Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale
Friday, May 31 - June 2, 2019
Friday, May 31 - June 2, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
General Provision Fat Village
300 SW 1st Ave, #155
Your idea in 54 hours
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?
- 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.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 31st
Saturday June 1st
Sunday June 2nd
Proud to Be a United States Marine:
I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted to give something back to my country. I didn’t want to just sit behind a desk; I wanted to challenge myself, lead an elite team of warriors, and travel the world. I was active duty from 1995–2001, then reserve from 2001–2010. But during my second deployment to the Middle East (1998–1999), I began looking ahead to the next phase of my life. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I started researching higher education. Law became my focus because I saw a parallel between litigation strategy and military strategy. It seemed to be the natural extension of my career path at that point in time.
Choosing Business Law and Estate Planning:
Fast forward through my legal education and first decade of practice as a commercial litigator to the summer of 2016. As my own family grew and faced challenges, I realized how vital it is for people to be prepared for whatever life throws at them. At the same time, I decided commercial litigation was not the right practice area for me. As a result, I changed my focus to the transactional side of corporate law and added estate planning as a practice area.
I am passionate about helping people prepare for every possibility and protect their assets for the next generation.
Dr. Lascelle Sweetland
Entrepreneurship Programs Director
Xendoo offers a financial scorecard, scalable monthly rates that include your tax return, planning support and unlimited access to CPAs, while simplifying your bookkeeping and accounting and delivering the financial attention you’ve been craving. Unlike a traditional CPA relationship where the focus may not be on your big picture, Xendoo takes a holistic and responsive approach to make your company operate faster and better. By using Xendoo as your business partner, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to do what you do best – build your business.Xendoo provides you with 24/7 access to cutting-edge tools and CPA’s that think out-of-the-box and go above and beyond standard CPA services, at a low, flat monthly rate. By harnessing proprietary technology, the Team at Xendoo is revolutionizing accounting and empowering business owners to achieve their best financial selves.
VP IT Application Development at Office Depot
Andy is always looking for new ways to attract and develop tech talent, he enjoys learning from local entrepreneurs, tech businesses and startups in the local community and is a Palm Beach Tech Association board member. #depotdifference https://www.depotdifference.com
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.
Coaches and Mentors
Ceo and Founder
He founded Travelastic, a SaaS solution for tour experts. As a solutions architect, he converts business ideas into software design.
He has over 20 years of programming experience across multiple technologies. Worked extensively in cloud architecture, networking, security and high availability implementations. He lead and delivered multi-million dollar projects for fortune 100 companies. Also recruited and managed development teams for these companies. He has bachelors in Electrical and Electronics engineering. He is a technology evangelist and loves to motivate startups and guide them.
Peter has a track record of achievement and demonstrated success in launching products & conceptual services, building sales, brand awareness, expanding markets, distribution and driving multi million dollar revenue growth in highly competitive arenas. An expertise in presentations, consultative selling, proactive listening and customer relationship management.
Over four decades as an entrepreneur in several ground breaking businesses.
As a vocal and performance enhancement coach that has worked with executives of Fortune 100 companies and private students, he is dedicated to the passion of making you the best you can be.
Design Thinking learned at Harvard – Division of Continued Education.
Since child, I was always looking for creating solutions based on automation and I have started software programing very early in life until becoming System Analyst and in 1989 I started my own computer factory and we built a plant in Brazil, which was one of the first in Brazil.
In 1994 Due to one more economic country crisis, I had to close the factory and moved to USA and I began working as software and web developer when the Internet was just in its early stages in Seattle where I have helped to create a couple major websites in Seattle and I have moved to Los Angeles and worked in big projects as webmaster for a couple major website companies during the internet bubble from 1999 to 2002.
After that I started my own ISP providing Internet Access for several states in the US using the services from PacWest and created the first Cloud System and user file sharing system and copyrighted it as Networkfile.net in 2003 with users all over the world but due to conflict with a major music record company I had to shutdown the services of sharing files in 2005 which later became Google Cloud system.
Car racing was always my passion and I started racing professionally for the next 4 years with success all over the world winning several trophies and championships.
Since 2011 I am involved again in a new business enterprise for App Solutions with aim on AI, Robotics and IoT.
I have created and copyrighted an App called Eco Business Card and labeled now as HyperCard which carries a unique mobile technology in the world by working offline P2P as an AI personal assistant for business professionals.
Throughout my career, I’ve used a strategic approach, analytical thinking and creative ideas to drive growth for own ventures and clients’ alike. Experience working in start-ups and large corporate environments.
