One guy dubbed it the Burning Man of BBQ.

Most just call it BBQ Fest. On paper, it’s the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest — the biggest pork barbecue competition in the world. And here in Memphis, it’s a city-wide holiday.

It’s four days, 250 cooking teams, and a whole mess of BBQ on a half-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. This year, Start Co. is throwing our own startup spin on it with a swine-fueled booth right smack in the middle of it all.

Connect with founders, investors, mentors, and companies from across the country for some genuine community, fall-off-the-bone fun, and the best Q on either side of the Mississippi.

You’re invited to Start-Q 2017.

Interested in helping us pull it off?Email us at to talk Q.