Startup Weekend is Nov. 22. Reno will participate in a global battle on the same weekend as other Startup Weekends happening all over the country. Startup Weekend CEO Marc Nager will attend the event in Reno, giving the city an extra view on the proceedings.
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.
On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and, in some cities, win prizes.