Startup Weekend, Island Style

A bunch of geeks. An apartment. And 48 hours. Sid Savara and Shawn Drost are putting out the call to web developers, programmers, designers, and business gurus to imagine, plan, build, and launch an internet startup in one weekend.  Participants will come together on Friday, Sept. 19, and will come out with… something by sundown on Sunday.

“The current venue is my apartment – located near Ala Moana (hopefully reasonably central), and with my roommates on board we can use the whole three-bedroom place,” Sid explains. “I unfortunately do lack some basic necessities, but we will absolutely have Wi-Fi and a water cooler!”

Says Shawn: “We’ll learn a ton and argue about the internet and draw stuff on whiteboards. In general, I expect geeky fun.”

The local event is inspired by, but emphatically not affiliated with, Andrew Hyde’s “Startup Weekend” series, which hosts entrepreneurs and developers in other cities.

If you’d like to participate, or find out more, check in at TechHui.

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  1. September 3, 2008

    […] Sid Savara and Shawn Drost are putting out the call to web developers, programmers, designers, and business gurus to imagine, plan, build, and launch an internet startup in one weekend.  Participants will come together on Friday, Sept. 19, and by sundown on Sunday will have something special and functional online. The venue is Sid’s apartment at 1296 Kapiolani Blvd. The local event is inspired by, but emphatically not affiliated with, Andrew Hyde’s “Startup Weekend” series. Check in at TechHui for more information, or you sign up to participate. [Hawaii Blog] […]

  2. June 14, 2015

    […] first time I’d heard of Startup Weekend was back in 2008, when half a dozen geeks holed up in an apartment near Ala Moana to try and take the “launch […]

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