Peel Region IoT Global Startup Weekend

    Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Peel Region IoT Global Startup Weekend

Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018



Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Brampton City Hall - West Tower
41 George Street
Brampton, Ontario

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Build Your IoT Startup in a Weekend! From idea to MVP in 54 hours!

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 “peelregioniot@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

No talk, all action!





EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 2nd


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 November 3rd


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 November 4th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Nicole Verkindt

Nicole is passionate about leveraging the talents of Canadian entrepreneurs to grow the Canadian economy as well as help solve important global issues.

In February 2012, Nicole launched a tech company in Canada, called OMX. The platform is the only one in the world that manages obligations that government contractors have to invest in local Canadian companies. Having penetrated the Canadian market, they are now successfully expanding globally to countries such as Spain, Israel, India and Korea.

Recently, Nicole became the newest Dragon on CBC’S “Next Gen” Dragon’s Den.

Event Judges


Nicole Verkindt

Nicole is passionate about leveraging the talents of Canadian entrepreneurs to grow the Canadian economy as well as help solve important global issues.

In February 2012, Nicole launched a tech company in Canada, called OMX. The platform is the only one in the world that manages obligations that government contractors have to invest in local Canadian companies. Having penetrated the Canadian market, they are now successfully expanding globally to countries such as Spain, Israel, India and Korea.

Recently, Nicole became the newest Dragon on CBC’S “Next Gen” Dragon’s Den.


Preeti Malik
Financial Services Executive and Advisor for Startups

Preeti is an advisor and oversees budding startups and eager entrepreneurs on ideation, strategy, development, and growth.  Preeti is a professional services leader with deep experience in the financial services focusing on large digital and business transformation and technology strategies.  Throughout her career she has held Senior positions at Ernst and Young, Deloitte and Accenture serving large global banks.

She works closely with boards and C-suites of global fortune 500 companies as their advisor. She also serves as advisor in the Startup Community and is passionate about girls in STEM.

Preeti has successfully established and sold two businesses.



Bryan Li
Founder & Catalyst


Bryan acts as a systemic catalyst to form a better cyber tech & risk ecosystem by collaborating with markets, vendors, talents, and investors. Bryan is dedicated to addressing the growing concerns about cyber risks via innovated technologies, training, and community programs.


Jean Nickerson
Principal

Jean Nickerson, CSP is the founder of Purposeful Selling, aa sales practice focused on customer value creation through a committed approach to sales excellence.  She is an IoT Consultant for Silicon Halton, a Marketing Advisor for a Women in Leadership Association and a mentor for a local B2B Chapter.


Coaches and Mentors


Daniel Bishun
Business Development Manager

Daniel is a Business Advisor in the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre and now responds to established small business issues and consults with clients to determine their needs, progress and appropriate strategies for business success. He advises clients on all aspects of business, including feasibility and risk assessment, business model development, market research and financial planning. He conducts analysis and applies conclusions to diagnose issues that inhibit business growth in Brampton.  

Daniel also sits on the core committee for bringing a university to Brampton and is assisting with creating the innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem in Brampton, working with various stakeholders, partners and businesses to build the foundation of continuous learning within the community



Jennifer Vivian
Manager, BEC Entrepreneur Services

Mentor, Leader, Brampton Entrepreneur Services Manager


Gregory J. Stulen
Community & Stakeholder Liaison

Greg is an serial entrepreneur with experience working collaboratively with political, business, bureaucratic and community leaders at all three levels of government to hone skills and to grow networks.



kader khan
Director and Advisor for Strategy

An Entrepreneur, Investor, Practioner, Expert and Director over 20+ years of experience in Senior Management role leading international, multicultural internal and external teams in both service and product based Technology companies. The active speaker in seminars, webinars, conferences and other Industry events.


Priya Kaur Kesh



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Peel Region IoT Global Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Melloney
    Campbell
  • Mark
    Campbell
  • Shirley
    Shields
  • Anmol
    Dhalla
  • AJ
    Shepherd
  • Astawa
    Alam

Facilitators


Astawa Alam
Co-Founder & Lead Marketing Consultant @ DxM Creative

Certified Growth-Driven Design & Inbound Marketer | Aggressively Curious

Event Staff


Tennile Cooper
Communications Manager

Tennile Cooper runs a copywriting service exclusive to business owners, under the name SHE IS EPIC. She helps mission-driven businesses stand out online to connect and convert their audience into clients. You can find her published work on Elite Daily, YFS Magazine, LifeHack and Huffington Post. When she's not writing for CEOs —you can find her speaking at events for Startups and other professional writers or snacking on Twizzlers, while watching re-runs of Master Chef. She has built her own business by curating an online brand and rallies others to do the same.


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