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
Join Young Entrepreneurs & Pitch Businesses Ideas at the First Ever Startup Weekend Detroit for #Youth!
- You are at least 12 years old.
- You have an idea for a company, app or website that could be the next big thing.
- You're interested to see what it's like to build a business idea from scratch.
- You want to meet people and network in a new and unique way.
- You like to build cool stuff.
- You want to learn more about entrepreneurship as a potential career path.
- 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
Saturday November 7th
Sunday November 8th
Marlin is widely regarded as a thought leader on bridging the gender and racial gap in technology. Her organization Sisters Code was recently highlighted on MSNBC in an effort to empower women in technology.
Marlin is also an International Speaker, Media Contributor, and Author.
Some of Marlin's speaking engagements include serving as the Global Keynote Speaker for Microsoft's DigiGirlz Program, SXSW, Techonomy, Tech Week, and Meeting of the Minds, and other private and public organizations.
Marlin is also a regular contributor on WDIV's Live in the D.
Coaches and Mentors
Alari K. Adams
In addition to her tech day job, she is a co-founder of Corktown Studios, an artist collective in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. In this space she creates her own works, as well as leveraging her business insight to help local artists, doing everything from creating new studio spaces and exhibition spaces to help artists further their careers, to co-hosting events featuring local artists.
Alisyn holds bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and German. She has a master degree in energy systems engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her master of business administration through the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Alisyn is patented and published in electrification technology.
Deputy Director of Operations & Experience, The Future Project
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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Detroit is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here