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North Dakota Women's StartUp Weekend Invites Participants

Registration is open for the event April 17-19, 2015

Fargo, ND March 18, 2015/North Dakota Women's StartUp Weekend/- North Dakota's second annual Women's StartUp Weekend will be held April 17-19 at the Dakota Medical Foundation Complex in Fargo, North Dakota. 

Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. 

The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. 

Last year's event attracted women from all of the state and launched the career of 24 year old Courtny Evanson, who came with a rough idea for a breast pumping table that would allow new mothers to relax. She now has a patented prototype and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Emerging Prairie. She will give the Kick-off Keynote on Friday evening. 

The presentations and awards ceremony will be Sunday evening and we welcome award-wining entrepreneur and CEO of MaryEllen Tribby. Tribby hails from Boca Raton, Florida and has a long history of success in the publishing world, including Crain's Business Journal of New York.

Registration is available at

About North Dakota Women's StartUp Weekend
North Dakota Women's StartUp Weekend is organized by a volunteer collaborative of women business leaders from across the state who believe in the power of women to change the world through successful business. They include: Deb Eslinger- Center for Technology and Innovation and the Women's Business Center, Kari Block- Earth-Kind CEO and ND Entrpreneur of the Year, Tonya Stende- Dale Carnegie, Brittany Stickler- SBA, Kim Lucier- NDSU Research Park, Rikka Brandon- Building Gurus, Carrie Leopold- Inspire Innovation Lab, Katie Hutton- Eide Bailly, Kari Peterson- SkyBlue Technologies, Megan Glasow- Intelligent Insights, Susan Gartin- Sugi Enterprises, and Susan Mathison- Catalyst Medical Center and others. 

Susan Mathison, MD
North Dakota Women's StartUp Weekend
Phone: 7012002609