Startup Weekend Detroit | Latinx in Tech
Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018
Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Grand Circus Detroit
1570 Woodward Ave
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars 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.
What do you need to 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! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
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Friday October 5th
Saturday October 6th
Sunday October 7th
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Detroit | Latinx in Tech 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 Detroit is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Monica Wheat is a Strategist, Educator, and Venture Developer. She is the past Co-Founder and Partner of Pixel DSi, a digital strategy consultancy and Parallel Ventures, an incubator focused on branded innovation partnerships and startup ecosystem development. Ms. Wheat is also the Founder and Executive Director of Digerati Girls, Inc. / Digerati Kids, a non-profit that has helped over 5,500 Detroit-area students gain skills and an introduction to digital technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Ms. Wheat has extensive experience in program management focused on digital, social, and economic development efforts. Ms. Wheat is extremely invested in the Detroit startup community, including her roles as Lead of Detroit Startup Week, Curator for Startup Digest Detroit/Ann Arbor, Director of Startup Next Detroit, Organizer/Facilitator of Startup Weekend, and fmr. Co-Lead of Women 2.0 Detroit.
Javier is the Founder and CEO of Alerje, a MedTech & Digital Health startup. Javier recently served as the 2017 Google for Entrepreneurs x CODE2040 Detroit EIR at Grand Circus. In this EIR role, he hosted diversity focused tech events in Detroit neighborhoods with a goal to “Rewrite the Narrative” which culminated in a pitch competition exclusively for Black & Latinx tech founders called Pitch313. Previous to this endeavor, he led in the development of mobile app projects for a multi-billion dollar health insurance company and pharmacy benefit manager. He’s also spent some time teaching underestimated youth from Detroit how to code. Prior working in the tech industry, the Chicagoland native worked in sales as a founding team member of an independent insurance agency. He lives by the motto, "adapt & attack".
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