Startup Weekend Youth Las Vegas

    Saturday, October 20 - 21, 2018

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Startup Weekend Youth Las Vegas

Saturday, October 20 - 21, 2018

Saturday, October 20 - 21, 2018
Event starts at 8:30 am

West Career and Technical Academy
11945 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

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Your idea in 20 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

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!

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Saturday October 20th

8:30 am
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

9:00 am
Opening and General informatiosn
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

10:00 am
Pitch Your Idea
You have 60 seconds to pitch your idea that you would like to develop.

10:30 am
Voting and results
Participants go around and vote for the ideas that they like. The ideas that gets the most of the votes will be selected for further development. If your idea was not voted you can still continue if you got 1 more team member to work with along the weekend.

11:00 am
Form Your Team and Start Your Project
Get your team, name it and plan our your next hours and start working!

1:30 pm
Lunch & Info
While you will have lunch you will also listen to speakers and all along the first coaches will be presented.

2:00 pm
Work Countinues
Work continues and coaches will go around and listen and give an input on projects

4:00 pm
Pitch Training
Presentation of how to prepare a successful Pitch

5:30 pm
Day 1 Closing Circle
Info of the day and participants will be piyching in 3 minutes their ideas.

6:00 pm
Wrap up

Sunday October 21st

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work

11:00 am
Coaches and Mentors

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Pitching Exercises

3:00 pm
Tech Check In

4:30 pm
Competition Time
Team presentations in front of judges 5 minute + 2 min Q&A

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

Organizing Team

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

  • Eric
  • Katy
  • Katy
  • Kelli

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