Startup Weekend Anchorage

    Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015

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Startup Weekend Anchorage

Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015

Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

The Boardroom
601 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Save the Date - Build a Business in 54 Hours

We are getting ready to host another Startup Weekend in Anchorage.  The last event was a huge success with almost 50 people filling The Boardroom for a weekend of fun and hard work exploring and building new business ideas. Plan to join the fun and start preparing for the Spring Alaska Business Plan Competition.


Friday February 6th

6:30 pm
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
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 February 7th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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 February 8th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
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

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Anchorage 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.

Signature Sponsors

The Boardroom is a coworking space for independents and small companies who share services and amenities in a creative, productive and collaborative environment.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Katherine
  • Ky
  • Matt
  • Kelly
  • Pascual
  • Nate
  • Travis
  • Lynn
  • Matti


Andy Stoll
Co-Founder Seed Here Studio & Iowa Startup Accelerator

Andy Stoll is a social entrepreneur and media producer. He co-founded Seed Here Studio, Vault Coworking and Collaboration Space and The Iowa Startup Accelerator, three organizations dedicated to building a stronger community of entrepreneurs and creatives in the Creative Corridor.

Stoll is a global facilitator for Startup Weekend and recently facilitated events in Kiev, Ukraine and Anchorage, Alaska.

Andy previously co-founded The James Gang, a community-building, social entrepreneurial-incubator that was named the Iowa City Press Citizen ‘Person of the Year’, as the individual or group that had the largest impact on the community. 

Stoll was named one of the top 25 most influential leaders in the Corridor and is a member of the Corridor Business Journal 2006 class of 40 Under 40. Andy holds a BA in film production and a BBA in Business Management from The University of Iowa, as well as a Masters Degree in Media Cultures from The City University of Hong Kong.

Andy recently completed a 4-year, 40-country solo trip-around-the-world, and moonlights as a photographer, sometimes chef and occasional cooking class instructor. 

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