Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Intense 54-hour weekend events which focus on building a web or mobile application.

Description & Overview

The weekend brings together primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.


  • Excellent networking opportunity
  • Initial business ideas are pitched in 60-seconds
  • Participants form into teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote).
  • Once the ideas are decided, there is a frenzy of business modeling, designing and prototyping; with the support of design, marketing, production and legal coaches.
  • The weekend culminates with demos and pitches to investor.

Winning team receives $20,000 in legal services, access to potential investors, office space to launch their ventures.


  • Any business ideas are eligible (whether for-profit, ‘social’ businesses, non-profit organizations, etc.), however the event is strongly tech-oriented.
  • Existing businesses cannot be pitched


Fairfield University
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Business Model Discovery / Validation

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