How it works
You've got 54 hours to launch a new idea
Have that awesome business idea that you just haven't gotten off the ground? Pitch it at the start of the weekend. Attendees vote for their favorite ideas and teams are formed. The weekend begins!
Build Something Real
Now that teams have been formed, the real work begins. Start by collaborating with teammates to develop the minimum viable product (MVP). You've only got 54 hours. Ready... set... go!
You and your team have worked around the clock, now it's time for the final touches before presenting it to the judges and crowd. This is just the beginning of where your startup will take you.
Where its happening
Building innovative startups takes an innovative space
Behind the scenes
For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs
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1. Meet other doers, makers, coders, and thinkers – who dream as big as you do. 2. Get immediate feedback on your skills and your ideas – and learn where you need to grow. 3. Learn how to build smart and build lean – and tap into the network that will support you. 4. Launch…