Startup Weekend Lansing
Friday, February 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, February 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The Hatch (ideahatch.org)
325 East Grand River Ste. 345
Lansing Startup Weekend!
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same 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.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
Hope you can join us!
Friday February 20th
Saturday February 21st
Sunday February 22nd
Before joining the MSU Innovation Center, Shinn was CEO and creative director of Shinn Marketing, LLC, and deputy campaign director of Cure Michigan. Shinn serves on the board of Impression 5 Science Center, the Capital City Film Festival, the Michigan Technology Network, and was named one of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce “10 Over the Next Ten” young professionals in 2012.
Coaches and Mentors
Specialties: - Solutions Architect
- New Business/New Product Development including revenue and profitability forecasting.
- Expert in compiling Consumer (Credit & Non-Credit) and Business Data
- Custom Lead Acquisition and CM Systems
- Business Analysis/Opportunity Analysis/Competitive Intelligence
- Process Improvement/Quality Management
- Data Mining
- Strategic/Tactical Technology Planning Market Analysis
- MS/SQL Server Development, ETL
- Business Intelligence Implementations
- Experience evaluating ERP solutions
Tom is currently managing Quantum Medical Concepts, a pre-seed fund for medical startups. He also operates The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity (NEO Center), a small business incubator in Lansing. He was the winner of the Lansing Regional Chamber’s 10 Over the Next Ten award in 2010 and was named MLive Lansing’s “Ones to Watch in 2013.”
He previously served Downtown Lansing, Inc., the REO Town Commercial Association, and the Capitol Area United Way's Young Leader's Society. He currently serves on the board for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Lansing 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.
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.
Startup Weekend Lansing is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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