Cowork MYR, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & The Alliance for the Economic Development of Georgetown County have come together to create Opportunities for Technology Enthusiasts in the Grand Strand! This fall bring your best ideas, talent and excitement to work together and create businesses and turn ideas into reality!
What is Georgetown Startup Weekend?
An experience you’ll never forget. Think the 48-Hour Film Fest for techies, marketers & entrepreneurs. Work with a team to convert an idea into an operating business in 54 hours.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to learn or loves the process of creating a new product or service and turning it into a business. Attendees include makers, programmers, marketers, designers, builders, entrepreneurs and writers.
Why should I attend?
To become inspired, forge lasting friendships, find co-founders & employees, learn new tools & methodologies, practice new skills and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Participating in Startup Weekend is an intense experience that allows you to grow rapidly and build deep relationships. It’s an experience like none other.
What can I expect?
Attendees meet Friday evening and start getting to know each other. After a dinner and inspiring presentations, you’ll go through six steps to build a new business by Sunday evening:
- Propose Your Idea
- Build Your Team
- Create Your Business Model
- Connect with Customers
- Build Your Product
- Present Your Startup
Steps 3-5 usually happen at the same time by different members of your team. You’ll also be supported by a cadre of coaches who will give you feedback on your progress and answer your questions.
What do I get with my ticket?
Your ticket includes 7 meals throughout the weekend, some Google Swag, Internet access and use of the space, free parking at the venue, all the electricity you can consume and an amazing time!
What do the winners get?
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams, as determined by the Judges. Judges use the following criteria: Business Model Validation, Product Execution, and User Experience Design. Prizes to be awarded include:
How do I sign up?
Register on our Eventbrite sign up page.
If you fit multiple categories, pick your strongest for now. You will not be restricted to this role during the weekend. If you don’t know which to pick, select Non-Technical for now.
Where should I stay? Want to share a ride?
The Georgetown Chamber has recommended these hotel options: Hampton Inn, Harbor Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites (all located in Georgetown, SC) B&B Options: Mansfield Plantation, Shaw House
Need to share a ride? We have a relationship with RidePost.
How can I help?
Help promote Georgetown Startup Weekend to your friends and others. Check out our Help Promote Georgetown Startup Weekend page for actions you can take to promote the event.
Where can I find out more?
The Georgetown Times has written an excellent article about our event. You can also see the coverage at The Digitel MYR. If you have other questions, check out the Startup Weekend FAQ or read more on this site in our blog entries and information about our speakers, judges, coaches, organizers and sponsors. You can also find us doing updates on Facebook and Twitter.