Can you really build a startup in 54 hours?
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
Absolutely! If you don't believe it's possible, then by all means join us and experience it for yourself. Bring those ideas that have been rolling in the back of your mind, or just come ready to roll up your sleeves and pitch in on another idea. The weekend moves swiftly and you will make incredible connections that will last a lifetime!
Just last month we convened for Startup Weekend Nogales, the first bi-national US/Mexico Startup Weekend event held Dec 1-3, 2017. The first place award went to team “What’s Guchi”, creators of a Facebook Messenger chatbot that helps you make ideal “going out” plans. This conversational agent uses a combination of AI and social media queries to recommend evening plans for users based on their preferences, friends, location, and mood. With this win in hand, the team plans to continue evolving the product and monetizing the platform with a creative approach to merchant sponsorship. Check it out at http://m.me/whatsguchi. The winning team is comprised of Arissa Gonzalez (TUC), Elijah Viramontes (PHX), Lauren Witte (PHX), Rebecca Clyde (PHX), Ruth Vela (PHX) and Saul Macias (Nogales).
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.
Make sure to get your early bird ticket for Startup Weekend PHX (Feb 16-18) before prices go up on Jan. 27.