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Old 05-22-2011, 09:58 AM
Location: Cornelius
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We just participated in Start Up Weekend. Has anyone else done that? It is about 48 hours where you pitch an idea, work with a team and put it together getting as close to launch as you can. I have heard there is another one coming out like it that offers a cash prize at the end to the winner. I saw it on facebook. There is another site I saw about entrepreneurship that was cool too. Start up weekend was mostly tech stuff, this new one is for all kinds of businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:57 PM
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From what I see, SW is a scam, but not having been there, my jury is out until I get it confirmed by people like you. The way I see it, for $99 you (and a hundred others) get 3 minutes to pitch your idea. The handful of 'winners' then go through a 48-hour "frenzy" out of which a business supposedly forms. Me, I can't see it happening. The real winners are the organizers, who skip town with a big bag of cash.
What's your take? Would you recommend this to anyone seriously trying to start a biz?
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:53 PM
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yes, i have, but it's mostly tech oriented. Unless you're a programmer, and can build something worth a look from an investor's perspective within 48hrs. Otherwise, you are nothing more than just another leech with an idea just like everyone else on the street.

It's not a scam. It's certainly legit. But in this time of age, what kind of business can be built in less than 48hrs and be ready to have a prototype?

Tech, no, duh!
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