Startup Weekend Pensacola
Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015
Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
University of West Florida - College of Business
11000 University Pkwy
Join us at the UWF College of Business Oct 16-18, 2015!
Startup Weekend Pensacola is your chance to be a part of the next great idea.Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Why attend a Startup Weekend?Education
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
Actually launch a business
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
Build your Network
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
Get face time with thought leaders
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
Save money & get stuff
Startup Weekends typically cost between $75 and $150 (less for students). Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee you can drink.
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
Learn a new skill
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
Friday October 16th
Saturday October 17th
Sunday October 18th
Greater Pensacola Entrepreneur Fund
PRES-CEO at Hixardt Technologies, INC and Owner, Hixardt Technologies, INC
Gulf Coast Angel Network
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Pensacola 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.
UWF College of Business, UWF Center for Research and Economic Opportunity, UWF College of Education and Professional Studies, and UWF College of Science and Engineering, UWF College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Techstars Startup Weekend Pensacola is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here