Startup Weekend is an an intense 54-hour long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – creatives, engineers, software developers, graphics designers inventors, and business people – to build and develop a commercial case around their product.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday, teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies, and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
- LOCATION: Arizona Center for Innovation, 9040 S. Rita Rd., Tucson
- DATE: Friday, September 7, 2012 – Saturday, September 8, 2012 – Sunday, September 9, 2012
- TIME: TBA
- COST: $100
- NOTES: Use code EARLYBIRD to get $25 off registration through august 31st.