Startup Weekend at UBC (Social Ventures Edition)

    Friday, November 28 - 30, 2014


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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend at UBC (Social Ventures Edition)

Friday, November 28 - 30, 2014



Friday, November 28 - 30, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre
2345 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

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This year, Startup Weekend at UBC is challenging Vancouverites to develop ideas that will have a measurable impact on major social challenges facing our community. Vancouver is quickly becoming a global leader in social and caused-based ventures and we want to give you the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills while tackling some challenging problems for all walks of life.

We are excited to announce partnerships with several major social impact organizations to develop a list of real world challenges to help inspire creativity and problem solving for Social Innovation Startup Weekend Participants. If your dream is to use technology, innovation and teamwork to make a difference, you can’t miss this unique edition of Startup Weekend at UBC. 

Check out our websites (ubc.startupweekend.org and vancouver.up.co) for the full list of speakers, coaches and judges, and stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates! If you have any questions, please contact ubc@startupweekend.org. #SWUBC

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 28th


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 29th


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 30th


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!


Event Judges


Keith Ippel
Co-Founder & Partner - Spring.is

With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.



Coaches and Mentors


Rob Attwell
COO - myBestHelper

Rob Attwell is Co-founder & COO of Mybesthelper, an award winning a marketplace for families to find and manage care for their families.  Mybesthelper is an Invoke Labs company and was recently recognized as a Cartier Laureate in 2015, won third place in the 2012 New Ventures BC competition and was recently part of the Blackbox Connect program at Google.  Rob is a numbers guy and loves to help with metrics and figuring out your business model.  He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. 


Alexandra Greenhill
Founder & CEO - myBestHelper

Alexandra T. Greenhill is the Co-founder CEO of myBestHelper, a place where families find amazing helpers. myBestHelper won Startup Weekend Vancouver in 2011, third place in the BC New Ventures Competition 2012 and was selected for the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). myBestHelper is an Invoke Labs alumni company and recently won the Plug’N’Play 2014 Pitch event in Vancouver.

Alexandra is a physician leader, passionate about big ideas that use tech to make people's lives better. She has received numerous awards, including BIV Top 40 under 40, the Queen Elizabeth II Medal of Service and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. Alexandra lives in Vancouver with her husband and their three children.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Vancouver is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Ryan
    Fetterly
  • Trina
    Wang
  • Brandon
    Yen
  • Rob
    Foxall
  • Ben
    Cappellacci
  • Lingxi
    Li
  • Hamza
    Ahmad
  • Tim
    Burke

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.


Ryan Fetterly



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