Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0
Friday, April 6 - 8, 2018
Friday, April 6 - 8, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
USI Business & Engineering Center
8600 University Boulevard
Less talk, more action!
This event is sold out except for a few remaining spots for the Saturday luncheon with Google keynote speaker, Erin Bemis.
Startup Weekend Evansville is an excellent way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with that shares a common mission: to change the world. Our goal is to continue to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration and we hope you will help us reach our goals by once again supporting this global movement on a local level.
Moving into our seventh year, Startup Weekend Evansville remains the largest event of its kind in Indiana open regionally to all students and community. You have 54 hours to take an idea and turn it into a business. We provide the coaches and food - you bring the talent and ideas. Developers, designers, educators, students, and those with an interest in entrepreneurship, business, marketing, strategy and more are welcome - no previous entrepreneurial experience is required!
Erin Bemis, professional speaker for Google's Get Your Business Online program. Erin will be speaking for an hour starting promptly at noon on Saturday, April 7. Erin’s focus will be on educating small businesses about how to get found online and training them in Google's tools. This session is open to the public but seating is limited. Those persons not attendting the entire Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 event need to purchase a $25.00 ticket which includes lunch for the Saturday keynote. To get a ticket, simply click the Buy Tickets tab at the top of this page, then click tickets on the Eventbrite page and choose the Google lunch ticket. The public needs to pre-register. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Here are just some of the benefits of participating!
- Invaluable entrepreneurial education
- All meals, snacks, and drinks provided for the weekend
- Access to Mentors and Coaches to help develop, refine, and pitch your idea
- All working materials included
- A chance to meet and collaborate with other creative, smart, motivated, awesome people like you!
Teams that make it through very trying and demanding rounds of voting, judging, and persist will be named this year's winners of SWE 7.0. Teams (up to five members) will be recognized with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals for first, second, and third place respectively.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: We have participants from outside the Evansville area. Very near to the USI campus are two good hotel options. They both provide a discount rate if you mention you are attending an event at USI. Fairfield Inn Evansville - West and Holiday Inn Express Evansville - West.
Your ticket supports local businesses providing yummy food all weekend from:
- Bauerhause Catering
- Acropolis Restaurant
- Vescovi Catering
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Since 2011, the Get Your Business Online team has been on a mission to make it fast, easy, and free for businesses to get online. We’ve travelled to all 50 states where we’ve helped thousands of businesses. But we have more work to do. Only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine–that’s a lot of missing information. And with 4 out of 5 people using search engines to find local info like business hours and directions, it also means a lot of missed opportunities for local businesses.
Coaches and Mentors
Media and Marketing Consultant
For over 10 years, Lin has worked with individuals, groups, business owners and sales people, helping them build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives.
Named to internationally acclaimed Moody's 50 Favorite People of 2012, Lin is the author of 9 Little Words to Change Your Results and a contributor to the groundbreaking collaborative work 50 Seeds of Greatness.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 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.
Community remains a core value for Vectren and its employees supporting creative solutions in meeting community needs, and the Vectren Foundation contributes to the well-being of the communities in which we live and work, and focuses its efforts on opportunities that help contribute to a sustainable future.
Techstars Startup Weekend Evansville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Dana Nelson is a social media digital strategist, the Marketing Coordinator at Signarama Evansville, a Local Authorized Expert and Local Product Trainer for Constant Contact, and a Startup Weekend facilitator. She is a noted speaker, co-chair of Evansville Girl Geek Dinners, freelance writer for the Evansville Business Journal, Purdue master gardener, and 4-H Technology Club leader.