After facilitating eight consecutive Startup Weekend Twin Cities events, we’re passing the reigns to Scott Davis as the new lead organizer starting this year at the tail of Twin Cities Startup Week, Oct. 9-15.
His company, QONQR, was the winner of the inaugural event held back in the fall of 2010. Since then, Scott has been volunteer numero uno at every event – helping out on many levels.
His natural leadership and personal startup experience made the choice an easy one for us to make in confidence.
Startup Weekend (now a Techstars company) is a volunteer-driven event that partners with local communities to host hackathons throughout the year. There is the main Startup Weekend event happening during Twin Cities Startup Week and also a Startup Weekend EDU as well as Startup Weekend Youth that happen locally. The purpose is to bring together developers, designers and the business-minded for a 52 hour Friday-Sunday hackathon.
Hundreds of individuals have participated locally over the years, some even gone on to form new ventures as the purpose implies. Docalytics, for example, was born during Startup Weekend Twin Cities 3 and eventually acquired by Contently.
“I chose to take over SW because it has always been my favorite weekend of the year. I’ve never missed an event because I loved the opportunity to mentor future entrepreneurs and help them refine their ideas. When the opportunity came up, I was both excited and honored to take on the responsibility,” says Davis of the role.
Thank you Scott, we appreciate your support for Minnesota Tech entrepreneurship!