Startup Weekend Puts Idea+Works on the Map

Startup Weekend Puts Idea+Works on the Map

When Heather Tsavaris suggested that Idea+Works should apply to Techstars to host our own Startup Weekend, even she couldn’t imagine what a success it was going to be. Here is a roundup of the press about our very first Startup Weekend:


Diverse team captures top honors at Startup Weekend Mansfield finale

By Carl Hunnell, Night Editor

Sep 30, 2018

MANSFIELD -- What do a surgeon, a medical physicist, a software engineer, an entrepreneur and two college students have in common?

They came together to form My Health, My Mammo to capture first place in the first Startup Weekend Mansfield event at the Idea Works, developing and pitching a software application that would allow portability of mammogram imaging for women. READ MORE


How Startup Weekend could impact Richland County

By Tracy Geibel, Staff Reporter

Sep 27, 2018

MANSFIELD – Mansfield will host its first-ever Tech Stars Startup Weekend Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30 at Idea Works, 40 W. Fourth St.

Taking pointers from the city’s neighbor to the south, Columbus, a committee of Richland County residents has organized a weekend with the potential to build further excitement about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship amid what organizer, Heather Tsavaris calls the city’s renaissance.

“Mansfield is going through a renaissance right now,” she said. “It's a rust belt town for certain, but it's a rust belt town with an opportunity to do something differently.” READ MORE


Locally raised entrepreneurs will return home for Mansfield's startup weekend

By Tracy Geibel, Staff Reporter

Aug 29, 2018

MANSFIELD -- Four Richland County natives will return in late September for Mansfield's first-ever Techstars Startup Weekend.

Matt Armstead, a 1991 Lexington graduate and co-founder of Horizon Two Labs; Crestview product Falon Donohue, CEO of VentureOhio, 2003 Lexington alumnus Dan Manges, co-founder of Root Insurance, and Madison product Marquise Stillwell, founder of  Open Box Design Studio, will all partake in Startup Weekend Mansfield, set for Sept. 28 to 30 at Idea Works, 40 W. 4th St. 

Donohue and Manges will travel from Columbus, Armstead from nearby Powell, and Stillwell from New York City. They will act as judges, speakers and mentors. READ MORE


Mansfield hosts two major entrepreneurship events; Yes, you read that correctly

By Jay Allred, Publisher

Aug 20, 2018

If the organizers of Startup Weekend Mansfield and the Richland Idea Audition have their way, this September and October will be busy with innovation and entrepreneurship in all forms, ultimately leading to nearly $10,000 in funding for the winners of an innovative pitch competition.


“I’m not an entrepreneur, Startup Weekend isn’t for me”

“I’m not an entrepreneur, Startup Weekend isn’t for me”