StartUp Weekend Grand Rapids | 2017
StartUp Weekend is a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems. Join us January 13-15 at Start Garden for a mashup of diverse minds, good food and free beer.
StartUp Weekend Grand Rapids welcomes all entrepreneurs from every walk of life. Whether you have a business idea, or are simply looking to plug into the ecosystem, we encourage you to attend. Your goal is to launch a new product or service in under 48 hours. Come prepared to jump in with both feet!
Unique to this year's event, Startup Weekend participants will have optional access to a wireless gateway connecting sensors with real-time monitoring systems. This exclusive open-access gateway is part of a new Smart City initiative aimed at making Grand Rapids a smarter destination to visit, work, live and play. Using the gateway, data can be collected from devices at the street level - then processed and analyzed.