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1125@Carleton to Host Startup Weekend Ottawa

Carleton University is proud to host Startup Weekend Ottawa from June 6 to 8, 2014 at 1125@Carleton – Ottawa’s Living Lab. Startup Weekend is a hackathon, business competition and startup bootcamp rolled up in one event. The goal of is to build a business over the course of a fun-packed, 54-hour sprint.

Where: 1125@Carleton, 5110 Human Computer Interaction Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

When: Friday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. until Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same model. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form organically around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), followed by a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

For more information, visit Ottawa.Startupweekend.org.

About 1125@Carleton:
1125@Carleton is more than a collaborative and innovative workspace. It is a new way of working that mobilizes knowledge to solve real-world problems at local and global levels. 1125@Carleton provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to take their ideas to the world stage. It brings Carleton researchers, faculty and students together with business, industry, community and governments at all levels. 1125@Carleton is a Living Laboratory and a member of European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). The lab is housed in a 7,500-square-foot facility overlooking the Rideau River. To learn more about 1125@Carleton, please visit Carleton.ca/1125.

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