Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.
Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable during these weekend-long, hands-on experiences. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Rochester held its first Startup Weekend in April 2012. This sold-out event was a great success. The weekend returns on April 25-27, 2014 at Brand Networks. Join our email list to be notified when registration opens.
The organizers are looking for sponsors, coaches, judges and speakers. Please let us know if you’re interested in supporting Rochester Startup Weekend 2014.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.
Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.