Startup Weekend Houston

    Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016

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

Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016

Friday, July 22 - 24, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce St.
Houston, TX 77002

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Ideas, plans, development, presentation... what can you create in just one weekend?

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Friday July 22nd

6:30 pm
Registration & Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Begin meeting other participants.

7:00 pm
Welcome Dinner
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants. Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders.

7:30 pm
Keynote: Mark Schmulen
Mark Schmulen, Co-founder/CEO of Nutshell Mail and investor

8:00 pm
Pitch Ideas & Form Teams

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 July 23rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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 you'd like - the venue is open throughout the night

Sunday July 24th

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

2:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:30 pm
Final Presentations

5:00 pm
Judging & Awards

5:30 pm

6:00 pm
After party @ Station Houston
Join us at Houston's hub for technology entrepreneurs @ 177 W. Gray


Mark Schmulen
Co-Founder and CEO, Nutshell Mail (acquired by Constant Contact)

Event Judges

Gira Desai
Founding Partner, Aleberry Creative

Erin Flores
Business Analyst, TMCx Accelerator

John "Pitbull" Reale
Managing Director, Station Houston

Kerri Smith
Managing Director, OwlSpark

Coaches and Mentors

Rakesh Agrawal
Founder and CEO, SnapStream

Paul Kwiatkowski
Co-Founder and CTO, GroupRaise

Kelly McCormick
Managing Director, RED Labs

Nicole Moss
Advisor, Next Gen Capital Holdings

Seth Snyder
Marketing Analyst, Live Oak Ventures

Greg Wright
Founder, HATCH Pitch

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Alex
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  • Caroline
  • Hesam
  • Jeff
  • Grace
  • Michael


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