Startup Weekend Cedar Valley

    Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015


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Startup Weekend Cedar Valley

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015



Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Techworks Campus
360 Westfield Ave
Waterloo , Iowa 50701

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Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event powered by Google where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, build products, and launch startups.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 20th


5:00 pm
Launch Party/Registration
Arrive at the venue, network, and check in!


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


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 21st


7:00 am
Breakfast/Arrival
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


7:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


11:00 am
Mentor Round
Mentors will give feedback and advice to help guide your team


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


5:00 pm
Mentor Round
Mentors will give advice and feedback to help guide teams


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


10:30 pm
After Party
Network, hangout, and relax

Sunday November 22nd


7:00 am
Breakfast/Arrive
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


7:30 am
Begin Work
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


11:00 am
Mentor Rounds
Mentors arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


12:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 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!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Cedar Valley 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 Cedar Falls is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Michael
    Caraway
  • Cody
    Caraway
  • Valyn
    Reinig
  • Bart
    Schmitz
  • Patrick
    Luensmann
  • Keevin
    O'Rourke

Facilitators


Michael Caraway

Michael is a partner at Monday Creations - a strategic design agency located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Michael is very passionate about building an entrepreneurial eco-system in the Cedar Valley.


Cody Caraway
Partner



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