Techstars Global Startup Weekend Suzhou

    Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017


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Techstars Global Startup Weekend Suzhou

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017



Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm



Suzhou, China

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Prepare for the Global Startup Celebration

Be one of over 15,000 entrepreneurs who will come together for hundreds of events during November 10-19, 2017 for Techstars Global Startup Weekend!

Techstars Global Startup Weekend Suzhou (TGSW) connects entrepreneurs, organizing teams, and startup communities around the world. As an attendee you will get access to exclusive resources to help prep for success at Techstars Startup Weekend and make connections with mentors and other startup teams. To help you keep growing after the event, the winning team of each event will receive helpful perks for building their startup as well as a showcase in our global channels.

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 “
ping-sophia.su@edhec.com”.

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

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 10th


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 11th


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 12th


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!



Organizing Team

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

  • Feng
    Li
  • Panda
    Xu
  • Sophia
    SU

Facilitators


Erik Ackner
Co-Founder, CMO

Co-Founder & CMO, UrTurn Events (Chengdu, China)

Erik is a creative organization talent from north Germany who enjoys creating the right fit for people or uniting organizations to achieve different goals together at events. With more than 10 years’ experience in organizing, design, communication and a MA double-degree in Chinese-European Business and Economy, he proofed this already by helping to bring global events such as the Fête de la Musique, Startup Weekend or the Global Citizen Festival to Chengdu. As an organizer and a DJ, he acts as a hub for talents such as musicians, dancers, organizers, entrepreneurs or educators in Chengdu. Future goals include bringing a real Christmas Market, an educational and entertaining farm festival as well as building an active sport community in Chengdu.

Erik是一位擅长在活动中为人们创造有利条件,整合各类组织资源来实现共赢的组织天才。作为一个组织者和DJ,他扮演着轴心的角色来将例如乐手、歌手、DJ、舞者、组织者、企业家和教育家等人才组织在一起。此外,他还在他的项目中着眼于用最好的文化混搭方式将外国和本地的年轻人聚合在一起,以激励四川的年轻天人关于自主创新的意识。


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