Startup Weekend Cincy, Episode III: A New Hope

When last we left Startup Weekend, Cincinnati was trying to get to the top of the city vote leaderboard (which had no input validation). Since then, a lot has happened.

Startup Weekend organizers sent Cincinnati voters an email stating that the first steps of planning were under way. In the same week, sprang up: an almost identical event, started by locals.

Startup Weekend founder Andrew Hyde was miffed, and I haven't heard from any of them since.

Dave Menninger has a great summary of the whole saga on his blog, including links to relevant blog attacks, articles, and more.

As I commented on Andrew Hyde's post that started it all, it seemed like the issue was with where credit was due (and not given). I can understand that. But having rectified that, we should all be able to move forward, in the interest of entrepreneurship.

In the comments of Dave's post, IOW's founder Elizabeth Edwards says that IOW will happen and fills us in on the latest news, such as registration opening up on Sunday. Mr. Hyde has not returned her phone calls, so maybe he's still upset. That's too bad, honestly, but I'm not sure it matters anymore.

BTW, the Startup Weekend folks have spun off Startup Drinks.

1 comment:

dedwards said...

InOneWeekend's registration is currently full, but there is a waiting list on The lecture by Roy Gilbert is on Friday, July 11th at 2:30pm in the Tangeman University Center at the University of Cincinnati. This lecture is free and open to the public.