Startup Weekend Bloomington 2014

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Bloomington 2014

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014



Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm

City Hall-Showers Building
401 N. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

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No Talk. All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 Hours.





EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 14th


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


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 November 15th


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 November 16th


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


6:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up


8:15 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Kurtis Cummings
Co-Founder at Switchyard Brewing Company

Startup Weekend 2013 Alumni, and Co-Founder at Switchyard Brewing Company!

Event Judges


Cedric Savarese

Cedric Savarese is the founder and CEO of Veer West / FormAssembly.com. A French expat in the United States since 2002, he worked at DePauw University before moving to Bloomington, Indiana and starting his own software company. FormAssembly has since grown into a leading solution in its space, used by thousands of companies worldwide to collect data and power business processes. He holds a post-graduate degree (D.E.A) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence from the University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI, France.


Coaches and Mentors


Steve Bryant
Executive Director - Cook Center for Entrepreneurship

Steve Bryant serves as the Executive Director of the Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington where he is developing and implementing a strategic plan for an entrepreneurial studies program to assist students and individuals looking to start entrepreneurial ventures. Steve has held a wide array of positions within the government, not-for-profit, life sciences industry and higher education, but most recently as Business Development & Marketing Manager for BioConvergence, a small, growing life sciences company in Bloomington, Indiana. 


Kurtis Cummings
Co-Founder at Switchyard Brewing Company

Startup Weekend 2013 Alumni, and Co-Founder at Switchyard Brewing Company!


Chris Borland

Chris is seasoned entrepreneur and an IU grad that came for school and made Bloomington his home, 30 years ago. He has over 2 decades of experience leading R&D teams in innovative projects at IU and starting four tech startups. Chris has lead projects researching radical-pair based sensor systems in animals, spearheading the development of several augmented reality location based training systems, multiple educational gaming applications, mobile and web applications for entertainment and social engagement and mobile advertising to drive foot traffic to merchant's physical locations. In 2013, he created his most recent startup FeetHere LLC, a foot traffic marketplace for mobile marketing to drive mobile users to merchants.  


Troy Phelps

Troy Phelps is a Business Advisor for the West Central ISBDC and is working out of the Bloomington office. He previously worked for the South Central ISBDC and, in total, has counseled with over 300 clients. Troy specializes in accounting and brings with him significant experience in the banking, medical, and insurance industries. In addition, he has started two businesses of his own in the past and understands firsthand the challenges of owning a business. In addition, through a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, he instructed QuickBooks classes for several semesters and is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Troy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Anderson University.



Jeff Wuslich

Jeff Wuslich is a Co-founder of Cardinal Spirits, a craft distillery in Bloomington. He, along with his partners,  raised $850K from investors across the Midwest using Localstake. This is Jeff’s fourth entrepreneurial venture. Prior to Cardinal Spirits, Jeff was a partner at Might and Main, LLC where he raised over $5 million for clients.   Jeff also co-hosts Verge Bloomington, a monthly meetup where start-ups pitch their ideas.   Specialties: fundraising, operations, regulations, problem-solving, and pitching. 


Cedric Savarese

Cedric Savarese is the founder and CEO of Veer West / FormAssembly.com. A French expat in the United States since 2002, he worked at DePauw University before moving to Bloomington, Indiana and starting his own software company. FormAssembly has since grown into a leading solution in its space, used by thousands of companies worldwide to collect data and power business processes. He holds a post-graduate degree (D.E.A) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence from the University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI, France.


Dave Harrison

Dave has  wealth of business experience. He is currently a Lecturer at the Kelley School of Business and a part-time consultant and motivational speaker. Dave specializes in strategies for Integrating Culture & Planning; Fixing Broken Companies; Shifting From Price To Value Based Strategies; and Leadership Requirements Of Family Owned Businesses.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Bloomington 2014 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Meghan
    Turner
  • Raymon
    Smith
  • Chris
    Williams
  • Askar
    Akhmetshin
  • Kevin
    Tsoi
  • Jamie
    Bass

Facilitators


Jamie Bass
Entrepreneur

CEO/President of GRAVICOM LLC. Jamie is a cyber security specialist, but also has an extensive background in robotics, automation, plastics, electronics, mechanics, and systems engineering. He holds 5 patents, and is 1 of 800 CISSP-ISSEPs worldwide. 


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