Washington Post Coverage of Startup Weekend

Brian Williams, Co-Founder & CEO

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First, the Washington Post photographer was walking around. I noticed him as the only guy there over 40. Then, staff writer Kendra Marr, whom I'd talked with by phone before, was wading through the sea of laptops that was Startup Weekend. I gave her a tour of the new office and introduced her around. Having the Post visit was one of a million things going on at Viget that weekend. This morning, I opened my print copy of the Post and did a double-take when I saw the Viget logo sitting squarely above the fold on the cover of the business section, thanks to this photo by Richard A. Lipski: SWDC - Post Photo I had heard that the story might print today; but, I've learned over the years that such things are unpredictable, so it was a nice surprise. As I read through Building a Community, Byte by Byte -- Start-Up Weekend Brings Strangers Together to Launch an Internet Company I thought Kendra did a great job of capturing the spirit of Startup Weekend. Richard's photo gallery was also impressive and is a nice complement to the amateur slightly less professional shots on flickr. As I wrote the night Startup Weekend finished, I had a great experience participating. A lot of our work at Viget is with web start-ups, and Kendra had it right when she quoted me as saying that DC is more of a start-up kind of town than people give it credit for. [Shameless recruiting plug: want to do this for a living? We're hiring.] She was also right that we had a bit of guacamole on the wall; but, it washed right off -- no harm, no foul -- and for that to be the extent of the damage after having 70+ people cranking away in our office for 54 hours, who could complain? Startup Weekend is welcome back anytime. Update: here's what the print edition looked like: Washington Post - Page 1 Washington Post - Page 2
Brian Williams

Brian is Viget's co-founder and CEO. He does everything from advising our clients to building our conference tables with his bare hands in our Falls Church, VA, HQ.

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