Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Hartford recently hosted CT’s first ever Startup Weekend Hartford (cities such as Boston are in their 4th year of hosting with participation increasing each year). The organizers of Startup Weekend Hartford included leadership from HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs), MetroHartford Alliance, CCSU’s ITBD (Institute of Technology and Business Development) and University of Hartford’s Center for Professional Development.
The main objective of Startup Weekend Hartford is to create community among young professionals throughout CT business and, in the long run, boost the economy of CT by supporting entrepreneurs. Miceli Productions HD sponsored the participation of our New Business Director, Lisa Niedermeyer, as a way of meeting and working with like-minded Nutmeggers. Lisa worked with an 8 member team, led by founder of Social Hartford Clif Hirtle. Her team walked away with The People’s Choice Award, voted on by all 75 participants that made up the 10 other teams. Congratulations Lisa! For those interested in the Startup Weekend concept, but who missed out on Hartford, check out Startup Weekend New Haven November 11 – 13 2011.
Wondering, “What the heck does this have to do with an HD video production studio?” Miceli Productions cares about CT, the future of business in CT, and the professional development of our team. That’s just how we roll.