Startup Weekend is coming to Kelowna March 2-4

The first ever Startup Weekend Okanagan is less than two weeks away!

For those that don’t know about Startup Weekend,  it’s an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. To date more than 450 events have been held around the globe and now it’s Kelowna’s time to shine.

The weekend brings together individuals with different skill sets – marketing maestros, design gurus, business development wizards, legal geniuses, and startup specialists – to work together in teams to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

Beginning with open-mic pitches on Friday, March 2nd, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team.  Over the Saturday and Sunday, teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, and building a minimal viable product. On the Sunday evening, the teams will pitch and be judged by a panel of distinguished judges, followed by a prize-giving and wrap-up event.

The aim of the weekend is to bring together the knowledge of local entrepreneurs, and help those in need to find their feet in the world of startups.

Each ticket includes the opportunity to walk away with thousands of dollars in prizes & swag from companies such as Accelerate Okanagan, DropBox, and Github. In addition, attendees will be provided with swag, food, & drink all weekend as well as everything they need to bring their idea to fruition.

Please sign up here if you are interested in getting involved, it’s going to be awesome!

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