Building a Supportive Ecosystem

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Startup Weekend is a fantastic initiative that encourages an entrepreneurship ecosystem to grow and expand. This core philosophy to the startup weekend experience is evident in the pitchfires. After the first round of pitches were made last night, a courageous 12 participants had laid out their visions for the group to consider, but further encouragement from our talented organizers and facilitator lead to another 5 pitches. The inclusive and supportive nature of the entrepreneurship culture allowed the remaining participants to feel comfortable enough to pitch their ideas after a little coaxing, and it sure paid off! 3 of the 5 late pitches were selected as viable business ideas and two companies formed from those ideas: Buildasong.com and How Far Did I Go?

Stay tuned to find out what happens when a group of inspired entrepreneurs, developers, and designers get together for 54 hours!