Startup Weekend Ottawa

    Friday, June 6 - 8, 2014


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Startup Weekend Ottawa

Friday, June 6 - 8, 2014



Friday, June 6 - 8, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm

1125@Carleton: Ottawa's Living Lab
1125 Colonel By Drive
5110 Human Computer Interaction Building (HCI)
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

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Boom! Startup Weekend Set to Drop in Ottawa for a FIFTH Edition!

No Talk, All Action. Launch a brand-new startup in Ottawa in 54 hours! Startup Weekend is back for a FIFTH Ottawa edition on June 6th-8th, 2014!

Startup Weekends are intense 54-hour events where entrepreneurial individuals of all backgrounds come together to collaborate with like-minded individuals and create brand-new, working startups.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday June 6th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 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


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:30 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 June 7th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


10:30 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


6:00 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 June 8th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


10:30 am
Coach Meetings
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


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Ottawa 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 Ottawa-Gatineau is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Paul
    Austin-Menear
  • Myles
    Foster

Facilitators


Cheryl Draper

Cheryl Draper is a community builder, event producer, entrepreneur and beer geek originally hailing from Ottawa but now based in Vancouver. By day, she's the Community Manager for Invoke Labs working alongside resident startups to help them create and execute successful community strategies. By night, Cheryl can be found facilitating startup weekend events around the world, mentoring up-and-coming companies or playing dinner host to visiting out-of-town founders. In her downtime, she likes to drink tea, travel, spend time with family and friends, and can often be found geeking out over craft beer.


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