Business ideas

Entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their business ideas at a startup weekend in Staunton


Learn how to think, work and build like a startup in 54 hours. Over three days, you’ll meet mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors to show you how to do more, faster — and maybe even start a business.

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund will host its third Techstars Startup Weekend in Staunton November 11-13.

“Having received the Large-Scale Construction Program grant through the Economic Development Administration, the SCCF is uniquely positioned to support the launch of scalable technology startups,” said Debbie Irwin, Executive Director of the SCCF. “Techstars Startup Weekend Staunton will be one of many events that will help us identify the tech stars of tomorrow.”

The event is designed for Shenandoah Valley entrepreneurs who will showcase business ideas. Ideas will be reviewed by mentors and teams will work together to make a final presentation.

The winning team will receive a prize worth over $1,500 which includes a package from Google for Startups, a place in an upcoming SCCF Business Bootcamp and more coaching and mentoring sessions from local experts.

The SCCF is partnering with the Staunton Innovation Hub to sponsor the event.

“Making entrepreneurship the future of work is key to creating positive change in an ever-changing economy. Co-sponsoring an event like Techstars fits perfectly with our mission to reduce barriers to innovation,” said Hannah Cooper, Director of the Staunton Innovation Hub. “We are thrilled to welcome attendees to the Staunton Innovation Center, and we look forward to seeing the ingenuity spill over at the event.”

Tickets are $60 per person or $35 per student.

Anyone interested in participating can find more information here.

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