No Talk, All Action.
Launch a Startup in 54 Hours.
What is Asheville Startup Weekend?
An experience you’ll never forget. Think the 48-Hour Film Fest for techies, marketers & entrepreneurs. Work with a team to convert an idea into an operating business in 54 hours.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to learn or loves the process of creating a new product or service and turning it into a business. Attendees include makers, programmers, marketers, designers, builders, entrepreneurs and writers. Students get a special discount to participate.
Why should I attend?
To become inspired, forge lasting friendships, find co-founders & employees, learn new tools & methodologies, practice new skills and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Participating in Startup Weekend is an intense experience that allows you to grow rapidly and build deep relationships. It’s an experience like none other.
What can I expect?
Attendees meet Friday at 6pm and start getting to know each other. After a dinner and inspiring presentations, you’ll go through six steps to build a new business by Sunday at 5pm:
- Propose Your Idea
- Build Your Team
- Create Your Business Model
- Connect with Customers
- Build Your Product
- Present Your Startup
Steps 3-5 usually happen at the same time by different members of your team. You’ll also be supported by a cadre of coaches who will give you feedback on your progress and answer your questions.
How do I sign up?
Register on our Eventbrite sign up page.
If you fit multiple categories, pick your strongest for now. You will not be restricted to this role during the weekend. If you don’t know which to pick, select Non-Technical for now.
How can I help?
Help promote Asheville Startup Weekend to your friends and others. Check out our Help Promote Asheville Startup Weekend page for actions you can take to promote the event.
Where can I find out more?
If you have other questions, check out the Starutp Weekend FAQ or scroll down to see blog articles and information about our speakers, judges, coaches, organizers and sponsors.