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Startup Weekend Athens 2017

Friday, October 13 2017 06:00pm | Innovation Center

Join us for Startup Weekend October 13-15 and turn your idea into a new venture.

Startup Weekend Athens is coming! Turn your business idea into a new venture October 13-15 at the Ohio University Innovation Center. Join us for a weekend you'll never forget 

Discounted tickets are available for College of Business students, faculty, and staff. Use the code "COB" to recieve 50% off your tickets today. 


What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend Athens teaches you how to take any idea from concept to creation over one weekend!

  • Get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
  • Learn the process for turning an idea into a venture
  • Meet other talented and passionate people from Ohio University and the region
  • Join or lead an all-star team
  • Learn new skills  

Who is Startup Weekend For?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is an inclusive event that brings all sorts of people together.

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and those with experience
  • Developers and tech-savvy people
  • Designers of all types
  • Non-technical talent like those in business, sales, marketing, and finance 
  • Students from universities and high schools
  • Professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • Passionate visionaries, and
  • People like you

Do I need to come with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then we'll look forward to hearing your 60 second pitch Friday night. If you don't have an idea, that's fine, too. Pitching an idea is not required although you might find yourself so inspired that you end up sharing an idea you've been thinking about for years, or something last minute you think of during the event (pitching is a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking). Either way, you'll become part of a team and spend the weekend learning about the startup ideation process.  If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!