Tampa – Hillsborough Community College is pleased to announce the Dale Mabry campus will host the Tampa Startup Weekend on July 25-27. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to start with an idea and launch a company. This weekend-long, hands-on experience provides entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with a chance to see if startup ideas are viable. The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m. on July 25 in HCC’s Student Services Building.
Friday evening will provide attendees with the opportunity to pitch their ideas to others. The best ideas are selected by vote and teams develop around each chosen concept. On Saturday and Sunday, the teams will build their products and business plans, receiving expert advice from mentors in the legal, business development, marketing, and technical fields. The weekend culminates on Sunday evening with each team presenting a startup idea before a panel of experts.
The event is open to the public but prospective attendees will need to register to attend the event which costs $99. To register, please visit http://startupweekend.org/.
• Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
• Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1,800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world.
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 46,000 students annually on five campuses and three centers throughout Hillsborough County. HCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.