Startup Weekend Seattle is back, in a big, big way. This September, Startup Weekend is coming to the Intiman Theatre, and boy, is there an impressive lineup of speakers and mentors. Keynote speakers include JB Brown, the manager of Nordstrom’s Innovation Lab, and Bo Lu, the co-founder of Y Combinator-backed FutureAdvisor, and former Microsoft Program Manager on Windows Phone 7.
Judges include Bill Bryant of Draper Fisher Jurveston, Rebecca Lovell of GeekWire, Gillian Muessig of SEOmoz, Rahul Sood of Bing Fund, and Greg Gottesman of Madrona Venture Group. There’s also a full complement of mentors and sponsors that will be floating around with all kind of startup goodness throughout the weekend, and more info can be found at http://seattle.startupweekend.org
Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of all backgrounds including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors. Startup Weekends happen every weekend in cities all over the world, and are changing the landscape for entrepreneurial education in an unprecedented way. For more information about the organization, visit http://startupweekend.org.
Tickets are selling out fast, so head on over to http://seattle.startupweekend.org to sign up today! Remember, even if you don’t get your hands on a ticket, Sunday night’s presentations are open to the public, and there are sure to be some impressive pitches and demos out of this batch. See you on the 14th!