July 11-13th is the weekend for RTP Startup and its goal is to create a company or two (or three) in this short range of time. The idea is to throw together people with different talents and see what happens. Here’s a good explanation from the official website:
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.
Founded in 2007 by Andrew Hyde, the weekend is a concept of a conference focusing on learning by creating. It is known for its quick decisions, ‘out of the box’ thinking, unique facilitation technique and letting the founders show what they can do. The program has already met with success in Boulder, Toronto, New York, Hamburg, Houston, West Lafayette, Boston, DC and more.
Edge Office in Glenwood South will play host to the event. The office furniture retailer is a perfect setting for anyone with big ideas to brainstorm with others that want to create and invent. A $40 fee gets you in for the all weekend event.
I’m new to the idea but really intrigued as to what we may create with a bunch of people in a room with different skills. If you are at all interested, the RTP Startup website has all the details. This is a great opportunity to network with people, start thinking outside the box, and just socialize with motivated people. If you are going, I’ll see you there.
400 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603