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.