Startup Weekend Food #swfoodtech
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
2110 W Slaughter Ln #160
54 Hours of Testing your Idea to Impact the Food System. Are you in?
We're looking for passionate foodies, students, entrepreneurs, developers, chefs and designers who want to innovate new systems and products related to food. Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful startup while solving real problems we face in our food system.
We provide the space, food, beverages and connections to local resources to keep you going throughout the hackathon. Your task is work together to form teams and innovate new ideas. This is your testing ground to experiment and see results come to fruition.
First Ever Start up Weekend Food in Austin
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Startup Weekend Food is part of Global Startup Battle
- The biggest startup competition in the universe
- More than 200 simultaneous events and programs over 10 days
- Where we will have over 30,000 entrepreneurs in over 100 countries rally together in the name of innovation and community each year
An initiative created by Startup Weekend, Global Startup Battle aims to generate a stronger global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend and other Techstars Startup programs are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. Global Startup Battle enriches the global entrepreneurial community by creating a sense of inclusion between startup teams around the world.
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In addition to creating a new food startup challenge competition while at The University of Texas at Austin, Robyn has judged some of the industry’s leading food innovation business competitions including the University of Southern California’s Student Innovator Showcase and Fast Pitch, Bon Appetech’s Startup Pitch competition, and 33entrepreneurs’ Worldwide Startups Competition.
Robyn received her BA in American Studies from The University of Michigan and a MA and PhD from Boston University in History.
Patel graduated with an engineering degree from Saint Louis University, and received a teaching certificate from Dominican University Graduate School of Education. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife Monika, and enjoys staying active in his community, spending time with his family, and discovering new venues for local Austin dining.
Chi'Lantro BBQ has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine's Staff Favorite May 2012 issue, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and on the cover of Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine. Locally, Chi'Lantro was voted Best Street Food, honorable mention in Best Korean Food, and honorable mention in Best Other Asian Food in Austin Chronicle. Currently Chi’lantro operates two mobile food trucks and a trailer at The Picnic at Barton Springs. In January 2015, Chi’lantro opened it’s first brick-and-mortar location on South Lamar Blvd and opened their second permanent outpost shortly after on Burnet Rd in May 2015.
After eleven years of expanding Starbucks around the world, Joe jumped into the entrepreneurial world of consumer and technology start-ups and has been helping companies grow nationally and internationally. As a senior executive and investor, he has been helping build and grow Appconomy, a China retail focused mobile commerce and marketing platform company. In 2014, Joe founded Chaucer Consulting and Investments to support the growth -- and often international expansion -- of Austin based companies, focused in retail, food service, consumer goods, and related enabling technology.
Since then, she has worked with diverse organizations involved in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, including Acumen, UnLtdUSA, and Enable Impact. She holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Food #swfoodtech 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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Techstars Startup Weekend Austin is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Marion is a tech business developer based in Seattle, WA. She runs developer education partnerships for Alexa, the voice service powering Amazon's popular Echo devices. Before joining Amazon two years ago, Marion coordinated Global Startup Battle in 2012 and managed partner relations for Startup Weekend HQ in Seattle. She holds a Master's in Business Management from EDHEC Business School and an MBA in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alberta. A Startup Weekend veteran, Marion has facilitated 20+ events in France, Canada, the US, Algeria and Morocco.
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