Startup Weekend Nanaimo

    Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015


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Startup Weekend Nanaimo

Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015



Friday, April 17 - 19, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

SquareOne Incubator
38 Victoria Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8

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WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST STARTUP WEEKEND NANAIMO EVENT IS COMING TO SQUAREONE!


Help Support Our Local Startups

In order to make this event as rad as possible, we need the help of some sponsors.

We have a number of opportunities available and are excited to share them with you so please stay tuned - our sponsorship package will be available online soon! In the meantime, please contact us for details at nanaimo@startupweekend.org.  Find us on Facebook  http://on.fb.me/1u3X5Zp 

What’s Startup Weekend All About?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

Events are 54-hours long where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts alike come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch a startup!

Startup Weekends are  where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

We begin with open mic pitches on Friday where attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
 




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 17th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
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 April 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


11:45 am
Check-In
Team check-in, status reports, call for help


12:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:15 pm
Check-In
Team check-in, status reports, call for help


6:30 pm
Dinner


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 19th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


12:00 pm
Check-in & Lunch


3:00 pm
Pitch Clinic


4:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Dinner


6:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up


8:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Nanaimo team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Nanaimo is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Kelsey
    Wolff
  • Paris
    Gaudet
  • Sasha
    Angus
  • Yvette
    McKay
  • William
    Litchfield
  • Peter
    McGee
  • Corry
    Hostetter

Facilitators


Jeff Martens
Product Manager, New Relic


Event Staff


Ross Collicutt



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