Mark your calendars! Startup Weekend is coming to the Twin Cities

by Mike Bollinger

Startup Weekend Minneapolis

Startup Weekend is coming to the Twin Cities at CoCo MSP the weekend of September 18th, 2010 — starting Friday (17th) afternoon and ending  Sunday evening (19th). Get together in teams with local developers, marketers, designers, and entrepreneurs to vet, pitch, build, and demo new products over a single weekend.  Intense!

This weekend warriors’ event has happened in 100’s of cities across the globe from San Francisco to Athens, Greece.  It’s been covered in TechCrunch, the Washington Post , ABC News and beyond.

Final details will be announced over the coming weeks, but it is confirmed Zencoder Co-founder Jon Dahl will be kicking things off in style on Friday night.

Participation is limited to the first 100, and registration ($75 $50) is now open.  Tickets include food & beverage (yes, beer) throughout the event, with reduced pricing for students and demo only.     Startup Weekend Twin Cities  comes our way thanks to coordinator Shane Reiser who has successfully orchestrated Startup Weekend Des Moines, Omaha and NYC.

“Startup Weekend provides an unprecedented level of networking, team building and learning  for its attendees and their communities.  With the goal of forming at least one new venture in under 54 hours,  participants are sure to leave with more experience, insight, knowledge, friends and resources than they came with…I can’t guarantee you’ll get any sleep though.” – Shane Reiser