Techstars Startup Weekend Amman - Refugee Edition

    Thursday, August 29 - 31, 2019


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Techstars Startup Weekend Amman - Refugee Edition

Thursday, August 29 - 31, 2019



Thursday, August 29 - 31, 2019
Event starts at 4:30 am

Chemisty, Amman

Amman, Jordan

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Startup Weekend Amman - Refugee Edition

Startup Weekends are a series of 54-hour weekend programs designed to bring an intense, learning-by-action experience. It creates an environment that brings developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.


Leaders from the tech community will mentor teams through the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, teams will pitch their solutions to a judges panel of tech and community leaders. Selected winning team will get week-long training from startup experts during Startup Roadshow bootcamp and get the opportunity to win $15,000 and a trip to Amsterdam to present their ideas during SPARK Ignite 2019.

This event is part of Startup Roadshow, the world’s first startup competition for Syrian entrepreneurs across the Middle East. The competition will train 100 teams of entrepreneurs through a series of bootcamps in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, while awarding the top startups with cash prizes of up to $15.000. The three top winners will also get an all-expense paid trip to Amsterdam, to pitch during the Ignite 2019 conference.By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday August 29th


4:30 am
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

Friday August 30th


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

Saturday August 31st


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 Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Amman - Refugee Edition 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 Amman is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Anas
    Alchalabi
  • Mahmoud
    Khamis
  • Ziena
    Abu-dalbouh
  • Anas
    Alchalabi
  • Jood
    ZaidAlKilani
  • Saif
    Al Ali

Facilitators


Ziena Adalb



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