Startup Weekend Columbus - Maker Edition
Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017
Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017
Event starts at 5:45 pm
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St
Startup Weekend Columbus Returns!
What does Maker Edition mean?! Glad you asked.
Today’s Makers are crafters, artists and artisans, technologists, hobbyists, amateur scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, woodworkers, roboticists, and many others. They are young people engaging in hands-on projects that introduce them to science and technology in creative ways. Makers are also adults who see themselves as inventors and experimentalists. Some have PhDs and others are self-educated. Makers are practicing a craft or challenging themselves to learn a new hobby. They are creative problem-solvers who gain the confidence that they can tackle ever-larger problems.
At this next startup weekend we expect to see over 100 hackers of all sorts - makers, developers, designers and hustlers - come together to build 10+ companies over the course of one weekend. We expect to see a bunch of companies that blend the boundaries between hardware and software, IOT devices, and beautifully designed prototypes. It will be a ton of fun and we guarantee you’ll make a friend or two!
For $99, you'll receive:
- Space to work for the weekend at the beautiful Columbus Idea Foundry
- A "How to Make Anything 101" class at the Idea Foundry ($25 value)
- Access to a community of entrepreneurs and mentors (even more coming soon!)
- Access to expert makers from the Idea Foundry to help you with manufacture and design
- 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
- A sweet t-shirt
- All the coffee, soda, energy drinks, and water you could ever need
- An amazing experience and chance to get a taste of the startup world
The "How to Make Anything 101" pre-event will be hosted at the Idea Foundry multiple times. Upon purchase of an early bird or How to Make Anything 101 ticket, we'll confirm your registration for one of these classes.
- Wednesday, May 31st: 6-9pm
- Tuesday, June 20th: 6-9pm
(Want to join but feeling strapped for cash? Our generous sponsors have made a handful of scholarships available. Please submit an application here - https://goo.gl/forms/A8b1VxwX9c13xkkJ3 )
(Student tickets will be available for $60. Use promo code STUDENTS)
Friday June 23rd
Saturday June 24th
Sunday June 25th
Coaches and Mentors
Dr. Elizabeth Sanders
Founder of MakeTools & Associate Professor at the Design Department - The Ohio State University
Cofounder of Big Kitty Labs & Program Manager of the Software Prototyping Center at The Ohio State University
Entering the industry at its roots with CompuServe, Gina learned the value of user research, data analytics and engineering on the edge. This path led to heading up product teams at America Online and later Netscape. Prior to taking time off for family, Gina served as VP of Product in starting up ShareThis (formerly Nextumi), one of the top share icons on the web today. Her experience defining products to both meet a market need and fulfill the business goal led her to enter the consulting world with Mutually Human Software. As Director of Product Strategy, she taught companies how to execute in a way that delivers products people want to use.
Gina is a proud mother of three, and a Michigan Wolverine living in Buckeye Country.
Ulloa-Olavarrieta has served the New Direction Career Center as a board member and treasurer, the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus as board treasurer, as well as the ACEnet board. Currently, she serves on the MidOhio Food Bank board and the Community Capital Development Corporation (CCDC) board. Ulloa-Olavarrieta was also a small business owner; launching Bébo Naturals, an organic baby food company in 2010.
Community service has always been tremendously important to Ulloa-Olavarrieta. She has been a United Way volunteer, Junior Achievement teacher, Women’s Fund volunteer, taught English as a second language and is currently on the scholarship committee for the Fund for Appalachian Ohio.
A graduate of Ohio University, she holds a Masters in Financial Economics as well as a BA in Economics with specializations in Latin American Studies, Spanish and German. Born in Mexico City, Ulloa-Olavarrieta immigrated to the United States when she was 5 years old. Currently, she lives in the Columbus area with her two children.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Columbus - Maker 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Columbus is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Cynthia Macias is the Membership Relations Manager at mHUB, Chicago's first innovation incubator for physical product development and manufacturing where she is in charge of building a diverse community of hardware entrepreneurs and innovators. Her passion is supporting entrepreneurial communities by connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch their ideas and grow their business. Prior to moving Chicago, she was part of the Startup Weekend organizing community in DC for four years, starting with organizing the first Women's Edition event in that community. She was also part of a DC-based startup, Startup Angels, where she developed and implemented programs to educate angel investors to invest in early stage startups across the U.S. and around the world. Cynthia also worked at a boutique consulting firm managing projects across Latin America and West Africa supporting a variety of economic development initiatives. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, she strengthened women-led small businesses.
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