Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition is an adventure where women can explore their talents, break the rules, and work with a team to develop creative ideas into successful business plans. This event took place last summer at MECA&D and featured an open mic for 60-second pitches that resulted in small teams forming around the best concepts; teams focusing on customer development, validating ideas, and designing prototypes with the help of experienced mentors; teams pitching their ideas to receive valuable feedback from a panel of judges.