Chester County Startup Weekend is a great way to get exposure to launching your own business

“The entire experience — from opening night pitches to the final presentation in front of the judges — gives you the opportunity to participate in the beginning part of the entrepreneurial life cycle. You’ll learn how to think about an idea and communicate, validate, and work together with your team to make it a reality. The mentors and coaches that are there to guide you through this process have been there and done that (in some cases many times over). You’ll also learn about yourself through the process, discovering your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of opportunity as an entrepreneur.

Every time I work with aspiring entrepreneurs — whether they are just starting or already have a stable initiative — I am amazed by the passion they have for their ideas. This weekend will give you the opportunity to put that passion into action and go through the steps to make it a reality.”

Leo Daiuto, Entrepreneur and Technology Leader


Penn State Great Valley to Partner with West Chester University and CCEDC for Startup Weekend

“Techstars Startup Weekend is a great opportunity for anyone who has even thought about starting their own business, whether or not they even have a business idea.  Over the course of a weekend participants will learn all the things they have to consider with a startup.  They’ll get great advice from mentors and if all works well will have a working business prototype by end of the weekend.  We’re really happy to have our REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship, along with our partners, West Chester University and CCEDC bring this event to Penn State Great Valley.”

Dr. Nemes, Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Penn State Great Valley