Startup Weekend Florida Kicks Off in Gainesville

Entrepreneurs of all levels gather together to venture into the world of creation and innovation.

Since 2007, Gainesville has experienced a significant amount of praise for their business practices and startup successes. Leading publications like Forbes and Fortune have claimed Gainesville as not only a top city in the nation, but also a gold mine of entrepreneurial opportunities.

This past weekend, Gainesville opened its doors and invited passionate entrepreneurs to join together at the Startup Weekend Gainesville (link to their website) event. This intellectual retreat gave Gainesville’s community of professionals a chance to start their first business venture, or to grow a business concept they may have already established.

Powered by Google, Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities. According to their global website (link), on average half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

With over 45,000 alumni in the Startup Weekend network, the global experience will also be visiting several other Florida Super Regeion cities in the upcoming month.

November 15th – Melbourne, FL
November 22nd – Orlando, FL
November 22nd – Tampa Bay, FL