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Startup Weekend is coming to Barrie - April 1, 2 and 3rd, 2016 - Spaces Left - Hosted and Sponsored by Georgian College

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers, inventors and aspiring entrepreneurs get together, share ideas, form teams and create startups. It is the kind of event that has the makings of a really great movie!

You don’t have to have an idea to participate either so if you have always wanted to “startup a business,” this is the right event for you.

A quick glance:

On Friday night (it starts after a typical work/school day), participants come to Georgian College and have the chance to pitch their business idea to the group. The top 5-7 ideas are picked based on people’s choice votes and these ideas move on to the next round. All participants have the chance to form teams around these ideas and take that idea forward as a business. Over the course of the weekend 15 – 20 highly experienced mentors from a variety of backgrounds are on-site to offer guidance, assist with “pivoting” the idea, and helping to ensure that the best minimal viable product is taken forward.

On Sunday after 3 pm, all groups will pitch to a panel of judges who will select the winning team – who will walk away with $5,000.00.

This event is amazing for the chance to network and work alongside both students and the community who all bring a variety of skills and strengths to the weekend. You may meet your future business partner.

If you are interested in this – please feel free to visit the website www.barrie.up.co

Or register at: goo.gl/WuSrpL
(Student discounts are available)

Please share with those you feel may be interested in this!

Video footage of a recent Startup Weekend can be seen here: https://youtu.be/q7M09Be_WZY

Additional information showcasing 5 companies that were launched in three days at Startup Weekend.
http://www.inc.com/articles/201111/companies-that-launched-in-three-days-startup-weekend.html

So don’t travel South to participate in this type of event – come to Georgian College in Barrie!




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