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Google hosts a weekend of innovation at UA

Courtesy of Startup Weekend
Banner for Startup Weekend at the University of Arizona. Startup Weekend is an event that brings people together to come up with new ideas for companies.

Aspiring entrepreneurs and business-savvy minds will have the chance to showcase their ideas and prototypes next weekend at the UA Startup Weekend — designed and hosted by Google. Over the course of three days, like-minded individuals and teams will pitch their ideas for new innovative products and companies.

Throughout the event, teams will be coached and mentored by successful entrepreneurs and marketers, as well as present their business plans to judges to find out if their startup ideas are viable. Teams will be judged on their prototypes, business plans and presentations for the chance to win prizes and take their startups to the next level.

The event kicks off this Friday at 5 p.m. on the third floor of the UA Main Library. On Saturday, students will brainstorm, create their business plans and prototypes and receive feedback on them from their mentors. The Startup Weekend ends Sunday afternoon with the teams’ demos and presentations for the judges.

If you have a great idea for a product or business and are interested in networking with today’s leading entrepreneurs, visit the Startup event page to reserve your spot.

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