Bringing ideas to life at NAU Startup Weekend

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Turning an idea into reality is challenging enough for entrepreneurs, but doing so in one weekend adds a little drama—and a lot of pressure—to the mix.

Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, students of all backgrounds will gather to make one-minute pitches, recruit teams and begin the work of launching a startup.

Coaches and mentors assist the teams, which consist mostly of students with technical, design, business and startup backgrounds, although anyone can join in, including non-students.

Over the course of the weekend, the teams validate ideas and build a minimally viable product. On Sunday, they make their final pitches, demonstrate their prototypes and receive feedback from a panel of expert judges.

One team will win a year of business incubation in the LaunchBox Student Business Incubation program through the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, which is organizing the event.

Check the official event page for a full schedule and to register.