Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.
I came across this site and idea yesterday and was immediately hooked. Take the vibe of a BarCamp and focus that energy on something deliverable. So—I decided to see if I can get the ball rolling on a StartupWeekend for West Michigan. I’m so tired of hearing news stories and advertisements that start with the words “in these tough economic times” that I want to do something to give the press and the West Michigan community something positive to talk about.
So meet StartupWeekend:West Michigan. I have no idea what it takes to pull one of these off, but have scheduled an initial meetup for July 1st, 4:00PM at the HopCat in Grand Rapids. If you have any interest in helping plan or just attend a StartupWeekend event come on out to join the discussion.