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UofA to host Startup Weekend – Jan. 30 – Feb. 1

UofA to host Startup Weekend – Jan. 30 – Feb. 1
Ryan Loebe

InnovateUA a new program at the University of Arizona that promotes a student-led culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the entire campus, will be hosting their inaugural Startup Weekend January 30th – February 1st. The 54-hour event in which students and professionals from the community representing all disciplines will come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

The weekend will comprise of a combination of networking, a hackathon and a business competition in which teams are evaluated on their prototype, business plan, and validation. Along the way startups will meet like-minded peers, interact with leading entrepreneurs from Tucson, and get the chance to win prizes to take their venture to the next step.

Related: What you need to know about the Tucson tech community

“My first Startup Weekend was transformational. I entered Friday with an idea I had been working on and when I left on Sunday, I had grown as an entrepreneur. From the immense amount of advice I received from the mentors, to the new friendships I developed throughout the weekend, this event became a lot more than just working on an idea.” – Nick Morin, Director of InnovateUA

Read about the startups that came out of past Startup Weekends around AZ