Las Vegas locals share ideas, skills and techniques to found their very own tech business start-up.
Throughout America, thousands of tech hands join together to form and foster ideas and turn them into actual working prototypes. Every year Las Vegas’ innovative locals come out and share their solutions to worldly problems and meet talented like-minded individuals to help solve them.
Startup Weekend Las Vegas 2019 took place at the Work in Progress workshop in Downtown Las Vegas. This 54-hour event was the perfect environment to join a team, create a prototype, validate your business model, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
“In the entrepreneurial startup world, it’s a little bit tricky to get started.” Says Kenny Eliason, founder of Work in Progress and organizer of Tech Startup Weekend Las Vegas. “This is a great opportunity for locals in Las Vegas to get their ideas off of the ground that they’ve only imagined.”
Vegas locals pitched their ideas, listened to others and voted for the ones they found to be most interesting. Ideas pitched and potential problem-solving concepts spanned from social to educational to financial, environmental, and other issues. Teams were formed, integrating diverse skill sets (coding, digital marketing, digital design, etc.).
Over the course of the weekend locals were challenged to create a prototype of their MVP, or minimum viable product, that fit the needs of their specific target customer. Experienced mentors and volunteers were around during the process to provide feedback, advice, through helpful solutions and tips to participants.
The specific focus theme for the projects of this year’s Startup Weekend was travel and hospitality. On the last day, a panel of judges listened to each of the different pitches.
This annual event was created for Las Vegas locals with an idea and would like to test it out in a safe, constructive space. For the seasoned programmer, the novice designer and others, Startup Weekend has become the place to make connections, learn new things, and grow. Because there is no age restriction, you can even catch a few high schoolers mixed in the bunch.
Whether you like to solve worldly problems that are heavy on your mind, gain experience, or just meet new entrepreneurs and friends Las Vegas Startup Weekend is the place to be. You will not want to miss it in 2020.
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