Startup Weekend HackOut

    Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019


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Startup Weekend HackOut

Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019



Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Robert B Rowling Hall
300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78712

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Startup Weekend HackOut

Be a part of the premier LGBTQA-themed Startup Weekend!Your community is here to help you. Regardless of your professional background — sign up now for Startup Weekend HackOut in Austin, TX!The 1st first-ever LGBTQA-themed Startup Weekend was created in 2017! We had over 80+ participants from all around the globe from Europe to South America. We were able to reward travel scholarship for a number of participants. During our 2018 event, we grew to over 100 participants from even more far flung places like South Africa and Australia.The purpose of this event is to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the LGBTQA community to learn the ropes of validating an idea for a startup or lifestyle business and turn that idea into a business venture.In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.If you can't commit to the whole weekend, you can check out the presentation/demo on Sunday or volunteer.Startup Weekend HackOut is being organized in partnership with Techstars, which helps entrepreneurs raise startup funding and gain critical insight to help launch their businesses, StartOut, the national nonprofit supporting LGBTQIA entrepreneurs, and Lesbians Who Tech, a global community of 25,000+ queer women and gender nonconforming people in tech (and our allies) in over 37 cities around the world.Get your EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW. Still curious? Learn even more here: http://www.swhackout.org/

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 “austinstartout@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 12th


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 April 13th


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 April 14th


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!



Organizing Team

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

  • Desmond
    Thomas
  • Dan
    Driscoll
  • Samantha
    Needham
  • Steve
    Kramer
  • Juliana
    Leon
  • Julian
    Bryant
  • Brandon
    Monsees
  • Taylor
    McCaslin

Facilitators


Julian Bryant
iOS Developer

For the past six years Julian has been an organizer in San Diego's startup community. He is a passionate community builder leading the first Startup Weekend event in the city and has helped lead a team of volunteers to create 15 other events over the past few years as well as organize for Startup Week and Geek Girl Tech Con. 

Julian Bryant received is law degree from Georgetown and a BA in Japanese, Computer Applications, and Government from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently the senior mobile developer at FreshForm Interactive and advises several startups on mobile development.


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