March 30th 2012
The first day of Startup Weekend Stamford is in the books (for me at least, as I’m sure newly-formed teams are still working on their business plans as I write this).
With the goal being to start a company in 54 hours I expected the process to be fast-paced but it was even more intense than I anticipated.
“Startup Weekend is a ton of energy and excitement,” Derek Koch, a volunteer facilitator, said. Koch is the founder and CEO of Independent Software and has participated in previous Startup Weekends so he’s there to make sure things run smoothly for the first-timers.
Then the excitement began with 48 company pitches. Each presenter was only given a strict 60 seconds to present their idea. Then the various designers, developers and other participants…Read More