Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Startup Weekend is an International Non-Profit Organization that has hosted over 1,000 events in more than 478 cities.
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for the Economic Development of Georgetown County were looking for the perfect opportunity to uncover the technical entrepreneurs of Georgetown County and approached Cowork MYR for ideas. Cowork MYR thought that the level of attention that Startup Weekend receives on a national level would help the cause. It was decided that September 27th-29th would be the first Startup Weekend to be held in South Carolina. The location: SC Maritime Museum, located on Front Street in Georgetown, SC.
Here’s how the weekend works:
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.
Startup Weekend is a ticketed event. Tickets range from $50-$100 to participate and include all meals. Student tickets are available for a discounted price and there are early bird Developer and Designer prices until July 15th.
If you are interested in participating in Startup Weekend Georgetown visit http://georgetown.startupweekend.org
If you are interested in volunteering, acting as a coach or have a business that would like to be involved as a sponsor contact firstname.lastname@example.org