Startup Weekend Fort Worth

    Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Organizing Team
Buy Tickets

Event Alerts and Updates

Get the latest on Techstars Startup Weekend, Fort Worth, and other local events through Techstars Startup Digest.

Oops! Double-check that email address.

Startup Weekend Fort Worth

Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018



Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Bldg
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Buy Tickets

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?

Techstars Startup Weekend 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!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “fortworth@startupweekend.org”.

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

No talk, all action!


See what it's all about

Learn More






EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 9th


6:00 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 November 10th


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 November 11th


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 Judges


Jeffrey Rattikin
President and Co-Owner of Rattikin Law, Getlegal.com and TexasLegalDocs.com

Jeffrey A. Rattikin heads the Real Estate and Exchange Divisions of the Rattikin Law, emphasizing commercial and residential real estate, land title and 1031 exchange law. In addition, Mr. Rattikin serves as President and co-owner of GetLegal.com and TexasLegalDocs.com, both internet-basedonline providers of legal information, products and services to consumers and legal professionalsacross the country. He is also founder, owner and President of Rattikin Exchange Services, Inc.,offering qualified intermediary services in connection with Sec. 1031 tax deferred exchanges toregional and national clients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University School of Law. Further, Mr. Rattikin serves as attorney, escrow officer andco-owner of Rattikin Title Company Fort Worth, a 75 year institution in the area. 


Tamara Payne
Connector | Community Builder | Communications Coach

Tamara is an expert on marketing communications and is a seasoned coach and trainer for small business pitching and business plan development.

Tamara is also the Co-Founder and Chief Connector at Ensemble Coworking, Fort Worth's first woman owned coworking space. 


Organizing Team

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

  • Cameron
    Cushman
  • Marco
    Johnson
  • Walker
    Lutringer

Facilitators


Susan Moring

Susan is the Norman Program Manager of OU's Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, overseeing CCEW's internship program, the programming Boot Camp OK Coders, and other big events like TEDxOU.


Event Blog

See Full Blog


We haven't written any posts yet. Stay tuned!


×