This past weekend was the third Startup Weekend for Louisville, and my second attending. If you haven't ever heard of Startup Weekend, you should definitely check them out ( ) - They are a fantastic organization that puts on hundreds of events a year called a "Startup Weekend". These are weekend long events focused around developing and launching a startup company from an idea in 54 hours. Action driven, customer validation oriented, participent owned - Stuff happens at these. Friday night many people pitch ideas on potential businesses, we vote on the best 10-14 of them, and then break into teams. Over the course of the weekend, teams go out and talk to customers, build a business model, potentially prototype, and of course network - All supported by 'mentors' (experienced people in the field) who aid groups where necessary.


I had an amazing time, and definitely have made a few new friends. Learned a ton about entrepreneurship and just getting stuff done. I plan on attending the next Startup Weekend, and I'd highly encourage everyone else to do the same! It's well worth your time, even if you have no experience in business.