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StartupTech Open Accelerator

Get Honest Feedback.
Be Held Accountable to Your Goals.
Rally a Community Around Your Venture.

StartupTech aims to break from the traditional accelerator model and be the first open technology startup accelerator.

WHY?

We felt Columbus was due for a venue where entrepreneurs could escape sugar coated feedback and high fives and get real.

WHAT?

See if your concept has legs.
Get honest feedback from entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes so you can decide if your idea just sounds cool or if you're really on to something.

Get stuff done.
Get help mapping out next steps for your venture and have a group to hold you accountable.

Take the next step.
Rally a community around what you're doing so you can get plugged into the right resources-- whether you need talent, mentors, funding, customers or some combination of the above.

ABOUT THE HOSTS

Derek Edwards

Derek is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technology, food, cars, music and outdoor activities. He is CEO/Co-founder of Acclaimd, a web-based platform that helps companies reach top talent through personal and professional networks. Connect with Derek at:

www.linkedin.com/in/derekbedwards

Tina Burger

Tina is a serial entrepreneur most known for her role as co-founder/VP Marketing at LibLime-- a SaaS company specializing in library information technology. She is currently a freelance marketing and design professional at Kaniko Creative Group. In addition to being a jack-of-all-trades marketer, Tina is currently teaching herself Django. Connect with Tina at:

www.linkedin.com/in/tinaburger/

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  • Jim R.

    I enjoyed everyone’s pitch last night and looking forward to feedback. If you get a chance, drop by http://www.intellivite.com/ and would love to hear your thoughts. See y'all next week.

    February 20, 2013

  • Patrick P.

    Great, honest, mastermind style feedback from bright entrepreneurs who've been there and who are on their way there. Come prepared.

    Promosity.com if you missed it ;)

    February 19, 2013

    • Jim R.

      Your site looks great, Patrick. Enjoyed your pitch last night...

      February 20, 2013

  • Charles E. C.

    Poor time management by organizers for pitches. Should have allowed all pitches and used a timer. the last pitch went on for 30 minutes. Waist of my time. Sad to say.

    February 19, 2013

    • Tina B.

      Hi Charles,

      February 19, 2013

    • Tina B.

      A fair criticism. Derek and I are new to running the group, and are learning along the way-- I've already added better time management to our list. Good luck to you and your venture!

      February 19, 2013

  • Michael K.

    Awesome meeting! Wish we had more time.

    February 19, 2013

  • Michael G.

    I just wish there was more time. See you next week!

    February 19, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Can we park out front or will we get towed?

    February 19, 2013

    • Herman S.

      The consensus is it's OK

      February 19, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Looking forward to meeting all of you tonight!

    February 19, 2013

    • Tina B.

      See ya tonight!

      February 19, 2013

  • Charles E. C.

    Hello Everyone! I'm looking forward to attending this Meetup and learning a lot. Don't mind sharing either.
    Charles

    February 12, 2013

    • Tina B.

      Looking forward to meeting you, Charles!

      February 13, 2013

    • Charles E. C.

      Same here! This meetup sounds exciting. More than just talk. I hope we get to collaborate to build something. See you there Tina

      February 13, 2013

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