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Attendee Spotlight: Brian AutonAttendee Spotlight: Brian Auton Brian Auton (@brianauton ) is an entrepreneur, freelance software developer, and North Carolina native.  He is passionate about creating elegant solutions to big problems,...

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Interview with Adam ArneyInterview with Adam Arney Scott Brewster interviews Adam Arney. Adam's team is working on two projects this weekend.  One is an iPhone app to assist coaches in planning practices.  The second...

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Interview with Brett BumeterInterview with Brett Bumeter Scott Brewster interviews Brett Bumeter.  Brett's heading a team working on a system to crowd-source and monetize the editing of blog content.

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Attendee Spotlight: Brett BumeterAttendee Spotlight: Brett Bumeter Brett Bumeter (@brettbum) is the owner of Softduit Media and entered social media building on 18 years of experience in sales, intelligence, process management, finance,...

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Starting up Startup Weekend - Holden BeachStarting up Startup Weekend - Holden Beach And startup weekend has begun!

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Just What is Startup Weekend?

Posted on : 14-09-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Uncategorized

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Dates: September 25th through 27th (Friday to Sunday)
Website: http://startupHB.com

We have approximately 25 spots available for this event and are inviting NC folks from a variety of backgrounds–business development, project management, Web design, programming, marketing, & PR. Housing and most of the meals will be subsidized partly by sponsors, but we need an accurate head count so we can make final preparations. Please use the CONTACT link in the top navigation of this site to inquire about open spots. There will be a modest registration fee of approximately $99 to cover some of the costs not being covered via local sponsorship, but housing and most meals and snacks are provided. [See the agenda area of this site for a complete breakdown of the weekend.]

Startup Weekend is an conference unlike any you’ve attended before–over the course of a single weekend, you get to take time out from your current venture/business and practice building a new one. Over the course of the weekend, ideas are pitched, teams are formed, and new companies conceptualized, built, and launched! Each person improvises using their own instruments and style to create something entirely new and wonderful–all in one brief session. You’re not judged (unless you judge) and learning is paramount. It’s an awesome three days of networking, team building, coding, business planning and pitching (with some added cocktails and food). AND, this particular SW is being hosted in beautiful Holden Beach, North Carolina

The 1st Holden Beach Startup Weekend saw the birth of two new companies–BoomClickaBoom (http://twitter.com/boomclickaboom) and Paid2Perfect. BoomClickaBoom has continued to thrive since Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.1 and has participated in two StartupHB Splinter Cell retreat weekends since. Splinter Cell weekends are incubator style events that the StartupHB team introduced this year to mentor infant companies during their first months.

Holden Beach Startup Weekend in the News

Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.2 – Call for Participation

Posted on : 08-09-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Uncategorized

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Can you believe that we are only about 3 weeks away from Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.2? Wow, it’s slipped up on us quickly this time around! If you’re interested in attending, we have good news– as of now, we are still looking to fill empty spots in all areas for this invite-only retreat weekend. If you are a Web designer, programmer, business developer, or marketing guru and are interested in attending, use the “Contact” link in the main top navigation on our StartupHB site to let us know!

So, just what is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is an conference unlike any you’ve attended before–over the course of a single weekend, you get to take time out from your current venture/business and practice building a new one. Over the course of the weekend, ideas are pitched, teams are formed, and new companies conceptualized, built, and launched! Each person improvises using their own instruments and style to create something entirely new and wonderful–all in one brief session. You’re not judged (unless you judge) and learning is paramount. It’s an awesome three days of networking, team building, coding, business planning and pitching (with some added cocktails and food). AND, this particular SW is being hosted in beautiful Holden Beach, North Carolina.

The 1st Holden Beach Startup Weekend saw the birth of two new companies–BoomClickaBoom (http://twitter.com/boomclickaboom) and Paid2Perfect. BoomClickaBoom has continued to thrive since Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.1 and has participated in two StartupHB Splinter Cell retreat weekends since. Splinter Cell weekends are incubator style events that the StartupHB team introduced this year to mentor infant companies during their first months.

StartupHB Splinter Cell Follow-up

Posted on : 26-07-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Announcements

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This past weekend, Josh Holden and Scott Brewster, organizers of Startup Weekend Holden Beach (StartupHB) brought back one of the teams from StartupHB for what they called the StartupHB Splinter Cell Weekend. The idea was to create a retreat work environment for teams that remain active after Startup Weekend. BoomClickaBoom was identified as the most active team since StartupHB and was invited back to the beach to work on their projects–TweedleDM (a Web app and mobile app for searching and organizing Twitter direct messages) and PracticePlanr (a mobile app to help coaches and parents plan sports practices). The weekend event was a success, and the BoomClickaBoom team was able to make substantial progress on their projects. Moreover, even though not all BoomClickaBoom team members were able to attend the weekend retreat, those absent participated by working with their teammates virtually. Josh and Scott and the entire BoomBlickaBoom team agree that the StartupHB Splinter Cell Weekend provided the perfect environment for encouraging budding entrepreneurs to stay focused on their new businesses and motivated to continue working on their projects.

Beyond serving as hosts for StartupHB Splinter Cell Weekend, Josh and Scott were working on their own business endeavors and planning for the next Startup Weekend. In fact, it’s now official, Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.2 will be held September 25 – 27, 2009. Those interested in the invite-only event should fill out the interest form by clicking on “Contact” in the top menu navigation of the http://startuphb.com site.

Jennifer Griffin and Adam Arney

Jennifer Griffin and Adam Arney

Josh Holden

Josh Holden

It’s Official! Holden Beach Startup Weekend V2 Dates Confirmed!!

Posted on : 25-07-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Announcements

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Watch this blog and our @startupHB twitter feed for details on the forthcoming Holden Beach Startup Weekend V2. The dates for this event will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 25th – 27th, 2009. Again, because of space limitations, this event will be invite-only. If you are interested in attending, please use the “Contact” button via the top navigation of this site and let us know that you’re interested. We’re looking for business developers, designers, programmers, and marketing/PR folks.

BoomClickaBoom’s TweedleDM & PracticePlanr Updates

Posted on : 04-07-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Announcements

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Ever wanted to search your Twitter direct messages? Well, Adam Arney and Brian Auton of BoomClickaBoom are making updates to TweedleDM each week now. See for yourself at http://www.tweedleDM.com… and start searching your DMs today!!

Other good news from the BoomClickaBoom team is that they have completed the final draft of the design document & wireframes for their forthcoming iPhone app, PracticePlanr. The BoomClickaBoom team hopes the app is ready and in the app store by the end of the month. Stay tuned here and by following @PracticePlanr on Twitter for updates as they come.

PracticePlanr Wireframes
Proofing the PracticePlanr Wireframes