Startup Weekend Ludington
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Event starts at 3:00 pm
Camp Douglas Smith
5706 Federal Forest Rd
Where the innovative come to pitch an idea... and a tent.
Along the shores of Hamlin Lake, the only thing calling for your attention is your big idea. No distractions, no bustling cityscape: just you, your team, and hours of ideation. With all the amenities you’d expect from a Startup Weekend--housing, internet, workshop access, coffee--Camp Douglas Smith offers in a setting that reflects the summer camps of childhood. Because, well, it was.
The weekend will be challenging. No question. The amount of coffee to be consumed? Ungodly. The opportunity? Invaluable. This is Startup Weekend like you’ve never seen it before. Join us, and immerses your mind, body, and spirit in the creative process of bringing an idea to life.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
Come build something with us!
Thursday July 27th
Friday July 28th
Saturday July 29th
Sunday July 30th
Director at the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Interim President of West Shore Community College
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Ludington 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 Ludington is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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