5 Tips for Having a Successful StartUp Weekend

08/20/2019 | By Melissa Ross

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co

Last year’s winner from StartUp Weekend Laramie, Minden Fox, offers tips for 2019 participants. Minden is a Marketing & Entrepreneurship professor for the Laramie County Community College and owns Blue Box Fox, an allergy-friendly vending company.


Here are 5 Tips to help you prepare for StartUp Weekend Laramie:


#1 Practice your pitch.

Sixty seconds goes by fast and you need to be able to explain your idea well so that the majority of people understand your idea.


#2 Stay and learn to get the most out of this experience as possible.

Even if your idea isn't chosen there is so much great information shared that can be used down the road with your ideas.


#3 Bring your laptop, paper and pen, and a lot of creativity.


#4 Be prepared for networking opportunities.

If you have business cards, bring them. You'll meet amazing people that you'll want to stay in touch with and people that can help you down the road.


#5 Lastly, take away everything you can from Startup Weekend Laramie.

It's a fun, fast-paced weekend, that anyone could benefit from (student or not).


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