With the BlackBerry Developers Conference right around the corner, RIM is sponsoring Startup Weekend September 24th to the 26th in Toronto. The event will pull together loads of developers, people in marketing, graphic artists and many more to help bring some great startup ideas to life.
"Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with other passionate and skilled individuals, and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your idea into reality.
About 1/3 of your communities brightest will have 60-90 seconds to present ideas for new startup ventures, we then crowd source the favorites and form teams around those ideas. Teams are between 4-10 people, and consist of about 50% technical people and 50% non-technical. You then spend the entire weekend getting advice from professional mentors, and building a proof of concept, demo, or sometimes even a finished product."
In addition there are four free passes to Devcon up for grabs. All you need to do is find a creative way to tweet about the event. Details can be found here.
For more on the event, check out the full page at toronto.startupweekend.org.
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