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Techstars Startup Weekend this weekend

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Hosted by Beaufort Digital Corridor

From staff reports

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is hosting the City of Beaufort’s first Startup Weekend this weekend. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where anyone — developers, designers, business developers, marketers, teachers, students, and everyone in between — can come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the entrepreneurial community in Beaufort, and even launch your next startup.

The inaugural event will take place from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 in the new South Coast Cyber Center at 1100 Boundary St.

Tickets are $10 for observers and $30 for participants and can be purchased at https://event.techstars.com/event/goX1RLOnho.

Over the course of the weekend, participants will brainstorm startup ideas, form teams, and compete to win prizes that may help them launch the startups they create during the weekend. Local judges include Dick Stewart, Beaufort’s very own serial entrepreneur and investor, and Jason Loia, a seasoned tech executive with 20 years of start-up experience in the Silicon Valley.

“I’m excited for our very first Techstars Startup Weekend in Beaufort at the end of this month,” Beaufort Mayor and Beaufort Digital Corridor board member Stephen Murray said in a news release. “Our steering committee at the Beaufort Digital Corridor has been working hard to make sure our inaugural event is one for the history books. We hope anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship, regardless of their experience level, will join us for a fun weekend in Beaufort.”

The lead organizer for the event is fellow board member of the Beaufort Digital Corridor, Rich Conte. “I’ve been fortunate to participate in and organize Startup Weekend events and they are an incredible opportunity to empower potential entrepreneurs in the community,” said Conte. “For participants, it’s a great way to connect and collaborate with others and to learn the fundamentals of starting a technology business.”

Learn more or sign-up to attend at https://event.techstars.com/event/goX1RLOnho.

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