See the opening night pitches at Startup Weekend Kansas City. A global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful venture, Startup Weekend is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs around the world. All Startup Weekend events follow the same model: Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations to local entrepreneurial leaders.