Startup Weekend Resource Fair
Location: Main Library - Atrium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Calling all entrepreneurs...come learn about the local organizations that help help transform your startup from concept to reality! Organization representatives will be on hand to discuss their services with you and answer any questions.
About the Series » Startup Weekend
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Startup Weekend Portland, Maine is open to designers, developers, marketing strategists, and all types of entrepreneurs. While no business idea is required to attend, any participant who wishes can pitch a original business idea that has no significant work or investment already – ideas with existing partners or code are ineligible. All participants will vote on the ideas and join a team to develop one of the best ideas over the weekend. Everyone has something to contribute to a team – bring your laptop! – and there are plenty of great resources to help get started with your team’s idea. With these ideas and tools as foundation, teams will work to create business models, design products, and perform market validation, and come back together on Sunday to show off their work to a panel of judges! Winners will be chosen, prizes will be awarded, and fun will be had by all!
The schedule, in brief:
- FRIDAY :Pitch your idea, form a team, and make a plan for the weekend!
- SATURDAY: collaborate and innovate, meet with coaches, and work, work, work!
- SUNDAY : Put the finishing touches on your products, prepare your presentations and demos, and get ready to celebrate success!
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 700 past events in over 100 countries around the world, starting more than 10,000 startups. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend- long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle.
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!