Startup Weekend Exeter

    Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Exeter

Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018



Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Innovation Centre
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive
Exeter, UK EX4 4RN

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Innovation, Creativity and Collaboration: Launch a Startup 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!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “exeter@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 12th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the Innovation Centre and get checked in


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


7:15 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
An hour to start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

Saturday October 13th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


9:45 am
One on One Startup Clinics
Advice to Entrepreneurs who's ideas did not make it through to the weekend


10:00 am
One on One Pitching Clinics
On going coaching through the weekend for delegates who are presenting


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

Sunday October 14th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive for two hours Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 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


8:30 pm
Wrap Up
Time to reflect on a great weekend with a drink and some pizza


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Matthew Morley
Co-Founder and CEO of Savvy

Matt is the co-founder and CEO of Savvy alongside his co-founder Jeremy. They're flying in from Silicon Valley to help with Exeter startup weekend.
Fascinated with how people make decisions using the internet, Matt has built products used and trusted by millions in both the consumer and business space over the past few years. He has worked extensively with Google, the EU as well as several governments and parliaments including UK Parliament where he advised former PM David Cameron directly on matters of digital democracy. We are delighted to have Matt on board as a coach who will focus on pitching effectively, moving your business idea on quickly and can muck in with some coding if needed!  

Event Judges


Sawsan Khuri
Communicator, connector, scientist, enabling collaborations across professions and roles.

Sawsan is an entrepreneur who specialises in team building and innovation and has developed pioneering, collaborative working programmes around the world.  You can find out more about Sawsan's work at http://sawsankhuri.com  


Kathryn White
Innovation Manager at the Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab

Kathryn is Innovation Manager at the Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab where she is an expert in creating networks between local SMEs and the Impact Lab programme.  With extensive experience in corporate and start-up innovation Kathryn has also written the best travel blog we have come across having ventured through 20 countries in 8 months while researching different approaches to innovation around the world. (http://www.global-innovation-project.com)



James Mugridge
Founder and CEO Naked Necessities

James is the founder of Naked Necessities a zero waste supplier of shaving products and toiletries.  Inspired by his time working in the Maldives and witnessing the impact that plastic waste has on our oceans, James has used his entrepreneurial savvy to rapidly move from a concept to developing a series of products that are now being sold through out the UK.  


Remy Foucher
South West University Relationship Manager at Santander UK

Remy is part of the Management team at Santander Universities programme, Through a network of close to 1,200 universities located across over 20 countries Santander provides a unique opportunity for Internationalisation and knowledge transfer and deliver life changing experiences through a range of Scholarships, grants and awards. 
Through our Universities programme Santander also supports entrepreneurs and SMEs through various initiatives and awards. For 2018, our leading schemes include the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards and our part-funded SME Internship programme. 


Coaches and Mentors


Georgie Hazell
Co-Founder: Elevate

Currently the Head of Strategy and Adapt at the London based startup Create + Growth, Georgie recently completed a full-time MBA at Exeter University.

Georgie's experience includes people consultancy as Head of Talent at London-based startup accelerator The Eleven, account management for social media agency Born Social and leading on expansion for their first international office in Amsterdam. She also headed up UK operations and growth for Her Campus Media and worked with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube on an operational efficiency consulting project. Georgie is passionate about the power of diversity and co-founded Elevate, a networking group for women in tech.



Dan Wiseman
Founder, Web Wise Media

Dan is the founder of Web Wise Media, a web design and marketing agency based in Exeter and London.  Web Wise are a fast moving business that help entrepreneurs and organisations get more traffic, more leads and more sales.  Dan is also a blogger, investor and video game designer.


Charlie Martin
Director

Charlie will be helping our startup teams with Market Validation, Branding and getting the word out about their business ideas.  Charlie is the Director of Gusto, a digital marketing agency that specialises in lead generation and digital marketing campaigns.  Gusto have developed highly successful marketing campaigns for organisations across the region including River Cottage, Pavey Group and Plymouth Culture.  Welcome to the team, Charlie. Great to have you with us for Startup Weekend.


Matthew Morley
Co-Founder and CEO of Savvy

Matt is the co-founder and CEO of Savvy alongside his co-founder Jeremy. They're flying in from Silicon Valley to help with Exeter startup weekend.
Fascinated with how people make decisions using the internet, Matt has built products used and trusted by millions in both the consumer and business space over the past few years. He has worked extensively with Google, the EU as well as several governments and parliaments including UK Parliament where he advised former PM David Cameron directly on matters of digital democracy. We are delighted to have Matt on board as a coach who will focus on pitching effectively, moving your business idea on quickly and can muck in with some coding if needed!  


Jeremy Evans
Co-Founder and CTO of Savvy

Jeremy is co-founder and CTO of Savvy. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a MA in Journalism. A Forbes 30 under 30 Europe, Jeremy has an extensive background in both the technical and product roles having built and scaled products to millions of people in several different verticals. 
 Jeremy has also taught at City University London and Decoded and will be on hand for everything you need to know about coding and getting your ideas up to speed over the weekend. Jeremy will also be running pitch training.  


Christopher Hunt
Managing Director

Christopher Hunt is a creative technologist and builder of rather cool things. Chris works with clients through his consultancy Controlled Frenzy to develop engaging audience-focussed technology prototypes, products, and installations to explore their data and ideas so they can grow and adapt to new ways of working, communicating and doing business. Most recently he has been working on analysing dance through motion capture, breaking virtual rocks and planting trees in augmented reality.



Organizing Team

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

  • adam
    Lusby
  • Emily
    Davies
  • Joe
    Pearce
  • David
    Walker
  • Justin
    Turquet
  • Katie
    Hawker
  • silvia
    paloschi
  • Glendon
    Filer

Facilitators


Victoria Mutran

Engenheira de Produção e apaixonada por empreendedorismo e educação. 


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