Students, professionals and community members are invited to attend the 8th Startup Weekend Athens, October 13-15 at the Innovation Center, located at 340 W. State St, Athens. Anyone interested in learning new skills in fields including business, development or marketing is welcome.
Startup Weekend participants are introduced to and immersed in the world of entrepreneurship. Participants pool their skills and strengths in teams to build a startup around an innovative approach to market needs. Experienced coaches from around the region provide feedback and share insights. On the final day of the program, each team pitches its startup to the judges, who critique the presentations and award prizes to the top teams.
Facilitating the event is Geza Molnar, an entrepreneur and global Startup Weekend facilitator from Copenhagen, Denmark.
The required preregistration fee of $50 includes meals and all program activities. Ohio University students, staff and faculty from the sponsoring colleges are eligible for 50 percent discounts. For more details or to register, visit the Startup Weekend website: http://communities.techstars.com/usa/athensoh/startup-weekend/11175.
Sponsors of the event are the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Root Deeper Marketing, Extra Nerds, WesBanco, Athens County Economic Development Council, Ohio Third Frontier, TechGROWTH Ohio, Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship, Ohio University Innovation Center, and Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Scripps College of Communication, and the colleges of Health Sciences and Professions, Arts and Sciences, and Business.