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Startup Weekend Panama City 2017

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Gulf Coast State College

Advanced Technology Center

5230 West U.S. Highway 98

Panama City, FL 32401

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Startup Weekend, where entrepreneurs, developers, designers, artists, business development types come together to pitch an idea and learn how to launch a business, all in one weekend. The event is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, test ideas, meet potential co-founders and helpt to build the entrepreneurial community in Northwest Florida!

Two educational and inspirational additions this year have been added to share knowledge and product. Speakers will inspire through workshops on Saturday where entrepreneurs can step in no matter their level of business acumen and learn more about the next steps for growth. On Sunday a showcase by a local K-8 school, Rising Leader Academy who is currently implementing an Entrepreneurship curriculum, will bring students marketing self-made or produced products, will tabletop display and sell their wares for purchase. This session will be open to the public.

With an overwhelming response last year by the public to be in the audience for the final pitches on Sunday, there will be an opportunity to purchase tickets for that session, too. For more information visit our FACEBOOK.

According to Pamela Kidwell, Executive Director/Business Innovation Center, “We have coaches specializing in all aspects of marketing; as well as, product design and engineering types. Last year’s event provided the space, time and collaboration to entrepreneurs to come together and share and learn. Past participants tell us how much they enjoy the event, and we are grateful to be a part of such an exciting weekend.

For more details on our local event, please click here. To learn more about Startup Weekend programs in general, please check out the below or visit their website.

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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