Startup Weekend Billings
Friday, January 23 - 25, 2015
Friday, January 23 - 25, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive, East End of Campus
Startup Weekend Comes to Billings Montana
One great way to find out is to participate in Startup Weekend Billings.
Startup Weekend is 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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are 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. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekend Billings will happen Rocky Mountain College (Losekamp Hall) over the weekend of January 23 through 25, 2015. The event is designed to bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs and other experts from all domains around an idea for a new startup business. It is perfect for anyone. Previous participants range from people who are curious about what it would be like to work in a startup environment or looking to network all the way to people with previous experience in business with a new idea looking for partners or other help to bring their great ideal to fruition.
The event in Billings will be at Losekamp Hall, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive. It begins at 6pm, Friday, January 23, 2015. Tickets are available at Eventbrite (https://swbillings1014.eventbrite.com).Student and early registration discounts are available. (Students enter discount code STUDENT and bring your student identification with you to registration table.)
Big Sky Economic Development Authority is both a major sponsor and co-organizer of the event which is taking place during the 25th anniversary of Big Sky EDA.
Friday January 23rd
Saturday January 24th
Sunday January 25th
Coaches and Mentors
Professor of Business/Economics at Rocky Mountain College
Leesa (Nopper) Kennedy
Owner. Torchlight, LLC
She regularly works with clients from the sprout of an idea to site launch and oversees the entire process. Her experience as a project manager includes hundreds of results-driven projects for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits,educational institutions and government entities. Her clients over the years have included Fair Isaac (FICO), Intuit, Qualcomm, CBS, Johnson & Johnson, City of San Diego, United Airlines, Deutsche Bank, State of Montana and many local clients such as Computers Unlimited, KOA, and Cellular Plus. ·
- 3 Communicator Awards- interactive copywriting·
- 2 WebAwards- Travel and Healthcare categories·
- 7 Telly Awards- videos for corporate communications and public awareness campaigns·
- Videography Award- medical sales presentation·
- Axiem Award-Excellence in Interactive Media- Copywriting·
- International Association of Fairs Best Fair website 2012- Helena Stampede
Founder and Owner, Betula Creative
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Billings team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Big Sky Economic Development is a private/public partnership whose mission is to sustain and grow Yellowstone County’s vibrant economy and outstanding quality of life, by providing leadership and resources for business creation, expansion, retention, new business recruitment and community development.
Techstars Startup Weekend Billings is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here