Tampa, FL, Nov. 10 – Startup Weekend Tampa Bay to host their 14th event in the community with a special emphasis on inclusion of participants from all backgrounds. The event aims to merge the already bustling entrepreneurial space with the thriving minds of Tampa’s growing creative community at all experience levels for meaningful and impactful business conception. Startup Weekend will be hosted at Ybor’s Cuban Club November 11-13 with support from Sourcetoad, Tampa’s premiere development shop.
This year, Startup Weekend will offer its placing teams $10,000 in prize packages made possible by a number of local businesses looking to give back to the community. However, the rewards of attending far surpass the weekend. Last year’s winning team secured $350,000 of investment within just one year of attending. In addition, Startup Weekend offers all of its participants invaluable access to mentors and judges such as Alex Sink, Former Elected CFO of the state of Florida, Tony DiBenedetto, CEO of Tribridge, Greg Ross-Munro, CEO of Sourcetoad, and Reuben Pressman, CEO of Check I’m Here.
“For me, this event is about helping people realize what they are capable of and how much Tampa has to offer entrepreneurs. We’ve seen this event change people’s lives and be the catalyst for real businesses to launch. Whether you have an idea or just want to see what starting a company is all about, Startup Weekend is the single best opportunity for you in Tampa” says Trey Steinhoff, Startup Weekend Lead Organizer. “Startup Weekend is one of the best and easiest ways for people to dip their toe into the entrepreneurial pool. We’ve met future hires, clients and investments through this great event. And honestly, it’s also a lot fun!” says Greg Ross-Munro, Founder/CEO of Sourcetoad.
Participants are expected to attend November 11, 12, and 13 beginning at 6:30pm Friday night. There are also tickets available to watch the Sunday Final Pitches and attend the Afterparty starting at 4:45pm, November 13. The afterparty will be brought to you by Tampa’s own HE(ART) and will take place immediately following final pitches on Sunday at Ybor’s Cuban Club featuring local artwork, music and vendors. The event will be emceed by Mike Mass and DJ Beyo. Food and drink will be available.
All are welcome at the event in November. No matter your experience level, Startup Weekend is the place for entrepreneurs, developers, designers, enthusiasts and creatives to converge and startup. Register at: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/tampa-bay/startup-weekend/9862
About Startup Weekend Tampa Bay:
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening.