PROVIDENCE, RI - Oct 9, 2012 - It was a 54-hour frenzy for our students this weekend. Johnson & Wales University hosted Startup Weekend Providence, where 100+ aspiring entrepreneurs brainstormed ideas to expand the city’s business and startup communities. A JWU grad helped create the worldwide phenomenon 5 years ago — now it’s come full circle, with the next generation of JWU entrepreneurs leading the way. Start a Business in 3 DaysWhat happens at Startup Weekend? Everyone pitches their startup idea, and receives feedback from their peers. VIDEO: Watch the Startup Weekend recap
Participants vote for the top ideas, than form teams around them. Then it’s a frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Our students got to present to local entrepreneurial leaders as the weekend ends, another opportunity for critical feedback.Ready to learn what it takes to launch your startup? Explore our entrepreneurship program.