October 27, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Registration Now for Startup Weekend Athens Nov. 14-16

By Katie Quinn

The Startup Weekend entrepreneurship event returns to Athens Nov. 14-16 at the Ohio University Innovation Center.

This 54-hour program brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and business experts to pitch an idea and turn it into a viable start-up company. Participants create working start-ups during the event, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and receive expert coaching outside of their daily networks.

Beginning with Friday night pitches, teams form organically around the top ideas determined by popular vote. The teams spend the weekend on brainstorming activities, business model creation, coding, designing, basic prototype development and market validation. Startup Weekend culminates with Sunday night demos and judged presentations.

Registration fees during the early bird special, which ends on Friday, Oct. 24, are $45 for students and $75 for general admission. After the early bird deadline, students can register for $49 and non-students can register for $99. On-site registration is not permitted.

The registration fee includes all meals, weekend programs at the Innovation Center, and optional hours to work at Ohio University’s Create_Space on Saturday.

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at the Innovation Center, and the event ends at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. The Innovation Center is located at 340 W. State St. in Athens.

For more information about the event and to register, visit the event website.

The sponsors of Startup Weekend Athens are Ohio University’s Innovation Center, Create_Space, Center for Entrepreneurship, Scripps Innovation Challenge and Scripps College of Communication, as well as Business Remixed and TechGROWTH Ohio.

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