NAU and the LaunchBox Student Incubation program invite you to come to NAU's Startup Weekend to get exposure and experience with entrepreneurship, without losing all of your money! NAU's W. A. Franke College of Business has brought keynote speaker Michael T. Jones (Developer of Google Earth, Advisor for Google Ventures) to campus to share his insights and help NAU's creative thinkers and innovators become entrepreneurs. Mr. Jones will also stay on as a coach and judge for the weekend!
What to Expect:
Friday night, anyone can pitch their ideas and receive feedback from their peers. Teams will organically form around the top ideas and then it is a 48-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. Teams will work Saturday with few interruptions including presentations and lunch/dinner. Come Sunday, teams will work uninterrupted and the weekend will end with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders and another opportunity for critical feedback.
This event is not just for business majors- there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking to become the next Steve Jobs or meet people with similar interests, everyone is guaranteed to leave this event with more than they came with.
The winning team will receive 1 year of incubation in the LaunchBox Student Business Incubation program through the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET).
Why Attend A Startup Weekend?
Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend! Since your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top eight:
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go. Use the resources in this toolkit to help you get started: http://startupweekend.org/resources/
Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
Save money & get stuff:
Startup Weekends typically cost between $75 and $150 (less for students). Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee you can drink.
Join a global community:
Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.
Startup Weekend costs $25 for NAU students- includes 6 meals and all the coffee you can drink and of course, a life changing experience.
All students who buy an early bird ticket will be entered into WEEKLY drawings to win prizes! Prizes include Launchbox SWAG & coffee gift cards. The earlier you buy, the more chances you have to win cool prizes.
Parking for the weekend will be free at P62 only
located on Pine Knoll drive (download NAU parking_map
). This parking area is less than a 5 minute walk to du Bois where the event will take place. Meals will be provided for free to all participants who are wearing their attendee badges. Meals will be served in the du Bois dining hall.
The du Bois center is located at:
306 E. Pine Knoll Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001