The most fun you can legally have in 48 hours!”
— Justin Vajko

How the Weekend Works

Get your pitch ready...
Show up, register, we will play a fun ice breaker game and  you get a yummy dinner. Then you get 60 seconds or less to pitch your idea for a startup. Everyone votes, teams form & magic happens!

...Work with your team...
You and your team will work together to make a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). Don't worry about the acronym - you will have access to mentors and coaches all weekend long.

.... and present your MVP!

What started out as a nifty 60-second pitch is going to be your 5 minute presentation to a panel of judges. Show them why your Startup is the best. The 5 minute presentation is followed by 5 additional minutes of Q&A.

And then the winner is announced!

The judges provide feedback to all the teams, and then the team that wins Startup 48's Grand Prize Package. 

The prize package for 2016 Startup 48 includes:

Office Space at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Parallax Website with 12 months of hosting by JB Systems

10 hours of wire framing services/conceptualization by JB Systems

Logo design by Satellite Six

1 hour consultation for branding and identity by Satellite Six

Business Card Design by Applied Data Consultants

2 hours of Advertising and Social Media Consultation by Applied Data Consultants

Team Building Package by Escape EC

I came into the event not knowing what to expect and I left with a great team, winning first place, and had the basics of a business that we are continuing to work on.”
— Brandon Cedarblade

the results are in

100% of  startups 
created during 2015 have continued on with their work beyond the weekend event

In 2015

3 startups,
7 organizers,
& 12 mentors

...all came together and made amazing things happen.


over $17,000
worth of services awarded to the 2015 winning team - including office space and website development!