Startup Weekend Fairfield, Iowa

    Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017


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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Fairfield, Iowa

Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017



Friday, September 29 - October 1, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Fairfield CoLab
107 S. Main Street
Fairfield, IA 52556

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Imagine it - Build it - Make it Real - SUW Fairfield

It’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find partners, like-minded entrepreneurs, or a team with whom you can actually develop an idea and launch your startup!  Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of students, developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. 

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos & presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.



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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 29th


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 September 30th


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 1st


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


Ed Malloy
Mayor of Fairfield


Event Judges


Ben Picard
CEO



Ken Ross
CEO



Jeffrey Smith
CEO



Clifford Rose
Director



Coaches and Mentors


David Sinton
Partner



Ti Liptak
Partner



Michael Cook
Creative Director



Nate Weaton
CEO Weaton Capital



Tony Camero
Digital Marketing

Brings vision and experience to business scenarios of all types adding creative value to marketing and innovation. Practices human and technical skills including lead generation, sales, team-building. 


Stuart Valentine
CEO



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Fairfield, Iowa 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.


Signature Sponsors

Co-Presenter for 2017 Fairfield Startup Weekend

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Organizing Team

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

  • Joshua
    Laraby
  • Karin
    Tobin
  • Tony
    Camero
  • Tai
    Ward
  • Marla
    Brader
  • Lee
    Ross
  • Matthew
    Lindberg
  • Kevin
    Riley

Facilitators


Ian Castillo



Mark Hadley


Event Staff


Charles Brader
Senior Network Systems Administrator



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