Startup Weekend is an event where a bunch of tech and entrepreneurial types create a startup from scratch in 54 hours. It goes like this:
Friday night: A bunch of people pitch ideas for startups. People self-select into groups to work on the best ideas.
Saturday and Sunday: Code, design, argue, eat pizza, stress out, write business plans, code more…
Sunday night: Demo what you built and explain how your startup will make money
Last weekend I went to Startup Weekend Seattle and joined the team 520or90.com.