Startup Weekend Boston
Friday, October 13 - 15, 2017
Friday, October 13 - 15, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Cambridge Innovation Center
Learn to take ideas from concept to creation in one weekend!
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
- get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
- learn the process for going from concept to creation
- meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs
- join or build an all-star team
- learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or
- take your own idea from concept to creation
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
- developers and other tech-related professionals
- designers of all types
- non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
- students from colleges, universities, and even high schools
- professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
- passionate visionaries
- and many more!
- Access to the full weekend-long event
- Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
- Mentoring by all-stars from the tech startup community
- Tasty meals all weekend
- Collaboration with awesome technical professionals
- All-star judges panel lead by startup leaders
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
- A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days, and
- Over 50 awesome new friends!
- Scholarships Available! Can't afford a ticket? Apply here for a scholarship.
Do I need to come with an idea?
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite all right! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!
Come join us for a very special weekend!
Friday October 13th
Saturday October 14th
Sunday October 15th
Clement Cazalot is currently Managing Director of Techstars Boston, leading the expansion of one of the most prestigious, impactful and founder-friendly startup accelerator and early stage investor in the world.
Previously he served as VP Technology at Intralinks (NYSE: IL), until its acquisition by Synchronoss (NASDAQ: SNCR). There he created from the ground up both R&D and Product Design business units, to re-build the company infrastructure and next generation products. Intralinks provides secure software to all the banks in the world. The company is part of the top 10 largest SaaS companies in the document management space.
Before Intralinks, Cazalot was the co-founder and CEO of docTrackr (accelerated by TechStars Boston in 2012) that was acquired by Intralinks in 2014, after having partnered with industry leaders among which Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, and Box. He built the company from its inception in the south of France, until the point where their technology was deployed to 99% of the Fortune 1000 in the US, four years later.
Cazalot has been featured in a number of publications, conferences and recognized by peers and media alike for his information security expertise. He holds a both Master of Science in Intelligence & Innovation from Universite Aix-Marseille (France) and a Master of Business Administration and Management from Ecole de Management de Marseille (France).
Managing Director and Head of Senior Innovation at Fortress Investment Group
-Venture-backed startups, skilled in raising money and aligning team and investors
-Corporate development with M&A advise and strategic insight. Sourced and completed multiple transactions
-Scaled companies from $0 to tens of millions, no product to scaling product-market fit
-Experience in Mobile, Social, Electronic Commerce, Online marketing, Consumer Internet, B2B, B2B2C and Online Data markets
-Team builder and Team Leader
-Advisor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence
-Senior Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Executive track-record of success
-Co-founded Heavey Advisors, a strategic advisory firm
Executive Director of EyeWire
Coaches and Mentors
Partner at Appanite, Inc.
Open to exciting opportunities, ranging from concept/pre-funding, angel/seed-round, to Series-A VC-backed and beyond. Currently working on simultaneous boot-strapped/self-funded startup projects while advising/consulting to area startups, and making angel investments.
Extensive domain experience in digital marketing, mobile, consumer, social, app, web, security, storage and networking fields with experience leading and managing teams and companies of all sizes, practicing various development methodologies including traditional SDLC, Agile, and Lean.
Achieved multiple exits via acquisition and IPO:
• Altiris, acquired Pedestal Software for $74M as a direct result of my creating a SMB version of the enterprise product;
• Symantec, acquired Altiris for $830M in part as a direct result of my creation of the Altiris Security Platform (integration of Pedestal Software's technology);
• IMLogic, acquired by Symantec;
• Sockeye Networks, acquired by InterNAP;
• Akamai Technologies, IPO;
Specialties: Entrepreneur. High Tech Software & Services Product Management & Marketing with Extensive Startup Experience (VC and bootstrapped); Digital Marketing, Facebook Advertising; Co-Founder of financial services firm; Prior specialization in system security audit & compliance and configuration assurance; Also, photography services small business.
He fulfills his passion to invest in others to optimize business results, by promoting collaboration and expertise sharing. Internally: he acts as integrator across the enterprise and hosts monthly worldwide career flash broadcasts (which he started in Dubai in 2009, it ranges from 1.5K to 9K views per edition); he is regularly invited as executive keynote speaker to leadership and talent development events; he serves as the Executive Champion for the first level executive leaders of IBM Analytics; he mentors 15 talents (scattered across the organization and the world) and promotes inclusion, global cultural awareness and emotional intelligence. Externally: he serves as Executive sponsor to Business Partners and Client Signature Accounts; he accepts leadership keynote engagement (e.g. keynote speaker at BU Questrom Exec MBA commencement ceremony in 2016, New England Diversity Leadership Council, Cambridge Street Upper School NetPal…); provides coaching to students or your professionals. Prior to IBM, Jérôme held several positions, including being a Consultant for a start-up in Paris (top 3 clients: Unilever, Coca-Cola, IBM) and leading troops as an Officer of the French Army serving in France and Germany. He earned an MBA (Coventry Business School - UK), an MS in Finance (Caen University - France), and graduated from Saint Cyr Officer School (eq. WestPoint). He lived and worked on four continents and is supported by his wife, Corinne and their two young children – Mélanie and Maxime.
