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What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with 1,000+ past events in 470+ cities across 100+ countries around the globe.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Why Cedar City?

In Cedar not only does your registration include meals Thursday dinner through Saturday dinner, it also includes plenty of sugar and caffeine other food to keep you going through the weekend including midnight pancakes, the free flowing chocolate fountain and announcing a bottomless soda fountain. We also have an amazing venue that will be open around the clock so you are welcome to crash on-site or just keep working through the night. We will have great internet to keep the data flowing fast.

So for $99, or even better $60 with the support of our generous sponsors (promo code Custom40), you can join us for a great time of creating a business in 54 hours. What better place to have the Startup Weekend than beautiful Cedar City

So register today!

Looking for lodging? Check our blog posts for discount information

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Apr 10
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
  • Rootbeer Floats
  • Pancakes!!!


Apr 11
  • Mountain Dew Floats
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
  • Rootbeer Floats
  • Pancakes!!!


Apr 12
  • Mountain Dew Floats
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Tier 1 Sponsors

John E. Richards

John E. Richards is an entrepreneur, venture investor, executive manager, and educator. His activities have included founding, running, selling, and investing in several enterprises. He mentors entrepreneurs frequently. He recently joined Google Fiber as head of operations for Provo , Utah, working on one of the world's great intrapreneurial ventures. Previously, he has spent over a decade teaching entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also helped bring the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology to global prominence. He was managing partner of UtahAngels, a venture investing group. He co-founded BoomStartup, a tech accelerator in Utah, and also founded the Utah Student 25. Previously, he was president of a publishing company in Seattle, Washington, and later started a company that led to an initial public offering and a multi-billion-dollar valuation (lnfoSpace). He and his family reside in Provo, Utah.

Tier 2 Sponsors

Jerry Repalago

Investor/Entrepreneur   |   LinkedIn

Jerry founded WhiteClouds in 2013 and serves as Chief Executive Officer bringing over 30 years of Internet Media, Technology Product Development, and Manufacturing experience.

Prior to founding WhiteClouds, Jerry founded and served as CEO/Chairman of TechMediaNetwork (TopTenReviews, Tom’s Hardware,, Laptop Mag, and LiveScience) for 10 years. He is still on the Board of Directors.

Prior to TechMediaNetwork, Jerry served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of ContentWatch, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer of iAccess. He co-founded Vitrex, Inc., in 1993 and served as Chief Executive Officer and President.

Jerry was awarded the 2012 CEO of the Year by the Utah Technology Council. Jerry is an accomplished public speaker, author of multiple technology books, and serves on many corporate and educational Boards. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree at Weber State University. Outside of work, Jerry enjoys coaching basketball, master’s track and field, and spending time with his family in the outdoors.

Seth Jenks

Growth Hacker/Design/Creative   |   LinkedIn

Some of Seth's amazing abilities include Digital Product Design,
Branding, User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Online Marketing

Karren Willard

Senior Software Engineer

Karren has been a software engineer for the past seventeen years and is passionate about programming. She graduated from Southern Utah University majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics and was nominated for Outstanding Scholar from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Karren is currently a mobile developer for the aggressively growing company BusyBusy. She specializes in apps for iOS and Android.

Karren has extensive experience making applications and games on numerous platforms and has 11 game credits to her name. She has made video games for N64, Nintendo DS, Game Cube, Wii, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox, GameBoy and cell phones while working for Saffire, a game studio.

She has made software for 3D modeling packages, video and audio editing, 3D texturing and compliance auditing, using several languages, including C++, C#, Objective C and JAVA. She has also made applications for Windows and Windows Mobile devices.

While loving to code, Karren says her best work is that of a wife, mother and grandmother. She has 5 children and 18 grandchildren. She also loves hunting, camping, gardening and sewing.

Tier 3 Sponsors

Isaac Barlow

Founder At Busy Busy   |  

Isaac Barlow is co-founder and CEO of busybusy is innovating affordable cloud based business systems for contractors. With 15 years’ experience in business, and 3 years experience in launching a sucessful tech startup, Isaac focuses on the vision, why are you doing what you are doing.

Justin Jenkins

Owner at Se7enCreative   |   LinkedIn

Justin has 20 years of experience in brand consulting and graphic design. His extensive skills include naming, logo design, branding, illustration, print media design, display ads, package design, sign production, website development, retail, restaurant and grocery store design/layout, pop display / promotional product design and development, concept-to-detail sketching and market pinpointing.

He is currently doing design consulting and strategy for companies and laying the groundwork for JW School of Design, scheduled to open in August 2014.

Derral Eves

Marketing Expert   |   LinkedIn

Derral earned his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University in Public Relations and Marketing. He has been in the SEO industry for over fifteen years, and along with that, he enjoys teaching business owners and marketing consultants how to achieve more success in their business. He loves coaching and inspiring others to succeed in marketing by showing them his unique marketing tools which has become a valuable resource for many in the industry.

With this knowledge, Derral recognizes that businesses are flocking to YouTube and video marketing by the masses, and knows first-hand how to implement the correct marketing techniques and methods. He demonstrates the key points to being successful with all that online video marketing requires, and most importantly, knows how to make the most out of video content to keep viewers engaged. Derral has also recently received the new exclusive YouTube Certification accreditation for his expertise.

Derral’s love for helping people is what urged him to develop the Ultimate JumpStart program where he teaches only the essentials for online success. This training shows how to achieve success by using proven sales materials, tools, and the blueprints to designing personalized action plans. Besides teaching, Derral loves being with his family and believes that they are at the center of his accomplishments as well as the true motivational source that drives him to be successful.

Kristopher Pearson


Kris is an attorney in southern Utah with an emphasis on intellectual property.

Kris previously worked in the Washington DC area for 5 years as lead counsel for a successful small business that focused on software and hardware products for the Department of Defense. Working with the company’s hundreds of engineers, Kris implemented patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Kris enjoys the challenge of analyzing advanced research projects to execute successful intellectual property practices.

Tier 4 Sponsors
Andy Springer
Brandon Jones
Ken Keen
Abraham Hunt
Todd Hess
Ron Pisaturo
Michael Fletcher
Derek Morton
Mac Urie

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