Startup Weekend is an opportunity to connect developers, designers and entrepreneurs.
Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts. They gather to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
This is New Mexico’s first Startup Weekend, but the event occurs all over the world throughout the year and they have been very successful. In the last three years, nearly 100,000 entrepreneurs have participated in Startup Weekend in over 100 countries globally. Startup Weekend alumni have collectively raised over $75 Million for new ventures and created thousands of new jobs all over the world.
When and Where
March 1-3, 2013
Santa Fe Business Incubator [map]