UMassD hosts virtual Startup Weekend

The 54-hour online event, which takes place February 19-21, is an engaging, risk‐free experience designed to help students across all disciplines get their startup ideas off the ground.

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Startup Weekend takes place February 19-21, 2021.

Join UMassD students and students from around the globe for Startup Weekend, a 54-hour, online event. Startup Week begins Friday evening (February 19) with anyone pitching a startup idea in 30 seconds. Attendees (a mix of artists, engineers, and business people) then vote on the best pitches.

Small teams are formed around the best ideas, and these teams work through to Sunday evening. Participants and their team members will create a prototype of an idea, validate the business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs. Findings are presented to a panel of judges. The best startups are awarded prizes in the form of in‐kind support from companies. 

This is the sixth year UMass Dartmouth is hosting Startup Weekend. This global event, sponsored by Techstars, takes place in more than 150 countries comprising roughly 428,000 participants and has inspired more than 500 startups have started and more than 15,000+ entrepreneurs.

This virtual event is free. All UMassD students including students pursuing degrees in humanities, arts, business, engineering, and science, are strongly encouraged to participate. Anyone interested in the SouthCoast entrepreneurial community is also welcome to participate.

Visit the UMassD Startup Weekend website to learn more, register, and view the schedule.

 



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