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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

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 cofounder, 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. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!



Nov 16
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
  • Go Home! Get Some Sleep


Nov 17
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day.Go Home! Get Some Sleep


Nov 18
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Judging, Awards, and Netowrking
  • Wrapup

Eric Tobias

Founder & President at iGoDigital   |   LinkedIn

Kyle Shipley

Owner at Shiplington, LLC   |  

I focus on web development for startups using Ruby on Rails, but I also do mobile development and startup consulting. I am the creator of Awesome Controller, winner of Startup Weekend Indy for Fall 2011.

Jannell Shaffer & Danielle McDowell



Jeb Banner

CEO, Small Box Web   |   LinkedIn

Andy Clark

VP, Business Development at Right On Interactive   |   LinkedIn

Dr. Tony Ratliff

Practicing Dentist, Angel Investor, Christian, VC, Stock Trader, Start-up Enthusiast, Father of 3.

Lorraine Ball

CEO, Roundpeg   |  

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Jared Brown

Head Monkey at Code Monkeys at Work Programmer, Designer, IT Professional   |  

I built Talentopoly. I am passionate about building web apps that rock. I've been building web apps for 10+ years and started building iOS apps in mid-2007. I've been doing freelance consulting since 2002. If you're interested in discussing a project shoot me a message.

Heather Ousley

Web Developer & Designer @springboardindy   |

Kyle Shipley

Owner at Shiplington LLC   |  

I focus on web development for startups using Ruby on Rails, but I also do mobile development and startup consulting. I am the creator of Awesome Controller, winner of Startup Weekend Indy for Fall 2011.

James Paden

Founder, Emailium / VP of Product Management, Compendium   |  

I'm a startup executive and entrepreneur with extensive experience in all areas of web development and online marketing. In addition to Emailium, I maintain a small network of niche e-commerce stores and online properties I've built through the years, such as, the leading online web design firm directory.

Jon Schneider

Lead iOS Developer at Z-prototype

Lorraine Ball
Jim Bartek
Denver Hutt
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