Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Edition

    Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017


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Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Edition

Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017



Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Beirut Digital District
Bechara El Khoury Street
Building 1280
Beirut, Lebanon

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AI Edition happens for the first time in Beirut

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurial. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

From September 29th to October 1st 2017, Beirut hosts the first Startup Weekend dedicated to artificial intelligence in Lebanon Data scientist, robotics specialists, developers, machine learning experts or amateurs, come test your ideas and participate in creating the future of the Lebanon artificial intelligence!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 29th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Snacks & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


8:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:30 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 September 30th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


1:00 pm
Lunch


1:30 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!


8:00 pm
Dinner


8:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


11:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday October 1st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


1:00 pm
Lunch


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


7:45 pm
Dinner


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Beirut is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Mohammad
    Awwad
  • Ziad
    Alame
  • Raghd
    Hamzeh
  • Hind
    Chammas
  • Azhar
    Siddiqui

Facilitators


Mohammed Awwad

Awwad is a geek, a developer, and an entrepreneur. with a humble journey of several years in different fields,helped out in constructing multiple startups, building a geek community, as well as being an active member of A Peach and Coding Circle, he is a proud solider of the Jordanian entrepreneurship and startups ecosystem.


Ali Chehade
Expert in Early stage startups, Marketing strategies, Creative problem solving, Public speaking & pitching

Ali is a marketing and communications consultant for multiple companies and a strategist and adviser for early-stage startups. He is a TV host/producer on Future TV's prime-time show Bala Toul Sireh and morning show Alam Al Sabah. In addition to his passion for television, Ali is the founder of The Dream Matcher (Lebanon's longest running networking event) and Just Peanuts (a pioneering Lebanese peanut butter brand). 


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