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Startup Weekend Las Cruces kicks off Friday with talk from Etsy co-founder

WHAT: Startup Weekend Las Cruces

WHO: Etsy co-founder Jared Tarbell, regional entrepreneurs

WHEN: Oct. 24-26

WHERE: Arrowhead Park, 4605 Research Park Circle, NMSU campus

VISUALS: Friday, Oct. 24: 6:30-7 p.m.: Media availability for Jared Tarbell
7 p.m.: Official welcome, speakers
7:15 p.m.: Pitches start

Saturday, Oct. 25: All day: Teams working, coaching

Sunday, Oct. 26: 4 p.m.: Final presentations from teams
6 p.m.: Judging and awards

If possible, please contact organizer Zetdi Sloan to RSVP: 575-646-7833 (office), 575-313-3761 (cell) or zrunyan@nmsu.edu

More about Startup Weekend Las Cruces: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10657/etsy-co-founder-to-speak-at-las-cruces-second-annual-startup-weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of community leaders and entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Seattle, but Startup Weekend organizers can be found in cities around the world.

A New Mexico native, Jared Tarbell received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from NMSU and co-founded Etsy, an online marketplace to buy and sell handmade goods, in 2005. Located in New York, Etsy was named one of the most valuable startups in 2013 by Business Insider.