The Startup Weekend phenomenon in which a community comes together to build and launch a startup over a weekend started right here in Boulder less than 9 months ago, and since then has taken off with events in Toronto, Hamburg (Germany), New York City, Houston, West Lafayette, Boston, D.C., Chapel Hill, Atlanta, San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and more.
Upcoming weekends include San Antonio (May 16-18), Portland (May 23-25), Memphis (May 30-June 1), Ann Arbor (June 20-22), and… you guessed it… BOULDER II (March 21-23).
The first Startup Weekend here in Boulder prompted me to write my top ten reasons to go. It’s my opinion that you don’t go because you want to build a successful startup in a weekend – you go because you learn a ton about the process, make great new connections, and have a truly memorable life experience. If you give it your all (I wrote 100 blog posts last year for VoSnap during the weekend, and we ended up being TechCrunch’d) you’ll need some time to recover, so plan for it.
Learn more about Startup Weekend and register for upcoming events at StartupWeekend.com.