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This is part 2 of our exploration of Startup Weekend & the Beverage Industry! In short, Startup Weekend is a 54 hour, action-oriented competition of innovation in enterprise, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. People of all ages and walks of life come together to build and launch businesses and then pitch them to a panel of highly esteemed entrepreneurs and professionals from around Tampa Bay. Startup Weekend has held 2000+ events in 135+ countries around the world, and we are looking forward to hosting yet another successful event this May. Startup Weekend: Beverage Edition will be one of the few places in the southeastern U.S. where both innovators and entrepreneurs from across various states will come together to develop new products for consumers. Our goals for this event are to facilitate innovation, start new trends, and solve problems prevalent in the beverage industry, while still having some fun!

Some of the keys for success in the brewing industry are:

  • the establishment of brand-names
  • product marketing
  • effective quality control
  • management of seasonal products
  • access to niche markets
  • ability to control stock in hand, effective cost controls
  • and establishing links with potential suppliers
  • check out our write-up of the Beverage Panel we hosted last week for more

Startup Weekend will offer everyone the chance to learn and develop all of these characteristics mentioned. Since the event will be attended by entrepreneurs and professionals from around the U.S. who specialize in the beverage industry, the event will be one of the few places around to develop any beverage related idea, product, or business to share with the world!

This is how Startup Weekend works: First, Pitch an idea, vote for your favorites, and form your team or join someone else’s. Second, Put your talents to work and build a real product, team, and brand for execution in the real world. You’ll have 54 hours which means you can stay up all night at our host partners institution if you so choose to. Third, put final touches on your presentation to blow the Judges away & win Startup Weekend! Look out for our third installment in this trilogy for more info & details about this Startup Weekend.

In short, Startup Weekend: Beverage Edition will be an event that anyone with a passion for brewing (including but not limited to: alcoholic and soft drinks) will not want to miss! Because of the fact that aspiring beverage entrepreneurs will be able to develop a competitive advantage that will help fend off competition from it’s main rivals, not to mention, develop valuable skills and connections within Tampa Bay and beyond that will be extremely beneficial in the short and long-run. So what are you waiting for? Click here to obtain tickets and gather more info on the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Andrey Kabanov Andrey Kabanov
(@loeakaodas) Aspiring coffee snob, occasional writer, pretending I have things figured out. Lover of Books & Technology. @StartupTampa & @TBStartupWeek Organizer.