Startup Weekend Comes to Blacksburg, Virginia

Startup Weekend will be held in Blackburg, Virginia, USA, September 14-16, 2012, at the offices of Rackspace.

Startup Weekend Blacksburg, Virginia
An excerpt from the home page of Startup Weekend Blacksburg:

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures… [by] coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
 
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. 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 weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
 
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

I mentioned an interest in Startup Weekend to Richard Hammer, who introduced me to Brian Hazzard, who thought I'd make a mentor, so I'm delighted to serve as one. 

Looking forward to shaking hands with the entrepreneurs who register for Startup Weekend Blacksburg!

What: Startup Weekend Blacksburg
When: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Rackspace
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