If you have the itch and the idea to start a new company, there’s no better event to come to than Startup Weekend Atlanta starting November 9.

This weekend marathon is a fantastic place to pitch an idea for a company, rally some teammates, build a business plan and a prototype, and pitch your nascent company to a board of judges who will pick the most viable ones to win prizes.

With Windows 8 gaining tremendous traction in the marketplace, it makes sense to create a Windows Store app as the premier experience for customers of your new business.

Because of this, we are running a free Windows 8 bootcamp on the morning before Startup Weekend. That way you can get the technology under your belt, and then spend the rest of the weekend building the business and your app.

Register for the bootcamp and Startup Weekend separately.