Startup Weekend is a global movement to empower motivated people to become entrepreneurs. In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. This event brings together developers, designers, and hustlers to pitch ideas, form teams, and launch companies over the course of a weekend. Tampa Bay’s Startup Weekends culminate in pitches to local influential entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors. These thought leaders decide which startups return home with prize packages designed to jump start their companies. Multiple standout companies formed at Startup Weekend Tampa Bay since its inception, including the ticketing platform Eventjoy (acquired by Ticketmaster in 2014).
We have been hosting Startup Weekend Tampa Bay for six years and have launched hundreds of startups. Regardless of whether or not the companies went on to succeed, everyone involved in Startup Weekend always walks away with new friends and an invaluable experience.
Our next Startup Weekend Tampa Bay will be hosted in St. Petersburg in November 2017. More details coming soon.