Q&A with mentor David Frahm

Introduce yourself! What do you do? I’m all over the place doing things I love: A community organizer with 1 Million Cups and other events throughout the year, a tech startup mentor at the Missouri Innovation Center, a product creator currently Head of Product at Testery.io. I also have a hobby project at Sk8Plan.com which is an app for figure skating … Read More

Q&A with mentor Amos Angelovici

Introduce yourself! What do you do?  Hi, I’m Amos Angelovici (don’t try and pronounce it), the founder and CEO of AdSwaper (theadswapper.com) a Columbia based startup. I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, co-founded 4 companies and worked with many others. How did you get involved with #SWCOMO?  Attended my first #SWCOMO event three years ago and fell in … Read More

Q&A with mentor Greg Bier

Introduce yourself! What do you do?  I got my start as an “intrapreneur” when I began an organization that removed landmines and unexploded ordnance from around the world (think Croatia, Bosnia, Mozambique, Cambodia, etc.).  Since then, I’ve moved on to safer things; entrepreneur, Mizzou professor, and angel investor. After living all over the place, I’ve settled into CoMo and I’ve … Read More

How can I get my boss to pay for Startup Weekend?

So you want to attend Startup Weekend, but you’re busy. Or you’re not sure how you can fit the ticket price into your budget. Or maybe both. Have you considered pitching Startup Weekend to your boss as a weekend full of professional development opportunities? Or maybe you’re a boss yourself, wondering how this event could benefit your employees and in … Read More

Calling all student developers!

Interested in attending Startup Weekend but not sure if you can fork up the $50? Zapier, a previous #SWCOMO winner, is sponsoring 10 student developer tickets. Learn more and apply to win a free ticket by Friday, Sept. 21.

Who should go to Startup Weekend?

It's like magic

Short answer: Anyone and everyone! Whether you are interested in pitching an idea of your own or collaborating with others, networking with new connections or team-building with your friends and colleagues, honing in on skills you already have or learning new ones… Startup Weekend has got you covered. Jessica Gardner, Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist at MidwayUSA (and #SWCOMO planning committee … Read More

What is Startup Weekend?

Join us for Columbia, Missouri’s 8th Annual Startup Weekend!   So… what is Startup Weekend?  Startup Weekend is a weekend-long event that brings together developers, designers, marketers, and business-minded folks to validate a business idea and develop a viable business they can ideally continue after the weekend is over. Our goal is to create an environment where passionate people can … Read More