Startup Weekend 7.0 to highlight area entrepreneurs, Google keynote speaker


Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 will return to the University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, and will feature presentations from both area entrepreneurs and Google representatives.

Open regionally to students, faculty, staff and the community, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The Evansville event, the largest of its kind in the state of Indiana, seeks to bring people together to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and realize results.

This year’s keynote speaker is Erin Bemis, a professional speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. Bemis will speak about the program, which aims to get every small business in the United States online and on the map through assisting local businesses with claiming listings on search engines and building websites. Opening remarks for Startup Weekend will be given by Evansville mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

Tickets for event participants can be purchased online for $45 through Friday, April 6, as well as options to attend the Demo Day presentations and student and educator pricing. Tickets are also available for those wishing to only attend the keynote luncheon.

Sponsors for the event include the USI Romain College of Business, Vectren, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Lieberman Technologies, Acropolis Restaurant & Catering and Bauerhaus Catering.