Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where designers, developers, and entrepreneurs come together to bring innovative ideas to life. During the weekend, participants will collaborate with each other to conceptualize, create, and present new ventures ideas. Friday night begins with a pitch series where all participants with ideas give a brief pitch to the audience, which selects the top X ideas to advance by vote. Teams then form around the selected ideas, and the work/play/insanity begins. Over the following two days, participants develop a business model, work toward a minimum viable product, and prepare to present their progress in a winner-take-all final pitch competition. Prize packages to facilitate your startup’s success will be given to first, second, and third place.