November 11th, 2011 | Published in Google Public Policy
Yesterday, we announced that we’ve partnered with Startup Weekend—a global organization committed to promoting real entrepreneurship in local communities. Startup Weekend hosts events in more than 200 cities, where a diverse group of entrepreneurs collaborate to inspire, educate, and empower their communities. Participants gather on Friday, and by Sunday afternoon, they launch a product or startup.
Startup Weekend is a global initiative—but it’s coming to Kansas City this weekend! Over the next 54 hours, developers, designers, and community members will brainstorm and collaborate on ways to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in Kansas City.
Part of the conversation will touch on Google Fiber and the unique fiber-to-the-home network KC will soon have. Startup Weekend participants will brainstorm how Fiber can super-charge their ideas to create products and services for a truly connected city. We’re excited to hear what they come up with!
The Kansas City Startup Weekend also kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in Kansas City. If you can’t make it to Startup Weekend, you can attend one of many events throughout the Kansas City region that will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.