If you have an idea for a company and wonder what it will take to get it off the ground, this fast-paced weekend is for you.
On Sept. 14-16, participants at the first South Sound Entrepreneurs Weekend at the University of Washington Tacoma will develop a business plan and get the company launched in 54 hours or less.
“We’re hoping to get at least 2 or 3 companies to launch out of this weekend,” organizer Andrew Fry, assistant director of industry partnerships at UW Tacoma’s Institute of Technology, said in a news release. “At the very least, anyone interested in starting a business can learn a lot.”
The event is sponsored by the Washington State Economic Development Commission and open to people wanting to start any kind of business or join a business team.
About half of the participants will come from technology backgrounds, Fry said in the release. Prizes will include professional services to help the new businesses get started.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Tickets are $60 if you register before Aug. 21, or $75 after Aug. 21. The registration fee covers the conference, food and drinks and a T-shirt. To register, visit www.sseweekend.com.