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Startup Weekend Billings, 10/10-12, Billings, Montana

September 22, 2014View for printing

Startup Weekend Comes to Billings Montana

Ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? To be your own boss? To start your own business?

One great way to find out is to participate in Startup Weekend Billings. http://www.up.co/communities/usa/bil ... eekend/3770

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it's a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Startup Weekend Billings will happen Rocky Mountain College (Losekamp Hall) over the weekend of October 10 though 12, 2014.The event is designed to bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs and other experts from all domains around an idea for a new startup business. It is perfect for anyone. Previous participants range from people who are curious about what it would be like to work in a startup environment or looking to network all the way to people with previous experience in business with a new idea looking for partners or other help to bring their great ideal to fruition.

The event in Billings will be at Losekamp Hall, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive. It begins at 6pm, Friday, October 10, 2014. Tickets are available at Eventbrite (https://swbillings1014.eventbrite.com).Student and early registration discounts are available. (Students enter discount code STUDENT and bring your student identification with you to registration table.)

Big Sky Economic Development Authority is both a major sponsor and co-organizer of the event which is taking place during the 25th anniversary of Big Sky EDA.

http://www.up.co/communities/usa/bil ... eekend/3770
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