Startup Weekend Fairbanks 2019

    Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019


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Startup Weekend Fairbanks 2019

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019



Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Venue
514 second Ave
Fairbanks, Ak 99701

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Alaska Wilderness: Big ideas in 54 hours

google drive access: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1k6uhV60G8MnnMZGwsSorvxKchsC5WTgT?usp=sharing

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
  • 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.

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Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “fairbanks@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 15th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


6:50 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


8:00 pm
Voting
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 as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 16th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


10:00 am
One on one with mentors
They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


2:00 pm
One on one with mentors
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 November 17th


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
Pitch practice
Time to start working on your presentation skills!


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!



Organizing Team

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

  • Malvika
    Shriwas
  • Erik
    Talvi
  • Daniel
    Luna-Sanchez
  • Gerald
    Montuya
  • Theng
    Yang
  • Nigel
    Sharp

Facilitators


Dee Hamill
Program Officer

Momma Bear of 1 Million Cups at @KauffmanFoundation. 

Jesus. Startups. Wine. Community. Inclusiveness. Techstars. Huge advocate of chasing those incredibly big dreams. Adrenaline Chaser. Lover of Life.

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