(WXYZ) - You might have an idea for an app or business that could make it big, but until you throw your it out there, how will you know if it can work?
That’s what Startup Weekend Detroit is all about.
The three-day event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and gives any inspiring entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas.
From the pitches, the ideas are voted on and the top ones are selected. Teams are then formed to help create a viable business product or plan from that initial pitch. Even if your idea isn’t selected, you are encouraged to help push another one forward by joining a team.
This is the fifth year Startup Weekend Detroit will bring dreamers together. Attendees get coaching from tech experts and other business professionals.
On the last day, each team will present their ideas to a panel of judges.
Brandon Chesnutt, one of the organizers of the event, tells me that the top two ideas will then be selected and those teams will to go on to compete in a global competition against teams from more than 200 cities around the world.
Google Entrepreneurs is offering to match up to $20,000 for a crowdfunding campaign for the winner of that global competition. Team members will also get to visit Google headquarters.
The Detroit weekend event kicks off on November 15 caps attendance at 125 people.
Tickets are still available. To find out more, go here: http://detroit.startupweekend.org/
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