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Startup Jackpot - April 13, 2013

Rusty K.
RustyKlophaus
Group Organizer
Alexandria, VA
Hi all, below is a message from Noah K, local entrepreneur. - Best, Rusty


Hey All-

I would love for you to let your members know about this awesome event called Startup Jackpot we are putting together on April 13.

Four local DC startup entrepreneurs- myself from Feaslty; Andrew Mason, Evenstr; Mack Kolarich, Startup Weekend DC & scenescquid; and Daniel Kleinman, GradeNinja) wanted to help boost DC tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. We decided to take matters into their own hands and build an event that we as entrepreneurs would love to attend. One that created real value for us in terms of learning, networking, and money. So we started StartupJackpot. On April 13, 2013, we are putting on a one day event where every startup will learn something applicable to their business and where one lucky entrepreneur will walk away with up to $10K in cash.

Building a startup is not easy. The Startup Jackpot team, as fellow entrepreneurs, knows this all too well. We have struggled with it all. This event is all about celebrating our hard work, supporting the local startup community, and winning no-strings-attached cash through a unique startup competition.
Startup Jackpot is a two-part event that kicks off with a series of stories from leading entrepreneurs. They’ll discuss failure, finding funding, team building, and gaining traction. These talks will focus on sharing practical and actionable knowledge.

The second part of the event is a grassroots competition, organized by and judged by startup entrepreneurs. All competitors will tell their startup story, sharing how they got started, the problem/solution their product provides, what challenges they have faced, and what they would do with the prize money. The winner will be determined through crowd-sourced voting.

One lucky entrepreneur will walk home with up to $10,000 in cold hard cash.

You can check out more about the event and signup at: http://startupjackpot...­

Startup Jackpot is sponsored by: Mircrosoft, Relay Foods, CanvasCo/working, and Swell.
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