Startup Weekend Women Cincinnati

    Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Women Cincinnati

Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015



Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

UpTech
112 W Pike St.
Covington, KY 41011

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Startup Weekend Cincinnati - Women's Edition

Ready to be part of something big?

Join us: we’re assembling the most talented entrepreneurial-minded women (and men) for a very special edition of Startup Weekend. We provide the working space, brain fuel, food, mentors, new friends, and inspiring speakers and judges. You supply the energy and innovation to build something big over the weekend.

Bring an idea, a talented friend or potential co-founder, or just yourself! Startup Weekend hosts a series of events in cities around the world and offers a way to test ideas for new startups, contribute to those ideas, and even meet potential co-founders. Ideas are shared on Friday evening and the event culminates in final presentations to an all-star panel of judges on Sunday evening. This particular Startup Weekend will have a unique spin: a focus on connecting and showcasing the talents of women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Men who wish to attend Women’s Startup Weekend can do so…if they find a female participant to bring them along!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 29th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Parking is available in the surface lot across the street from UpTech


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 May 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 May 31st


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!



Speakers


Renee Murphy
Director of Lean Research at The Garage Group

Renee is a serial market research innovator with 10+ years of multi-method research experience including social media ethnography, Minimum Viable Product testing, in-home interviews and more both in the US and around the world. Beyond execution of research, she’s energized by coaching other researchers in startup-minded research methods.


Keri Dooley Stephens
Vice President of Breakthrough Things, The Garage Group


Event Judges


Wendy Lea
CEO, Cintrifuse



Joan Lewis
Market Insights Consultant, Former SVP, Global Consumer & Market Knowledge, Procter & Gamble



Julia Poston
Cincinnati Office Managing Partner and Ohio Valley Assurance Leader, EY



Naashom Marx
Director of Corporate Connections, Cintrifuse



Johnna Reeder
President and CEO, REDI Cincinnati



Valerie Jacobs
VP, Managing Creative Director, Trends, LPK



Coaches and Mentors


Candice Matthews
Hillman Accelerator

Co-Founder & Executive Director at Hillman Accelerator


Amanda Kranias
Founder & COO, Hello Parent



Stacy Kessler
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Platform 53



Nancy Koors
Executive In Residence, UC Accelerator & Advisor to Startups



Emily Cooper
Marketing & Operations Manager, The Brandery



Genine Fallon
Executive Director, OCEAN Accelerator



Becky Blank
Sr. Project Manager, Ample. Co-Chair, Girl Develop It Cincinnati



Amanda Grossmann
Analytics Engineer, InfoTrust



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Women Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Melissa
    Lower
  • Alex
    Bowman
  • Chris
    Ridenour
  • Nikki
    Pfahler
  • Tim
    Metzner
  • Ry
    Walker
  • John David
    Back

Facilitators


Suzy Bureau
Founder

The ebullient Suzy Bureau (as she was referred to in TechCrunch) hails from Columbus, Ohio USA and is dedicated to building communities – locally & globally: from facilitating Startup Weekends in Mexico, Ireland and across the US, representing the US alongside delegates from 100+ other countries at Global Startup Youth in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to facilitating the invite-only Startup Extreme conference in Norway. 

She honed her technology & startup chops as the first product employee at CoverMyMeds, an HIT startup that grew to be Ohio’s first unicorn acquisition. 

Now, Suzy is focused full-time on bridging the gap between technology, social impact and sustainable entrepreneurship through the organization she founded, GiveBackHack. GiveBackHack starts with a weekend event pulling top hackathon participants together and continues throughout the year in communities to create lasting social enterprise.

Recently, Suzy was named the first “Create Columbus Visionary” by Columbus City Council and the Create Columbus Commission.


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