The weekend-long event begins Friday night and ends Sunday evening. Interested individuals present ideas and form into teams who work to build a concept into a company in 54 hours. It’s a great learning experience facilitated by a skilled team of mentors. A panel judges a winning team on Sunday evening. The event is suitable for high school, college, and adults, and seven meals are provided for registered participants.

Hosted at Thinker Ventures in downtown Rockford (317 W. Jefferson St., Rockford, IL 61101) and sponsored locally by Thinker, City of Rockford, RPS205, Mindsize Media, CIMCO, IronTek, and gBeta.

Registrations are due by Wednesday, January 15th.

Learn more and register at or search Google for Startup Weekend Rockford.

Startup Weekend has been hosted for 5 years in the Rockford area and is an international not-for-profit funded by Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs.

For more information contact Jaclyn Kolodziej at or call Thinker at (815) 516-0500.

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