Startup Weekend Evansville 6.0
Friday, February 17 - 19, 2017
Friday, February 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
University Of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd
Learn. Network. Startup!
Free Business Portrait for Attendees
As part of Startup Weekend Evansville 6.0, every attendee may receive a complementary professional high resolution retouched portrait from Better Image Photography & Video. Perfect for their social media profiles or business cards. You will have between 2 and 7 images to select from. A branded and watermark-free image will be emailed to the participants on Monday. The portraits will be offered from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CST) on Friday evening at the event.
Moving into our sixth year, Startup Weekend Evansville remains the largest event of its kind in Indiana. Open regionally to all students and community, Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.
Click here for What is Startup Weekend?
Who are we looking for?
- Developers, designers, educators, and those
with an interest in business/marketing/finance/strategy are welcome; no
previous entrepreneurial experience is required! All are welcome: parents,
students, educators, administrators, business professionals, designers,
technical professionals, non-profit, policy makers, and community members.
- University students interested in hacking,
the UX / UI design, undertake or improve education and who want to collaborate
in the development of unique solutions.
- Teachers wanting to share their vision and
experience! They are essential to the success of Startup Weekend Evansville
- Educational community: Managers of schools,
people of non-profit entities linked to education, professionals working on the
development of services or educational materials.
- Developers: From mobile applications (IOS,
IOS SDK, Android), programmers (JAVA, Objective C, CSS3, etc.) and "Web
developers" (front end and back end).
- Designers: UX / UI designers (Adobe Suite
Applications, Axure, iRise, Omnigraffle, etc.).
- Entrepreneurs and people from the business
world: Innovators, Thinkers, Business Strategists, Marketers, Finance Gurus,
Project Managers, Philanthropists and others interested in contributing to the
modeling of entreprenurial-based projects that may arise.
How does it work?
It is not just the idea, it is the team! Teams are formed around the most voted ideas on the first day, so you can contribute to the business idea that inspires you with your knowledge and experience. All are important in Startup Weekend. Starting on Friday with the turn of "open mic", attendees are invited to submit their best ideas live in one minute and entice other participants to join their team. After hearing all ideas a vote among the participants is to choose the most popular ideas, and people who have submitted these ideas will have the responsibility to team up with other participants depending on the needs of your idea. On Saturday and Sunday, the teams design and shape their startup with the help of mentors and facilitators to finally develop the business model. On Sunday evening the teams present their ideas/prototypes to a panel of judges and the top three ideas are selected as winners of the event. Be a part of the empowered innovation movement.
Friday February 17th
Saturday February 18th
Sunday February 19th
Andy is from Evansville and went to Mater Dei High School. He graduated from Purdue with a mechanical engineering degree in 2011. After Purdue, he worked for General Mills in a manufacturing leadership rotational program. After three years, he left to pursue an MBA at Vanderbilt. Andy graduated from Vanderbilt in 2016 as the business school’s Founder’s Medalist, which is awarded to the top graduating student from each school, and moved back to Evansville to join his brother Brad and family with Azzip. He currently runs the HR and finance functions at Azzip, serves on the Mater Dei Friends and Alumni board, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Elyse, and one-year old son, Rowan.
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
He taught Psychology and other social science and humanities courses at Evansville Day School from 2010 to 2011, while pursuing his masters in Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University, which he received in 2011. Some of the clients Zac has consulted with include PNC Bank, Singularity University, The Goals Institute, Memory Dynamics, Thoughtfire, The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, and The University of Southern Indiana. His Startup Weekend Evansville project in 2016 eventually evolved into the Honey Moon Coffee Co. he co-founded with his fiancee Jessica Farmer. It opened in August of 2016 at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach next to the University of Evansville, and was recently named the top Coffee Shop in Evansville by Yelp.
Zac has 3 children, Kiefer, Evangeline, and Reese, who deserve his very best every day.
Coaches and Mentors
Media and Marketing Consultant
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Evansville 6.0 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.
Startup Weekend Evansville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here