Why Attend?

Why should I attend Startup Vikes?

Learn through the act of creating. Startup Vikes is all about learning while you create – you don’t just learn theory – you build your strategy and test it as you go.

Network with Cleveland area makers and do-ers. Startup weekends like Startup Vikes attract those with an entrepreneurial spirit. The event offers opportunities to network with attendees, mentors, judges and the community. You will build long-lasting relationship and possibly walk away with a job, find your co-CEO or even a potential investor.

Learn a new skill. Startup vikes is a collaborative environment dedicated to inspire creativity – it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our team of mentors to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language or to try something different.

Actually LAUNCH a business. Startup Vikes has helped NINE teams launch businesses since 2014. Learn more about how those teams are doing here.

Learn how to change quickly. The methodology taught at Startup Vikes helps business change and adapt quickly in today’s mercurial business environment. 36% of Startup weekend businesses are still going strong after three months of the event.

Meals, snacks and all the coffee you can drink. In addition to dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sunday and all the coffee you can drink – you fee covers snacks, beverages and resources from our sponsors.

Best of all, winning teams will have access to cash and valuable services.