Startup Weekend Youth Las Vegas

    Friday, March 31 - April 2, 2017

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Youth Las Vegas

Friday, March 31 - April 2, 2017

Friday, March 31 - April 2, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Red Flint
300 S 4th St #180
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

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Call For Youth Startup Weekend Las Vegas!

Middle and High School students who have Ideas and want to create Solutions or they just want to learn more about the Startup Culture, Love Coding, Web Design or You just want to try something new - THIS IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT.

Startup Weekend is a global movement that already had inspired many projects, and it was the meeting point of many teams in the field of technology.
This weekend will help you understand the power of technology, the power of mentoring and how all this can support you to bring your ideas to reality.
It is the right place to try out and see for yourself and how technology can impact your life at any age.

Startup Weekend together with AirSchool is bringing to you this incredible opportunity to Las Vegas.
Join Us,
It is the weekend about you and your ideas, solutions and your way.
You will have the freedom of creation and the opportunity to meet people to join a team.
Come test your ideas and have an experience you'll never forget. We lined up for you an amazing roster of mentors, supporters, great food, and awesome prizes.
We can't wait to see you!

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Friday March 31st

6:00 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

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 pm
Wrap Up

Saturday April 1st

10:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Check-In, Coaches, Mentors arrive
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!

5:00 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

6:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 2nd

10:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Dinner 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
Final Presentations

5:00 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm
Go Home!


Eric Lassard

Social Entrepreneur Author of From Dublin to Silicon Valley

Winner of Audience Award SVOD 2016 Silicon Valley.
Developer & Designer

Siloh Moses

Homeless three years ago. Since then started an organization that promotes positivity and natural acts of kindness. Started with a single pot of spaghetti 2 1/2 years ago today boasts over 105 volunteers, had over 5,000 people come down and volunteer with us, has picked up corporate sponsors such as Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, Trader Joe's and together last year, served over 64,000 meals locally all for free. Named 'hometown' hero, won 'Get Started Las Vegas' business pitch competition put on by Inc. Magazine and named 'Top 100 Men of the Year'...

Heather Wilde
CTO, ROCeteer

Heather Wilde was the eighth employee of Evernote, where she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100 million customers. She's published popular games, trained Fortune 500 brands, advised hundreds of startups, and managed some major nonprofit programs. Now, as a fractional CTO through her own company ROCeteer, her award-winning work keeps the "Unicorn Whisperer" constantly traveling across the globe to find the next unicorn.

Event Judges

Caroline Medina

Caroline Medina is a Realtor and business professional in the Las Vegas area for over 13 years. She has owned 5 successful companies in NV and CA and has an accounting background. She has helped many business owners start up their companies by explaining how to create a business from an idea. 

Mark Orshoski

Mark Orshoski is a real estate developer with over 25 years of experience developing and constructing projects though out the United States. He has developed built and managed various types of projects from senior living facilities to commercial centers where he was responsible for all aspects of the projects. He has worked with many different municipalities as well as many different governmental agencies throughout his career. He was also a member of the young entrepreneur organization. Prior to starting his career in real estate development, he was a paratrooper in the United States Army. After his commitment in the Army he attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he studied civil engineering and was involved with the ROTC program where he was team captain for the ranger team. While attending college he worked in the hotel and construction industry. He is involved with numerous non profit agencies as well as volunteering his time at church. He has traveled extensively around the world on mission trips as well as for pleasure. He is involved in alternative energy and development for social change.  

Peter Nieto

In 1998, a group of software developers had an idea of creating a developer friendly hosting service to host the applications they developed for their clients. But they knew from the get-go they'd have to do things differently, to be better. And so, ServerPoint.Com was born – a web hosting company that is different. The entire infrastructure of ServerPoint.Com was built in-house from the ground up.Using high quality hardware and server components, the team behind ServerPoint.Com created a unique hosting solution to give people an easy, reliable way to run their applications and get their ideas online. We are a fully self-funded, profitable company with a proven track record of consistently high quality service.We are not re-sellers of another company. We own and operate our own network and our own servers. Our customers love us and refer friends to us because they know that all websites and valuable online assets are safe with us. We invest heavily in our hosting infrastructure and take every precaution to ensure high performance, security and maximum up time for your websites. We are constantly working to improve our products and services and we regularly upgrade our infrastructure with top quality server hardware and networking gear. No other web host invests more money per customer than we do at ServerPoint.Com! In addition, our knowledgeable, highly trained customer support staff is always there for you 24/7/365 to assist you in any way possible!

Coaches and Mentors

LeVerne Kelley
Urban Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Eric James

Urban Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Paul Prows

As a serial entrepreneur, Paul has founded computer consulting, software development and audio visual companies.  In addition to implementing technology effectively, he interests people in the highest ideas and ideals as a spiritual life coach.  His greatest passion is in creativity and helping people to find their highest possibilities by using intuition, love and humor in his coaching. His new enterprise, 4idz, connects people in need, who are angry, addicted or just need encouragement and helpful information to all sources of help, including Divine sources, and appropriately trained, relevant coaches who can share great ideas and insights.   We intend on upgrading existing actions and attitudes in people who are hurting and killing themselves and others to spaces of joy, acceptance, and gratitude.  How will lives and society benefit when despair and unhealthy habits shift to produce productive, giving, happy, people?

Royal Tech

The Royal Tech Team are EXPERTS in time and customer relationship management and have executive leadership experience for Fortune 500 companies with multi-billion dollar budgets.  The Royal Tech Team offers onsite, offsite, and online custom technology training with monthly membership plans for pre-paid technology support, business management and information systems consulting.  

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Youth Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Minerva
  • Katy
  • Eric


Kay Transtrum
Director of Initiatives

Event Staff

Eric Lassard

Social Entrepreneur Author of From Dublin to Silicon Valley

Winner of Audience Award SVOD 2016 Silicon Valley.
Developer & Designer

Katy Toma

Creative Managing Director

Minerva Gonzales

works as a CIO at ServerPoint.Com, a leading web hosting company, where
she directs IT staff, budgeting, policies and procedures. She is a forward-thinking, results-driven Manager, Leader and Business Strategist with almost 20 years of experience in diverse sectors including business management, marketing, customer service, and real estate investment among others.

Kera Doorsey

Kera Dorsey is the Las Vegas Instructor for the ITWorks program, an award-winning job development opportunity for young adults. With over a decade of experience in the IT industry, Kera also brings enthusiasm for creative problem-solving and developing new ideas to her classroom.

Joshua Hall

 IT at Systems Analyst for Southwest Gas Corporation PC gamer and tinkerer Currently pursuing further IT certifications and setting up a home network lab, as well as volunteering for a few non-profit organizations.

Paul Taylor

Working IT, loves counteracting and inspiring people

Cecille Sebastian
Mum, Entrepreneur

Volunteering for several organization Cecille had helped many organizations to deliver successful events and fundraising.

Rick Powell

Rick Powell, PE, MBA is a Senior Loss Control Consultant for AIG with over 10 years of experience in Fire Protection Engineering. He enjoys helping others reach their maximum potential and is involved in the personal development field. He sees innovation, technology and creativity as the keys to the future of education and enjoys volunteering and travelling in his spare time.

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