SC Solutions sponsored a small group of Colorado high school students to participate in a Techstars Startup Weekend held January 19-21. The students participate in the Computer Technology program at the Mesa County Valley Career Center.

Startup weekends are a global phenomenon where entrepreneurial-minded people come together for an intensive 54-hour weekend to pitch a business idea, form teams and work on the details transforming this idea into a viable business. Groups cover everything from market research, surveys, product development, sales forecasting, marketing and more. At the end of the weekend, groups present their business to a panel of judges in a Shark Tank-like format. The groups have 5 minutes to pitch followed with 3 minutes of Q/A from judges. The students formed small groups around different business ideas and worked all weekend to bring their ideas to reality.

You can find out more about Techstars here and more about the Startup Weekend here.