Startup Weekend Saint John!

    Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Saint John!

Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017



Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

ConnexionWorks
1 Germain St
Saint John, NB E2L 2H7

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It's time for Startup Weekend! Sept 29-Oct 1

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together New Brunswick designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. 

Startup Weekend NB believes entrepreneurship is the single greatest force advancing society and human welfare. We also believe empowering others is the best way to identify leaders, build communities, and inspire change. 

We live life to the fullest. We take risks. We change the world. We are entrepreneurs. And we invite YOU to join the community @StartupNB!

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend wraps up with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! 

If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend New Brunswick. 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 29th


5:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


5:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


5:30 pm
Wayne Long/ Don Darling
Each speaking for 5 minutes


5:40 pm
Rivers / Doug / Heather
Each speaking for three minutes, Rivers-Startup Canada, Doug Startup Saint John, Heather ConnexionWorks


6:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


8:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teans and take an inventory of skills. Be honest,and direct about what resouces and skills are needed for the weekend.


10:30 pm
Yuk Yuk Networking

Saturday September 30th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


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


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


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

Sunday October 1st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In/Coaching Meetings
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions Coaches Arrive Ask QUESTIONS


12:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


3:00 pm
Final Presentations


4:00 pm
Judging & Awards


4:30 pm
Wrap-Up/ GO HOME



Speakers


Don Darling
Mayor



Wayne Long
Member of Parliament



Coaches and Mentors


Janet Scott
Director of Business and Community Development



Jeff Scammell
Financial Planner



Reis Van Beek
Teacher



Seth Asimokas



Dan Doiron



Owen Green



Haley Green



James Stewart



Matt White



Matt Hanlon



Mark Breen



Michele Lodge



Brendan Bates



Eleanor McLean



Bharath Sudarsan



Kelly Lawson



Jeff Roach



Anamika Jain



Andrew Holmes



Clarissa Harris-Lebreton



Greg Hemmings



Cait Milberry



Chris Weir



Donna Mazerolle



Jeffery Hoyt



Andrew Oland



Patrick Kerr



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Saint John! 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 New Brunswick is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Ashley
    Frank
  • Jayne
    Taylor
  • Joanna
    Killen
  • Dakota
    Lutes
  • Doug
    Jenkins
  • Bernadette
    Fernandes
  • Heather
    Acker
  • Corey
    Dugas

Facilitators


Joanna Killen



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