Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend

    Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019


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Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend

Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019



Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 S 6th St
Lafayette, IN 47901

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Your idea in 50 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 “lafayette@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 13th


6:00 pm
Dinner + Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Help yourself to food and beverages, and get acquainted with other Startup Weekend folks.


6:45 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Welcome our facilitator, and hear from our keynote speaker.


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 September 14th


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!


6:00 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

Sunday September 15th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


8:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

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

  • Amanda
    Findlay
  • Emily
    Carter
  • Dustin
    Washington
  • Jennifer
    Brisco
  • Karen
    Bell
  • John
    Burr
  • Diana
    Hancock
  • Matthew
    Maxwell
  • Tim
    Hack
  • Forrest
    Held
  • Alicia
    South-Hurt
  • Hannah
    McArthy
  • Mindy
    Jasmund

Facilitators


Grant Carlile
Managing Director, The Mountains

Grant thrives on curiosity, coffee, and office supplies.
Drawing on my experience growing three businesses, building out content strategies, coaching teams in multiple capacities across multiple industries for 12+ years, and creating relationships with personnel of many walks of life, I thrive on curiosity, coffee, and office supplies.


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