Startup Weekend Cincinnati: Social Edition

    Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
Buy Tickets

Event Alerts and Updates

Get the latest on Startup Weekend, Cincinnati, and other local events through Startup Digest.

Oops! Double-check that email address.

Startup Weekend Cincinnati: Social Edition

Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016



Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

84.51
100 W 5th St
Cincinnati , OH 45202

Buy Tickets

In partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati we are pleased to bring to you a special edition of Startup Weekend!

What Is Startup Weekend? 
It's a 54-hour startup competition allowing you to meet your potential co-founders, validate your startup idea and build your prototype. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:
  • Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers;
  • Teams are formed around the top ideas (determined by popular vote);
  • Then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
  • The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Creating a social business has many similarities to building a traditional business, but inspiration is usually drawn from a different place. Social enterprise ideas, unlike conventional business ideas, typically result from a desire to solve a social need; similar to how many non-profit and charity organizations find their beginning.

Traditional business ideas can also come from identifying a social need. But, the difference between a social enterprise idea and a traditional business idea is the motivation of the entrepreneur. The primary motivation for a traditional entrepreneur is more-often-than-not a desire to make money; a social entrepreneur is driven more by a passion to solve a social problem, and only chooses to use business as a mechanism to solve these problems.

Need some idea starters? 
Want to participate in the weekend but need some assistance coming up with a business idea?  We’re excited to partner with United Way for this edition because of their hard work to transform the quality of life for all in our region.  Through that work, we know that many in our community face barriers that stand in the way of:
  • Kids starting kindergarten ready to learn, succeed in school, and graduate from high school
  • Families getting the jobs necessary to support themselves and build towards the future
  • People having good health that keeps them learning, working and thriving
We’re interested in business ideas that provide resources to families to help them overcome barriers to success, such as:
  • Transportation that helps families get their kids to quality child care and schools and helps parents get to good paying jobs
  • Access to healthy food options to keep kids full and focused on school and make healthy lifestyles more  convenient and less expensive
  • Resources to encourage and support going to college, like financial aid
  • Employment opportunities for youth to help them earn money for school and learn and build the skills they’ll need for future success
  • Skills (like coding)  to be competitive in an evolving workforce
  • Financial products that help families plan around unpredictable income and expenses
This list isn’t exhaustive and by no means does your idea need to be limited to solving one of these; we just wanted to share them with you to get some creative and innovative juices flowing!

See what it's all about

Learn More






EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 20th


6:30 pm
Registration
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 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 21st


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 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In


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


6:00 pm
Judging & Awards


7:00 pm
Clean Up, Go Home!



Speakers


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



Keith Romer
Research Consultant, The Garage Group


Event Judges


Tony Blankemeyer
Startup Liason, 84.51°



Wendy Lea
CEO, Cintrifuse



Ross Meyer
VP of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cincinnati



Allen Woods
Chief Vision Caster, MORTAR



Eric Avner
CEO, People's Liberty



Justin Beale
Lead Service Coordinator, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky



Coaches and Mentors


Ramsey Ford
Co-Founder & Design Director, Design Impact



Derrick Braziel
Co-Founder & Managing Director, MORTAR



Caitlin Biehle
Social Enterprise & Media Coordinator, Design Impact



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



Tamaya Dennard
Social and Civic Innovation Specialist, Design Impact



Bill Tucker
Executive Director, Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub



Naashom Marx
Director of Corporate Connections, Cintrifuse



Beth Nowak
Founder, GivingFamilies



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Cincinnati: Social Edition 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

Gold


Organizing Team

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

  • Justin
    Boh
  • Julia
    Chick
  • John David
    Back
  • Chris
    Ridenour

Facilitators


Chris Ridenour
Co-Founder, CTO, Casamatic


Chris Ridenour is a Cincinnati native and lifelong developer. Outside of the small branch into the mechanical world (with a degree in Mechanical Engineering), Chris has pursued his passion for technology in school, free-time and work. During his undergrad at University of Cincinatti, Chris worked as a software developer inside Procter & Gamble's GBS Innovation group.
After graduating, Chris joined Rockfish Digital, one of WPP's premier interactive agencies. After participating in the Startup Bus in March of 2012, Chris made the decision to join Lisnr full-time as CTO to lead the product team. Outside of work, Chris stays very active in Cincinnati's thriving startup community. As the organizer of the Cincinnati Web/Tech Drinkup, Startup Weekend Cincinnati and CincyPy, Chris gets a chance to interact with much of the technical talent in the city and is working with a team to advance the Startup Cincy initiative. In 2014 Chris co-founded Casamatic, a truly personalized home search that learns more about you the more you browse. As you look at homes, favorite or share, they begin to understand what you're looking for in a home. Chris thrives in the Casamatic and startup environment.


Alex Bowman
Co-Founder, CEO, Casamatic



Event Blog

See Full Blog


We haven't written any posts yet. Stay tuned!


×