Start-Up Weekend Columbus - Maker Edition from June 23 - 25, 2017

From Friday to Sunday, June 23 - 25, 2017
Location:  Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215


Alexander Brown (Member, Columbus) is serving as a business mentor and DW is a sponsor of this event which supports "makers" i.e, amateur scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, technologists, hobbyists,  etc. The event is held in collaboration with The Columbus Idea Foundry.

Startup Weekend Columbus Returns!

We are excited to announce the next Startup Weekend Columbus on June 23-25 in collaboration with The Columbus Idea Foundry!

What does Maker Edition mean?! Glad you asked.
Today’s Makers are crafters, artists and artisans, technologists, hobbyists, amateur scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, woodworkers, roboticists, and many others. They are young people engaging in hands-on projects that introduce them to science and technology in creative ways. Makers are also adults who see themselves as inventors and experimentalists. Some have PhDs and others are self-educated. Makers are practicing a craft or challenging themselves to learn a new hobby. They are creative problem-solvers who gain the confidence that they can tackle ever-larger problems.

At this next startup weekend we expect to see over 100 hackers of all sorts - makers, developers, designers and hustlers - come together to build 10+ companies over the course of one weekend. We expect to see a bunch of companies that blend the boundaries between hardware and software, IOT devices, and beautifully designed prototypes. It will be a ton of fun and we guarantee you’ll make a friend or two!
You'll get access to the largest makerspace in the U.S., with mentors who are experts in making stuff and taking names. This means no maker skills required, the Idea Foundry will have staff to help you make your laser cutting and 3D printing dreams come true.

For a Standard Ticket of $75, you'll receive:


  • Space to work for the weekend at the beautiful Columbus Idea Foundry.
  • A "How to Make Anything 101" class at the Idea Foundry ($25 value).
  • Access to a community of entrepreneurs and mentors (even more coming soon!).
  • Access to expert makers from the Idea Foundry to help you with manufacture and design.
  • 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts.
  • A sweet t-shirt.
  • All the coffee, soda, energy drinks, and water you could ever need.
  • An amazing experience and chance to get a taste of the startup world.

What are you waiting for? Get your ticket now!

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Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Registration Required