Startup Weekend Student Edition in Birmingham, AL

    Friday, December 8 - 10, 2017

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Startup Weekend Student Edition in Birmingham, AL

Friday, December 8 - 10, 2017

Friday, December 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Innovation Depot
1500 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

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Startup Weekend for Students is Here

Our goal is to empower students to rock the world they live in.  We provide an experience that opens minds, changes perspectives, and empowers students to start something big.  Startup Weekend is intense, but its fun.  
If you are a student with a desire to launch ANYTHING, this event is for you!

If you are a parent that sees something special in your student, this event is for your child!

If you are full of ideas but don't know how to bring them to life, this event is for you!

If you want to have too much fun while learning how to start a business, this event is for you!

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Friday December 8th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

5:30 pm

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Let's Pitch!

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 pm
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

Saturday December 9th

8:30 am
Arrive and breakfast

8:45 am
Saturday Check-In
Check-In with Malliron on focus for the day!

10:00 am
Mentors Arrive
Mentors providing insight and coaching to teams

12:00 pm
Lunch/ Check-in
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

1:00 pm
Coach Office Hours
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm

6:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

9:00 pm
Finished for the day.

Sunday December 10th

8:30 am
Arrive and breakfast

9:00 am
Outline schedule for the day

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Practice Pitches Begins
Mentors on site to give feedback on pitches

3:00 pm
Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:30 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:45 pm

7:00 pm
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Birmingham is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Randall
  • Lyord
  • Malliron


Malliron Hodge

Malliron serves as the Manager of Community Engagement at 4.0 Schools. Within her work she strives to provide opportunities for the New Orleans community to be engaged with entrepreneurs in the 4.0 Schools programming. During the time Startup Weekend Education was part of 4.0 programming she served as the program coordinator, coaching, and guiding organizers as they planned their events. She is passionate about all things community and youth engagement driven.

Malliron received her Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University and a BS in Business Management and Human Resource Management. When she is not engaging the community, she can be found rolling around in skates!

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