Four Corners Startup Weekend in Farmington might be the first Startup Weekend in the Four Corners area (I understand there was a great one in Telluride - is that in the Four Corners?).
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs come together to share ideas, form teams -- and transform their startup ideas into viable products and startups! On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.
Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.
More info (and actual registration) at: http://fourcorners.startupweekend.org