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On October 6, Inside Indiana Business introduced Startup Weekend Michiana 2014 to its readers as “an event to boost entrepreneurship is set for next month at LaunchPad in downtown Goshen. Three Degrees of Separation, a South Bend-based business community organization, says Startup Weekend Maker Michiana will bring together developers, coders, designers and engineers.”

The press release that followed is written below:


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – This week Three Degrees will be hosting the official launch of Startup Weekend Maker Michiana, an all weekend event where creatives of all kinds (business people, developers, coders, designers, makers/engineers) come together to bring a start-up idea to life.

Local entrepreneur Eric Kanagy, CEO of RedPost, is excited about having one of the first maker-themed Startup Weekends in the nation to Michiana.

According to Kanagy, “Our region is actually leading the nation in micro-manufacturing, with 3D printers and small batch manufacturing taking over from traditional, capital-intensive methods. Startup Weekend will give us a small glimpse into this massive shift that’s happening right under our noses.”

This year’s Startup event will be hosted in downtown Goshen and will be a little different from past competitions. Participants will be asked to pitch an idea, form a team, and then develop that idea from paper to a real-life object. Judges will be present to choose the winners of the best start-up idea.

Three Degrees of Separation, a South Bend community group, meets Tuesday at 6 PM in the St. Joseph Public Library downtown South Bend.

Three Degrees exists to collaborate and facilitate connections between local entrepreneurs, develop new start-up ideas, and offer resources and support for business development.

Startup Weekend Details:
When: November 14-16
Where: Launchpad, 232 S. Main St., Goshen.
Registration/More info: http://michiana.startupweekend.org/


Source: https://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=67422#middle

Rachel Smucker