Launch a company in a weekend with your most talented classmates.

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No Ordinary Weekend

Plan, build, and launch a startup with fellow students in 54 hours. Refreshments will be provided; just bring your friends, gear, and ideas.

An Inclusive Event For All Genders And Majors

54 is not modeled after hackathons. Teams will need designers, developers, businesspeople, marketers, and you.

Real StartupsTM

54 builds strong friendships and sustainable businesses that last well after the event is over. Startups are powered aircraft, not projectiles.*

Spend A Weekend With Us / Leave With A Startup

Day One: Imagine

On day one, participants pitch their business ideas in 60 seconds or less. After talking it out, everyone votes on their favorite ideas, and the top ideas form teams.

Day Two: Create

On day two, the fun starts. Each team races to develop their idea, putting together prototypes, slide decks, and marketing material with the help of our awesome coaches.

Day Three: Present

At the end of day three, teams gather on stage to present their hard work in front of their peers, mentors, and a panel of judges.