Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs create a startup in 54 hours. Throughout the weekend, you'll learn how to turn ideas into something real and experience what it's like to startup. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validate their ideas, practice LEAN Startup Methodologies, and build a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.