Startup Weekend Jacksonville, FL

    Friday, March 6 - 8, 2015

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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Jacksonville, FL

Friday, March 6 - 8, 2015

Friday, March 6 - 8, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Student Union Bldg
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, Florida 32224

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Friday March 6th

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 March 7th

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 March 8th

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!


Ed Buckley
Co-Founder and President of peerFit

Event Judges

Ted Willich
Chief Executive Officer at NLP Logix

Craig Mandeville
Founder and CEO of Forcura

Doug Kravet
Principal, Heritage Capital Group

Coaches and Mentors

Liz Pierce
CEO, MomentStrong, LLC

Isabelle Killian
Founder, TADA Language

Jon Sykes
CEO/Co-Founder of Code Green Light, LLC

Ovidiu Dimulescu
Cloud Engineer with Oracle

Jonathan Raiti
RZI, LLC, President and General Manager

Moti Demre
Manager, EverBank

Ashkan Najafi

Larry Levy
Information Technology, ALM

JB Roth

Laurie Lee

Crystal Broughan

Robert Myers
Area Director, SBDC

Douglas Goodall
Vice President, UnitedLex

Karthikeyan Umapathy
Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida

David Marovich
Vice President of Business Services, 121 Financial Credit Union

Robert Zinsser
Sales Management

Organizing Team

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

  • Bryan
  • Yash
  • Marice


Michael LaPlante
Senior Web Engineer @Fireeye Security

Event Staff

Pavan Varshney

Joan Carter

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