Techstars Startup Weekend Boulder: Accessibility in Tech

    Friday, October 25 - 27, 2019


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Techstars Startup Weekend Boulder: Accessibility in Tech

Friday, October 25 - 27, 2019



Friday, October 25 - 27, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Google
2930 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80301

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Accessibility in TechTeams will create startups that are universally accessible and useful to everyone. The competition organizers will provide participants with the fundamentals of accessible design and development, and grade final presentations on their ability to be utilized by users of all backgrounds. 

What to ExpectJoin mentors from Google and the Boulder startup community for an immersive Startup Weekend experience focused on inclusive technology. We’re gathering founders with broad backgrounds to deliver products that are accessible to all types of users, and we’d love for you to join us!

What You’ll Learn: You’ll get the chance to create your own startup group to pitch, brainstorm, plan, and create a basic prototype creation. We’re looking for creations that are universally accessible and useful to everyone. The competition organizers will provide participants with the fundamentals of accessible design and development, and grade final presentations on their ability to be utilized by users of all backgrounds.

Google Boulder: The event will be hosted at Google's campus in Boulder. You’ll meet mentors from Google and members of accessibility/diversity focused organizations from the community.


Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea. 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 25th


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 October 26th


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 October 27th


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 Boulder is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Kyle
    Nesbit
  • Keni
    Herman
  • Natasha
    Mascarenhas
  • Molly
    Hammar
  • Eboni
    Freeman

Facilitators


Mark Madic
Business Resident

Mark became a Facilitator for Startup Weekend Techstars in February 2018 after helping successfully run 4 Startup Weekend events. 
He holds a B.S. in Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship from Colorado State University. 
Over the past 4 years, Mark has been heavily involved in the Startup communities in Fort Collins and Colorado, helping develop multiple startup programs. 
Additionally, Mark has helped oversee the research and development of a Protein Consumer Appliance Machine, similar to a Keurig. 
In his free time, Mark is a huge fan of boxing and golf, as well as being a mega fan of blues music! 



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