Peel Region IoT Global Startup Weekend

    Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018


  1. Overview
  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 6:00 pm

Brampton City Hall
41 George Street
Brampton, Ontario

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

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.

  • 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.
2nd Prize Package valued over $3K
3rd Prize Package valued over $2K

We also have raffle prizes!  

*Please note, all ideas pitched and worked on are owned by the teams. Startup Peel Community, Sponsors or organizers will not assume ownership of your IP.





EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 2nd


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Networking
Share ideas, get to know fellow participants


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


7:15 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


8:40 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas: - Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


10:00 pm
Wrap up for the Day
You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow - Continue working at another location

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


10:00 am
Business Model Canvas Workshop


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
Keynote - Nicole Verkindt


6:00 pm
Final Pitch Presentations
Finalist will pitch to Judges


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Nicole Verkindt
Founder

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” Dragons' Den.

Event Judges


Nicole Verkindt
Founder

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” Dragons' Den.


Preeti Malik
Founder and Financial Services Executive

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


Nathan Nandhakumaran
COO

Nathan Nandhakumaran is the Chief Operating Officer at Aversan, a professional engineering company specializing in product development and certification of mission and safety-critical electronic systems in the aerospace & defence, and medical device industries. Headquartered in Mississauga, Aversan has established a global presence with offices around the world, including the U.S., Singapore, India and China.  Today, after 15 years in the industry Aversan has built an impressive project resume of aircraft including: Boeing B777 and B787, Airbus A350 and A380, the Apache helicopter and Lockheed Martin F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.


Yang Yu
Founder and CEO

Yang has been creating products since he was 15 years old with a passion for problems that affect the quality of life for everyday people.  He is the founder and CEO of KitchenMate, building a Smart Cooking solution to make great food easy and accessible.  Before founding KitchenMate, he was the CPO at Opencare, where he designed products to connect patients with the best healthcare professionals.  He is a University of Toronto alum where he studied computer science.


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.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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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
  • Shirley
    Shields
  • Anmol
    Dhalla
  • Tennile
    Cooper
  • Chirag
    Barot

Facilitators


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

Certified Growth-Driven Design & Inbound Marketer | Aggressively Curious


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