Startup Weekend Greenville

    Friday, October 17 - 19, 2014

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Greenville

Friday, October 17 - 19, 2014

Friday, October 17 - 19, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

The Iron Yard
411 University Ridge, Ste 220
Greenville, SC 29601

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Friday October 17th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:15 pm
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Boeh

7:50 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
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 until 1AM.

Saturday October 18th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches will be around to help from 10-12pm. Ask questions!

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one from 2-4pm. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

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

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. Your team may stay and work until 1AM.

Sunday October 19th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Keep working!
Check in on progress and ask for help!

9:00 am
Coach Meetings
Final group of coaches here to help teams one on one from 9-11am… ASK QUESTIONS

12:00 pm

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
Dinner will occur at The Palmetto Bank top floor, 306 E. North St., Greenville, SC 29601

6:00 pm
Final Presentations
Final presentations and judging will occur at The Palmetto Bank top floor, 306 E. North St., Greenville, SC 29601

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Jeremy Boeh
Assistant Director, The Space in the Mungo Center at Wofford College

Event Judges

Omer Zabit
General Manager - Careem

Omer Zabit is a focused and driven professional who worked in the exciting domain of Mobile Money for over four years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, with a rejuvenated spirit, he has embarked on a journey to improve the transportation & logistics sector through tech intervention. As excited as his five year old self who used to love building new worlds with Lego! He is using tech to improve people's lives.

David Pence

John Warner
CEO, InnoVenture LLC

Mike Okupinski
Co-Owner, The Community Tap

Phil Yanov
Founder, Tech After Five

Coaches and Mentors

Matthew Madden
CPA and Shareholder, Elliott Davis

Matt Dunbar
Managing Director, Upstate Carolina Angel Network

Marty Bauer
Managing Director at The Iron Yard

Mr. Marty Bauer serves as the Managing Director and Business Mentor at The Iron Yard LLC. Mr. Bauer serves as the Head of all things accelerator at The Iron Yard. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RidePost. 

Joe Gibson
Business/Marketing Consultant

Joe has a wide range of experience in large companies and in startups, doing everything from working in the lab to running businesses internationally. He has a passion for marketing, developing, and implementing business strategies. He helped a bootstrapped software startup, profitably grow while going from 5 to over 50 employees, making the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies multiple times, and acquiring customers across the country. Joe loves learning and passing on what he has learned.

Matt Tindall
Owner & Architect, Tindall Architecture Workshop

Joe Tamburro
Marketing Engineer at The Iron Yard - CEO Rye Development

Sam Kapila
Web Design Instructor, The Iron Yard

Sam is a designer, educator, and person based in Austin, TX with two cats and a lot of coffee.

Sam is a Web Design Instructor at The Iron Yard. She spends a lot of time playing with responsive web design, web typography, podcasting, and speaking.

Justin Hoyle
Associate, Gallivan White & Boyd P.A.

Parks Workman
Attorney, Dority & Manning, P.A.

Chip Caddell
VP, Director of Interactive Marketing, Erwin Penland

Adam Drewes
SharePoint Practice Manager, ProActive Technology

Bryan Owens
Principal, Blue Lion Digital

AJ Kramer
Commercial Relationship Manager, TD Bank

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Greenville 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.




Organizing Team

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

  • Jeff
  • Josh
  • Roy
  • Ryan
  • Ryan
  • Emily
  • Matt


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