Startup Weekend Goleta
Friday, January 18 - 20, 2019
Friday, January 18 - 20, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm
935 Embarcadero del Norte
Your idea in 54 hours
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday January 18th
Saturday January 19th
Sunday January 20th
CEO and Co-founder Trakr
Prior to cofounding TrackR in 2009, Mr. Herbert studied Electrical Engineering at UCSB and Tohoku University and worked at ViaSat and Danaher motion as an engineer. In his spare time, he can be found at Rincon getting “tubed”.
CEO / Science Director at Delta Leaf Labs
Jim was part of the founding team at AppFolio, helping the company validate and launch its first products. Prior to AppFolio, he validated and created product requirements for GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting (acquired by Citrix). Jim is a frequent speaker on product management and the process of discovering successful business models. He contributes at www.productplan.com/blog. Follow Jim at @jimsemick
Mike is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest accredited angel investor group in the country. He heads TCA’s Central Coast Investor Network.
Mike’s career spans a diverse range of industries and roles, including executive management, tech start-ups, information technology management and management consulting for companies like Semtech, Whitestone Research, DealerTrack, Church & Dwight, Deloitte & Touche and AT&T.
Mike has an MBA Marketing from Rutgers University and a BS in Computer Science for Business from the DeVry Institute of Technology. He lives in Camarillo with his wife and two children. He is on the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum Central Coast Chapter and Steering Committee of the Ventura County Greek Festival.
Coaches and Mentors
Jose has been active as an advisor and teacher in the entrepreneurial community, mentoring at a variety of leading launchpad events focused on new venture formation, prototyping and accelerating new business. A champion of innovation and entrepreneurship helping clients drive ideas toward real impact. Jose previously served as the President of the Latino Startup Alliance, a Silicon Valley based organization helping to accelerate Latino led tech ventures.
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Steve Sereboff has specialized in intellectual property law since 1991. His practice includes licensing and contracts, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and had seven years of experience in the computer software business before earning his law degree from Boston University. While at Boston University, Mr. Sereboff founded Boston University’s Technology, Science and Law Association, and was employed by MIT to negotiate and manage software licenses. His technical expertise includes many aspects of computers (both software and hardware) and myriad electronic and electrical devices, their operation and manufacture.
Along with his colleague, Frank Robinson, DTL helped create the Market Validation methodology in the late 1980's which has been adopted by local companies such as Appfolio. In fact, DTL has the distinction of being the one who validated the market for market validation process as a consulting product back in 1989. His latest startup is the Master of Technology Management program at UC Santa Barbara where he led the validation effort for the curriculum and established the Career Development function that boasts a student job offer rate matching Stanford and Harvard Business Schools.
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He has previously worked in insurance services, AI-powered marketing SAAS, speakers, and MEMS industries fulfilling a wide variety of roles such as product, sales, hardware quality, and software engineering. He graduated from UCSB with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He supports the local startup community of Santa Barbara by organizing the Lean Startup Circle Meetup and the global startup community through organizing/facilitating Startup Weekends.
Globally he works with organizations like Techstars, Lean Startup Co, TechCrunch, SXSW, and more.
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