Startup Weekend Micronesia - Chuuk

    Thursday, November 7 - 9, 2019

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Startup Weekend Micronesia - Chuuk

Thursday, November 7 - 9, 2019

Thursday, November 7 - 9, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Truk Stop Hotel
1993 Weno Blvd.
Weno, Chuuk 96942

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Bring your business ideas to life!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve in your community 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 or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll meet new people, gain new skill sets, and most importantly have fun!

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • Refreshments over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing business and community mentors and leaders.
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Thursday November 7th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in at the registration table

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, Share ideas, Practice pitches, Meet new people

6:10 pm
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders.

6:30 pm
Keynote Speaker - Video
Bank of Guam SVP Jackie Marati - Sustainability

6:45 pm
Pitch Demo
The Anatomy of a Pitch

7:10 pm
Pitches Start
Time to pitch business ideas!

7:20 pm
Voting Time
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:40 pm
Form Teams
Participants group up according to favorite pitches and start discussing ideas.

8:00 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.

8:30 pm
Recap of event rundown for Day 2

9:00 pm
Closing remarks and clean-up

Friday November 8th

9:00 am
Morning Refreshments
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Continue Working
Create logo, start assigning team roles, and begin building your product or service

12:00 pm
Feed your brain, take a mental break, and enjoy some food

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

2:00 pm
Mentor Sessions
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! Ask them lots of questions.

6:00 pm

6:30 pm
Livestream with Matt Simpson
From Green Banana Paper

7:30 pm
Team Check-ins
Facilitators will walk around and check on team progress. Offer some insight and feedback.

9:00 pm
Debrief & Wrap-up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 9th

9:00 am
Morning Refreshments
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am

12:00 pm

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
Brief Judges
Judges arrive and organizers brief them on criteria, scoring cards, and other information

4:30 pm
Final Presentations
Each team leader will conduct final presentations to the judges. Time limit is 7 minutes each.

5:00 pm
Judging & Presentation of Certificates

5:30 pm
Photos and Awarding of Prizes

6:00 pm
Celebratory Dinner

Organizing Team

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

  • Nicole
  • Ione
    Skye Llagas
  • Denise


Ione Skye Llagas
Program Manager

PMBA Cohort XV

Nicole Mesa
HR Business Partner

PMBA Cohort XV

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