Calling all Entrepreneurs, Designers, Programmers, and Anyone Excited by Potential, Innovation, and Imagination -
Pitch your start-up idea, get feedback from your peers, and launch a business!
How It Works
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, market validation, and prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night presentations to a panel of entrepreneurial leaders for critical feedback.
The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own business.
Anyone is welcome to attend, pitch a startup idea, and receive feedback from other attendees, coaches, and entrepreneurial leaders. Teams will form around the top ideas, as determined by popular vote, and then it’s a frenzy of business model creation. Whether your pitch is chosen or not, you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas, meet like-minded entrepreneurs, learn the basics of founding a startup, and connect with community and professional leaders. You’re guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but exciting world of startups.
Curious to know more? Visit Harrisonburg Startup Weekend for details, schedule (all your meals are included!), and a list of coaches, judges, and sponsors.
And here’s a Startup Weekend Video: http://vimeo.com/28872840
Register Here: http://harrisonburgsw.eventbrite.com/
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
Harrisonburg Startup Weekend is being organized by a coalition of organizations and local governments, including: Blue Ridge Community College, City of Harrisonburg, Cottonwood Commercial, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, JMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship, JMU’s Office of Technology Transfer, JMU’s Research and Public Service, Rockingham County, SCORE, Shenandoah Valley Partnership, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, SRI Shenandoah Valley, and other volunteers and project managers.