There's a lot going on.
ABQ Web Geeks returns to O'Niell's this Wednesday and OpenHackABQ is on this Thursday at Convivium.
But I'd also like to share some info on Startup Weekends and DevFest ABQ!
New Mexico Joins the Global Startup Battle with Three Startup Weekends
This November, three sites in New Mexico will launch Startup Weekend events during Global Entrepreneurship Week and the “Global Startup Battle” from UP Global and Startup Weekend. Sites include Farmington with “Four Corners Startup Weekend,” Las Cruces Startup Weekend and the world’s first high school-focused Startup Weekend, “Teen Startup Weekend” in Albuquerque. These three events in different regions mark a substantial step forward in encouraging startup activity throughout the state and with a wider group of potential entrepreneurs. All three events run November 15-17th.
Startup Weekend has proven to be one of the world’s most popular and effective ways of bringing startup talent together and building entrepreneurial ecosystems with 54-hour sprints that transform ideas into validated business models using a lean startup approach. Startup Weekend events this year in Santa Fe and Albuquerque have already launched several companies and at least one company has received over $100K in funding.
Not all Startup Weekend teams will achieve the same success, but participants, organizers, coaches and judges alike agree that it’s one of the most valuable and intense events they’ve experienced. Now New Mexican’s from throughout the state and others from surrounding regions can experience it for themselves.
Looking for another great way to learn, share and connect around code? Consider the ABQ DevFest from the Albuquerque Google Developers Group (GDG) on Saturday, November 9th at New Horizons Computer Learning Center. This inexpensive full-day event includes great local and regional talent and a handful of Googlers as well. Find out more at: http://gdgabq.com
About Startup Weekend events in New Mexico (11/15-17):
Four Corners Startup Weekend (Farmington)
Location: Quality Center for Business
Las Cruces Startup Weekend (Las Cruces)
Location: Las Cruces
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SWLasCruces #SWLC
Teen Startup Weekend (Albuquerque)
Location: WESST Enterprise Center
Twitter: @swteenabq #swteen
About Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekend is not just a 54 hour “activity-based networking event,” but a non-profit committed to promoting a culture of entrepreneurship, that has recently joined forces with the Startup America Partnership to become UP Global. Startup Weekend events have been held in over 100 countries and included over 100,000 entrepreneurs. Dozens of pitches from these events have gone on to become real ongoing startups. More at http://www.startupwee...
About Global Startup Battle:
Each year Startup Weekend celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with a special contest for Startup Weekend winners worldwide. More about prizes here.