Just What is Startup Weekend?

Dates: September 25th through 27th (Friday to Sunday)
Website: http://startupHB.com

We have approximately 25 spots available for this event and are inviting NC folks from a variety of backgrounds–business development, project management, Web design, programming, marketing, & PR. Housing and most of the meals will be subsidized partly by sponsors, but we need an accurate head count so we can make final preparations. Please use the CONTACT link in the top navigation of this site to inquire about open spots. There will be a modest registration fee of approximately $99 to cover some of the costs not being covered via local sponsorship, but housing and most meals and snacks are provided. [See the agenda area of this site for a complete breakdown of the weekend.]

Startup Weekend is an conference unlike any you’ve attended before–over the course of a single weekend, you get to take time out from your current venture/business and practice building a new one. Over the course of the weekend, ideas are pitched, teams are formed, and new companies conceptualized, built, and launched! Each person improvises using their own instruments and style to create something entirely new and wonderful–all in one brief session. You’re not judged (unless you judge) and learning is paramount. It’s an awesome three days of networking, team building, coding, business planning and pitching (with some added cocktails and food). AND, this particular SW is being hosted in beautiful Holden Beach, North Carolina

The 1st Holden Beach Startup Weekend saw the birth of two new companies–BoomClickaBoom (http://twitter.com/boomclickaboom) and Paid2Perfect. BoomClickaBoom has continued to thrive since Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.1 and has participated in two StartupHB Splinter Cell retreat weekends since. Splinter Cell weekends are incubator style events that the StartupHB team introduced this year to mentor infant companies during their first months.

Holden Beach Startup Weekend in the News

Occasionally we have visiting contributors—friends or guest bloggers—share stories, news, photos, or videos.

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