Kamloops isn’t short on people with money-making ideas and next month they can take a crack at developing those ideas into viable businesses.
The city’s first Startup Weekend, running Oct. 4 to 6, may well result in the launch of one or more ventures by the time the 54-hour event wraps up.
The weekend brings together designers, business managers, marketing gurus, programmers and more to pitch ideas and break into teams with the goal of building a product and business model.
It all winds up with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders at Thompson Rivers University’s student union building.
“This event is truly an opportunity to be a part of something special; we are trying to develop the entrepreneurship community in Kamloops,” said local sponsor Jonathan Bowers. “The sky is the limit for what can happen with a Startup Weekend.”
Registration is required. Tickets cost $99 and are available at www.kamloops.startupweekend.org.
Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization based in Seattle that launched in 2007.
Workshops have now spread as far as Mongolia and South Africa while counting corporate giants like Google, Coca-Cola and Amazon as global partners.