Startup Weekend Columbus

    Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018


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  3. Speakers
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Columbus

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018



Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Fintech71
107 S High St
Unit #200A
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Startup Weekend Columbus Returns!

We are excited to announce the next Startup Weekend Columbus on February 9 - 11 at Fintech71.

At Startup Weekend: You'll get to work alongside some of the top entrepreneurs, designers, coders, and innovators in Central Ohio. Columbus Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Bring lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!

Early Bird Tickets are available for a limited time! ($75 instead of full price of $99)

What's included:
  • A weekend long event to build and launch a business concept with a collaborative team
  • Space to work for the weekend at the beautiful Lumos Accelerator office in the heart of Downtown Columbus
  • Invaluable access to a community of entrepreneurs, mentors, and experts (even more coming soon!)
  • 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts (We feed you good food.)
  • 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
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now! What are you waiting for? Get your ticket before they sell out! 

We look forward to you joining us for another great event! In the meantime, also check out our blog at columbus.up.co.

(psssst, students! - use promo code STUDENT for $50 tickets. Student Photo ID required on the day of event)

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “columbus@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 9th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 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 February 10th


8:00 am
Yoga
Start off the day right with a Yoga session led by our friends of Startup Weekend!


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


11:00 am
Mentor Meetings
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Fun Stuff!
We'll bring in cool new tech to demo throughout Saturday afternoon. A Hololens, drones, VR headsets, and maybe even a Tesla ;-)


3:00 pm
Mentor Meetings
Mentors 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 February 11th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


11:00 am
Mentor Check-In
Mentors arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


Tom Burden
CEO

Founder of Grypshon Industries. At Grypshon we design and develop hardware based aerospace safety equipment. Products used by NASA, and recently featured on Shark Tank.


Ryan Frederick
Principal, AWH & Director, Startup Grind Columbus & Director, i.c.Stars | * Columbus

I have had the privilege of helping many companies grow their sales, revenues, market share, and profitability. I have worked with companies across a variety of industries and of all shapes and sizes. I have helped startups grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. I have also helped to establish multi-national companies to improve and grow.


Coaches and Mentors


Matt Carlson
Manager, Design

Matthew has over 12 years of experience and tremendous creativity in all facets of design. He is passionate about all things on the web and his strengths include standards based web design and development, e-mail campaigns, online advertising and search engine optimization as well as creative conceptualization, graphic design, corporate branding and identity development and publication design.

Specialties: Web Standards Design and Development (XHTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript), Branding and Identity Development, Publication Design and Layout, Design of All Things Printed


Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Matthew
    Veryser
  • Yi-Ruei
    Chen
  • Matt
    Chimes
  • Eric
    May
  • Nora
    Gerber
  • Alex
    Bell
  • Vijay
    Yadav
  • Andrea
    Ewing
  • Sandhya
    Elango

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