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Entrepreneurs To Develop Ideas At 'Startup Weekend' In Cape Girardeau

Jason Brown

Deep within the halls of the old federal building on Broadway in Cape Girardeau lies the offices of Codefi, a cooperative workspace with a hip color-pallet that serves as a stark contrast to the austere layout of that building. The space is open and playful, and calls to mind descriptions of offices in Silicon Valley.

James Stapleton is co-founder of Codefi. His company is hosting the first ever “Startup Weekend” in Cape Girardeau, a marathon-style workshop and competition for entrepreneurs to pitch and develop ideas over the course of a 54-hour period. Jason Brown visited the Codefi offices to have a conversation with Stapleton about his company and the weekend's events. 

Credit Jason Brown
James Stapleton, Co-founder of Codefi.

Among the prizes offered for the competition is a chance to pitch at the 1ST50K startup competition. The winner there will receive cash grants and consulting services to start a business in Cape Girardeau. The first round deadline for registration is April 17, 2015. 

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