Startup Weekend Greenville

    Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Greenville

Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015

Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Next High School
2000 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, South Carolina 29615

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Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!


Friday November 13th

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

7:20 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
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 November 14th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

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. 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. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 15th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


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. 

Event Judges

Toby Stansell
President & Chief Operating Officer at Acumen I.T.

G. T. “Toby” Stansell is President and Chief operating Officer of Acumen I.T., LLC. Acumen is a regional information technology consultancy firm and systems provider to the legal, financial services, manufacturing, and distribution markets. Toby has helped the company plan and execute an innovative 3-prong strategy that has enabled Acumen IT to specialize in some of the faster growing segments of the I.T. industry. This focus has fueled both top-line revenue a pattern of increasing profitability over Toby’s 4+ year tenure at Acumen IT.

Prior to Acumen, Mr. Stansell served as president of Greenville-based OOBE, Inc. During Mr. Stansell’s stint at OOBE, the company experienced unprecedented growth (750+%) in revenue and profitability. OOBE designed, developed, and delivered innovative corporate apparel and uniform programs for America’s premier companies and built a customer list of name-brand, marquee accounts that are recognized and respected both within and without their respected industry niches.

Eric Hassman
Senior Partner at Carbyne Capital Partners

Jordana Megonigal
Executive Director at The Bootstrap Engine

Doug Kim
McNair Law Firm

Doug Kim chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he concentrates on counseling companies concerning the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as assisting in enhancing intellectual property portfolios to increase company worth. He advises clients as to the creation, management and protection of intellectual property and assets and assists in the development of an intellectual property protection plan to create intellectual property portfolios. 

Michael Mino
CEO at Property Boss Solutions

When not leading PropertyBoss, a developer and marketer of property management software used by residential and multi-family apartment managers, he is advocating entrepreneurism, innovation, and the application of technology.  Michael is an active member of the advisory board of the Innovision Awards program and teaches innovation and entrepreneurial courses in the Clemson MBA program.

Coaches and Mentors

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

Ryan DeMattia
Founder @ Voice the App

Scott Harke
Divergent Energy

Eric Dunn
Leading Innovation in Consumer Marketing and User Experience Design at Digerati Marketing

Ryan Heafy
Chief Engagement Officer @ Think Idealy

Jake Hare
Founder at Launchpeer

Founder at Launchpeer, a fast growing web and application development agency. Google's Chapter Director of Startup Grind in Nashville, helping build a powerful and passionate startup community along with Fortune 500 companies and local organizations..

Tad Heigel
Founder at Crazy Stupid Smart

Dan Heredia
Marketing Manager at Zipit Wireless, Inc.

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.

Ralph Heredia
VP Business Development & Co-Founder of Zipit Wireless, Inc.

Keith Sheilds
Partner at Designli

Jon DeMersseman
CEO at Vocati Inc.

Jim Ciallella
Yoda of Code at Organge Coat

joe milam
COO at Ellipsis Technologies

Drew Felty
COO at Package InSight

Linda Higdon

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.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Matt
  • Hunter
  • Sara
  • Adam
  • Ryan


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