There isn’t anything quite like Startup Weekend, a 54 hour entrepreneurial sprint that starts with ideas and ends with fully fleshed-out companies, truly with the potential to become going concerns. And Portland loves it. In fact, Portland Startup Weekend has been one of the most successful programs in the world.
So what do you do when you’ve got a good thing going? Do more of it. And that’s exactly what Portland Startup Weekend folks are doing.
Get ready for three local Startup Weekends rounding out this year:
Portland State University Startup Weekend will be held October 5-7. It’s focused on bringing together undergrads, grads, and alumni with majors such as business, engineering, computer science and design. The event is open to the public and PSU alumni are encouraged to participate. For more info and tickets, visit Portland State Startup Weekend.
Startup Weekend Eugene will bring together software developers, designers, and business people from across the Silicon Shire, October 12-14. Two time Startup Weekend alum and Eugene entrepreneur Gavin Gillas will combine forces with University of Oregon Technology Entrepreneurship Fellow KaLynn Alley to run the weekend. For more information, visit Startup Weekend Eugene.
Portland Startup Weekend will be held November 16-18 during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The winner of this Portland Startup Weekend will go on to compete in the Global Startup Battle against winners of nearly 100 Startup Weekends around the world. The prize package includes goods and services for startups as well as an all expense paid trip to San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro. For more information or to grab a ticket before it sells out, visit Portland Startup Weekend.
As always, stay tuned to @pdxsw or Portland Startup Weekend for the latest updates.