1st Start Up Weekend set for Juneau, Action Line code reduces admission cost

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau's first ever Start-Up Weekend is set for March 23 through the 25.

    Jake Carpenter is one of the organizers.  He described the event as an international program that takes 54 hours from start to finish. "It teaches people the process of  finding a business idea, refining it, working with others and the actually getting people out into the community to test that idea among their potential customers."

    Day One is devoted to meeting, pitching and teaming up. Day Two  involves  learning and working. Day Three is for presenting and choosing.

    Carpenter was a guest on Action Line Wednesday along with Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Brian Holst.  They were asked how people sign up.  Carpenter said that if they were listening to the program they will get a discount for signing up.  The discount code is 'Action Line.'  He said that will provide a fifty percent reduction on the cost of admission.

    Holst said its only $75 with the discount.  He said said it will be held on the campus of the University of Alaska Southeast in theEgan Library classroom wing.

    That web site address for signing up is go.startupweekend.org/juneau


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