In a nut shell, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, and entrepreneur enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

Startup Weekend is much more than that, though. It is bringing a community together and collaborating brain power. It is learning new skills by stepping outside of your comfort zone. It is working with some of the top leaders in the business and technology industry. And it is building a stronger network that may lead to a future job or an investor.

How it works:

- Attendees pitch their business ideas with the goal of inspiring others that theirs is the best.

- After the pitches have ended, the ideas get voted on. The top 20 ideas form teams.

- These teams work day and night to form viable business models– they take their idea, and turn it into action.

- At the end of the weekend, each team pitches their idea and demos their prototype to a panel of judges.

So what if your idea doesn’t win? You walk away with an unforgettable experience.

And if your idea wins? You walk away with an operating business.

Get involved:

On October 25th-27th, Kirkland Startup will return for a second year, hosted at Kirkland’s Google Campus. The theme this year focuses on emerging opportunities with Big Data, and calls for big ideas.

To register for the event or to learn more about Startup Weekend, visit

Xtreme is looking forward to not only sponsoring another Startup Weekend, but to hearing brilliant ideas and watching startups form, in just one weekend.

Use #SWKirkland, or follow @XtremeCGI to stay updated on the weekend happenings and find out which business idea will be launched.

Topics: Community Involvement, Kirkland Startup, Startup Weekend

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ABOUT Britta Jones

Britta works as a part of the Marketing Team at Xtreme Consulting, focusing on brand strategy, designing new campaigns and programs, and strategic planning. Outside of Marketing, Britta enjoys snowboarding, watching football (Go Huskies & Hawks!), and spoiling her two golden retrievers.
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