Reed College Start-Up Lab, February 3-5, 2012

24 Dec

Did you know that some of Portland’s hottest start-ups have been founded by Reed College alumni? That’s right: Urban Airship, Puppet Labs, PHP Fog, Lucky Sort–all founded by Reedies, all building great products, and all winning customer and investor support.

Now you can learn more about entrepreneurship and what it’s like to start a company, better yet, get a chance to work on ideas of your own at the first annual Reed Start-Up, February 3-5, 2012, during the Reed Working Weekend.

We’ll get together and form into teams based on your ideas for a start-up, whether its the next great thing in digital, a great new consumer product, a clean energy breakthrough, or a new medical device.  If you can dream it, during Reed Start-Up we’ll help you learn how to move from idea to a pitch–with clear deliverables and team of Reed alumni Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to mentor you throughout the event.

Compelling keynotes from our alumni Entrepreneurs at these hot companies will give you a glimpse of what it’s like to build a company or work for a rapidly growing start-up–both the great stuff and the not so great–so you can learn from their experiences.

The weekend will culminate with practice pitch run on Saturday night with the Reed Entrepreneurs in Residence, and a final pitch Sunday at noon to a live panel of angel and VC investors. You’ll get real feedback and real exposure to the start-up world.

Join us in February for Reed Start-Up!  In the meantime, feel free to start organizing your team.  Make a pitch for your idea in the comments section of this blog and watch for more information about Reed Start-Up here.

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