Startup Weekend Blacksburg
Friday, October 3 - 5, 2014
Friday, October 3 - 5, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm
216 South Main Street
Announcing Startup Weekend Blacksburg, Oct 3-5!
Startup Weekend Blacksburg is a unique learning experience, an opportunity to network and build relationships, and a chance to challenge yourself. It’s open to anyone — no startup experience, prior ideas, or specific backgrounds are necessary. All you need is a passion to start something and an interest in experiencing the process of forming a business around an idea.
If you already have an idea, that’s great! You’ll have the opportunity to pitch it to the group. Teams will form around the best ideas, and you’ll begin a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. You’ll have access to Blacksburg’s famous Gigabit internet so you can work 100 times faster than on an average internet connection. At the end of the weekend, your team will present your work in front of local entrepreneurial leaders. The best ideas and teams have been known to continue on beyond the weekend.
Startup Weekend is a time for Blacksburg and the rest of the New River Valley to showcase its entrepreneurial spirit. Leaders from local companies and organizations have united to sponsor the weekend and mentor the next wave of startups. Join us and become a part of the expansion of Blacksburg’s diverse community of thinkers, innovators, and doers.
Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter (#swbva14)
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday October 3rd
Saturday October 4th
Sunday October 5th
CEO & Co-Founder of Moveline
Vice Mayor, Town of Blacksburg
Founder and Creative Director, Venveo
VP and Head of Blacksburg Operations, Rackspace Hosting
Founder and Attorney, Mitchell Law Firm
Senior Investment Associate, CIT Gap Funds
Coaches and Mentors
Android Developer at Atomic Axis
Co-Founder of InfernoRed
Lead Software Engineer at Fitnet
Director of Software Engineering at Atomic Axis
Assistant Professor, Pamplin College of Business - Virginia Tech
Chief Strategy Officer, Modea
Founder and Creative Director for Straight Up Creative and faculty member at Virginia Tech
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Blacksburg 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.
Startup Weekend Blacksburg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
As an entrepreneurial collaborator, he focuses on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools , skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world.
All of the changes we are seeing in the world will find lasting and sustainable solutions by entrepreneurs and innovators creating new pathways to solving complex issues. By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback mechanisms into the conversation, he makes significant impacts on the groups that he works with.
He is currently working on the Seattle Angel Conference - http://www.seattleangelconference.com and the Lean Startup Seattle - http://www.leanstartupseattle.com and of course regularly volunteers to facilitate Startup weekends such as Kirkland Maker's Edition 2014.