A Google startup competition is returning to Cape Girardeau. Codefi, a local coworking space and technology incubator, has announced Startup Weekend, a Google for Entrepreneurs-powered event, will be Nov. 13 through 15. The first night of the event, entrepreneurs, developers and designers pitch their ideas, according to a news release from Codefi. Groups then are formed and begin to get customer feedback and build a solution. At the end of the weekend, the groups make their presentations to judges. Winning teams receive $3,000 in services from Codefi, support from local entrepreneurs and a chance to make a pitch before the 1ST50K startup competition committee in December. Winners of 1ST50K are granted up to $50,000, pro-bono services and access to successful mentors and entrepreneurs. Up to 100 people may participate in Startup Weekend. Tickets cost $49 through October and include food, a T-shirt and Google merchandise, the release said. The regular price is $75.
For more information, visit codefiworks.com or cape-girardeau.up.co/events/6217.