Startup Weekend Peel Region

    Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018


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Startup Weekend Peel Region

Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018



Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Maple Leaf Foods
6897 Financial Drive
Mississauga , Ontario L5N 0A8

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Create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Startup Weekend is the biggest hackathon in the Peel Region. A celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit, we engage everyone from high school innovators, corporate weekend warriors, to academia and the public sector to pitch their innovative ideas.Supported by mentors and advisors, participants will have the opportunity to generate ideas, to form teams (Friday), build a prototype (Saturday) and then pitch to a panel of judges and investors (Sunday). Over an immersive 54-hours, participants will have the opportunity to meet mentors, gain exposure to new skills sets in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate leadership.

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “peelregion@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 4th


6:00 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


7:50 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:15 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Idea Fidelity and Prototyping Workshop
Workshop to help teams get started on their plan for the weekend.


11:00 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


11:30 pm
Wrap up
Finished for the day.

Saturday May 5th


8:00 am
Doors Open & Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and settle in their workspace for the weekend


11:00 am
Mentors Arrive
Mentors help teams one-on-one. Ask them questions - they are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch
Eat food, share ideas and get to know the participants!


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


6:00 pm
Dinner
Eat food, share ideas and get to know the participants!


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


11:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Sunday May 6th


8:00 am
Doors Open & Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Final opportunity to ask questions to Facilitator & Mentors


12:00 pm
Lunch


3:00 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
Eat food, share ideas and get to know the participants!


4:30 pm
Opening Remarks & Speakers
Speakers will talk about digital initiatives, innovation & startups


5:30 pm
Final Presentations


8:00 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home!


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

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

  • Sravanti
    Mudunuri
  • Harpreet
    Zingh
  • Sarah
    Gallagher
  • Astawa
    Alam

Facilitators


Armin Eichhorn
Entrepreneur & Coach

Armin loves turning ideas into reality. His passion is for startups in the early stage when everything is to be gained, or lost. He is a founding partner in the ethical design label KANCHA, a coach to the founder of SOSNachhilfe.ch, and more. Before choosing to focus solely on being an entrepreneur, Armin worked as project manager in logistics for The LEGO Group.

Armin can add most value to a passionate team that is looking for the fastest and best-executable way to get from idea to first paying customers within 24 hours. He would love to help you turn your idea into an actual business.



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