Startup Weekend Rexburg

What is a Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Thursday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Saturday night demos to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs.  Participants are challenged with building functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

How It Works

Step 1: PITCH

Have that awesome business idea that you just haven't gotten off the ground? Pitch it at the start of the weekend. Attendees vote for their favorite ideas and teams are formed, and the weekend begins.

STEP 2: Build Something Real

Now that teams have been formed, the real work begins. Start by collaborating with teammates to develop the minimum viable product (MVP). You've only got 54 hours. Ready... set... go!


You and your team have worked around the clock, now it's time for the final touches before presenting it to the judges and crowd. This is just the beginning of where your startup will take you.

Where It's Happening

Madison Business Incubator
35 N 1st E
Rexburg, ID 83440
Schedule for Rexburg Startup Weekend

Thursday October 22, 2020

6:30 PM    Registration

7:00 PM    Dinner and Networking

7:20 PM    Welcome and Speakers

7:30 PM    Pitches Start

9:00 PM    Voting

9:15 PM    Form Teams

10:00 PM  Begin Work

11:45 PM  End

Friday October 23, 2020

9:00 AM    Breakfast

9:30 AM    Begin Work

12:00 PM   Lunch

1:00 PM    Check-In

2:00 PM    Coach Meetings

6:30 PM    Dinner

7:30 PM    Check-In

10:00 PM  Wrap-Up

Saturday October 24, 2020

9:00 AM    Breakfast

10:00 AM   Check-In

12:00 PM   Lunch

3:00 PM     Presentation Prep & Tech Check

4:00 PM     Dinner

5:00 PM     Final Presentations

7:30 PM     Judging and Awards

8:30 PM     Wrap-Up

9:30 PM     Go Home

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