Startup Weekend: Health Edition

    Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018


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Startup Weekend: Health Edition

Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018



Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Northeastern University
Egan Research Center, Raytheon Ampitheater
120 Forsyth St
Boston, MA 02115

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Your idea in 54 hours

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, then that means you did not have a process for taking that idea and building it out into a prototype.

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 in Boston (including mentors from BCG, IBM, Phillips Labs, and Techstars),
  • join or build an all-star team,
  • or take your own idea from concept to creation
Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of March 31st-April 2nd!  

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,
  • professionals in health/life sciences,
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
  • students from universities and even high schools,
  • professionals looking to switch careers,
  • passionate visionaries
What's the twist?  

Startup Weekend Health means we will be focusing the ideas we select on solving problems in the health/life sciences industry  Over the last 10 years we have seen major changes in health-- everything from programmable limbs through cognitive health advising system to 3D-printed skin. Tech and health go hand in hand in solving problems that matter the most. 

Whether you are interested in the health industry or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a powerful process for taking any idea, health-related or not, from concept to creation!

Join Northeastern University and IBM for a very special weekend!  

For the $100 ticket you get:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
  • Mentoring by all-stars from the health industry and the tech startup community ( (including mentors from BCG, IBM, Phillips Labs, and Techstars)
  • Chance to win awesome prizes from our sponsors
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout the greater Boston area
  • All-star judge's panel lead by Isaiah Kacyvenski of Sports Innovation Labs, Edward Roberts of MediTech and MIT, John Daley of IBM Watson Health, Leah O'Donnell of Zaffre Investments, , Semyon Dukach of SMTP and Joe Zhou of Boston Innovation Growth
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni) #SWMafia
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
  • And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 18th


6:30 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 May 19th


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 May 20th


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

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

  • Pooja
    Mistry
  • Zuzana
    Giertlova
  • Rebecca
    Lovee

Facilitators


Roger Osorio
Entrepreneurship Program Leader @ IBM

Entrepreneurship program leader at IBM by day, math coach by night, and Startup Weekend global facilitator by weekend.  I deliver a powerful cocktail made up of education, psychology, neuroscience, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  I facilitate events to maximize the experience and learning for all participants.


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