Startup OKC event to help budding tech entrepreneurs
By Paul Monies
Copyright © 2016, The Oklahoma Publishing Company
Budding entrepreneurs, looking to see if their technology ideas could be viable, can get a chance to test drive them at Startup OKC.
The weekend-long event will be from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday in downtown Oklahoma City at the OKC Innovation Station, 133 W Main St., Suite 102.
Startup OKC will bring together developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.
“Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups,” said Jason Trout, one of the organizers.
Speakers will provide advice and guidance during Startup OKC. Scheduled to speak will be Evan Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Oseberg; Shane Kempton, chief technology officer for Phase 2 and Drakewell; and Sandip Patel, co-founder of BitConfused and Cage.
The event will begin with pitches on Friday evening, where attendees have one minute to pitch their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Teams will then form around the top ideas determined by attendee votes.
On Saturday and Sunday, the teams will focus on business model creation, customer development, idea validation, practicing lean startup methods and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening, a panel of experts will provide feedback after each team demonstrates their prototypes.
Registration for Startup OKC is $59 for the weekend, with student tickets available for $25. The pitch night on Friday is free, although participants still must register.
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Additional information and registration for Startup OKC available here.