|Sent on:||Friday, August 23, 2013 4:46 PM|
Please see below message from member Chuck Russell on the upcoming Startup Weekend in Harrisburg:
Central PA's 2nd Startup Weekend will be held at Harrisburg University the weekend of September 13th-15th - you can find more info at: http://harrisburg.startupweekend.org
A bit of a background: Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts. They gather to to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
I’d greatly appreciate your help spreading the word about Startup Weekend through your network, in particular through your connections with designer, technical and business community. A simple blog post or e-mail from you could go a really long way to drum up more anticipation and participation. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.
We held Lancaster Startup Weekend in February 2013 and drew 50 participants from around the mid-state and beyond. You can view a short movie about that event here: http://www.ikickstart.org/blog/2013/3/9/startup-weekend-lancaster-feb-2013.html
If you're interested in participating in the event you can obtain tickets from the Harrisburg Startup Weekend website or by going directly to our EventBrite page @ : http://swharrisburg0913.eventbrite.com