Topics: Miller College of Business, Muncie

October 1, 2021

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After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University has announced the return of Startup Weekend Muncie, powered by Techstars.

Startup Weekend is a global organization powered by Techstars and Google during which participants get together on a Friday evening to pitch and listen to ideas, form teams, and set off to build a business over the course of a weekend. Absolutely no special skills or experience is required.

The in-person event is being held Oct. 8-10 at premier sponsor Accutech Systems, 115 W. Walnut St., in Muncie. Accutech, a Muncie-based company, delivers innovative trust and wealth management solutions with exceptional, personalized service to over 250 banks and wealth management companies.

The cost to attend Startup Weekend Muncie is $50 for professionals and $25 for students. Each ticket includes seven delicious, locally sourced meals; Startup Weekend Muncie gear; the opportunity to meet with professional mentors; and the chance to take a business venture from idea to startup.

This is an all-ages, all-welcome event. Tickets are available now, but are limited, and can be purchased at

“Startup Weekend is a no-risk, safe environment for anyone to participate and learn more about the process of starting a business, organization, physical product, and more,” said Krystal Geyer, lead organizer of Startup Weekend Muncie and assistant director of Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Center. “These events are filled with excitement, enthusiasm, and just the right amount of stress as teams race to make progress on their idea before the end of the weekend.”

Those with questions or seeking more information about Startup Weekend Muncie can contact Ms. Geyer at