Startup Weekend NC is focused on entrepreneurial opportunities in the IT and E-Waste sectors. Together with Teaming For Technology, we are convening the Triangle area’s creative minds to look for solutions which profitably address this global problem.
Sept. 26-28 in Raleigh, NC
PODCAST WITH T4T
Problems are opportunities. This problem is global and it’s growing. Here’s the million-dollar question: What happens to old electronics and why does it matter? Listen to the attached mini-podcast with Al Reynolds of T4T walking and talking us through the issues.
Some e-waste products are refurbished, however, only a tiny fraction of used computer parts are recycled. Even when we take old computers, laptops and printers to a recycling center, we have no guarantee that it is actually recycled – not in the way most of us think of recycling. Much ends up as e-scrap, creating toxic waste problems with serious environmental consequences here at home- and particularly in 3rd world countries.
StartUp Weekend is a small experimental competition with the potential for global ramifications and real profit. Sponsored by Teaming for Technology, StepUp Entrepreneurship Program, and NABocker.
- Space is limited and acceptance is a competitive process
- Complete entire application (email MJ Clark to request)
- Deadline for submission – Friday, September 12, 2014
- $25 application fee submitted to StepUp, 1701 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh NC 27608
Questions? Please contact Mary Jane Clark, StepUp Entrepreneurship Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org