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Less than a year after the first Pittsburgh Startup Weekend, firms make strides

January 17, 2013View for printing

"I went into Startup Weekend for two things: to meet a bunch of great people and to have fun and build something I thought was cool. In the first three hours I met 10 people I could say drastically changed my life and are passionate about this product," he said. "I never expected that would be what happened, but I couldn't wish for a better outcome."


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Less than six months after attending Pittsburgh Startup Weekend, Traci and Joe Lipple have a new marriage and a new business plan for turning their joint venture from an idea to an app.

The couple behind Pittsburgh Startup Weekend's winning idea, the Thoughtful Husband gift giving service, has come a long way in a short amount of time and they're not the only ones. At least two other companies that received some recognition already have made moves that have drawn investors and excited organizers who weren't necessarily banking on businesses being formed immediately.

By Deborah M. Todd / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Entrepreneurs gather in Grand Rapids for 54 hours of company building at Startup Weekend

Entrepreneurs are gathering this weekend in Grand Rapids for the city’s fourth Startup Weekend, an annual marathon effort deigned to create revenue generating companies in the 54 hours between Friday and Sunday evening.

"It’s a great event that helps redefine and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the area,” said Aaron Schaap, event organizer and owner of The Factory, a co-working space above San Chez Tapas & Bistro in Grand Rapids.

By Garret Ellison |

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