I am writing this from the last day of the Global StartUp Weekend organizer conference. I have to admit I am really jazzed about what is being accomplished in communities around the world using the StartUp Weekend model. (For a feel for the conversations – both fun and serious – check out the twitter stream: #sosummit)
We are going to have a chance to put some of these ideas into practice at our own StartUp Weekend on November 12-14. Register now.
Previous events here in Indy have brought together individuals ranging in age from 17 – 70 with skills across disciplines from developers and designers to marketing, finance and business development. Several companies have emerged, and we expect more of the same later this fall.
Once again, the Purdue Research Park has agreed to host the event, and the planning committee is lining up everything from the food and logistics to program elements, judges and sponsors. You can see a preliminary schedule online.
If you have never been to one of these events, it is an amazing high energy experience, which is about building a foundation for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will expand and grow after the weekend. I know you are already involved in helping to build this ecosystem, so I hope you will consider becoming a part of Start Up Weekend.
So how can you help? Any of the following would be great:
- Promote the event to your employees, customers, associates
- Register for the Indianapolis StartUp Weekend
- Become a Startup Weekend Sponsor
- Become a mentor or judge : Call me for details at 317.569.1396
- Call me and suggest something else!
Hope to see you at the event!