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FSU Design team competes in StartUp Weekend

Published October 4, 2011

FSU Design team competes in StartUp Weekend

A design team from FSU’s Art Department competed in the entrepreneurship challenge called Weekend StartUp.

With a grand prize package of over $20,000 dollars, these teams worked for 54 hours to build a new digital media company.

Assoc. Professor Keith Roberson, Design students, Ben Dunkel, Nick Walters, along with Stacia Harris, who traveled from Birmingham to compete, comprised the team. Both Design students pitched ideas, but Ben Dunkel’s RecRoom idea became the focus. With RecRoom you can ReDiscover, ReConnect, and ReInvigorate your passion for fitness. “RecRoom makes it easy!”

Even though the team didn’t win, they learned a great deal about what it takes to build and pitch a business idea. They all agreed, that the process of entrepreneurship doesn’tseem so mysterious anymore. They also learned just how valuable designers can be to entrepreneurship.

Related website: http://startupweekend.org/