Netrepid announced today that it will be providing over $5,000 in virtual private server hosting services to three Lancaster-area entrepreneurial teams as part of the 2nd annual Startup Weekend Lancaster, scheduled to be held February 21-23 at the Lancaster Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.
The three winning teams will each be awarded the same prize package, with different subscription lengths based on the order of finish. Specifications for the virtual private servers include:
- Windows Server 2008R2 or 2012 (winners will be automatically upgraded to 2012 if available)
- 4Gb of RAM
- Single Processor
- 200Gb of Storage
The winning startup team will receive subscription to Netrepid’s virtual private server hosting services for a period of 12 months following the setup of their account. The second place and third place teams will receive subscriptions for 6 months and 3 months once they setup accounts with Netrepid, respectively.
“Our virtual server solutions are great for startups and small businesses because they can be customized to meet the demands of any business,” said Sam Coyl, President and CEO of Netrepid. “Successful startups generally start small and scale quickly. Since virtual servers can operate in a similar fashion, they are the ideal platform to build the technology of their business upon because it grow with them.”
Coyl will be one of five Central PA-based entrepreneurs who will serve as coaches during the Startup Weekend event, where aspiring entrepreneurs get hands-on experience building the various areas of a new venture to determine if their startups are viable. In addition to offering a prize to the top startups from the weekend, Netrepid will also serve as an event sponsor.
“Sam did an awesome job of getting teams to focus on what was important during Startup Weekend Harrisburg last year, and we look forward to having him coach again at Startup Weekend Lancaster, as well,” said Ben Donahower, one of the organizer’s of this year’s Startup Weekend Lancaster.
In addition to the donation of the virtual servers, Netrepid will also be offering the top two finishers the opportunity to present their startups before a Board of Advisors for admission into the Netrepid Virtual Incubator’s March 2014 program. If either of those startups are then accepted into the Incubator, they would also receive:
- Up to $500 per month in hosted technology services from Netrepid for a period of 12 months
- Business consulting from the Board of Advisors for a period of 12 months
- Branding and design consulting from Phalanx Digital
Anyone interested in participating in Startup Weekend Lancaster can go to lancaster.startupweekend.org to learn more about the event and register. Use promo code SPONSOR at checkout to SAVE 50% off the ticket price.
Netrepid provides infrastructure hosting services that work side by side with growing companies to accelerate their technology evolution from the ground to the cloud. Since being founded in 2004, Netrepid has also positioned itself as a key partner to many other technology services and solutions providers. Rather than becoming a vendor or a partner, Netrepid creates a relationship that allows them to become part of their clients’ team. This strong relationship based culture enables Netrepid to provide quality advice, support, and direction to their clients as they match technology to their business.
About Startup Weekend Lancaster
Startup Weekend Lancaster is a grassroots movement of active and empowered Central Pennsylvania entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.
We are an active member of Up Global, the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1200 past events in 150 countries around the world. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but organizers and facilitators can be found in over 300 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.