Startup Weekend East Bay

    Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018

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  2. Schedule
  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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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
Hayward, CA 94542

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Welcome to the 5th Startup Weekend East Bay!

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.
Attend a Free Bootcamp on 4/28 before Startup Weekend East Bay starts:

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday May 4th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 5th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 6th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Honey Patel
Senior Business Operation Manager

Honey is a strategy and operations leader experienced in building and leading teams through the entire business lifecycle. She specializes in launching and managing products and services with focus on cross-functional execution.   Her experience spans various industries of different size organizations, including UberCovisint, Internet Brands, Safeway, Evolve Discovery, and VSS Monitoring. She is also the founder of Launchise, Career Companion, and Canvas Dance Company. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Communication and Psychology from Boise State University, which she completely in only two years! Honey also holds Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Golden Gate University. She enjoys being active in the startup community, career mentoring, dancing, and spending time with dogs. 

Paul Campillo
Senior Copywriter

Paul is the senior copywriter at Typeform (not your daddy’s forms). He specializes in storytelling, coaching people to be their best, and making ideas better. Paul has led innovation efforts in nonprofits and startups, and has been featured in the Seattle Times, Seattle PI, and Entrepreneur magazine. In 2011, Paul participated in his first Startup Weekend in Seattle and has since completed one in Davis, and another at Cal State East Bay.

Patrick Maloney

Patrick Maloney is the Marketing Manager at Startup Grind, an entrepreneur community with chapters in 220 cities. Previously he founded "Entreprenoma", a student led entrepreneurial thinking program housed in the Business Dept at Sonoma State University. Previously at SSU, Patrick was involved in student governance & NCAA Tennis. Patrick is also co-founder of, a specialty coffee retail/wholesaler.

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.

Signature Sponsors

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.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend East Bay is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Aaron
  • Sandra
  • Margarita
    Orozco Martell
  • Nimisha
  • Katie
  • Glenard
  • Jerry
  • Jose
  • Eric
  • Cynthia
  • Eden
  • Reda
  • Jackson
  • Ekaterina
  • Izzah
  • Vivia
  • Michael
  • Abhishek
  • Marija
  • Adrian


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