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Prospective entrepreneurs compete to launch a business at Startup Weekend Reno Feb. 22-24

By Chris Moran

Local entrepreneurs have an opportunity to start a business in 54 hours during the Startup Weekend Reno event Feb. 22-24 at the Southside School, 190 E. Liberty St. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to build a business but has no solid starting point,” Daniel Herr, Startup Weekend Reno organizer, said. “There will be some brilliant entrepreneurs around to give advice and keep the momentum going.”

On Feb. 22, registered attendees will pitch their business ideas to the group in 60 seconds or less. Ideas typically are for web and mobile applications. The proposals then are voted on, and teams will be created to work on the top ideas.

The weekend is spent making the ideas come to life, supported by a plethora of resources and advice from regional entrepreneurs. Meals and coffee are included in the $99 ticket price. The event ends the evening of Feb. 24, when the results are presented and prizes such as office space, marketing support, and hosting are awarded.

Details for Startup Weekend Reno can be found on the website at www. www.reno.startupweekend.org.

Startup Weekend is a 501c(3) nonprofit based in Seattle. Founded in 2007 in Boulder, Colo., by Andrew Hyde, the organization has been based out of Seattle since 2009 under the direction of Marc Nager. Supported by a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, Startup Weekend has held more than 325 events around the globe, inspiring nearly 30,000 entrepreneurs to take an idea from concept to launch. For information about the Reno organization, please visit http://reno.startupweekend.org or contact community organizer Daniel Herr at 775-393-9285 or [email protected].