Charlotte Startup Weekend 8

    Friday, January 8 - 10, 2016

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Charlotte Startup Weekend 8

Friday, January 8 - 10, 2016

Friday, January 8 - 10, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

UNCC Center City
320 E 9th St
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Learn, Network, Startup

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources. 

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Friday January 8th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:15 pm
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce organizers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:30 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 January 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

10:00 am
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Come learn how to use Business Model Canvas to develop and document your business with Christie Kahil.

10:00 am
Mentors available!
Come meet with our mentors from 10am-3pm. Experts in design, branding, marketing, legal, investment, coding, and strategy.

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Ideation Workshop
With Kendra Shillington and Matthijs Numan

3:00 pm
Prototype Workshop
With Kendra Shillington and Matthijs Numan

4:00 pm
Pitching Workshop
With Juan Garzon

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 January 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
How are you doing?

12:30 pm

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

5:00 pm

5:45 pm
Final Presentations

7:45 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Charlotte Startup Weekend 8 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.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Megan
    Van Fleet
  • Jill
  • Tyler
  • Juan
  • Brett
  • Terik


Jim Van Fleet

Jim is our facilitator for the weekend. He is a past CSW Organizer and participant. He owns a software company, it's bspoke, and has worked with many startups in Charlotte. 

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