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It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and Startup Weekend is here! Are you ready for a 54-hour non-stop business-building extravaganza? Are you ready for food, beer, friends, and creating the next Facebook meets pets meets dating site? Get your hoodies and socks/sandals combos ready, this weekend is going to be one of the fastest and most rewarding weekends of your life.

Whether you have an idea, or you’re searching for a soulmate to code with, RVA Startup Weekend takes any and all who have a passion for starting stuff. This year’s RVA Startup weekend will be held in the center of Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus, one of the epicenters for good ideas (and bad drunken follies) for the city. We’ll start the weekend off with a pitch night where you have a minute to convince the audience that your idea is going to be the next big thing. Next, we’ll split up into teams based on the ideas that rise to the top, and immediately dive into building.

You’ll be given the next two days to turn your ideas into reality. Don’t worry – you’ll be given plenty of help over the weekend from fabulous mentors across the community that have been deeply involved in the startup and business scene. You’ll also have access to some of the best reference resources available on the interwebz.

At the end of the weekend, exhausted and happy, you’ll get together one final time for a pitch night in which you can win some outstanding prizes to carry your business idea forward even more.

So sign up today for an incredible experience with outstanding people. It’s going to be an amazing and unforgettable weekend!


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Ashley Ray