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Techstars Startup Weekend Eugene: Food Edition

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 6:30pm to 12:00am

The Barrow (Hummingbird Wholesale) 150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Eugene, OR

Do you have an idea for a food business or a problem you'd like to solve in our food systems, but don't know where to start? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. 

What is Startup Weekend?

A 2.5-day accelerator-meets-hackathon where participants pitch and validate new ideas, then put together some form of validation/MVP (minimum viable product) over the course of a single weekend. The theme of this Startup Weekend is Food: innovative solutions that solve issues in our food system (including tech, consumer products, agriculture, anything food related!)

Weekend Overview:

Attendees arrive in the evening on Friday and pitch their early stage ideas to the room. After pitches, groups are formed around the most well-received ideas. Groups reconvene Saturday morning and begin building their ideas with the help of industry experts serving as mentors. Planning goes through Saturday into Sunday afternoon, when the groups get ready to pitch their final plans to a panel of industry judges for the grand prize.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

UO Students can receive a highly discounted ticket of only $10 for the entire weekend due to event sponsorship from the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and the Oregon Innovation Network when they:

  • Register with their UO email address
  • Use the promo code 'UODUCKS' to register

Questions?  Contact Kate Harmon, Director of Cross-Campus Engagement, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneruship at


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Symposium, Workshop


Lundquist College of Business, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Target Audience

All Students




Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club, TAMID Group

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