An event to boost entrepreneurship is set for next month at LaunchPad in downtown Goshen. Three Degrees of Separation, a South Bend-based business community organization, says Startup Weekend Maker Michiana will bring together developers, coders, designers and engineers. October 6, 2014

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – This week Three Degrees will be hosting the official launch of Startup Weekend Maker Michiana, an all weekend event where creatives of all kinds (business people, developers, coders, designers, makers/engineers) come together to bring a start-up idea to life.

Local entrepreneur Eric Kanagy, CEO of RedPost, is excited about having one of the first maker-themed Startup Weekends in the nation to Michiana.

According to Kanagy, “Our region is actually leading the nation in micro-manufacturing, with 3D printers and small batch manufacturing taking over from traditional, capital-intensive methods. Startup Weekend will give us a small glimpse into this massive shift that's happening right under our noses.”

This year's Startup event will be hosted in downtown Goshen and will be a little different from past competitions. Participants will be asked to pitch an idea, form a team, and then develop that idea from paper to a real-life object. Judges will be present to choose the winners of the best start-up idea.

Three Degrees of Separation, a South Bend community group, meets Tuesday at 6 PM in the St. Joseph Public Library downtown South Bend.

Three Degrees exists to collaborate and facilitate connections between local entrepreneurs, develop new start-up ideas, and offer resources and support for business development.

Startup Weekend Details:

When: November 14-16

Where: Launchpad, 232 S. Main St., Goshen.

Registration/More info:

Source: Three Degrees of Separation

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