February 4, 2023


Epicurean Science & Tech

Beaufort hosting 54-hour weekend for likely tech startups

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The Beaufort Electronic Corridor is web hosting the Metropolis of Beaufort’s initially Startup Weekend, a 54-hour foray into the earth of tech startups.

Everyone — builders, designers, business enterprise developers, entrepreneurs, instructors, college students — can pitch an thought and start a enterprise, all in a person weekend, reported Jess O’Brien, executive director of the Beaufort Electronic Corridor.

The competitive Startup Weekend occasion is a world function and one of Techstars startup systems. Techstars connects startups, investors, companies and towns.

Teams of participants kind teams about thoughts Friday evening and operate through the weekend to acquire a organization approach by Sunday evening.

Beaufort is taking part for the very first time. Participants will obtain at the city’s new South Coast Cyber Centre, 1100 Boundary St.

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The Beaufort Digital Corridor at 500 Carteret St. presents place of work room for tech startups. Paul Nurnberg Paul Nurnberg

There’s however time to indication up, O’Brien said Thursday. Observers can invest in tickets for $10, even though the charge is $30 for individuals. Go to https://event.techstars.com/party/goX1RLOnho. Persons who just present up can sign up, as well.

Beaufort’s BDC released in 2017 with the purpose of drawing and creating superior-tech companies and incorporating jobs.

Startup weekend is a prospect to take a look at suggestions, meet up with likely co-founders, develop the entrepreneurial community in Beaufort, and possibly launch the upcoming startup, O’Brien stated.

In excess of the course of the weekend, members will brainstorm startup concepts, type teams and compete to get prizes that might assistance them start the startups they create all through the weekend. They will function with mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors who can display them how to get extra done speedier.

Community judges incorporate Dick Stewart, a serial entrepreneur and investor, and Jason Loia, a tech executive with 20 many years of start-up knowledge in the Silicon Valley.

The guide organizer for the party is Digital Corridor board member Abundant Conte. He explained Startup Weekend gatherings are prospects to empower opportunity entrepreneurs in the neighborhood.

“For individuals, it’s a excellent way to hook up and collaborate with other people and to study the fundamentals of setting up a engineering company,” Conte said in a information launch.

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Karl Puckett handles the city of Beaufort, town of Port Royal and other communities north of the Broad River for The Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet. The Minnesota native also has labored at newspapers in his property condition, Alaska, Wisconsin and Montana.

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