Entrepreneurs to Converge on Startup Weekend Evansville

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Azzip Pizza Founder Brad Niemeyer served as keynote speaker at the 2015 event. Azzip Pizza Founder Brad Niemeyer served as keynote speaker at the 2015 event.

Entrepreneurs looking to kick start their ideas will soon have another opportunity to do so. Startup Weekend Evansville 5.0 will be held next week at the University of Southern Indiana's Business and Engineering Center.

The event, being held February 19 through 21, allows anyone with a startup idea to make their pitch and receive feedback from peers. The top ideas, determined by a popular vote, will lead to the creation of teams, who will then have 54 hours to create presentations which will be judged by local entrepreneurial leaders.

The winning presentation will receive a prize package which includes Four hours of marketing consulting from Thrive Marketing Strategies, two years of secure website hosting and $500 of software services from Lieberman Technologies and a free co-work space at the Innovation Station from Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.

"Startup Weekend Evansville has always focused on affordability for everyone to attend and to explore ideas, immerse in entrepreneurial education, and create new like-minded networks," said Brian Bourdeau, instructor of business and Startup Weekend organizer. "Tickets start at just $25 and include all materials, swag, and three meals per day for the entire weekend. More importantly, you receive one-on-one access to top-quality mentors and judges to advise, help direct your weekend efforts, and provide invaluable feedback."

Anyone who wants to attend the final presentations, judging and awards can register for tickets to the Sunday Demo Day for $15, which includes a catered dinner.

Click here for more information on this year's event. You can view the video below for more on Startup Weekend Evansville, as well.

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