Startup Weekend East Bay
Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Cal State East Bay, Valley Business Building
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Welcome to the 5th Startup Weekend East Bay!
1st Place: NoAce, Scholarship to Founders Institute (up to two founders)
2nd Place: Breeze Shopping, 1 month Co-working place at igate
3rd and 4th place Tie: AINOAH and EcoPrints (special recognition in Social Enterprise)
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
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”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday May 4th
Saturday May 5th
Sunday May 6th
Through my experience working with thousands of entrepreneurs globally, I found there are motivated individuals that want to make a difference and are willing to dedicate their time to doing so, but they lack direction. They invest their time working on areas of the business that are not driving enough impact to keep them motivated for the commitment needed to manifest a successful business. Hence, iDEAQUEST.co was born.
In every bit of spare time I have, I am working diligently to give aspiring entrepreneurs the tools and ways of thinking to succeed. If you are motivated to make a positive change, I invite you to connect with me and share your ideas.
Senior Financial/Budget Analyst at NASA Ames Research Center
Marketing Specialist at Highfive
Coaches and Mentors
From 2004 to 2017 I served as Co Founder and CEO at Endeavour - The Mobility Company - www.techendeavour.com , an enterprise mobility venture based out of Austin Texas.
Endeavour was acquired by Genpact ( NYSE : G) in 2016.
business and continues to be a strong supporter of education. As a Senior Design Quality Engineer at
Tesla, she works with studio designers, product engineers and automotive suppliers to meet the
appearance and design intent of Tesla’s expanding product line-up. Her career has allowed her to
combine her varied interests: in addition to design at Ford Motor Company, she has design experience in
consumer hardware at BlackBerry and in fashion and has worked for many years as an educator. As a
continuous learner, she holds a B.A. from Smith College, B.S. from Art Center College of Design in
transportation design and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan focusing on corporate strategy and
organizations. She rounded out her studies in fashion at trade school. She is committed to help develop
opportunities for others and enjoys connecting ideas and people. When she is not geeking out over cars,
or falling off her new skateboard, Lesli enjoys work as an image consultant and makeup artist helping
clients develop and amplify their personal brand.
8 years experience in business development, software development, and machine learning in startup company, consulting firm, and research institute.
Specialties: e-commerce tech, data analytics, machine learning, software development, and business development.
Over the years, I have worked with the management team to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities. I enjoy building the foundation for companies or business that are in a state of change rather than just manage the status quo, whether it is rapid growth, repositioning a company, or a turnaround.
As the founder of HERO RING, a startup aimed toward preventing police brutality and assault, Jordan believes the future rests in communities, and that the new business model is a social one.
Having little to no mentorship throughout his life, Jordan struggled to get into college. However, once he was there, he was able to speak on behalf of 300,000+ Cal State students to politicians and help others find their voice.
He has worked in the non-profit space at Cal State's Student Government; in the for-profit space at First Republic Bank; and worked on various startups, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - a startup founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife.
Jordan holds a bachelors in Economics and minor in Business from Cal State East Ba
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend East Bay 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.
Associated Students Incorporated prioritizes students needs and advocates for them through lobbying. Lobbying is done through non-violent demonstrations at the federal, state system and campus level while ensuring students opinions are objectively heard in every decision affecting them.
Techstars Startup Weekend East Bay is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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