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Launch a Startup in 54 hours.

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Schedule

Friday

Jun 27
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Jun 28
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Jun 29
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Speakers

Timmy Wozniak

CEO & Co-Founder of Fresh Jets   |   LinkedIn

Judges

Gary Gaessler

VP Sales & Marketing / Co-Founder - Cloud Elements   |   LinkedIn

Early stage sales & marketing leader focused on building fast growth software ventures.
Cloud to Cloud API integration platform. Founders Institute & 1Million Cups Leader. Extreme Skier.

Jim Franklin

Chief Executive Officer/Sendgrid   |  

Jim Franklin is the CEO of SendGrid, Inc., a Foundry-backed infrastructure applications company. Prior to his tenure with SendGrid, Jim was the Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management and the General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation. The Crystal Ball Global Business Unit was formed in 2007 as a part of the acquisition of Hyperion Solutions. At Hyperion, Jim served as VP and General Manager. Jim had held the roles of Decisioneering's CEO, CFO and VP of Sales prior to Decisioneering's acquisition by Hyperion. Decisioneering was the maker of the Crystal Ball brand of software. Mr. Franklin was also the founder of webfamilies.com and the CFO of Vericept Corporation. Jim serves on the board of aWhere, Inc., Denver Software Club and Querio. Jim has also been a mentor for Techstars and the Founder Institute.

Chris Franks

VP Sales and Marketing at Secure Ideas   |   LinkedIn

An Ironman Running, Fly Fishing, Indie Music Loving, Snowboarding, Marketing Guy

Coaches

Robbie Jack

Founder at WPGrid & InboundIQ   |   LinkedIn

Web Developer, Marketer, Neurogenetic Robot, Founder of @ProgressLocal, @WPGrid, and @InboundIQ, Curator for @StartupDigest.

Rob Carpenter

CEO & Co-Founder, AppIt Ventures

Kevin McInerney

Founder/CEO ActiveJunky   |   LinkedIn

Founder/CEO of @ActiveJunky http://ActiveJunky.com . I'm online...or I could be skiing my face off.

Organizers
Josh Leong
Adrian Debarros
Joseph Tito
Alex Kehr
Brandon Brisbon
Isaac Sandoval
Sara Capra
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