Startup Week Starts This Week
Entrepreneurs looking to start their own business can find a well of knowledgeable experts to help them on the way at Tallahassee’s inaugural Startup Week, beginning today. And it’s all free and open to the public.
The five-day event is designed to build momentum in the city’s entrepreneurial community and offers an array of information that ranges from how to design your startup pitch to finding angel investors that will make your business dream a reality to selling your business on social media.
“It's important because Startup Week gives us five full days to showcase, celebrate and empower North Florida's entrepreneurial community,” says Lucas Lindsey, community manager at Domi Station, the city’s business incubator. “It's a week of events that range from professional development to networking to just having a good time. There's talks that anyone can benefit from, on things like public speaking and investing in skills that don't become obsolete as technology and business rapidly changes.”
The event is being sponsored by Leon County, First Commerce Credit Union, the Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University and Florida State University.
The schedule of free events can be found here: tallahassee.startupweek.co/
Keynote speaker Paul Singh will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at FSU. He has been dubbed a “super angel,” having invested in hundreds of startups and will speak about the trends and growing intersection of venture capital, high-growth startups and economic development. Previously, Singh was a partner at 500 Startups, an accelerator and venture firm headquartered in Silicon Valley that has invested in nearly 1,000 companies across 40-plus countries. He has also founded a few of his own startups.