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Startup Weekend Columbia


Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. 

Below is a recap of the Startup Weekend Columbia event by the SW Columbia Team:

Startup Weekend Columbia was AWESOME. Here's a recap:

1. Event metrics: 125 attendees, 40 ideas pitched, 22 teams formed, 28 sponsors

2. Startup Weekend Columbia in the news:

•      Silicon Prairie News: "The 22 Teams of Startup Weekend Columbia"

•      Columbia Tribune: "Charity Run Site Wins At Startup"

•      Columbia Tribune: "Startup Weekend Nurtures Bright Ideas"

3. How you can stay connected with other attendees

•      Join the Facebook groups:,

•      Follow the hashtag on twitter: #swcomo

4. When is the next Startup Weekend Columbia? TBA

5. One big final THANK YOU to

•      Sponsors: Veterans United, League of Innovators,, Taco Bell, Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor and Bacon P.C., Museao, Advancing Missouri, RJI, Centennial Investors, MU Enterpreneurship Alliance, Williams Keepers LLC, Plaza Commercial Realty, eNet Payroll Services, Digital Talent Agents, Woodcrest, Stephens College, REDI, Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center, Commerce Bank, Shelter Insurance, The Add Sheet, Gumby’s Pizza,, Delta Systems, Fluid UI, MU Office of Economic Development, Subway, Zapier.

•      Speaker: Zapier.

•      The Panel: Brent Beshore, Steve Wyatt, Emily Eldridge, Greg Bier, Steve Powell.

•      Coaches: Pieter Van Waarde, Joshua Kayser, Keith Politte, Susan Bartel, Jamie Stephens, Randy Picht, Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig, Mike Knoop, Jeff Bajayo.

Thanks everyone for coming out, we hope to see you at the next event!



Columbia Startup Weekend 9/28-30

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM - Monday, October 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

3500 Buttonwood Dr
Columbia, MO 65201

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