Beyond the Pitch

Startup Weekend Athens, OH

When: 5:30PM
Where: Ohio University Innovation Center, 340 W. State St., Athens, OH 45701

Have the next great idea?

Want to collaborate with artists, engineers, or entrepreneurs?

Come to Startup Weekend Athens!

The event is open to all who have an entrepreneurial passion. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.

Don’t have an idea but just want to learn how to start a business? No problem! Your skills will benefit another’s idea.

Have an idea but not sure what to do with it? No problem! Your idea will spark thought and perhaps generate action.

Following the opening pitches, teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 49-hour frenzy of business creation.

The weekend culminates with presentations in front of a judging panel of thought leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs launch companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their realm, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to fervently act on their ideas.

Why chose Startup Weekend Athens?

  • Collaborate with entrepreneurial-minded students, staff, faculty, professionals and community members
  • Win prizes
  • Create a business from scratch
  • Immerse yourself in the world of a startup development


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  • Resources

    Getting Started
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    Getting Customers
    From honing your pitch to getting your first customer

    Success Stories
    Entrepreneur Success

    Getting Funding
    How and where to get the cash you need to grow

    The Hard Stuff
    How to navigate hiring, taxes, legal and more

    The Network Effect
    Making the right connections at the right time

    #Startup Buzz
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    Rev1 News & Events
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