I’m looking to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Mid Willamette Valley area who are interested in meeting, networking, and collaborating with other local freelancers to share ideas, knowledge, and resources.
Do you have a rural innovation idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. Small towns have untapped talent pipelines in their communities - let's continue to break the stereotypes around what rural communities have to offer!
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Please note: tickets (free) MUST be aquired through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-independence-small-town-tech-tickets-60434259497