Holiday Inn Select has joined Startup Weekend

Holiday Inn Select Panama City has joined Startup Weekend as the official event hotel.

Use special code Startup Weekend when booking to secure discount rate.

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First Startup Weekend is a Success!

We couldn’t be more excited that about 40 participants turned out to pitch business ideas and share brainpower.  Friday night we had 22 pitches, and formed six teams that have spent the day building a minimal viable product to present to the judges this evening.  The collaborative feel and idea sharing has created amazing energy and the products are really taking shape.  We can’t wait to see where these ideas will lead.

Practice Your 60-Second Pitch-Fire Lunch & Learn

Practice Your 60-Second Pitch-Fire Lunch & Learn 

Corey Smith, CEO/Founder of Boise, Idaho based Tribute Media is arriving Thursday night and has offered to conduct Practice Your 60-Second Pitch-Fire Lunch & Learn from 12 – 1 PM Fri at the Millaway Institute (Suite 125) at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Gulf Coast State College.  Lunch to be paid for by the Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship.

This is open to both registered and those just curious about what makes a good pitch. RSVP to with subject line “Fri LnL”

Panama City is Gearing Up for Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is coming to Panama City for the first time and we couldn’t be more excited about it.  We expect great attendance this year and for a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, marketers, developers, and more to bring their knowledge, passion, and creative energy to the weekend.  Watch this short video to see more about what it is all about.  We hope you will join in the fun!

Startup Weekend Sponsored Resources

Startup Weekend events offer participants access to a variety of resources to help get you started!

Visit this page for a breakdown of the different resources that are made available during your event!

Startup Weekend is coming to your city!

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.