In alignment with Kauffman’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010, Minnesota will join the list of 30+ parallel Startup Weekend events happening around the world this fall. From Friday November 19 through Sunday the 21, teams of local developers, marketers, designers, and entrepreneurs will get together to pitch, vet, build and demo new products over a single weekend.
Hot off Minnesota’s first Startup Weekend, organizer and COO Shane Reiser said “…the energy, feedback and outcome was so positive that this place is ready for more.” By the numbers, 100 registered for the last weekends hackathon at CoCo MSP and between 80-90 people came out for the initial pitch night on Friday. In the end, around 60-70 startup enthusiasts spontaneously collaborated across 13 unique teams. A review of John Sheehan/Twilio’s interview library provides a great sense of what Startup Weekend was like for those who participated.