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Startup Weekend 2016 returns April 22-24 to Madworks Coworking

Published April 13, 2016

Ten Forward works out of and helps run Madworks Coworking, a space for a diverse group of entrepreneurs, freelancers, innovators and remote workers located in Madison, Wisconsin. This is cross-posted from the Madworks blog; Ten Forward's president, Brian Samson, is one of the organizers of Madison's Startup Weekend. We hope to see you all there!


What is Startup Weekend?

It's a 54-hour event that brings together Madison designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things!

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekends can be found in hundreds of cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Madison, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

How does it work?

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.  Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it's a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.  The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a new skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.  If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life.

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