Startup Weekend Charleston

    Friday, September 18 - 20, 2015

  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Charleston

Friday, September 18 - 20, 2015

Friday, September 18 - 20, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

College of Charleston - School of Sciences & Mathematics
202 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424

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Friday September 18th

6:30 pm
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 lineup to give your pitch

9:00 pm
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 September 19th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 20th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Igor Jablokov

Event Judges

Patrick Bryant

Derek Willis

Jamee Haley

Karan Sorensen

Kevin Eichelberger

Coaches and Mentors

Randy Bitting

Matthew Gough

Sally Kingston

Charles Wyke-Smith

Jono Young
UX Designer, Unicorn & CXO at WePiphany, LLC

Web/App #UX Designer (by degree), Logo Designer, Speaker & Marketer. Founder/CXO of @WePiphanyBooks. Designing solutions that save time, feel good & make money.

LB Adams

Bobby Christian

Wesley Henderson

Greg Finch

Reeve Conover

Richard Brisbin

Raghav Badiger

Brian Tice

John Osborne

Charleston Angel Partners Executive Administrator, John Osborne, has been named one of Charleston’s 40 Under 40 by Charleston Regional Business Journal (2013) as well as one of Charleston’s 50 Most Progressive by Charlie Magazine (2014)Osborne is the founder of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, on a mission “to create collision throughout the entrepreneur community”—now in four Charleston-area locations.

Joseph Belton

Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Charleston 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.




Organizing Team

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

  • Joe
  • Suzette
  • Brian
  • Philip
  • John
  • Nicole
  • Jono


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