_i_learned_from_startup_weekend_jackson




6 cool reasons to launch your next startup at Startup Weekend Jackson

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Developers, Designers, Marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to build and DO great things!!!! Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

Join us for the 4th Annual Startup Weekend Jackson event!

Startup Weekend Jackson
March 27th, 2015
Mississippi College School of Law
151 E. Griffith Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Why should you launch your next startup at Startup Weekend Jackson???  I’m glad you asked 🙂

1. You’ll meet awesome people!
Entrepreneurs. Developers. Designers. Marketers. Product managers. Startup enthusiasts. Tech guys. They’ll be there, and they want to meet you. Startup Weekend is more than just a place to give your idea wings—it’s a place to plug into a community of talent.When you attend a startup weekend you quickly realize that the sort of people that are willing to give up their weekend and try and do something entrepreneurial are exactly the sort of people you need to be around if you are hoping to start and run a business.

2. Connect with the community of innovators
Starting a business is tough, especially if you are doing it alone. When you attend a Startup Weekend, you then realize that there is a community of people out there who are going through the exact same trials and tribulations. Over the course of the weekend you’ll inevitably hear about all the cool startup events in your city, and you will also find out about the resources available for startups in the area.

3. Validation, validation, validation!
A startup weekend offers you various levels of validation. First, the attendees,(great people by the way.. refer to reason #1) choose which ideas make it through to the “finals.” So immediately, you get feedback on whether or not your roughly pitched idea resonates with others.

Also, chosen teams are encouraged to get out of the building and go and talk to REAL people.  People who represent your target market.  This validation can tell you lots of things, i.e. if several people have the problem that your product solves, how your product would fit into a consumers normal behavior, the value a consumer would place on your product, etc.

Finally, If your idea makes it through, then you will be pitching on Sunday to a panel of judges aka people who have a lot of startup knowledge! Typically, the judges award 1st 2nd and 3rd placings, so if you were to finish in the top 3,  you’d really know you were on to something!

4. You get major face time.
Local tech & startup leaders and resource providers will be at Startup Weekends as mentors and judges.  Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in the Jackson Metro area. Mentors are from various specialities such as finance, marketing, software development, presentation design, etc. The attending mentors  are always an extremely helpful and generally well connected bunch, so be sure to keep in touch with them after the event! Our judging panel usually consists of an investor or two and other successful entrepreneurs.

5. Co-founder dating.
Startups are about more than just an idea—it’s about the team behind it. Startup Weekend is the best way to find someone that you can actually launch a startup with. Thinking about launching a startup with someone right now? Bring ‘em to the event and give the working relationship a test drive. It could save you years of heartache.

6. Less talk, more action! The weekend is not some long, drawn-out business plan that will bore your team to sleep. This is fast paced, get ideas on the table, get them in production, see if they stick, and move on to the next task. Want to learn how to prototype an app? You just might meet someone who can teach you! Want to become a social media maven? This is the place to put that book learning to work. Mentors, fellow participants, tools and the Startup Weekend experience provide a rich hands-on learning experience.

Other perks to consider…..

Of course you get to build and create in a space buzzing with innovation and creativity.  Food. That’s right, you get food at Startup Weekend! Startup Weekend Jackson costs $50 ($25 if you are a student)- early bird pricing- to get involved, but you get a of sweet stuff.  All attendees receive a snazzy T-shirt, headband, free .co domain, $100 Amazon Web Services gift card, and  $300 Google Cloud Platform gift card.  Sounds like a no-brainer to me!

The feedback from Startup Weekend attendees is consistent:

-“It introduces you to a real community that you may not have had access to before.”

-” I’ve met great people and hopefully I’ve been able to help them on their startup journey!”

-“Keep an ear to the ground and the next time a SW comes to your town get that ticket right away!”

Hope to see you there.

 




Location and Parking!

Shown below is a map of the precise location for the weekend! It will be held in the School of Business, Holman Hall.

As far as parking goes: The parking is off of Dormitory Road North and West Terrace. Or stated differently, ample parking is available behind the Croft Institute, Connor Hall, or Holman Hall. Parking is free on campus after 6:00 pm on Friday through the weekend.

map of business school

 




Map to Event!!

mccoolparkingmap


Don't forget to make your lodging arrangements!

comfort suites

Hotel information: Comfort Suites Starkville

801 Russell Street

Starkville, MS 39759

662-324-9595

Rate: $94.00

Ask for: Christina Bastow

Deadline for discounted rate: November 3, 2014




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