Techstars Startup Weekend Lancaster 2019

    Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019


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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Lancaster 2019

Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019



Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

LUMS Hub
Lancaster University
Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YX

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Come together and launch your 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?  
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 and lots of ideas! 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 forming the right team for your particular startup.
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, 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.

Is entrepreneurial experience required?
Definitely not! We encourage people of any age, experience level or skill set to attend. Each year, we have participants ranging from zero startup knowledge all the way to participants who have founded startups in the past! Your fellow participants and our wonderful mentors will be there to help you with whatever you need.

What if I have dietary requirements?
Startup Weekend Lancaster are prepared to cater to any and all dietary requirements. Simply let us know when you fill in the registration form and we will accommodate!

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:
 
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one mentorship with amazing entrepreneurs
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world
  • All the Internet and coffee you can consume
The full roster of mentors and judges will be revealed as the event gets closer. Watch our social media channels!

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? Get in touch at lancasteruni@startupweekend.org
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 8th


6:30 pm
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

Saturday November 9th


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

Sunday November 10th


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 Judges


Damien Mullany
Deputy Regional Manager

Deputy Regional Manager at Santander Universities UK


Coaches and Mentors


GulAhmed Maqsood
Director at Smirkin Ltd

Lancaster alumni, serial entrepreneur, director of Smirkin Ltd


Amanda Brooks
Enterprise Education Development Manager

Enterprise Education Development Manager at Lancaster University


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Lancaster 2019 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 Lancaster is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • George
    Ruellan
  • Alex
    Jung
  • Karen
    Ma
  • Daniel
    Morton

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