CAPITAL A PARTNERS TO SPONSOR AWARD AT CHARLESTON STARTUP WEEKEND
The inaugural Charleston event will attract student and first-time entrepreneurs
CHARLESTON, SC: August 14, 2014 – Capital A Partners will sponsor Charleston’s inaugural Startup Weekend event by awarding the winning pitch with a seed investment of $2500. The event, being held at the Lowcountry Tech Academy on September 12th – 14th, will attract both student and first-time entrepreneurs. Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs can explore the viability of their ideas. The Startup Weekend event has been held in hundreds of other cities, and has resulted in over 45,000 alumni since it’s beginnings.
“CAP A’s involvement in Startup Weekend is exciting, alongside the other leaders in the entrepreneurship community who are involved in this first event in Charleston,” stated event organizer Joe Dwyer. “Providing a meaningful investment award to the winner not only shows CAP A’s commitment to the entrepreneur ecosystem in Charleston, but also provides the winner with the much needed capital to begin realizing their dreams”, added Dwyer.
“The Startup Weekend approach is different from other events and conferences in that it focuses on educating and fostering entrepreneurship at the earliest stages of aspiring entrepreneurs’ careers, even as earlier as high school,” added David Mendez, General Partner at Capital A Partners. “Supporting these budding entrepreneurs is core to our mission at CAP A. We are excited to see the ideas brought to us by this next generation!,” added Mendez.
-About Charleston Startup Weekend-
Contact for Charleston Startup Weekend: Joe Dwyer, firstname.lastname@example.org.