Startup Weekend Los Angeles

    Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018


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  4. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Los Angeles

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018



Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 4:30 pm

Roski's Dining Hall
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Your idea in 54 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!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “losangeles@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 16th


4:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


5:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


5:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


7:35 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 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 November 17th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 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 November 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 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


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Dayle Smith
Dean of LMU College of Business

Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Business Administration at LMU. Smith joined LMU on June 1, 2018, from Clarkson University, where she served as dean of the David D. Reh School of Business. In her last years at Clarkson, Smith was instrumental in growing a diverse faculty; developing new programs and merging two business schools. She was recently accepted into the Globally Responsible Leadership Institute (GRLI) to engage in dialogue and joint initiatives. Last May, Smith was elected chair of the Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) Affinity Group at the AACSB. Prior to joining Clarkson in 2013, Smith was on the faculty at USC, Georgetown University, and spent 20 years at the University of San Francisco as professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior. While at USF, she served in many roles, including associate dean, department chair, and director of the Business Honors Program. As a Fulbright Scholar, Smith joined an interdisciplinary team of scholars on a multi-year initiative with seven Hong Kong public universities to reform Hong Kong’s General Education Curriculum. Smith has authored over 25 books, primarily on her research on leadership, communication, and organizational behavior. Smith earned her Ph.D. and her M.A. in organizational communication at USC and her B.A. in communication studies at the University of Texas, Arlington.


Organizing Team

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

  • Darlene
    Fukuji
  • David
    Choi
  • Jason
    D'Mello
  • Tiffany
    Jonick
  • NaKesha
    Mayfield
  • Sandra
    Luca

Facilitators


Dee Hamill
TOW DATTs (The One Who Does ALLL The Things)

Dee is a momma bear to the tech/startup community in Charleston, SC. She runs a co-working space, handles operations/logistics for an accelerator in CHS, and organizes Startup Weekends, Startup Grind, 1 Million Cups, and Startup Digest for Charleston.

Jesus. Startups. Wine. Community. Inclusiveness. Techstars. Huge advocate of chasing those incredibly big dreams. Adrenaline Chaser. Lover of Life.

#GIVEFIRST


Event Staff


Maddy Isbell
Graphic Designer



Bri Berkhout
Student Coordinator at LMU Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship



Matt Tejada



Teddy Karrer



Hope Sadahiro
Startup Weekend Team

From the multiple programs I have been in, I have learned the importance of collaboration. This lesson has also shown me that when working in a team there are many types of people you will meet. Learning how to achieve a goal together is significant to the success of the project. Teamwork is a skill I have, although I also know that my personal contributions will have to be up to par. I will work hard to participate and learn from each experience.


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