Nurse Veteran Driver Salesperson Developer Customer Service Rep Manager Front-Line Worker Supervisor Analyst Accountant Designer Teacher Mechanic Barista Firefighter Lawyer Engineer Chef Marketer Policeman Specialist Banker Doctor Admin to Founder - in One Weekend
Learn how to think, work, & Build like a startup
November 12-14 • Hopewell Labs - Louisville, KY
What is Startup Weekend?
This 54-hour event equips individuals of all backgrounds with the training, mentorship, and tools needed to start a business.
Startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds and skill sets are invited to join this action packed weekend whether they have an idea or not.
A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
How it Works
Present an Idea
We kick off the weekend with 1-minute pitches on back-of-the-napkin ideas you’ve been thinking on. Ideas are voted on and teams are formed.
Validate the Problem
Spend the rest of the weekend validating the problem, building a solution, and creating a business plan. We’ll teach you how to do all of this in our workshops.
Pitch Your Startup
Present your new startup with a Shark Tank style pitch to a panel of judges. The winners get a sweet prize package to help them grow their business.
"MBA in a Weekend"
That’s a direct quote! We’ve had MBA professors tell us their students have walked away with more from a Startup Weekend event than a whole semester of classes! What’s our secret sauce? Moving education into action! Our workshops will teach you startup essentials but then we’ll kick everyone out of the building to go apply what they’ve learned.
Everything You Need!
All you have to bring is yourself, your curiosity, a “give first” mentality, and maybe paper and pencil. We’ll provide everything else you need to be successful over the weekend (unless your idea has something to do with rockets – you’ll have to ask Elon for that!).
Your Path to the Future
Your Ticket Includes:
Early Bird Ticket
Ends October 1st
Begins October 1st