Weekend Brings Together Missouri Entrepreneurs

7 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Friday, September 30 2011 Sep 30, 2011 Friday, September 30, 2011 11:35:00 AM CDT September 30, 2011 in News
By: Melissa Berman

COLUMBIA - The global event, Startup Weekend, is taking place at Museao in Columbia Friday through Sunday. The Startup Weekend in Columbia is one of 27 events taking place worldwide throughout the month of September.

The event kicks off Friday night at 6:00 PM and wraps up Sunday around 9:00 PM. Throughout the weekend, the Museao bulding will stay open 24/7 for event participants to work on their projects and get in a few naps.

Participants range from high school students to adults who are technical, non-technical or focus in marketing and advertising. All participants have the chance to pitch a minute long idea on Friday night. The group will then vote on the top ten pitches and divide up into teams to work on the ideas throughout the weekend.

On Sunday night, each team will present its idea to a panel of four judges. The winning team will receive $2,000, the second place team will receive $1,000 and the third place will receive $500.  

Online registration for the event is open until 5:00 PM Friday afternoon.

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