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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EVENT SCHEDULE

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
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 July 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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!


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
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
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Wrap-Up


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



Speakers


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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Alex
    de la Fuente
  • Caroline
    Devine
  • Hesam
    Panahi
  • Jeff
    Reichman
  • Grace
    Rodriguez
  • Michael
    Tsai

Facilitators


Hesam Panahi



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