To Founder

Startup Weekend Louisville is where you learn to think, work, and build like a startup — all in one weekend.

April 12th - 14th | University of Louisville Harry Frazier Hall | 110 W Brandeis Ave. | Louisville, KY 40208

Sponsored By:

What is Startup Weekend?

This 54-hour event equips individuals of all backgrounds with the training, mentorship, and tools needed to start a business.

Startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds and skill sets are invited to join this action packed weekend whether they have an idea or not.

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How it Works


Present an Idea

We kick off the weekend with 1-minute pitches on back-of-the-napkin ideas you’ve been thinking on. Ideas are voted on and teams are formed. If you don't have an idea you'll be able to join up on an existing one.


Validate the Problem

Spend the rest of the weekend validating the problem, building a solution, and creating a business plan. We’ll teach you how to do all of this in our workshops.


Pitch Your Startup

Present your new startup with a Shark Tank style pitch to a panel of judges. The winners get a sweet prize package to help them grow their business.

Everything You Need to Build


While our workshops are phenomenal, chances are you’re still going to have questions on specific topics or need someone experienced to give feedback. We’re bringing in 15+ entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to help you throughout the weekend.

Food & Drinks

We’ll keep you energized, nourished, and delighted throughout the weekend with all of your meals, snacks, coffee, and drinks provided by local restaurants and vendors.


Not only does a startup need space to work, there also needs to be tools in that space. We’ll provide the giant sticky notes, markers, post-it notes, and other brainstorming tools. Some attendees like to use their computer to work - just don’t forget the charger!


Our venue sponsor is proud to offer teams their own office for the weekend! Your startup will have dedicated space to work all weekend, throw ideas on the wall, build out your product, and rehearse your pitch.


While we can’t bring in every subject matter expert, we’ll teach you how to tap into your personal network, other attendees and organizers, and the broader community so you can get answers to validate your idea and build your business.


With just 54-hours, it’s best not to spend your time re-inventing the wheel - or business model canvas. We’ll share all of our recommended resources with you so you can follow a proven system as you work on your startup.

Your Ticket Includes

Because of our generous sponsors, we're able to offer an incredible experience at a steep discount. For further group discounts please reach out to one of our organizers.
3 Day Hands-On Learning Experience
Access to Local Mentors, Entrepreneurs, and Experts
Startup Weekend T-Shirt & Swag
7 Delicious Meals from Local Louisville Restaurants
Free and Discounted Founders Tools from Sponsors
Snacks, Drinks, and Coffee All Weekend Long

Attendee Price


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