Techstars Startup Weekend Pohnpei

    Thursday, November 7 - 9, 2019

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Techstars Startup Weekend Pohnpei

Thursday, November 7 - 9, 2019

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

Pohnpei Small Business Development Center Bldg, Classroom P2, 2nd Floor

Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941

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Your idea 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!

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Thursday November 7th

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

6:05 pm
Introduction of event organizers and rundown

6:20 pm
Ice Breaker

6:30 pm
Introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:50 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:15 pm
Dinner, Voting, and Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants, and attendees vote for the top pitches

7:45 pm
Voting Results
Top pitches are announced

8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:30 pm
Debrief & Recap
Debrief and recap of event rundown for Friday

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

Friday November 8th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Continue Working
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

11:00 am

12:00 pm

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm
Dinner & Continue Working
Eat food and continue working with your team

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

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

Saturday November 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Continue Working

12:00 pm

2:00 pm
Check-ins with Groups

4:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:30 pm
Brief Judges

6:00 pm
7-minute Final Presentations

6:20 pm
Judges Deliberate, Winners & Photos
Judges deliberate, announce winners, and take photos

6:50 pm
Debrief, Closing & Thank Yous
Closing remarks & thank yous

7:00 pm
Celebratory Dinner

8:00 pm
Clean up, Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Pohnpei 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Denise
  • Angelina
  • Ione
    Skye Llagas


Rosanne Pleadwell

Angelina Tretnoff

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