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Finally, the first Startup Weekend at San Diego is in the works and will go out with a bang on August 20 to 22. San Diego’s very own downtown Hive Haus will graciously host the event in their own Hive building at 770 11th Ave.

And to make things more exciting, Cooley Godward Kronish is on board as a Platinum Sponsor. Your lucky team might just get a chance to avail of Cooley’s legal services worth $2,000! With a top law firm at your side, building your startup will be easier plus being free doesn’t hurt either. Tickets are already selling pretty fast, so get your hands on them while you still can.

On the other side of the globe, Oman is kicking things off with another first. A Startup Weekend is going to be held at the nation’s capital, Muscat, on July 28 to 30. With the support of the Ministry of Higher Education, the Oman Indian Fertilizer Company, Sohar Aluminum, and the Knowledge Oasis, Startup Weekend Oman has invited professionals and other entrepreneurs who have worked their way up the business ladder to share how they got to the top. The venue will be as Safeer Plaza Hotel. And the best thing about it – registration is for free!

Want more good news? Whoever pitches the best business plan will win a cash prize, plus a rent-free office for 3 years at the Knowledge Mine in Muscat! So let out that startup idea you’ve been storing in your brain and get started on it, right now. Registration may be free but slots are limited, so hurry up and sign your name in before it’s too late.