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It’s time again for Startup Weekend Louisville! Our 11th consecutive event is coming up this October, and we’re so excited to be bringing this 54 hour frenzy of fun, innovation, networking, and entrepreneurship back again!

Check out the recap of Startup Weekend Louisville #10, held at the Kentucky Science Center and LouieLab in April 2017.

Since this will be our eleventh event, we’ve learned a great deal about what Startup Weekend actually is, but many people that haven’t been still don’t know. One of the most common questions we get is “What is Startup Weekend?” We want to answer that with the words of the people that have been there.

Welcome back to “What is Startup Weekend Louisville?”

In this ongoing series, we’ll present what past attendees have to say about their time at Startup Weekend Louisville. We hope it will give you a better picture of how and why we do Startup Weekend in Louisville. We’ll be posting accounts, results, and stories from past attendees as we get closer to Startup Weekend Louisville #11 on October 13-15, 2017.

Take a look at what these two past attendees and current organizers have to say about their experiences:

William Colaw, Cofounder of Critter Facts, 2nd Place Winners at Startup Weekend Louisville #9 in October 2016

“Being a part of Startup Weekend was an impactful experience for our new company, CritterFacts, and for my own personal and professional growth. I believe anyone who is interested in starting their own company, works in business development, or wants to learn to work with a team with tight deadlines should go through the experience of Startup Weekend.”

Phil Brun, Founder and CEO of Lifebit, 1st Place Winners at Startup Weekend Louisville #10 in April 2017

“Over the course of one weekend I went from being alone with an idea to having the winning idea and being surrounded by a team of close friends that had been complete strangers just a few hours earlier. It is an amazing experience, but my favorite part was pitching to the audience, judges, and fellow colleagues. Startup Weekend Louisville is like a supercharged MBA program that absolutely has no equal, and I encourage every citizen of Louisville to participate.”

Paul Blakeley