Startup Weekend Cincinnati

    Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016


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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 Cincinnati

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016



Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Union Hall
1311 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 18th


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 November 19th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


10:00 am
Customer Validation 101
A chat about validating your business by talking to potential customers with The Garage Group.


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!


4:30 pm
Startup Grind Fireside Chat
A mini-Startup Grind fireside chat with Jake Rouse, co-founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Co.


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 November 20th


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


Wendy Lea
CEO, Cintrifuse



Jake Rouse
Co-Founder & CEO, Braxton Brewing Co.



Renee Murphy
Research Consultant, The Garage Group

Renee is driven by a desire to continually improve and innovate on the market research practice. She developed and scaled a netnographic social media research offering that has consistently delivered client praise for the past four years. Before joining The Garage Group, Renee was a mom-preneur, taking care of her daughter and running a research and communications consulting business. Renee has diverse experience with social and digital media, including social media marketing consulting. She speaks and writes for various market research industry events and publications, including Qualitative Research Consultants Association VIEWS magazine, Greenbook Blog and Market Research Association webinars. 


Keith Romer
Research Consultant, The Garage Group


Event Judges


Tony Alexander
General Manager, The Brandery



Miranda Millard
Chaos Coordinator & Development Assistant, MORTAR



JB Woodruff
Program Director, UpTech



Nancy Aichholz
Executive Director, BGV, Inc.



Scott Weiss
CEO, OCEAN Accelerator



Coaches and Mentors


Steffan Howey
Co-Founder & CEO, Lifecycle



Ry Walker
Founder & CEO, Astronomer



Nikki Ridenour
Web/Mobile UX Designer, Freelance



Erin Flynn
Chief Marketing Officer, Cladwell



Natasia Malaihallo
Co-Founder & Chief Hacker, Wyzerr



Stedmon Harper
Co-Founder, Creative Director, Wyzerr



Bjorn Simmons
Chief Strategy Officer, Wyzerr



Tim Balzer
Product Manager, Roadtrippers



Tim Gusweiler
Co-Founder, Jersey Watch



Anthony Breen
Founder & CEO, FEASTY



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend 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

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

  • Julia
    Chick
  • Justin
    Boh
  • John David
    Back
  • Chris
    Ridenour
  • Alex
    Bowman
  • Jonathan
    Marshall
  • Hillary
    Fraley

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.


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