Startup Weekend Cincinnati: Social Edition
Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016
Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
100 W 5th St
In partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati we are pleased to bring to you a special edition of Startup Weekend!
It's a 54-hour startup competition allowing you to meet your potential co-founders, validate your startup idea and build your prototype. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:
- Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers;
- Teams are formed around the top ideas (determined by popular vote);
- 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.
Creating a social business has many similarities to building a traditional business, but inspiration is usually drawn from a different place. Social enterprise ideas, unlike conventional business ideas, typically result from a desire to solve a social need; similar to how many non-profit and charity organizations find their beginning.
Traditional business ideas can also come from identifying a social need. But, the difference between a social enterprise idea and a traditional business idea is the motivation of the entrepreneur. The primary motivation for a traditional entrepreneur is more-often-than-not a desire to make money; a social entrepreneur is driven more by a passion to solve a social problem, and only chooses to use business as a mechanism to solve these problems.
Need some idea starters?
- Kids starting kindergarten ready to learn, succeed in school, and graduate from high school
- Families getting the jobs necessary to support themselves and build towards the future
- People having good health that keeps them learning, working and thriving
- Transportation that helps families get their kids to quality child care and schools and helps parents get to good paying jobs
- Access to healthy food options to keep kids full and focused on school and make healthy lifestyles more convenient and less expensive
- Resources to encourage and support going to college, like financial aid
- Employment opportunities for youth to help them earn money for school and learn and build the skills they’ll need for future success
- Skills (like coding) to be competitive in an evolving workforce
- Financial products that help families plan around unpredictable income and expenses
Friday May 20th
Saturday May 21st
Sunday May 22nd
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Cincinnati: Social Edition 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Cincinnati is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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