18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
What: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where students, developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
When: November 16th - 18th at Medaille College Events Center
Cost: $25 for full time students; $50 for all others (includes all your meals for the weekend, t-shirt and other "swag" from our sponsors)
Info: Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Why attend a Startup Weekend event?
Prizes: $5500 in cash to be distributed to winning teams, space at CoworkBuffalo along with the possibility of getting selected into Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, free legal advice and more.
Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don't just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
Build your network: This isn't just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community's best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
Learn a new skill: Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.