What is StartUp Weekend Laramie?!?!

07/18/2018 | By Steve Russell

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


Solving Problems

Every single one of us knows that we live in an imperfect world. We have all thought about the problems that exist in our society and sometimes grouchy Uncle Larry likes to spout off a couple of extra problems you haven't even thought about...who knew that, back in his day, sidewalks were straighter...

Okay, I'll cut to the chase. Try out entrepreneurship. Come to StartUp Weekend Laramie on September 21-23!

Why don't we try to solve those problems? This is what entrepreneurs do - they listen to people about what is wrong in their lives, in their towns, when they shop, with their children, etc. If you think you might be able to solve even one little problem, StartUp Weekend Laramie is for you! Be surrounded by people who want to think outside of the box, learn and test out their entrepreneurial skills, and help people!

So how does it work? It's simple.

54 really fun hours fly by from Friday night on September 21st through Sunday the 23rd. People will pitch their ideas to solve problems. Everyone gets to vote on their favorites. And then you're off and running with top mentors, help from industry experts, and much more! We don't just want you to think about a business model or write a boring business plan. When you leave on Sunday, you might just be ready to make your first sale or build your website. Who knows?! The sky is the limit!

But what if I already have a job? It's probably not for me, right?!

Rome wasn't built in a day, and a booming business that has you quitting your job and moving into a new mansion won't happen overnight either. Thus, the invention of the "side hustle"! No it's not just a lyric from a rap song...well it probably is, but that's not the point! A side hustle, a tax-deductible hobby, vacation money. Call it what you want, but if you can help people in your spare time, I'd call it a win.

So bosses, tell your employees come play! Let them learn how to solve customers' problems more efficiently and effectively. Employees, commit your weekend to having some of the most fun you will ever have. Will your brain be tired at the end? - Yes, but you will also be full on yummy food and full of really amazing thoughts you never dreamed could be possible. And who knows...maybe you just became the boss of a new business.

Okay. Okay. You talked me into it...so how to I get in?

Boy, I really had to twist your arm, didn't I? Maybe I won't tell you how to get early bird tickets anymore...Now you won't get to meet a bunch of cool new people and have the chance to win a bunch of in-kind prizes to further your business.

Just kidding, we want absolutely anyone and everyone to come! I don't care if you're fresh out of high school, fresh out of organic chemistry class, or fresh out of the workforce and already bored of retirement. Everyone is welcome.

Either visit us on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SWLaramie/ or go directly to our ticketing page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-laramie-0921-tickets-47089469872?aff=WOMemail

Early bird tickets are available now and end on September 1st. Sign up quick because there is limited space and first-come, first-served. Contact Steve Russell: srusse18@uwyo.edu if you have any questions. Ready.......GO!


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