Startup Weekend Bozeman
Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015
Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Montana State University, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepeneurship
794-798 W Cleveland
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
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.
In a first for the events in Montana, Startup Weekend Bozeman 2015 will include access to Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's for all attendees. These devices can be used to build physical electronic products quickly and cheaply. There will be a multitude of sensors available and experts on hand to help teams that use them. Any team that uses Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's and continues after the weekend is over will get to keep the units at no charge. We will also have access to 3D Printing!
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!
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Coaches and Mentors
Megamind and Madagascar 3 before leaving DreamWorks to pursue ideas of his own. He started his own company, Freakin' Sweet Apps, whose latest project creates 3D models of knots that can be 3D printed as desk art, jewelry, gear shifts and more. He also teaches Computer Graphics at MSU and oversees the STEAMlab at the Children's Museum of Bozeman.
Director of Student Research Services & Adjunct Instructor of Management, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Guest writer for Behance's 99u and Smashing Magazine. Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Paul has an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He spent the first 14 years of his career working for Arthur Andersen. He has lived and worked in London, New York, Rome, Dublin & Chicago, moving to Missoula in 2008.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Bozeman 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.
Bozeman possesses a rich natural heritage, educational opportunities, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a community, Bozeman endeavors to provide a solid framework within which hard work and personal accountability is rewarded, a high quality community is maintained, and a sustainable economy can thrive.
Techstars Startup Weekend Bozeman is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here