Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ready, Set, Launch! Startup Weekend Invades Kansas City This Friday

One year ago, Startup Weekend KC took place at bizperc.  This year, it's at Union Station.

Are you an idea-generating machine?  A collaborative superstar?  A tech junkie?  If so, you've probably heard of Startup Weekend Kansas City, a weekend-long, hands-on experience for entrepreneurs.  At the beginning of the weekend, you and your group will be presented an idea.  At the end of those 54 hours, you'll have a new business on your hands.
Startup Weekend Kansas City will take place April 13-15, 2012 at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.  The event schedule looks a little something like this: 
5:30pm – Registration starts (dinner served)
7:00pm – Kickoff & Speakers
8:00pm – Pitches Begin (60 seconds per person)
9:00pm – Voting
9:45pm – Teams start forming and discussing ideas
10:00pm – 1:00am – Teams begin to work
9:00am – Doors open. Breakfast & coffee.
9:30am – Teams continue efforts. Mentors arrive and begin working with teams.
12:00pm – Lunch
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help.
12:00 – Finished for the day. Teams are welcomed to stay and work as late as the venue will allow.
9:00 am – Doors open. Breakfast & coffee
12:45pm – Lunch
3:00pm – Gut check. Start prepping for presentations. Test your tech.
6:30pm – Appetizers served while judges deliberate
7:00pm – Awards & Wrap-up
9:00pm – Go home!
Join some of KC's most passionate, driven entrepreneurs at Startup Weekend in just a few days!  Register today and get collaborative.  
And don't forget to follow Startup Weekend on Twitter! @KCSW

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