Startup Weekend Atlanta
Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Atlanta Tech Village
3423 Piedmont Rd NE
Your idea in 54 hours
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday May 18th
Saturday May 19th
Sunday May 20th
Coaches and Mentors
Jon is a graduate of the University of Georgia (#GoDawgs). In his free time he enjoys spending time with his expecting wife, writing, and playing sports.
Tami is the co-founder of 31south, a full service creative marketing and advertising agency focused on hyper-growth companies. Previously, Tami joined one the fastest-growing a B2B SaaS startups in the U.S. as the first marketing hire at SalesLoft to scale the marketing team and lead branding, customer marketing, content marketing, and lead generation initiatives across multiple platforms.
Tami's expertise center on field marketing, go-to-market brand strategy, public relations and corporate communications, and account-based initiatives across multiple platforms. A champion for experiential marketing and taking big risks to gain traction, her heart beats a gentle intensity for creating memorable experiences and building brand champions.
A former NCAA Division 1 collegiate tennis player and All-Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete, Tami believes in the strength of collaboration and exudes passion for the 31south team and their clients. She serves on the executive board for the Kula Project and the Global Conservation Corps, is an advocate for rhino conservation in Southern Africa, and drives the empowerment of women-led, business initiatives through mentorship programs.
Additionally, Tami leads Global Social Strategy at Women Who Code; the largest and most active community for technical women in the world. The award-winning programs support over 137,000 members in 20 countries and 60+ cities to level up in their technical careers every step of the way.
Seth’s work and his startups have been featured prominently by several news outlets, including TechCrunch and Apple. He has made speaking appearances at TEDx Georgia Tech and SXSW, and he serves as an advisor and mentor to startups at ATDC and TechSquare Labs. Seth is currently the cofounder of Crescendo, a music technology startup that helps musicians boost their confidence through interactive training software powered by AI.
Market Feasibility,Service Centric Business Process Design, Voice of the Customer (VoC), Product Development, Business Requirements Development & Validation, and Program/Project Execution Management
As a young professional, making changes to create more connected environments can mean happier clients, better products, creative content development & distribution, and stronger financial performance. Such issues are prevalent in mid-sized entities when businesses transition from startup to big companies. This phase is filled with absolute treachery (communication, sales, operating protocols, training, hiring, acquisitions, etc.).
I spent my college days receiving guidance from a repository of knowledge-wealthy mentors in the fields of engineering, sales, politics, arts, and finance. I would translate this over into professional development classes for peers and help to their eventual placement in jobs, research, or passion projects. I archived my lessons into LP25: Influence (25 Weeks of Philosophy).
After graduating in biomedical engineering, pre-med, pre-law, I found that my skills uniquely suited what I felt to be an asset for consulting. I had process, research, and critical thinking skills with the ability to merge multidisciplinary subjects into single ideas. This became my premise for developing thought leadership in my post-college job as a salesperson. Through the application of those skills, I was able to perform very strongly and make an impact for my company and within the industry.
Shortly thereafter, a co-worker was inspired by my book to create a company centered around providing access to opportunities and resources for people with passions. So, I began working as the strategist and marketer for PEAR'd.
Being a business savvy visionary, Justin combines his passion for events, marketing, and innovation into all of his endeavors which include launching an award-winning event discovery startup to currently running a creative agency that produces integrated campaigns for emerging companies.
From activating impactful marketing campaigns to advocating for diversity and inclusion in technology, Justin's main objective is to uplift the community in the most positive way possible by exemplifying leadership and encouraging the youth to purse their passions and dreams through entrepreneurship.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Atlanta 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Atlanta is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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