Startup Weekend Gainesville: Hardware vs. Software!!!

    Friday, October 23 - 25, 2015


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Startup Weekend Gainesville: Hardware vs. Software!!!

Friday, October 23 - 25, 2015



Friday, October 23 - 25, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Infinity Hall (UF Campus) & Hough Hall

Gainesville, FL

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FROM IDEA TO STARTUP IN ONE WEEKEND!

- Pitch an idea for a business
- Meet exciting new people
- Build a powerful team
- Work on your favorite project
- Learn from local mentors
- Create a prototype
- Develop a business model
- Do market research
- Win glory and great prizes

For developers, designers, marketers, students, product developers, entrepreneurs and other startup enthusiasts!

This year we are doing hardware vs. software! What does this mean? For all of you hardware enthusiasts, you can prototype to your heart's content using Infinity Fab Lab, conveniently located at Infinity Hall. You'll have access to CNS machines, 3d printers and much more. Let's see who wins this weekend, hardware or software :)

REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS AT:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-gainesville-hardware-vs-software-tickets-18478883839

***Students get 50% off using the coupon code STUDENT

PRIZES FOR WINNING TEAM
  1. Free entry to GAIN Shootout
  2. 5 hours of bookkeeping from OneSource Accounting
  3. $2500 in legal credit from Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

And don't forget, we are raffling off an Oculus Rift to one lucky participant. Buy your ticket now!






EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 23rd


6:30 pm
Registration - Hough Hall
Arrive at Hough Hall for evening pitches 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
Move work over to Infinity Hall. 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 you'd like or bring a blanket and sleep over in the common areas :)

Saturday October 24th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive at Infinity Hall, 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 you'd like or bring a blanket and sleep over in the common areas :)

Sunday October 25th


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:15 pm
Awards & Wrap up


8:30 pm
Go Home!



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