A Startup Weekend is non-profit entity sponsoring 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts unite to share ideas, build teams, create products, and launch startups. According to the info graphic below, the group has locations around the world and creates a significant economic impact. At the very least, it’ gets a ton of people thinking about startups.
While browsing their website, I realized that there is no Startup Weekend presence in NOLA. Not one event. Baton Rouge actually had two events last year, and the nearest upcoming event is scheduled for February 10 in Jackson, Mississippi. So, where y’at NOLA? Who wants to help get one of these awesome events started?