Thursday, September 4, 2014

Startup Weekend set for Idaho Falls in late October

Sponsored by the UP Global and the Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center, the first Startup Weekend in Idaho Falls is scheduled to be held Oct. 23-25 at Eastern Idaho Technical College.

Held worldwide, Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where enthusiasts from every industry come together to share ideas and skills, form teams, build products and launch startups. Beginning with open mic pitches on the first night, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over the next two days, teams focus on customer development, validating ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On the final evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Startup Weekends typically cost between $75 and $150 (less for students). A ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee you can drink. For the Idaho Falls event, early bird tickets will be available until Sept. 23. Student discounts are available. To find out more, visit this link.

Here is a video that explains more about Startup Weekend: