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Startup Weekend New Orleans

4/5/2013 6:00 PM - 4/7/2013 9:00 PM

This is NOT a conference

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

The first Startup Weekend in New Orleans

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. The non-profit organization is headquartered out of Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend events can be found in cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to Canada to Brazil, Startup Weekend brings people together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

Free food, free stuff

In addition to a full weekend of building new businesses with fellow New Orleanians and eating 3 square meals a day from our sponsors, every SW attendee receives perks like:

- $100 worth of Amazon Web Services credit

- a free .co domain registration

- 3 months of free hosting from

- free business cards from moo

- 6 months free from User Voice

Judges and coaches - interact with NOLA's startup leaders...more TBA

Kenneth Purcell, CEO iSeatz

Sam Bowler, Google

Robbie Vitrano, Trumpet

Allen Square, Chief Information Officer at City of New Orleans

Eli Feinstein, Baker Martin Capital

Chris Schultz, LaunchPad

Matt Candler, 4.0 Schools

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Event Details

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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