Director of World Wide Sales
Creator at Boston Startups Guide
Founder New Leaf Legal, LLC and Co-Owner at Undiscovered Kitchen
I grew up in the mountains of New Hampshire. I lived in Los Angeles during my high school days and went to college in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, California. I have worked with some of the biggest companies in the world while also having started several companies as an entrepreneur. This dichotomy of living in the country and the city compares well with having worked with large companies like NASA and Ernst & Young, and startups with a vision, and a few people.
Today, I enjoy working with both large and small companies and their respective challenges. I bring the startup mindset to large companies of being agile, nimble and creative while bringing a large, complex company perspective of scale and legacy to startups, and with each case a commitment to profit, growth and mission-driven value.
Expertise: Healthcare, Technology, Product and Program Management, Performance Measurement, Strategic Partnerships, Big Data and Analytics, Cross-functional Consensus Building, Organizational and Digital Transformation
Industry Experience: Healthcare, Pharmacy, Technology, Manufacturing, Energy, Aerospace, Consumer Products, Education
• CEO & Founder of leading-edge SaaS enterprise healthcare tech company for care coordination population health, analytics, medication and disease management recognized by National Institutes of Medicine
• Designed and implemented a $30M+ global business & IT strategy that transformed a global energy company in 100+ countries
• Managed a $500M+ enterprise technology organizational alignment for seamless and transparent manufacturing.
Innovation Women is an online speaker bureau for entrepreneurial, innovative and technical women. We connect event managers with great female speakers.
Innovation Nights is a free monthly product launch party & networking event that has grown into a local innovation economy mainstay. We mobilize the local social media community to help support Boston-region entrepreneurs and innovators with grassroots level visibility. We've helped to launch more than 1000 products in eight years.
I founded Carlton PR & Marketing, a boutique integrated marketing agency. We focus on delivering marketing results based on our clients' goals. We engage with clients in three ways:
-- As a traditional agency (with a heavy emphasis on PR and social media marketing programs.)
-- As an outsourced PT or interim marketing head or department
-- As an adviser or coach (we're deeply involved in the Boston-area startup scene.)
I do my best to connect startups and small companies with the resources they need.
I've worked extensively in enterprise software, design and manufacturing. I can do a technical deep dive, or work on corporate strategy. Previous clients/employers have included Applix, Authoria, BPM Partners, Cognos DEC, Enterasys, FTP Software, Ipswitch, Kubotek USA, Lexmark International, Mathworks, Onyx Software, Primavera Systems, PTC, Rational Systems, and many more.
Specialties: Integrated marketing, including: Public Relations (PR),strategic alliances, marketing programs, Web-based marketing, social media marketing, SEO/SEM, COPPA compliance, email marketing, and navigating the Boston startup and entrepreneurial scene.
CEO, Code Undercover | Assistant Director Of Technology at Harvard Innovation Labs
Product Manager, Strategist, and UX Design Leader | Startup Coach & Judge | Startup Weekend Hackathon Co-Organizer
My passion is to create better experiences for organizations and the people they serve to accomplish their goals. My goal is to understand the motivations, frustrations, and desires of people and design solutions to suit their needs.
I'm often called in to sit down and ask the right people the right questions, revealing knowledge and wisdom which was unknown and/or undervalued.
My work involves training cross-functional teams in how to collect, digest, and translate key insights from customers, business, and engineering into clear requirements for prototype product or service that has validation before development.
CEO at BINDS- Virtual Biorepository
Goal: To positively impact human health with focus on analytical preventive medicine for the full extent of my career.
Specialties: Biobanking; Clinical Data Capture Software Platform (BTM); Entrepreneurship; Systems biology; Software Product Development, Medical: Engineering: Business interface; Development of powerful inter-institutional and inter-regional collaborations.
At this moment, we have 60 projects underway, which increase quality of life. Some are mechanical devices and others are centered on the mind, body and spirit. Consider helping me help you, and all of us as a whole. The future of our race depends on it. If this resonates with you please follow me here on Linkedin and check this https://www.cht4.com .
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Boston team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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