An observer’s Video Blog of StartUp Weekend

StartUp Weekend is a 54- hour event that participants pitch ideas and team up to launch startup companies. Ohio University’s Innovation Center, hosted Athens third startup weekend October 18-20 with over 30 participants. The winners of the event received $1,650 in prizes, a six-month membership to the Innovation Center and a one-hour business consultation with Chief Operating Officer Matt Strader of imgur.

 “It’s a great experience for anyone.” Anna Jensen, Associate Director of the Innovation Center says, “There are a lot of great friendships and professional connections made, some even become clients for the Innovation Center.”

Participants learn skills that StartUp companies develop over months and years in only 54- hours. Participants get to practice what it’s like to run a StartUp company. They test their ideas through market research, identify target markets and give presentations to an experienced panel of business professionals, all within 54 hours.

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

To view the winner of this Fall’s StartUp weekend check out Zoe’s video blog of the event.

Interested in Entrepreneurship? Check out these resources:

ohio.edu/entrepreneurship
Bobcat-entrepreneurship.com
athensoh.startupweekend.org
ohio.edu/research/innovation

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