Startup Weekend Black Hills Rapid City

    Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017


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Startup Weekend Black Hills Rapid City

Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017



Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Evergreen Media and SD Mines Paleo Lab
329 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Up the Awesome

The American Bison.

Weighing in at 1400 pounds and armed with razor sharp horns, these giant, untamed beasts can evade captivity by launching themselves over 6-foot barbed wire fences. Sacred to Native Americans and now a National symbol, these awesome creatures were resurrected from near-extinction by a few visionary western South Dakotans. Wild and elegant. Resilient and aggressive. Unstoppable and wondrous. Giant and agile. It is with this spirit and energy that we break through the barbed wire keeping us from realizing our dreams. This is Startup Weekend Black Hills. 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 22nd


6:00 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


8:00 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 September 23rd


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


11:00 am
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Mentors Visit
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 September 24th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:45 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


10:00 am
Mentors Visit
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
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Organizing Team

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

  • Dani
    Mason
  • Lindsay
    Frankenfeld
  • Brian
    Rupert
  • Melissa
    Haught
  • Tamora
    Rosenbaum

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Brian Rupert



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