Startup Weekend Las Vegas 2018

    Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018


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Startup Weekend Las Vegas 2018

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018



Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Rob Roy's Innevation Center
6795 S Edmond St
3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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Startup Weekend Las Vegas

With the help of your entrepreneurial peers and an expert panel of mentors, Startup Weekend Las Vegas helps turn bright ideas into marketable business plans. From polishing your pitch to winning over potential investors, you will learn the skills of entrepreneurship hands-on with teams of other innovators like yourself.   

1st Stage
Friday night begins with dinner and networking, then ideas are pitched in an open mic format. You will vote for your favorite pitches, and from there, teams form to begin working on the top ideas. This is where your earlier networking comes in handy; you will want to build a team that has all the necessary skills and resources to help you achieve your team goal for the weekend.

2nd Stage

On Saturday and Sunday, your team dives deeply into building out its idea. Coaches and mentors are available to help, so it’s encouraged that you to take advantage of their expertise!

3rd Stage

Sunday evening is devoted to final presentations, during which time your team will present its developed idea to a panel of judges. Demo prototypes, wow the judges, and win awards!

Startup Weekend is the perfect place to see exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, meet other innovative people who might just become your co-founders or partners and test your ideas with some of the smartest business minds in the community. The full schedule is listed below. Reserve your spot today!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 16th


5:00 pm
Registration, Dinner & Networking
Get checked in & start networking! Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants.


6:15 pm
Ice Breaker
Let's break the ice!


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders.


7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Top Teams are Selected
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 pm
Teams Form / Meet Your Team
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


10:30 pm
Wrap-Up

Saturday November 17th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Keep Working!
Teams continue to work through their business plan and start to practice their pitch.


11:00 am
Workshop: TBD


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Coach Meetings Begin
Coaches help teams one-on-one. Prepare some questions and take note of their feedback! Coach Meetings will take place from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.


5:30 pm
Dinner


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up

Sunday November 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Keep Working!
Teams continue to work through their business plan and start to practice their pitch.


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Presentation Prep
Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your presentation.


2:00 pm
Tech Check
Tech check for final presentations takes place.


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up



Organizing Team

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

  • Nicole
    Bautz
  • Thomas
    McAllister
  • Kenny
    Eliason
  • Vincent
    Kwan

Facilitators


Kacey Wherley
Production Lead, Techstars

 


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