Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale & Startup Broward Announce Broward’s Big Idea Contest.

Contact: A.J. Silvestrini         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Startup Weekend FTL PR Coordinator
Phone: (754)444-6756
Date: 04/18/2018

Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale & Startup Broward Announce Broward’s Big Idea Contest.

3 Broward County Residents Who Submit Best Ideas To Get Opportunity To Build And Launch Businesses.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, April 18th 2018: TechStars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale and Startup Broward announce “Broward’s Big Idea” contest. Broward residents are encouraged to submit their ideas for the chance to train at the sold out Business Model Canvas and Pitch Workshops held on April 24th and 25th respectively, then receive free tickets to Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale, held from May 4th to May 6th in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Ideas are to be submitted here:

The contest is open to all South Florida residents aged 14 and up. It runs from Friday April 20th to Sunday April 23rd. The selection committee will only consider ideas that are viable and innovative. Ideas bound by Copyrights and/or Non-Disclosure agreements will be eliminated from consideration. All decisions are final. The top 10 ideas will be posted on Monday April 23rd for a public vote on Facebook: 3 Winners will be announced on Tuesday April 24th.

Marc Lissade of Startup Broward states: ”This is the golden age of entrepreneurial innovation. There has never been more available funding, free resources and affordable access to technology. Anyone can come up with an innovative idea but multiple hurdles hinder execution. How do you validate your idea, build a team and a prototype, then pitch it? Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide have done just that through the Startup Weekend experiential learning program. You get to build a team, design a viable business model, validate your idea and build a minimum viable product with the help of experienced mentors. You then pitch your business to a panel of industry experts for invaluable feedback and prizes.”

About Startup Broward
Startup Broward ( is a county-wide organization dedicated to supporting and expanding the Broward Startup Ecosystem by coordinating efforts between both public and private sector organizations and local entrepreneurs as well as spurring local economic growth through innovation boosting initiatives.

About TechStars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale
TechStars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale ( brings together designers, developers, marketers and startup enthusiasts from across South Florida and beyond to share ideas, form teams and launch business ventures. Participants select ideas with the most promise and make as much progress on the business as possible over the course of three days. In addition, business leaders and mentors are on hand to share insights and experience. Event tickets are available here:


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