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
  7. Blog
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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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Friday October 2nd

6:30 pm
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
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
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 October 4th

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!


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
  • Luke
  • Patrick
  • Christina
  • Andrew
  • Doug


Michael Norton

Michael vagabonds around North America exploring entrepreneurial communities and facilitating Startup Weekend events. He works as a freelance business development and crowdfunding consultant, technical project manager, and social media guru. Michael is also a photographer, audio engineer, and writer.

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