Startup Weekend Jackson
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
109 N. State Street
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday April 20th
Saturday April 21st
Sunday April 22nd
Early in my career I worked for Silicon Valley PC maker Hyundai Electronics America and software company McAfee where I helped build successful operating units for both companies including spending two years in Europe developing McAfee’s retail and distribution business into a $100 million a year business. I moved to Lake Charles in 2011 after 20 years in the Dallas / Fort Worth and Silicon Valley areas.
Coaches and Mentors
Mr. Rayner is a member of The Mississippi Bar and former chair of the Intellectual Property Section. He is also past chairman of the Model State Trademark Bill Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association and a former member of the International Trademark Association/CPR Panel of Neutrals.Mr. Rayner is the author of the Intellectual Property Section of West Publishing's Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, and is the Mississippi editor of State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.
For DevLifts, I'm available for: Fitness Coaching, On-Site Seminars, Speaking
For Hiatt Consulting, I'm available for: web development, mobile development, projects using React, React Native, Ruby on Rails, or WordPress
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Jackson 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Jackson is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Sibi has been building companies and supporting entrepreneurs for years. After helping lead Co-lab, a nationally-recognized startup incubator for students, Sibi became a Startup Mentor for Junior Achievement, a global entrepreneurship program for students K - 12.