Lincoln Startup Weekend, January 25-27, 2019

Open to Students and Community Members

Lincoln Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start companies. These events are very community focused and provide a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas.

This event is open to anyone and everyone who want to further develop their idea for an entrepreneurial venture as well as those who may lack the “idea” but have skills, talent and the interest in making a contribution as a team member.

Register by Friday, January 11 to get a free t-shirt!

How The Weekend Works

The weekend is all centered on action, innovation and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday 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. Mentors and coaches will be available throughout the weekend to offer their functional expertise.

The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. on January 25 with dinner and networking. The Sunday night presentations and awards begin at 5 p.m.

The event will take place at FUSE Coworking, located at 151 N. 8th Street. The nearest city parking garage is the Haymarket Garage at 9th and Q streets.

How to Attend

Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds vary and are typically divided between 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law).

Registration is $20 for the entire weekend. Your ticket includes seven meals, snacks, all the coffee you can drink and printed resources.

Event Registration

Early Registration deadline is Friday, January 11 (INCLUDES A FREE T-SHIRT!)

Final Deadline is Wednesday, January 23

What You Will Get Out of Attending

1. Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

2. Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups. Create relationships that last long past the weekend.

3. Have fun: During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.

4. Solve local problems with your ideas: Do you think that one of your idea can change your town or have a positive impact in your group of people? Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a positive change in your local community.

5. Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!

6. Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try. With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.

7. Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): : Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.

8. Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.

9. Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!

Weekend Hosts

Center for Entrepreneurship





Martin, Brent
HLH 315
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1515