Startup Weekend Eau Claire

    Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Eau Claire

Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015



Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm



Eau Claire, WI 54703

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 2nd


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 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
Voting
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 October 3rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


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


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

Sunday October 4th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Jim Ward
President and CEO of Applied Data Consultants, Inc. (ADC) and Extra Trax, LLC

ADC is a geographic information systems (GIS) consulting firm with two decades of experience in GIS, logistics, and web application development. In 2010, Extra Trax was formed as a vehicle to bring ADC’s award - winning SaaS product, Elite EXTRA, to market. ADC and Extra Trax’s list of clients and partners include General Motors, Chrysler, eBay/WHI, Geotab, ADP, Factory Motor Parts, InfoGroup, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other private industry and public sector groups across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Event Judges


Rick Olson
President of KRM Information Services, Inc.



Brad Poquette
Management Consultant



Blair Foley

Quantitative Marketing Consultant
Startup Customer Acquisition Specialist



Coaches and Mentors


Kelly Berry

Co-Owner ResourceAbility


Organizing Team

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

  • Ann
    Rupnow
  • Luke
    Hanson
  • Patrick
    Gaetjens
  • Christina
    Wasson
  • Andrew
    Holland
  • Doug
    Rhoten

Facilitators


Michael Norton
Entrepreneur In Residence

Michael has led over 60 Techstars Startup Weekend events throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. He teaches workshops, designs programs, and speaks on a variety of topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Michael has worked professionally in marketing technology startups, with big data, non-profit fundraising, customer support systems design, technical project management, educational program development, event production and decor, iOS app design, video games, user testing, prototyping, and in the coffee industry.

His own past and present business ventures include several SaaS web app platforms, photography, woodworking, printing, audio engineering, video production, musical composition/recording/performance, publishing, art curation, operating an Amazon Pro Merchant storefront, and a funnel cake stand.

Michael guides innovative communities to build and nurture regional entrepreneurial ecosystems. He guides corporations through internal innovation and intrapreneurship. 

He frequently works as a freelance business development consultant, crowdfunding guru, technical project manager, and as a marketer — focused on branding, messaging, storytelling, social media, and email marketing.

Michael loves hiking in Yosemite, bicycling around San Diego, eating authentic Baja California Mexican food, and drinking amazing coffee in Seattle.


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