Techstars Startup Weekend Huntington

    Friday, November 3 - 5, 2017

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
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  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Huntington

Friday, November 3 - 5, 2017

Friday, November 3 - 5, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Robert C. Byrd Institute
1050 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV

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Join Us at Startup Weekend Huntington!

On November 3rd, Marshall University, BB&T, and RCBI will host one of the most "hands-on" innovative events this year: Startup Weekend Huntington! This 52 hour event will allow you to experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure of making a startup. Attendees will form teams consisting of those who specialize in varying fields, from entrepreneurship to business to coding and more! By working together, your team will use those 52 hours to turn thoughts in actions. Presentations of the final products will be presented to a panel of experienced judges, and the top 3 groups will receive prizes!

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Friday November 3rd

6:30 pm
Arrive at the event 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 4th

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 5th

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Jeremy Turner
Managing Director

Jeremy Turner, a native of Huntington, WV, is the Founder and Managing Director of the nonprofit and small business coaching and consulting firm EPIC Mission. Since earning his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marshall University in 1997, Jeremy has served in leadership roles for industry giants and grassroots startup ventures within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Turner is also a DISC-Certified Behavioral Consultant and Certified Behavioral Life Coach with broad-ranging professional experience and a voracious appetite for self-directed learning. Jeremy is a sought after speaker, coach, consultant and workshop presenter, and has worked with many groups and organizations on topics including board development, business and nonprofit basics, succession planning, leadership, strategic planning, organizational development and human behavior. These skills and experiences continue to prove valuable as he and his team acquire and serve new clients, primarily throughout the Tri-State Area (WV, OH, KY) and the Carolinas.

Josh King

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Deanna
  • Cody
  • Bryan
  • Olen
  • Glen
  • Mya
  • Tyler
  • Chloe


Bryan Shaw

Bryan is a lifelong West Virginia native, Director of the RCBI TEN50 Business Accelerator, entrepreneur, self taught frontend web developer, and founder of Scaleable Ventures, Inc.  He doesn't miss an episode of Silicon Valley or GOT.  Loves  college football and basketball and recorded his first Ace at Surgarwood in 2015.

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