Four Corners Startup Weekend

San Juan College Enterprise Center hosts its second Four Corners Startup Weekend, November 14-16 at the Quality Center for Business at San Juan College.

Last year a team from Ignacio came in second place.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

Startup Weekend events are offered in cities around the world – from Mongolia to South Africa to Canada to Brazil. The basic idea is to bring potential entrepreneurs and technology developers alongside business development individuals for a weekend-long workshop to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies. It is designed to be the time to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders and launch a startup.

An organizing team representing business development resources, entrepreneurs and the Four Corners region is bringing the event to the area.

“We’re looking for ways to educate and support people interested in developing a business concept, product or service,” explained Judy Castleberry, San Juan College Enterprise Center director. “We’re excited about Startup Weekend because of the success we enjoyed with it last year and of the success it has had in other areas.”

Startup Weekend is a non-profit group based in Seattle, WA that organizes 24-hour events in cities around the world, all of which help educate, support and empower people to become entrepreneurs.

There have been more than 1,500 events worldwide that have resulted in more than 13,000 new startup businesses in diverse industries and populations. The organizing team hopes to build a stronger base of locally grown businesses by bringing the event to the Four Corners again this year.

The event is open to everyone in the Four Corners, including students, entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs, people with a technology background, people with a good idea they would like to develop, and anyone who wants to learn about business development.

The cost is $75 for the general public and $25 for students with an ID from any of the surrounding colleges. The admission price includes all meals and the possibility of scholarships.

For more information or to register, go to or contact Judy Castleberry at 505- 566-3699 or email at

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