Startup Weekend Fairbanks, AK

    Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017

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Startup Weekend Fairbanks, AK

Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017

Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm

410 2nd Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Got a great business idea?

What business would you build in 54 hours?

Alaska is a big place where people have big ideas. But until you can talk about it, and test drive your idea to learn if customers actually want it, the odds are against it becoming a success.
Where do you start?

Startup Weekend Fairbanks: September 22 - 24 @ the HUB.


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Friday September 22nd

5:30 pm
Registration & Food
Arrive at the venue and get checked in, network with fellow participants and get something to eat.

6:15 pm
Welcome & Introductions
Review event timeline & plan for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches and community leaders.

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches.

8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas.

9:00 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 at The HUB until 10:30 pm. Teams can head to after hours location(s) to continue working, as desired.

Saturday September 23rd

9:00 am
Breakfast @ The HUB
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

10:30 am
Speaker Presentation
Stephen Trimble of Alaska Solar Ventures will talk about his experience starting up in the Alaska's renewable energy sector, and about triple-bottom-line B-Corps: What they are and how they work.

11:00 am
Coach Meetings Begin
Coaches/mentors arrive and meet with teams.

12:00 pm

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

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings Continue
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

10:30 pm
Finished for the day. Teams can head to after hours location(s) to continue working, as desired.

Sunday September 24th

9:00 am
Get Goin' @ The HUB
Teams arrive, coffee & nibbles.

10:00 am
Final opportunity to ask questions.

11:00 am
Late am food & coaches arrive.

12:00 pm
Coach Meetings

1:00 pm
Presentation Dry Run & Tech Check
Focus on perfecting your presentation. Teams to be scheduled for tech-checks & presentation coaching at Alaska Universal Productions, 2760 Phillips Field Rd.

4:00 pm
DEMO NIGHT @ AUP - Dinner starts
Alaska Universal Productions, 2760 Phillips Field Rd.

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards
Whoo Hoo!

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Juliet
  • John
  • Jen
  • Russell
  • Rachel
  • Adi
  • Brianna
  • Kenneth


Nigel Sharp

Nigel is a leader in technology integration, product development, marketing approaches and entrepreneurship. Mentor to numerous acceleration programs, Techstars Alumni and current Global Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Nigel has widespread IT hardware and software experience with added professional knowledge of Humanities computing, EdTech and Infrastructure IT systems as well as current project management techniques, alongside practical experience of metalworking, hardware and electronics, HCI and NUI technologies.

Focused on helping with:
Innovating new solutions / Idea generation
Expanding entrepreneurial aims and culture
System implementation / Product development
Connecting people worldwide for collaborative success

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