We got the following email from Eric Matthews updating us on the campaign to bring Startup Weekend to Memphis:

Thanks for your coverage of the vote (about Startup Weekend).

We got it .

For three days in late spring, approximately 80-100 people will gather in EmergeMemphis and the Mercury Launchpad to create a new startup business from scratch. Startup Weekend, LLC, has selected Memphis as the latest site to host the unique 52-hour event, which will run from Friday evening, May 30th until Sunday night, June 1st.

It is being organized locally by Mercury Technology Labs and local entrepreneur Harry Brown. The weekend is undertaken with sponsorship and other support from Spencer Dillard Consulting, EmergeMemphis, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Memphis Technology Council, MBI, and the Center City Commission.

For more information visit: http://memphis.startupweekend.com