Startup Weekend Oregon Coast • Florence OR

    Friday, July 13 - 14, 2018

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Startup Weekend Oregon Coast • Florence OR

Friday, July 13 - 14, 2018

Friday, July 13 - 14, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

3149 Oak St
Florence, OR 97439

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36 hours to pitch an idea for a company, form a new team, and learn how to determine if there's real potential for the business !

Have you ever wanted to start a new business that could change the world?
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?

Startup Weekend Oregon Coast 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.

This event is organized by
  • Oregon RAIN
  • Lane Community College 
  • City of Florence
  • Pure Organic Energy
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 (much). 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:
  • 3 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of innovators and  entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars movement and participate in Startup Weekend Oregon Coast!

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Friday July 13th

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

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:30 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 July 14th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Startup IQ - Customer Research
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

9:30 am
Work Session
Teams put customer research into action

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

1:15 pm
Startup IQ - Business Models

1:30 pm
Work Session and Coaching with Mentors

5:00 pm

5:15 pm
Startup IQ - Milestones and Pitching

7:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

7:30 pm
Final Presentations

8:15 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Levi
  • Matt
  • Michael
  • Russ
  • David


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