Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale

    Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018


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Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale

Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018



Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Collective Ventures
100 N Federal Hwy
Unit c4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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Launch your startup in 54 hours.

Free admission to the Ultimate Startup Weekend Kickoff Party for ticket holders.
If you already purchased your Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale tickets, email tickets@startupweekendftl.com with your name and receipt number to receive a free Kickoff Party admission discount code. 
If you want to purchase Startup Weekend tickets after the Kickoff Party (not recommended) email tickets@startupweekendftl.com with your name and receipt number to receive a $10 off event admission discount code while supplies last. 
http://communities.techstars.com/events/12697 

Growing Prize Package includes:
Thank you 4GeekAcademy for:
  1. Full Sponsorship of our Full Stack Program taught at Miami Dade College. Value: $3405 + $5000 of software services/coaching from our Dev Team (senior developers);
  2. 30% discount on our Software Program in Downtown Miami: Total tuition fee value: $6000. 30% of discount value: $1800  + $3000 of software services/coaching from our Dev Team (senior developers)
  3. 10% discount on our Software Program in Downtown Miami: Total tuition fee value: $6000. 30%of discount value: $600$ + 1500 of software services/coaching from our Dev Team (senior developers)
  4. Prizes come with a bag of swag. 
Thank you DB Collective:
Top 2 finalists get consulting services:
  • 1st finalist: 10 hours a month of consulting valued at $15k
  • 2nd finalist: 5 hours a month valued at $7.5K 
Thank you Business Sherpas:
Top 2 finalists get Strategy consulting services 
  • 1st finalist: 10 hours valued at $2000
  • 2nd finalist: 5 hours valued at $1000 
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 Fort Lauderdale 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
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • 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.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

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CONTACT US

Still have questions? Want to volunteer? Feel free to reach us at:  

fortlauderdale@startupweekend.org





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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 4th


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 May 5th


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 May 6th


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!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale 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

Collective Ventures is an incubator, coworking space, business center, specialty cafe, coworking space, and angel fund rolled into one. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for all things business.

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