Have an Idea for a Startup Business but Don’t Know Where to Start?

Look for a Team, Work on Your Idea, and Receive Feedback from Experienced Entrepreneurs.

Do you have an idea for a startup business, but don't know where to start? Marion and Polk County residents are invited to attend an upcoming workshop Jun. 21 - 23.

Techstars Startup Weekend, in partnership with Google for Startups, is being held Jun. 21 – 23 in Independence at Indy Commons (278 S Main St.). The weekend event is $20 and includes meals. Applicants can learn more and register online. This workshop is designed for attendees to test their business ideas and take the first steps in launching their own startup. Receiving feedback and support from experienced entrepreneurs along the way, participants will have an opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm with like-minded individuals, validate their business idea, create a prototype, and pitch their business idea to judges.

The City of Salem offers several resources for small businesses and startups in our community on our website. Salem is a partner for the Techstars Startup Weekend through the Launch Mid-Valley collaborative.

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Chris DrobnickiProgram Manager IUrban Development Department
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