1st Startup Weekend Clark

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

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1st Startup Weekend Clark

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Startup Weekend Clark
SM City Clark
Clark Freeport Zone / Angeles City, Pampanga

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21-23 November 2014 |  Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines

Metro Clark has time and again, proven itself to be a formidable center for global ICT/BPO investment, with its strategic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure, deep talent resource and investor-friendly business climate.  As such, Clark is the undisputed center for ICT excellence in this part of the country. 

Fueled by drive to further promote ICT investment and employment, Metro Clark ICT Council (MCICTC), in association with Clark Freeport, the Department of Science and Technology ICT Office, and TechTalks.ph brings the first ever STARTUP WEEKEND CLARK this 21-23 November 2014.
  Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.  It is a pitching and business development competition geared towards producing a new breed of IT and knowledge entrepreneurs from parts of the world. 

Currently, SW has held over 1,500 startup events in some 120 countries and 723 cities; participated by over 123,000 entrepreneurs and producing some 13,000 startups
  Startup Weekend Clark is the first officially-sanctioned SW event in Luzon outside Metro Manila.  Also, on that date, Clark will be competing with 200+ cities globally for the Global Startup Battle.


Friday November 21st

5:00 pm
Pre-Event Briefing
Startup 101

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:00 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
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 22nd

9:00 am
Check-In, Coffee & Snacks
Arrive, simple snack & coffee, limber-up!

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

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

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 23rd

9:00 am
Check-in, Coffee & Snacks.
Arrive, simple snack & coffee. Last day! It's now or never!

10:00 am
Continue work / Coach meetings
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Load up! This is it!

6:00 pm
Final Presentations

8:00 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Formal end
After party!

Event Judges

Monchito Ibrahim
Deputy Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office- DOST

Moray Fleming
General Manager, Wallem Innovative Solutions Philippines

Vice Chairman, Metro Clark ICT Council

Todd Owens
Vice President, Owens Online, Inc.

Mark Pineda
Co-Founder & Managing Member, Scrubbed.Net

Ana Datu
Mall Manager, SM City Clark

Coaches and Mentors

Gilbert Tumibay, PhD
Dean, College of ICT, Angeles University Foundation

Grace Fabros-Tyler, PhD
Dean, College of ICT, Systems Plus College Foundation

Francisco Villanueva Jr., DBM
President, Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Rachel Jaro
Founder, Pampanga Developers Group

Tina Amper
Founder, Techtalks.ph

Wilson Concepcion
Dean, College of Information & Communications Technology, Holy Angel University

Bari Silvestre
Indie Game Developer, Keybol Games / Ferryman Games

Marco Valmorez
CEO, Crowd.Net

Joseph Ross Lee
CEO, Infoshift

Roderick Salunga
General Manager, City Clark Graphic Printers

Elenita Ordonio
Provincial Director, Department of Trade & Industry - Pampanga

Shelly Kero
Co-Founder, Eqela.com

Gary Villame
Co-Founder and CEO

Gary Villame is the co-founder and CEO of Itemhound, a technology-based company that leverages on the power of web and RFID technologies. He finished BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, magna cum laude, and MS Electrical Engineering at UP Diliman. In 2010, he started Itemhound along with his four other “thesis-mates” and eventually found a niche in providing digital solutions to events. Itemhound has served more than 500,000 event participants through their various services ranging from race timing, registration, brand activation, event management, and data analytics.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The 1st Startup Weekend Clark team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

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  • Moray
  • Norence
  • Carissa
  • Elle
  • Ervyn

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