Startup Weekend Columbus: Smart City Edition

    Friday, May 13 - 15, 2016

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Startup Weekend Columbus: Smart City Edition

Friday, May 13 - 15, 2016

Friday, May 13 - 15, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Rev 1 Ventures
1275 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212

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Ever wonder what it takes to start a Smart City startup?

On May 13-15, Startup Weekend Columbus is taking part in the Global "Editions Month," a worldwide competition to pull off the best themed Startup Weekend yet! We're ready to show what Columbus is made of when it comes to Smart Cities, so we're channeling our community's expertise into Ohio’s first Startup Weekend: Smart City.
Come ready to hack on any of these verticals:
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Internet Accessibility
  • Sustainability
  • City Planning
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Waste/Recycling
  • …or any other Smart City vertical!
Anyone and everyone has something to contribute to Startup Weekend. Just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm and we'll take care of the rest!

Not sure what making a "Smart City" is all about?

Building a 'Smart City' is about using innovation, data, and technology to 
streamline transportation, reduce pollution, minimize energy use, cut costs of city living, and connect citizens. This is an exciting time for Columbus because the city is competing against 6 other cities around the nation for over $60 million in federal grants to fund initiatives in sustainable transportation, smart logistics, and access to jobs—learn more here! A 'Smart City' is a city built for the future.

What’s in it for you?

At Startup Weekend: Smart City, you’ll get to work alongside some of the top entrepreneurs, designers, coders, and innovators in Central Ohio. You’ll also get the chance to meet and learn from some amazing speakers and mentors. (And, of course, you’ll get plenty of food and swag throughout the weekend.)

Attendees will receive:
  • Sweet workspace at Rev1 Ventures for the weekend
  • Invaluable access to a community of world class entrepreneurs and mentors
  • 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
  • And more coming soon!


Friday May 13th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:20 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
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 14th

9:00 am
Start your day off right with a morning yoga session courtesy of certified yoga instructor (and Thank Yoga owner) Josie Schweitzer.

9:15 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

11:00 am
Coaches Arrive
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

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

3:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm
Dinner + Speaker
Join us for dinner and a fireside chat

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 15th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Check-In and Coaches
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!