It’s not too late to participate in Startup Weekend Athens this weekend!

You still have time to register for Startup Weekend, which begins at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23 at the Innovation Center. The 49-hour event brings together Athens designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things. The event is open to all; however, those wanting to participate in Startup Weekend Athens must purchase a ticket by Thursday, Oct. 22, in order to compete.

Participants kick off the event Friday night by pitching an original idea or listening to proposed concepts. Following the opening pitches, teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation with expert coaches on hand to help. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of a judging panel of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether you launch a company, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your realm, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of start-ups. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams.

Tickets to participate are $50. This registration fee includes program activities plus meals all weekend, and the opportunity to use Ohio University’s Create_space and/or Athensworks on Saturday.

For a full itinerary, more information about the event and the link to purchase a ticket, visit up.co/communities/usa/Athens-oh/startup-weekend/7148.

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