Currently helping small to medium businesses become more efficient and develop growth strategies. Previously spent 3 years in Peru developing a health and wellness company leveraging new business units from a franchise model- divisions ranging from a fitness facility to developing top Peruvian firms' corporate wellness programs. Prior to the venture in Peru, I co-founded a disruptive office supply company in Dominican Republic relying heavily on technology to gain market share.
Outside of work I am a fitness enthusiast with a passion for technology and its impact on our daily lives.
Michelle Y. Talbert
Michelle is an Amazon Bestselling author, who as a non-techie founder, immersed herself in the DC Tech community, and was a member of the 2014 winning team of the DC Lean Start-up Weekend competition. She has served as a “sensei,” mentoring participants in an AT&T-sponsored hack-a-thon at Howard University and through her podcasts has interviewed tech and business luminaries from Apple’s Chief Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki to Peter Shankman and Dave McClure, founders of the 500 Startups incubator.
She’s a graduate of Cornell University and Penn Law and holds a Certificate in Business Policy and Management from Wharton, all achieved while raising her two school-aged children as a divorced, single mom.
He's passionate about Artificial Intelligence and profitable philanthropic ventures in highly innovative spaces and market segments (i.e. AgTech, BioTech, SpaceTech, EnTech). He has spent the last 6 years building and scaling technical or tech-enabled startups.
He's a curious polymath, typically playing the role of a CTO/CIO/Lead Developer in early/mid-stage startup across various industries (e.g. artificial intelligence, web/mobile software, ecommerce, transportation, etc.); by study Luis is a theoretical mathematician and computer scientist. Luis has nine original works in mathematics and artificial intelligence - five of which, are published.
By the way, thanks again for inviting us to participate in startup weekend. Looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow in Fort Lauderdale!
From there, her passion for connecting and communicating powerful ideas took root. She moved quickly into workshop-style education with Prototopics LLC, privately teaching school boards, executive teams, cohorts of national service volunteers, families, and more.
As the Director of Ideation & Content at Prototopics, Halle has designed & delivered scores of content-rich workshops on innovative thought systems, topics including but not limited to: Blue Ocean Strategy, Rapid Prototyping, Effective Brainstorming, Leveraging the Lean Model Canvas, and Culture Shifting.
She has most recently began teaching workshops on her own account, both public & private, free & paid, on the topics of Creativity, Personal Power, and Human Navigation Systems.
Halle aims to take more stages and teach more workshops that bring people closer to the idea that happiness, freedom, and fulfillment are all derived from CREATION.
Liquid Carrot Co-Founder
He's passionate about democratizing technology that can "put a dent in the universe". He's spent the last 5 years building and scaling technical and tech-enabled startups.
Chris is passionate about enabling people to free themselves from uninspring work, typically playing the role of a COO/CEO in early/mid-stage startups across various industries. His interests include computer science, economics, chaotic systems, and astronomy among others.
He holds a Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship granted by the U.S. State Department from 1993 -1995.
He currently offers consulting support in the areas of financial controlling, organizational development and commercial representation services in Honduras. He worked for 14 years in the telecommunications equipment industry in Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and the USA, holding different financial and commercial positions.
In 2011, he became one of the founding members of the Honduras Global Foundation, a network of Honduran diaspora sharing knowledge and experience with in-country students and professionals. In 2015, he decided to return to Honduras to contribute more directly to his troubled home country’s development.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
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Sibi has been building companies and supporting entrepreneurs for years. After helping lead Co-lab, a nationally-recognized startup incubator for students, Sibi became a Startup Mentor for Junior Achievement, a global entrepreneurship program for students K - 12.
Juan Carlos holds a degree in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the StartupNow Incubator Program from the InnovationHub@BrowardCollege. He is also the founder and CEO of Hom3bound.com: A data-drive mortgage marketplace geared for first-time home buyers.
Jorge received the key to the city of Miami in 2017 followed by the key to the Miami dade county on the same year and is currently VP, board of directors of the United Nations Association in Miami as well as an innovation council member of the City of Miami, City of Coral Gables and Miami Dade Beacon Council while building the tech and innovation ecosystems of Colombia in Bogota, Medellin and Barranquilla.
Jorge worked for the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce during and after implementation of the free trade agreement between Colombia and the United States.
Emmanuel has growing interests in tech innovation, real estate and community development. He is currently the program coordinator for Scale Up Miami, a four-month training program at that helps local entrepreneurs and small business owners create a growth plan, understand their financials, gain digital marketing skills and develop new strategies to scale their business.
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