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Come Get Your Business On!!!

Did you miss us, Charlotte?

We’re back for our fourth installment, which promises to be our best one yet.  But it won’t be complete without you!  Click the orange register button and join us on May 4-6 at Packard Place

(Parking Map – Park where there is a number for free ~Ask at Door for Parking Pass to put on your Dash!).

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups! You can read more also read more about what’s great about Startup Weekend and Meet the 2012 Attendees.

This time around, we have our biggest prize package yet. Your $75 to $99 ticket gets you seven meals, snacks, beers, and a killer T-Shirt (also available in women’s sizes). It’s a great deal!

While some of our startups have become real companies, even if your’s doesn’t, many careers and businesses have made exciting new connections here in the Queen City. Check out what some of our alumni have to say about the event.

If you have an idea, there’s no better place to give that idea a chance to live and become a business than Charlotte Startup Weekend. So what are you waiting for? Register right now!



May 4
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Break
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as you like, but building re-entry may not be possible.


May 5
  • Doors open, breakfast and coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow, but building re-entry may not be possible.


May 6
  • Arrive, breakfast & coffee
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Pencils down, all work must cease.
  • Light dinner
  • Final presentations
  • Awards
  • Cleanup and final networking.

Mital M. Patel

Triangle Business Law   |   LinkedIn

Mital M. Patel focuses his boutique law practice on serving entrepreneurs, business owners / executives, and technology startup companies in the growth stages of their business.

His services span the business life cycle, ranging from early stage start-up and incorporation, contract drafting / review, intellectual property protection and counseling, employment and business growth, to mergers, acquisitions and wind down. His background as an internet entrepreneur, computer programmer and web designer allow him to speak his clients’ “language” and provide clear legal counsel that makes business sense.

Mital developed his passion for technology when he discovered the Internet’s potential in the mid 1990s and taught himself to design and develop websites. He furthered his passion for technology when he majored in Computer Science at NC State University, where he graduated with honors. He received his Juris Doctorate as a Charter member of the Elon University School of Law.

When he’s not helping entrepreneurs, he can be found enjoying a Krispy Kreme doughnut (original glazed) or cheering on the NC State Wolfpack.

Gold Sponsors

John Brandt

Senior Vice President, Red Ventures

-20+ years of international, cross-industry experience including Financial Services, Consumer Products, Software, and Consulting
-Expert in business analytics and enterprise sales & marketing
-Led market launch on more than twenty products and services
-Founded one company and participated in three acquisitions
-Focused on transforming technology and data assets into high growth, recurring revenue businesses

Devin Collins

Manages the Charlotte Venture Challenge. The start-up competition recently awarded $113,500 in prize money to early-stage companies. Devin currently does entrepreneurial development and technology commercialization at the Charlotte Research Institute at UNC Charlotte and the North Carolina Research Campus.

Igor Jablokov

Founded Yap Inc. in Charlotte, NC in 2006. The company was the first to develop a fully automated voice messaging and voicemail-to-text platform eventually raising over $10 million in venture funding. The company was recently sold to a Fortune 100 Tech Giant.

George McAllister


Director of the Small Business Technology Development Center where he works develop high-growth entrepreneurial companies. George is a member IMAF Charlotte a local angel investment group that invests in start-up companies in the Charlotte region.

Silver Sponsors
Media Sponsors
Brett Bumeter
Tyler Williams
Jim Van Fleet
Bridget B. Sullivan
Nathan Hammond

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