Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Thursday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Saturday night demos to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs. Participants are challenged with building functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. Startup Weekend Rexburg is presented by the City of Rexburg and Madison Economic Partners.