Are you a budding entrepreneur waiting for just the right time to start working on your idea? A designer or developer who wants to spend a weekend practicing your trade, and being the expert in the room? Are you just interested and excited about the idea of working with a startup team to create something new?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then stop what you’re doing and register for Startup Weekend Storrs. This 54-hour, weekend-long event (held from March 1st through the 3rd) brings individuals together to form teams and move from dreaming to doing.
But the weekend does more than just bring together teams – that’s why the Whiteboard is a media sponsor of Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend creates an environment that helps you succeed – getting further, faster than teams and individuals can on their own:
- Coaching: We bring a team of coaches pulled from the local startup community to help you learn from people who’ve done it before.
- Prizes: You and your team have the chance to win prizes that help your team move forward, like team space, and legal and accounting services. That ongoing support helps you after the Weekend is over; the teams that have won past events have gone on to enter accelerators, raise funding, win customers and more.
- Community: No matter how you participate in the weekend, you walk away with relationships to other entrepreneurs, coaches, and others who will support your success after the prizes are awarded and everyone goes home. The Whiteboard, like an on-ramp to the entrepreneurial community, helps you stay connected and informed through our social media platform and ongoing events.
Startup Weekend Storrs is also proud to be part of a global movement. 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 685 past events in more than 320 cities around the world.
Join us March 1st through the 3rd in Storrs to start something big. To register, visit the event site. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, sponsor, or investor, email organizers Mike Parelli (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Adam Boyajian (email@example.com) for personalized assistance.