This is an honor that usually falls to the CEOs of fast-growing publicly-traded companies. But not this morning.

Marc Nager and other team members from Startup Weekend, the Seattle non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurial education throughout the world, took center stage Friday morning at the New York Stock Exchange by ringing the opening bell.

Why Startup Weekend?

The honor came in celebration of Startup Weekend’s milestone of helping more than 100,000 entrepreneurs get a taste of startup life through their one-of-a-kind, 54-hour coding marathons.

Here’s more from the NYSE:

As a democratizer of entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend makes entrepreneurship accessible to anyone, whether they come from a rural community in Uganda or a bustling metropolis on the East Coast. Startup Weekend is positioned to impact lives on every corner of the globe by offering self-empowerment as the greatest possible sustaining tool for individuals and communities.

Here’s Nager and the rest of the the crew ringing the bell. It doesn’t look like Nager has the magical touch, however, with the Dow treading in negative territory on Friday.

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