Startup Weekend Denver | IoT 3.0 and Smart Cities
Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017
Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Galvanize Golden Triangle
1062 Delaware St
Join The Smart Revolution and the new potential in health, education, industry, public and private spaces
Our wonderful sponsor Intel has donated a number of Intel Edison Arduino development boards for the teams to create with.
You can find more info on this development kit here:
In addition, another great sponsor, Google Android Things, will be providing an Adafruit Project Kit for Android Thing in addition to giving a presentation on how to build with Anroid Things on the Intel Edison boards.
More info on this kit and Android Things can be found here:
Please join us, bring your ideas, join a team, and learn to build!
What is Startup Weekend?
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
- get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
- learn the process for going from concept to creation,
- meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Denver,
- join or build an all-star team,
- learn and practice new skills to take back to your job, or
- take your own idea from concept to creation
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
- developers and other tech-related professionals,
- designers of all types,
- non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.),
- students from universities and even high schools,
- professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills,
- passionate visionaries,
- and many more!
Internet of Things + Smart City edition means we will be focusing the ideas we select on solving problems in the space of IoT. With the explosion and growing number of internet enabled devices for just about any realm of life, this edition will be as broad as your imagination allows and focused on addressing the problems and opportunities related to these devices.
Whether you are interested in the IoT + Smart City or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a powerful process for taking any idea, IoT/Smart City-related or not, from concept to creation!
Your ticket includes:
- Access to the full weekend-long event,
- Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire,
- Mentoring by all-stars from the IoT+Smart City world and the tech startup community,
- Tasty meals all weekend,
- Collaboration with awesome IoT+Smart City professionals from throughout Denver,
- All-star judges panel lead by startup and IoT+Smart City leaders,
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni) #SWMafia,
- A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days, and
- Over 100 new awesome friends!
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite all right! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!
Are you excited yet?
IoT isn’t just the latest buzzword hype. It's a transitional phase of Internet, a natural extension and an umbrella term that captures a staggeringly huge fertile space for disruptive innovation, exaptation and new products and services The combination of Mobile, Big Data and explosion of smart devices connected to the Internet, open new opportunities for people to interact with their environment.
The first internet booms only put dumb data and limited transactions to connected devices. The subsequent rich media boom and supremacy of mobility makes Internet geo-aware. The “IoT” revolution opens the door for using the cloud to make our personal, home, work and public environments smarter, safer and less exclusionary.
Soon we will witness experiences in this new phase once thought impossible. Uber, Amazon's Echo, and Netflix will soon seem like early novel uses of Internet. The future holds a revolution in the interaction of anyone to everything from health and education, to work and home.
Join over 100 other rapid innovators from all backgrounds where we will escort you on this journey.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 26th
Saturday May 27th
Sunday May 28th
Blake spent several years helping to build the public clouds for both Rackspace and HP, serving in leadership roles in Product Management. While at Rackspace, he was part of the team that launched OpenStack, an open source cloud management platform. Blake also worked as the VP of R&D for Gandi Innovations, a startup that manufactured grand-format digital inkjet printers.
Blake also serves on several non-profit and for-profit boards and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Computer Engineering.
Coaches and Mentors
He is interviewed in the book: 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs.
Nigel has widespread IT hardware and software experience with added professional knowledge of Humanities computing, EdTech and Infrastructure IT systems as well as current project management techniques, alongside practical experience of metalworking, hardware and electronics, HCI and NUI technologies.
Focused on helping with:
Innovating new solutions / Idea generation
Expanding entrepreneurial aims and culture
System implementation / Product development
Connecting people worldwide for collaborative success
In 2014 Molly and her partner Jennifer founded Quantitative Bioanalytics Laboratories (QBLabs) focusing on using high resolution wireless sensor technology for gait/movement analysis, sports performance quantification and fall prediction and prevention. The work Molly does for QBLabs has the potential of saving tens of thousands women’s lives each year from complications due to preventable falls alone. Molly’s second technical book, scheduled for publication August 15, 2016 focuses on helping the female software developer overcome the hurdles of working in a predominantly male setting. When not working or writing, Molly can be found pursuing her number one passion, Ballroom Dance.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Denver | IoT 3.0 and Smart Cities 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.
Startup Weekend Denver is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here