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WESST Albuquerque EventStartup Weekend ABQ

Startup Weekend 2017

Been working on that business idea for the next great thing? Here’s your opportunity to transform your ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion to build a product in one weekend. Design the business, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!

  • Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable business concepts. All attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
  • Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
  • Sunday afternoon: Teams demo their products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.  Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their company!

Here are some of the things you get from attending

+ Delicious local food for the whole weekend
+ A free .co domain name
+ Event SWAG
+ Awesome coaching by startup industry leaders
+ A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about promoting our local startups!