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Startup Weekend and Maple Leaf Digital Lounge Partner for the 40 Hour Challenge at SXSW!

While there won’t be an official Startup Weekend SXSW, entrepreneurs can still get their fix in Austin by competing in the 40 Hour Challenge.

Presented by Startup Weekend and Maple Leaf Digital Lounge, the event is an “apprentice style” competition that pits 3 teams of 6 against one another.  Each team is given the same task for the same product for the same company (all of which is secret until competition time).

Teams have until the morning of Sunday, March 13th to work although it’s recommended that teams finish on Saturday night so that they can promote their submission during Saturday evening parties and mixers.

A judging panel make up of Silicon Valley executives will announce the winner, who will receive a cash prize.

For more information, and to register, visit mapleleafdigitallounge.com and click on the “Apply” tab.