Startup Weekend

February 7, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – February 10, 2014 @ 2:00 am
JMU Showker Hall
Showker Hall
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
$75 early bird; $99 full

We are excited to announce the second Startup Weekend in the Shenandoah Valley - February 7-9, 2014!

Shenandoah Valley Startup Weekend is for entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, makers, and others who want to pitch a startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.


2014 Startup Weekend Shenandoah Valley

At Startup Weekend, teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for another opportunity for critical feedback.

Curious? Here’s a video for more about Startup Weekend.



Who is invited? Seasoned -- as well as first-time -- entrepreneurs, artists / designers, programmers / coders, “makers” and others! If you have these skill-sets, or you just have a great idea for a new business, don't miss this weekend! Ideas will be presented on Friday evening and teams will form to explore the most exciting ideas in more detail.

“Startup weekend was an amazing platform and experience for us entrepreneurs. The coaching, mentoring, and networking truly permitted the birth of our company in an innovative way. Since the first start up weekend, we have successfully grown our business to 13 retailers and recently landed a deal with a major retailer, Kroger (all within 5 months).”
- David Khoshpasand, Entrepreneur, Feed the Fire Candles & Winner of 2013 Harrisonburg Startup Weekend

For more info and registration, visit
Early Bird Deadline: January 15, 2014

Shenandoah Valley Startup Weekend is hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition (SVIC) and its partners. SVIC works across business, local government, and academia to accelerate innovation in the valley.

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.