Startup Weekend Reno Draws Global CEO

Startup Weekend, a global grassroots business-launching event, is coming to back to Reno, Nevada for the second time on November 22-24, 2013 with one big change. The CEO and President of Startup Weekend, Marc Nager, will be attending the Reno event that weekend. There are many Startup Weekends happening around the world on that same weekend including national cities like Austin, TX and international cities in Spain, The United Kingdom, Canada, Egypt and others. When asked why he chose to spend his Startup Weekend in Reno versus all other participating cities, Nager said,

“Reno has incredible potential to be another hub for startup activity. Having grown up in the area, I’m personally excited to come spend time in the community and hopefully add to the momentum with the second Startup Weekend event!”

Software developers and designers as well as individuals with business skills (i.e., marketing, PR, graphic design) are encouraged to sign up for Startup Weekend Reno. Registration is open to everyone, though spots are limited to ensure a great experience. Register online at swreno.org.

If you are interested in sponsoring, mentoring or helping to organize the event, please email us at reno@startupweekend.org.

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend™ (a nonprofit organization) supports the development and expansion of entrepreneurship through events worldwide that educate aspiring entrepreneurs by immersing them in the process of moving an idea to market. Startup Weekend has built a network of more than 55,000 alumni, thousands of volunteer organizers and 100 trained facilitators spread across more than 300 cities in 100 countries.

On Friday night, attendees pitch their ideas in 60 seconds or less. The remainder of the weekend is spent in groups formulating the most popular ideas—often Web and mobile applications—with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. The weekend is a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. It culminates with presentations in front of entrepreneurial thought-leaders, bankers, venture capitalists, and marketing and sales gurus, who provide critical feedback.

We hope to see you there!

#biggestlittlecity #swReno

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