Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale
Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
100 N Federal Hwy
Launch your startup in 54 hours.
If you already purchased your Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with your name and receipt number to receive a $10 off event admission discount code while supplies last.
Growing Prize Package includes:
Thank you 4GeekAcademy for:
- 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);
- 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)
- 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)
- Prizes come with a bag of swag.
- 1st finalist: 10 hours a month of consulting valued at $15k
- 2nd finalist: 5 hours a month valued at $7.5K
- 1st finalist: 10 hours valued at $2000
- 2nd finalist: 5 hours valued at $1000
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.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 4th
Saturday May 5th
Sunday May 6th
She leverages over 17 years in technology integration, policy, risk management and marketing to focus on growing the user base, establishing strategic partnerships, and integrating software solutions.
Jessica also mentors emerging entrepreneurs through CareerSource Broward's Startup Now program and worked in Federal nuclear, defense, and emergency management organizations.
Jessica is an MBA graduate of George Washington University and has a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland.
Hasse leads an innovative team of creatives, developers, and strategists that have served brands, agencies, and startups alike to take digital ideas from concept to creation. Trim has developed enterprise solutions for mature companies, and has ideated, built, and launched scalable applications for startups in the partner capacity. As a full service agency, Trim has created digital solutions for some of the country’s most recognizable brands.
Prior to founding Trim Agency, Hasse served as Global Marketing Director for Mile Marker International, a lifestyle brand in the automotive after-market. Hasse created an award-winning, in-house marketing department through a “digital first” strategy that transformed a fledgling family-business into a publicly traded, global brand and market leader.
Most Recently, Hasse founded Fort Lauderdale’s first co-working and Tech-Incubation space, General Provision, with the goal of accelerating the creative and tech communities of South Florida. Aside from providing a collaborative space for entrepreneurs, creatives, and technologists, the space is also the home to Broward County’s first independent programming academy, aiming to feed the South Florida tech ecosystem with new developer talent.
Timothy is an emphatic supporter of agile project management and open-source technology.
Wit successful exits in the healthcare technology space, he turned his sights to replicating that success for others through his creative agency and software development house DB Collective, and Collective Ventures, a startup incubator and coworking space in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale
Coaches and Mentors
Vice-President Oracle | Cloud Computing
Communications Global Unit for Latin America, responsible for managing sales, Go-to- Market and strategy of Oracle’s Communications into the enterprise markets.
She also founded KlosetKarma.co, a 'A Conversation with Innovative Women Series" and is a community leader for Startup Weekend and Techstars in Miami.
In my spare time, I co-founded my own startup (SquareSharp) with some other Microsofties that focus on custom mobile applications.
I've also been active for a number of years as a volunteer Computer Science teacher in local area high schools through the TEALS program.
More recently, I made the switch to come work at Citrix, where I've been managing a group of engineers focused on a great Device and Application Management Software that is cloud ready.
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.
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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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