It’s been a while. A while since we’ve had a Startup Weekend in our neck of the woods or Silicon Forest or whatever. The last time we had the chance to participate in this kind of “build a startup in a weekend” experience was about 18 months ago with Startup Portland.
But what a Startup Weekend it was. With five startups launching, including poster-child Mugasha, which continues to make a strong showing in the Portland startup scene.
This time around, the startups will be starting up a little further south. Introducing Startup Weekend Corvallis.
What’s Startup Weekend, you ask?
Startup Weekend is a weekend event in cities around the world. A highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more meet and in a short 54 hour event work on building projects out. It is very much like an unconference, where the attendees decide the outcome of the experience.
Long story short, it’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurial types to get together, throw out some ideas, and maybe, just maybe, start that next big thing. All while chugging way too much coffee and staying up ridiculous hours to get something built in under 54 hours.
It’s all taking place at Belle Vallee Cellars, just off of Highway 99W in Corvallis. Things get started around 6 PM with idea pitches getting underway closer to 8 PM.
Good luck to all of the attendees. I’m looking forward to a new crop of interesting startups to cover.