Here are the 6 demo teams and what they are building this weekend at Startup Weekend Lexington 2014. In addition to competing for some great prizes from our sponsors, the top 3 teams from SWLex will go on to compete against teams from around the world in the Global Startup Battle – Champions Circle. For a quick recap of the weekend so far, check out pictures on Flickr and updates on Twitter.
* Interested in watching the pitches? Join us at 5pm on Sunday at Awesome Inc (348 E. Main St, Lexington, KY 40507)
November is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s during that beautiful time when Kentucky football and basketball run together making my weekends full of winning. Speaking of weekends full of winning, Startup Weekend Lexington is this month from November 21 to 23. Startup Weekend brings together a lot of different people with the goal to launch a startup within 54 hours.
If you’ve never been to a Startup Weekend event before, then you’ve just stumbled upon the perfect blog post. If you’re a Startup Weekend veteran, skip to the last paragraph for registration information. It’s sort of like a choose your own adventure blog!
Startup Weekend kicks off on Friday night with open mic pitches to attract potential teammates to your business. Don’t be afraid to pitch something ridiculous. Last year, I channelled my inner Terry Crews and pitched a manly scented laundry detergent. The businesses with the best pitches break off into teams and the work starts there. After countless cups of coffee, your team should have a working prototype or business model to present on demo day Sunday afternoon. Sounds fun right? Most importantly, food will be provided throughout the weekend.
You’ll be getting seven meals and launching a startup all in one weekend. What more can you ask for? Startup Weekend is definitely something you don’t want to miss. Please click this link for registration information. See you on the 21st!
By Jake Tapia