When it comes to innovation, sometimes you’ve gotta go in and do the work. And here in Detroit, we know how to do the work.
That’s why Detroit Unspun is proud to announce our sponsorship of Startup Weekend Detroit. The event to be held May 14th through 16th on the Wayne State University campus (more specific details here).
This three-day event is novel in that it’s a full weekend experience where people from all walks of life get together, pitch a business idea, collaborate — and then, in a short period of time, make their ideas happen right then and there.
What’s also great is that people from all kinds of backgrounds — developers, PR, user experience, attorneys/legal beagles, social media, students, and jacks-of-all-trades are able to participate. It’s a very exciting and unique opportunity.
Detroit Unspun will be there covering it that weekend (in addition to our Downtown Hoedown coverage, more on that later), sharing stories and experiences live from the business incubation floor.
Not only will you be able to follow the Startup Weekend action online, but you’ve got a chance to be there yourself — we’re giving away TWO FREE TICKETS!
This is what you need to do:
On Twitter, tweet: “I want to Startup Detroit, @detroitunspun! #SWD2010″ and you’ll be entered. In fact, as long as you include the hashtag #SWD2010 and the @detroitunspun, you’re in. The winners will be chosen at random by the Startup Weekend organizers.
The contest closes the morning of Monday, May 10th, so you have the whole weekend to participate.
So, those who want be a part of building Detroit’s future by starting up a business . . . good luck!