Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend 2016

    Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016

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Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend 2016

Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016

Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

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

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The hardest part of starting up is starting out. 

#GLSW2016 is focused on helping do-ers, dreamers, and trailblazers seize the opportunity to create new ventures right here on our home turf! Whether it’s an app or new piece of unique hardware, a new service or a new product, this is where you can take your idea from #imaginary to #innovationIRL! With the insight of experienced mentors throughout the weekend, participants will be coached through various aspects of startup formation, including customer validation, design, and business model development. On Sunday, teams present their startup and receive the feedback of judges based on the feasibility of their startup as a real business. The top teams will win prizes to help them take their idea to the next level.

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Friday September 9th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:45 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas; take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

Saturday September 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

6:30 pm

Sunday September 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

12:00 pm

1:30 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

7:30 pm
Judging, Awards, and Dinner

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend 2016 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

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