It’s All Happening!

08/01/2017 | By Emily Carter

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend ----- September 15th, 2017

This is it. One weekend and your idea can be transformed from #Imaginary to #InnovationIRL.

Through the course of one weekend in September, you'll get to know a lot of creative, highly motivated and resourceful individuals...people like you who want to make their vision for a new thing real. That thing could be an app, a piece of hardware that will flourish in the Internet of Things, it might be a revolutionary service you're developing into a business. Whatever it is, it's something the world hasn’t seen before!

You'll pitch your idea to a crowd, and they'll decide if they want to throw in and make your idea a reality with you. Once you have a team together, you'll get to work on breathing life into your project -- taking it from vision to startup. With the help of coaches and mentors, folks in our community with entrepreneurial experience in a wide variety of areas from intellectual property law to web and app development. There's a lot to be learned from these coaches and mentors, and they are showing up all weekend long to help you! Here's a video recap of last year's event.

On Sunday, you're team will pitch to a panel of judges. You'll have 5 minutes to convince the judges that your startup is the most viable. If you do, you'll receive prizes to carry your startup even further! We've selected some services and products to help you keep going. In fact, we're proud to report that winning startups from every GLSW we've hosted have continued beyond the weekend!

And after that? Well, it's up to you. Where will you go next? Startup weekend will give you a great foundation for deciding what your next steps should be.

Questions about how this works? You're not alone! We get lots of questions about how startup weekend works and what you can get from participating. We'll be answering as many of those questions as possible in the weeks to come, right here on this website, and on our social media! Reach out if you have any questions, or want to know more!

See you at #GLSW2017!

Buy tickets here: http://glsw2017.eventbrite.com/

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