Penn State Great Valley to host Chester County Techstars Startup Weekend on May 31

Your idea in 54 hours!

On May 31 thru June 2, 2019, the PSGV REV-UP Center of Entrepreneurship will partner with the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at West Chester University and the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n), an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council, to bring an immersive weekend-long event to challenge participants to build a business in 54 hours.

The weekend kicks off that Friday evening when participants hear 60-second pitches on potential new products and services. Teams will form around topics of interest, and with the help of mentors and coaches, develop a prototype for a viable product. By Sunday, each team will have five minutes to present their ideas to judges.

The weekend includes workshops, guest speakers and networking opportunities. “This is a great opportunity for students and members of the community to get a real, hands-on experience of starting a company form the ground up,” said James Nemes, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Great Valley.

Click here for more information and tickets.  Early bird discounts available thorugh April 30.


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