Business teams do battle in 54 hour Sheffield startup marathon

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Young entrepreneurs are hoping to win a three day business battle at Startup Weekend Sheffield, which starts in the city this evening.

Students and other hopefuls will develop their ideas over a 54 hour marathon which will see a winner declared at Sheffield University’s Mappin Hall on Sunday night.

Tonight initial ideas will be generated, pitched and voted on before teams are formed around them.

The public will be able to see teams present their final pitches, Dragon’s Den style, to a panel of judges on Sunday starting at 5pm.