Launch a Startup in 54-hours: Techstars Startup Weekend Fairbanks
UAF Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship is leading the planning of Techstars Startup Weekend Fairbanks from February 17 - 19, 2023.
Want to learn how to think, work and build like a startup. In 54 thrilling hours. Techstars StartupWeekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster -- and, maybe even start that business.
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.