Startup Weekend New Haven

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014


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Startup Weekend New Haven

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014



Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Evans Hall at Yale
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.  

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Fredericksburg to Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. 

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 14th


5:30 pm
Registration and Dinner
Arrive at the venue, get checked in and enjoy dinner


6:30 pm
Welcome Presentation
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:15 pm
Presenation by United Illuminating


7:30 pm
Keynote Presentation by Justin Borgman
Successful entrepreneur Justin Borgman, founder of Hadapt, will offer an inspirational message to fire us up and kick the weekend off right!


8:00 pm
Icebreaker
Break the ice with a game to get your creative juices flowing and get to know your potential co-founders


8:15 pm
Idea Pitching and Voting
Optionally line up to give your pitch and participants vote on the best ideas


9:30 pm
Form Teams
Attendees vote for the top pitches


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 15th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Check-in, simple breakfast & coffee


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


10:00 am
Coach Office Hours
Sign up with your coach of choice to get the feedback you need to get over the hump!


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


4:00 pm
Coach Office Hours
Sign up with your coach of choice to get the feedback you need to get over the hump!


6:00 pm
Happy Hour at Anna Liffey's
Take a break from the action and unwind!


8:00 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 16th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Check-in, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Coach Office Hours
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Finalize Projects
One final push before presentations and judging


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


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up


8:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend New Haven 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


Organizing Team

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

  • Lee
    Cruz
  • Krishna
    Sampath
  • Derek
    Koch
  • Kevin
    Elliott
  • Harvey
    Yang
  • Bill
    Spiers
  • Nicholas
    Andris
  • Adam
    Muniz
  • Christina
    Kane
  • Evgeniya
    Kim
  • Christy
    Gressman
  • Bill
    Kenney

Facilitators


Krishna Sampath
Program Director, Apprentice100



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