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Harrisonburg Startup Weekend

Fri, 7 Feb 2014 8:00 AM - Sun, 9 Feb 2014 5:00 PM

JMU is a part of the Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition (SVIC), which works across business, local government, and academia to accelerate innovation in the valley.

We are excited to announce the second Startup Weekendin the Shenandoah Valley, Friday through Sunday, February 7-9, 2014.

Shenandoah Valley Startup Weekend is for entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, makers, and others to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.

At Startup Weekend, 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 weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Curious? Here’s a videofor more about Startup Weekend.

“Startup weekend was an amazing platform and experience for us entrepreneurs.  The coaching, mentoring, and networking truly permitted the birth of our company in an innovative way.  Since the first start up weekend, we have successfully grown our business to 13 retailers and recently landed a deal with a major retailer, Kroger (all within 5 months).”

- David Khoshpasand, Entrepreneur, Feed the Fire Candles & Winner of 2013 Harrisonburg Startup Weekend

Who is invited?  Seasoned -- as well as first-time -- entrepreneurs, artists / designers, programmers / coders, “makers” and others! If you have these skill-sets, or you just have a great idea for a new business, don't miss this weekend! Ideas will be presented on Friday evening and teams will form to explore the most exciting ideas in more detail. 

More info and registration:

Early Bird Deadline:  January 22, 2014

Startup Weekendis a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.