Last chance to register for Startup Weekend Athens

This is the last chance to register for Startup Weekend, the 49-hour event that brings together Athens designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things.

The event, open to all students and community members, will be March 18-20, 2016, at the Ohio University Innovation Center located at 340 W. State St. in Athens.

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, design 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 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. Discount codes are available for some Ohio University students to receive $25 off. , Upon registering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology students should enter RUSS; College of Business students, enter COB; and College of Fine Arts students, enter FINEARTS. Those wanting to participate in Startup Weekend Athens must purchase a ticket by Thursday, March 17, in order to compete.

For a full itinerary, more information about the event and the link to purchase a ticket, visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/athensoh/startup-weekend/8353.

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