2016 Jacksonville Startup Weekend

    Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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2016 Jacksonville Startup Weekend

Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016



Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Student Union Building
1 University of North Florida Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Startup Weekend event follow the basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 9th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 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
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 September 10th


10:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:45 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


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 the venue will allow

Sunday September 11th


10:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:45 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


5:00 pm
Dinner


6:00 pm
Speakers


6:15 pm
Final Presentations


8:00 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Mark Dawkins
Dean and Distinguished Professor for Excellence, Coggin College of Business, @ University of North Florida



Kate Stewart
Executive Director, JAXCoE - Jax Community of Entrepreneurs



Derek Distenfield
Director of Expansion & Strategy and Founder Bunker Labs Jacksonville



Anthony Catanese
Product Manager | Entrepreneur | Community Builder



Carlton Robinson
Vice President of Entrepreneurial Growth at JAX Chamber


Event Judges


Ted Willich
Chief Executive Officer at NLP Logix



Juliet Negrete Anderson
Founder and COO of OnPay Solutions



Craig Mandeville
Founder and CEO of Forcura



Coaches and Mentors


Jonathan Raiti
RZI, LLC, President and General Manager



Camille Wilson
Patent Attorney, Wilson Dutra



Fernando Dutra
Intellectual Property Attorney, Wilson Dutra



Jiten Chandiramani
Co-founder & Chief Engineer, Jaycon Systems



Derek Blankenship
Co-founder & Chief Operations Director, Jaycon Systems



Lucy Diala
Business Consultant-Small Business Development Center



Bob Hawkinson
Owner/Partner - Weed Recede® and North Florida Inventors/Innovators Group



Derek Distenfield
Director of Expansion & Strategy and Founder Bunker Labs Jacksonville



John Fails
Executive Director , Bunkers Labs



Ovidiu Dimulescu
Cloud Engineer with Oracle



Sandeep Reddivari
Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of North Florida



Lakshmi Goel
Associate Professor, Coggin College of Business



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



Diane Denslow
Instructor in Entrepreneurship, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida



Pandurang Yachwad
Founder, 123 Apps Studio



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The 2016 Jacksonville Startup Weekend 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

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

  • Yash
    Nath
  • Marice
    Hague
  • Pavan
    Varshney

Facilitators


Ann-Marie Nunziata

Ann-Marie is on the pursuit of becoming the Olivia Pope of Columbia startups. By day, she’s pursuing her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. By night, she helps plan Columbia startup events including Startup Weekend, Startup Grind, and The Exchange. Ann-Marie consults with the companies at the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator on social media, efficiency, and student engagement.


Event Staff


Kirby Gilliam



Danny Monzon



Vatsal Nath
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