Startup Weekend Detroit Youth

    Friday, November 6 - 8, 2015

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Startup Weekend Detroit Youth

Friday, November 6 - 8, 2015

Friday, November 6 - 8, 2015
Event starts at 3:30 pm

Techstars Mobility @ Ford Field
2000 Brush Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Join Young Entrepreneurs & Pitch Businesses Ideas at the First Ever Startup Weekend Detroit for #Youth!

Why should you attend Startup Weekend Detroit for #Youth?
  1. You are at least 12 years old. 
  2. You have an idea for a company, app or website that could be the next big thing.
  3. You're interested to see what it's like to build a business idea from scratch.
  4. You want to meet people and network in a new and unique way.
  5. You like to build cool stuff.
  6. You want to learn more about entrepreneurship as a potential career path. 
Some details for you to keep in mind for participants:

PRIZES - students will be competing for:
- Netbooks (!!!!)
- Lion's tickets
- Admission to coding camp
- Admission to drone building camp (yes... you get to make & take home your own DRONE)
- A Tinker Kit with components for building a micro-computer
- and more... 
What you will need to provide:
- a laptop/tablet/etc. (if possible)
- any chargers for phones and other devices
- sweatshirts or layers 
- writing materials and pens are good to bring, but we will have some of those resources available as well
We will be providing:
- refreshments/beverages
- tons of snacks!
- dinner on Friday, and all meals on Saturday and Sunday 
- fun prizes and swag 
- t-shirts (to be worn on Sunday)
- for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams special prizes will be awarded!
Additional Details:
  • When you arrive tonight an emergency contact form and a list of names for individuals who are allowed to pick up your child must be completed.
  • One of the organizers will greet you at Gate G every day. If no one is there please contact someone on the contact list. See the map below.
  • All participants will need to be checked in (you will not have to get out of your car - someone will be there to greet you) when they arrive and be checked out when they leave - YOUTH WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE EVENT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT OR LEAVE WITH SOMEONE NOT LISTED.
  • Contact any of the organizers on the list via email or phone anytime you wish to speak with your child or would like to pick them up/drop them off without having to park.
  • All attempts to provide vegetarian, gluten free, and peanut free alternatives will be made, but will likely be in limited supply. Please contact us directly if you have a concern about meal options. Also, feel free to send along any snacks or meals (however, all meals and snacks will be provided).
  • If you do not have a laptop to send along with your child please let us know, we are making every attempt to provide laptops for every team.


Friday November 6th

3:30 pm
Doors & Registration Opens
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

4:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

5:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

5:30 pm
Get to know everyone & get pumped up for the weekend!

6:00 pm
Info Session
Learn what it takes to make the most of the weekend

9:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home!

Saturday November 7th

9:00 am
Arrive & simple breakfast

9:30 am
Begin Pitches
Pitch your idea!

10:30 am
Form Teams & Brainstorm

12:00 pm

6:30 pm

8:30 pm
Finished for the day.

Sunday November 8th

9:00 am
Arrive & simple breakfast

9:00 am
Work Time
Coaches arrive & get to work

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
Dinner & Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Detroit Youth 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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