Training & Development

Startup Weekend Pensacola coming Nov. 10-12

Event will connect local entrepreneurs to share ideas, build prototypes, and launch companies

Participants from Startup Weekend 2014.

Pensacola entrepreneurs, designers and developers, start your pitches.

FloridaWest announced the fifth Startup Weekend Pensacola will take place Nov. 10-12 at the Cowork Annex in downtown Pensacola, in conjunction with Techstars Global Startup Weekend.

Startup Weekend Pensacola 2017 will start with individuals pitching ideas they think could be the next big thing. Teams will form around the most popular ideas, and each team will spend the next two days developing a prototype, validating the business model and getting feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and experts.

This will be the first Startup Weekend Pensacola to take part in Techstars Global Startup Weekend, a global initiative with more than 15,000 participating entrepreneurs in over 50 countries. Attendees will get access to exclusive resources to help prep for success at Startup Weekend Pensacola and make connections with mentors and other startup teams. The winning team will receive helpful perks for building their startup as well as a showcase in Techstars global channels.

“In the two years since our last Startup Weekend, the entrepreneurial landscape in Pensacola has grown tremendously,” said Joe Vinson, an organizer of Startup Weekend Pensacola. “Being part of Global Startup Weekend is going to take this event to the next level.”

Startup veterans and mentors will be on hand throughout the weekend to provide expertise and give talks on their experience in the fast-paced world of technology startups and creative business.

Startup Weekend Pensacola is organized locally by a volunteer team of entrepreneurs and business professionals in the greater Pensacola area. This year’s venue, the Cowork Annex, is a beautiful, modern coworking space located in the recently renovated One Palafox Place complex.

For more information or to get tickets, visit the Startup Weekend Pensacola 2017 website (http://bit.ly/swpensacola2017) or follow Startup Weekend Pensacola on Facebook.