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Startup Weekend Scheduled April 4-6

Fort Hays State University will host its second Hays Startup Weekend from April 4 to 6. Led by the university's College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend is an event designed for entrepreneurs to meet, share ideas and launch new businesses. The three-day event is open to anyone with a great idea and the desire to make that idea a reality. Startup Weekend "is a 54-hour, hands-on experience where anyone interested in starting a business can find out if startup ideas are viable," said Henry Schwaller, instructor of management and marketing and leader of the Hays Startup Weekend. "Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their teams," he said. "Saturday and Sunday focus on developing the business idea and building a viable product. On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts." For more information visit:

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