48 Hour Launch is one of my favorite networking activities for technology professionals. It takes an entire weekend of your time, but if you can make the time, you should. You will make contacts during the course of the weekend that you will keep for years, and who may help you to find a job in the future.
48 Hour Launch begins on Friday, November 15th at 6 PM and lasts until Sunday, November 17th around 9 PM. The cost for the weekend is $40 and it includes meals. It’s a great deal.
Throughout the weekend, teams will help to build businesses from the ground up. On Friday, attendees will have two minutes to pitch their business ideas. The top 5 will be selected to move forward. The professionals will divide themselves into 5 teams to contribute their skills and expertise.
On Sunday at 6 PM, the 5 teams will compete in a pitch competition where they will present to the Memphis community. The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize.
If you can’t attend for the entire weekend and are an IT or digital marketing professional, consider attending the pitch competition on Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to network.
To learn more, or to register, visit their website here.