Start Co. hosting annual 48-Hour Launch Nov. 20 – 22



Start Co. is hosting its annual 48-Hour Launch event at its office space Downtown Nov. 20 – 22.

Approximately 100 individuals with varying backgrounds will come together to pitch ideas, form teams, and build a startup in merely 48 hours.  Sound intense?  It is.  Each formed team will present its business to the Memphis community Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3:30p.m. A panel of judges will award prizes including a first place prize of $500 cash, 10 hours of mentoring with a Start Co. team member and a three-month co-working membership at Start Co. for two people (a $2,000 value). Program leaders and event participants are available for interviews upon request.

  • 48-Hour Launch is a community-focused event in which individuals can jumpstart their business plans in the span of just a weekend. Tickets are $15 and those interested can sign up here.
  • Attendees will each have two minutes to pitch their business ideas beginning at 6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 20), where the most popular ideas will then be selected to move forward to form teams.
  • Teams will have access to professional assistance from Start Co. partners including Archer Malmo, Baker Donelson, The Marston Group and Mosaik Solutions.

Start Co. also recently sponsored TechCamp Memphis Nov. 7 in coordination with Capital C, a professional-level code school in Memphis aiming to begin classes in 2016. A one-day event offering educational and networking opportunities for technology users at all levels, TechCamp included sessions led by area experts on content creation and design, online marketing and development. Both Start Co. and Capital C presented sessions.



Nov. 20 6 p.m. – Nov. 22 6 p.m.

Start Co.

88 Union Ave., 2nd Floor

Memphis, Tennessee 38103



Start Co. is a nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) venture development organization based in Memphis, Tennessee, that relentlessly builds founders and companies, promoting entrepreneurship for everyone with a focus on digital startups. Start Co. is a member of the Global Accelerator Network and aims to advance Memphis’ economic growth through entrepreneurship. The organization is supported by partners including American Airlines, Archer Malmo, Baker Donelson, The Marston Group, Mosaik Solutions and Softlayer (an IBM company).  More information can be found at

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