We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating again…Fort Worth is HOT.
And not just because of the uniquely authentic events and people that you find downtown or the mixed-use developments popping up throughout the city making it the ultimate place to live, work and play.
Fort Worth is on our radar because of the truly original, thought-provoking, hot ideas that serve as the very cool foundation for the up-and-coming startup scene that is growing by leaps and bounds.
Tech Stars Startup Weekend Fort Worth, which kicks off this Friday, wants to take those hot, new ideas and make them fly. And Launch DFW is totally along for the ride.
Grab your tickets here.
Startup Weekend FW takes place this Friday, November 3rd, through Sunday, November 5th at the UNT Health Science Center and is the ultimate crash course in starting a business.
The event kicks off Friday evening with one minute pitches of various, random ideas. Participants then choose between which of the different ideas presented that they want to work on throughout the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, teams are formed to get as much work done on their chosen idea; this includes building a brand, developing customers, designing a website, etc. On Sunday evening, each team will present their startup to a panel of local judges who will provide feedback and ultimately select the winning teams.
See the full schedule here.
The featured speaker for the event is Marc Nager, President and CCO of Techstars Startup Programs. In early 2009, he found the opportunity to acquire Startup Weekend, LLC and to transform it into a non-profit to help others pursue their passions, solve real problems, and impact the world around them.
The prestigious panel of judges includes:
- Victoria Wise, Founder, Tanglewood Moms & Madeworthy Media
- Fort Worth City Councilman Brian Byrd
- Les Kreis, Venture Capitalist at Steelwood Capital Management and Bios Partners
- Michael Sherrod, Entrepreneur in Residence, TCU’s Neely School of Business
- Anuja Ghorpade, Interim VP for Research and Innovation, UT Health Science Center
Ready to soar to new heights with the next big idea? Register now to snag your space. Grub and drinks included in your ticket.