Startup Weekend Buffalo

    Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017


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Startup Weekend Buffalo

Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017



Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

dig Buffalo
640 Ellicott Street
Buffalo , NY 14203

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Buffalo Startup Weekend #7

Buy a ticket today to participate, create your team, and bring your idea to fruition! Tickets sell out as space is limited, so reserve your ticket early. Proceeds go towards providing meals and high energy snacks to keep the teams fueled over the 54 hour event. 

Buffalo Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event where local entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts and anyone interested in building a business will come together to share ideas, form teams, and launch a startup.

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 29th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:15 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


9:30 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 30th


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 1st


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
Final Presentations


5:00 pm
Judging & Awards


5:30 pm
Wrap-Up


6:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Buffalo team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Signature Sponsors

WNY Incubator Network (WIN) is a collaborative effort of business incubators that expands entrepreneurial services, helps startups, and grows wealth in our region. We work together to help incubator ventures grow quickly, achieve greater profitability, and become more attractive to investors.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Dan
    Gigante
  • David
    Brenner
  • Matt
    Hostetler
  • Mark
    Branden
  • Jill
    Szpylman
  • Thomas
    Murdock
  • Jon
    Spitz
  • Charlie
    Wertz
  • Lindsey
    Ziccardi
  • Ryan
    Connelly
  • Sean
    Heidinger
  • Lesley
    Diaz
  • Maddy
    Martin

Facilitators


Jon Spitz



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