As we all know, being a startup Founder is not for the weak of heart. It takes more than inspiration and a great idea. It takes late nights, early mornings, skipped meals, and roughly 6 cups of coffee per day. During the weekend of October 20-22, at Workhaus CCS, the participants of Tech Stars Startup Weekend showed that they had exactly what it takes. They sacrificed their entire weekend (54 hours to be exact) for the opportunity to begin the early stages of a startup.
Thanks to Tech Stars and Infiniti Lab, the participants were able to learn from the on site mentors, craft their pitches, and network with other entrepreneurs. On the final day the teams had the opportunity to present their polished pitch in front of a panel of judges. The weekend started with 24 startup ideas, which was narrowed down to a final 7. The Founder Institute was so impressed with the participating entrepreneurs that they decided to award the top 3 participating teams with full Founder Institute scholarships. Congratulations to the winners and kudos to everyone that survived the weekend; you have all shown that you are true entrepreneurs!