Startup Weekend goes collegiate with an event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The UH Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) is organizing the event, which runs from 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18.
Startup Weekend events bring together entrepreneurs, developers and designers together to pitch ideas (usually an app), form teams and build a product and business within 54 hours. (For more information on Startup Weekend, check out this month’s cover story in Hawaii Business magazine, “Startup Weekend Honolulu condenses entrepreneurship into 54 hours.”)
This weekend looks to be a little different than a standard Startup Weekend event. According to a press release,
SWUH provides unique advantages not offered by other Startup Weekend programs in Honolulu. First, by encouraging all ideas including research-based innovation, the event will help further UH research initiatives by bringing diverse talents together to go through the initial stages of gathering market validation and analysis of high tech innovation. Second, SWUH will incorporate more education throughout the weekend by providing books and poster-sized Business Model Canvasses.
Unlike other Startup Weekends, there will also be prizes in three categories: most evolved; best pitch; and most likely to succeed. Prizes include a cloud plan for virtual office services, mentorship from PACE board members and a chance to pitch to investors.
Tickets are still available on Eventbrite. Individual tickets are $50, but if buying for a group of three, tickets are $40 each.
For more information on the event, go to uofhawaii.startupweekend.org.