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Let the Countdown Begin: Techstars Startup Weekend Beaufort Launches March 22-24

Beaufort, SC (February 10, 2024) - The countdown begins as excitement builds for the imminent return of Techstars Startup Weekend Beaufort, set to take place from March 22nd to 24th, 2024. With the event just around the corner, anticipation is mounting for a weekend of entrepreneurial energy and innovation. As local collaborators gear up to host this transformative experience, Beaufort's startup scene is primed for a weekend that promises to ignite creativity and propel aspiring entrepreneurs to new heights.

Techstars Startup Weekend transcends the realm of ordinary events–-it's an immersive journey into the world of startups. From students to seasoned entrepreneurs, all are welcome to participate in this three-day extravaganza, offering a unique platform to pitch ideas, network, attend enriching workshops, and receive mentorship from industry experts.

Participants will embark on a transformative journey, shaping lean canvas business plans, validating ideas, and honing pitches under the guidance of seasoned mentors. The pinnacle of the event, on March 24th, will witness a Lowcountry Supper, setting the stage for an exhilarating pitch competition. Prizes totaling $10,000, including a business starter kit sponsored by AlphaGraphics and a 1-year office space membership at the Beaufort Digital Corridor, await the winning team.

Reflecting on last year's success, Tatiana Zalapskaia, 2023 Techstars Winner for "Garnish," shared her experience, "We are making a killer pitch thanks to people who have actually started international companies before. I'm humbled and honored that these people offered me their expertise and believe in my idea."

Moreover, the event's impact transcends local boundaries. A former Techstars Tokyo Japan winner, now a SkyDrive employee, recognized the vibrancy and potential within Beaufort's tech ecosystem, further cementing its status as a burgeoning hub for innovation.

Techstars Startup Weekend Beaufort will also feature a distinguished panel of judges comprising prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, adding to the excitement and opportunity.

Techstars Startup Weekend Beaufort welcomes participants aged 18 and above. Tickets are available starting at $25 per participant, with a limited number of free tickets allocated for college students. Secure your spot now at http://techstarsbft.eventbrite.com/.

For more information, visit beaufortdigital.com or contact info@beaufortdigital.com. Join us in igniting the spirit of entrepreneurship at Techstars Startup Weekend Beaufort!

**Sponsor the Event: **Your support will not only make a lasting impact on the local entrepreneurial community but also position you as a champion of local startups and innovation. Download the sponsorship form here.

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekend is an immersive foray into the world of startups, providing a platform to think, work, and build like a startup over 54 thrilling hours. It connects entrepreneurs with mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors to expedite business development. Founded in 2006, Techstars is on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to and benefit from the success of entrepreneurs. More information can be found at http://techstarsbft.eventbrite.com/.

About Beaufort Digital Corridor: The Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) is a community-sourced tech incubator focused on creating a business, education, and socially attractive environment for tech entrepreneurs and companies. As a 501(c)(6) organization, the BDC provides training programs, builds an educated workforce, and collaborates with the South Coast Cyber Center. For more details, visit www.beaufortdigital.com.

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