Startup Weekend Louisville

    Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018


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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Louisville

Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018



Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Thrive Center
204 East Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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Health & Healthcare Edition

It is with sadness that we have to cancel our fall Startup Weekend event. Unfortunately we did not see the turnout needed to put on an exceptional event to bring ideas to life. All tickets will be refunded. Do not fret - we will return in the Spring. In the meantime, we would still like to invite you to meetup with startup folks this Friday night at Against the Grain for #OpenBeer from 5-8pm. It will be a fun evening of community and conversation.

We would also like to suggest that you attend the many other Startup events happening over the next week as part of Global Entrepreneurship week.  Check out UofL’s Ballard Morton Pitch Competition, Vogt Awards Demo Day, and many others. More details can be found at StartupLouisville.com. Also, if you still have the Startup Weekend itch, check out Startup Weekend Lexington next week.
 

We would also like to thank the many folks that have shown support for this event including XLerateHealth, Humana, University of Louisville Research & Innovation, Leap Spark, Signature Healthcare, Zachary S. Caldwell Consulting, EdjAnalytics, Passport Health Foundation, BrickBridge Consulting, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, Fort Phelps, and many others. Our startup community is so grateful for your support. If you have any questions or do not receive your refund over the next week, please email austin@startupweekendlouisville.com




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 9th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 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


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 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 10th


9:00 am
Breakfast & Seminar
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee. We'll have a working breakfast seminar discussing Customer Discovery - what it is and best practice tips.


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 11th


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!


Event Judges


Bob Saunders
General Partner, OCA Ventures

 Bob is a General Partner of OCA Ventures (Chicago), a Founding Partner of Saunders Murdoch and Associates (Louisville/Boston), and is an active investor in many healthcare startups.  Bob was a Managing Director and General Partner at Chrysalis Ventures from 1997 to 2009. Bob was a founding board member of MetaCyte Business Lab, the University of Louisville’s life science incubator. Over the last 30 years, he has invested in several dozen startup companies and has mentored 100+ startups. Bob received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.Sc. from the London School of  Economics, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He was both a Fulbright Scholar and a Marshall Scholar. 


Coaches and Mentors


Jackie Willmot
CEO & co-founder, XLerateHealth

 


Greg Langdon

Mr. Langdon works with early-stage companies and related programs in Louisville, KY, and is a board member or advisor for several Louisville startups. He’s an active mentor with accelerator programs including XLerateHealth, the Vogt Awards, and Nucleus LaunchIt, and is a board member with GLI’s EnterpriseCorp and with Venture Connectors. Langdon was part of the executive team that led Efficient Networks from a venture-funded startup into a market-leading position in broadband Internet equipment, a successful initial public offering, and subsequent sale to Siemens AG. Prior to Efficient Networks he held marketing, product development and system architecture positions in the telecom and computer industries. Langdon has a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University. 


Bob Saunders
General Partner, OCA Ventures

 Bob is a General Partner of OCA Ventures (Chicago), a Founding Partner of Saunders Murdoch and Associates (Louisville/Boston), and is an active investor in many healthcare startups.  Bob was a Managing Director and General Partner at Chrysalis Ventures from 1997 to 2009. Bob was a founding board member of MetaCyte Business Lab, the University of Louisville’s life science incubator. Over the last 30 years, he has invested in several dozen startup companies and has mentored 100+ startups. Bob received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.Sc. from the London School of  Economics, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He was both a Fulbright Scholar and a Marshall Scholar. 


Reanna Smith-Hamblin
President/CEO, Better Business Bureau

Reanna Smith-Hamblin is the President/CEO for the Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky. She has been with the organization for 11 years. Her expertise in communications, marketing, customer acquisition, and public relations better equips BBB to serve businesses and consumers.

Prior to the BBB, Ms. Smith-Hamblin was a news producer at WHAS11 News, in Louisville, KY, and a reporter/anchor for WKAG in Hopkinsville, KY.  

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Ms. Smith-Hamblin holds an MBA and is currently in the dissertation phase of a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, where her topic is non-profit organizations.  

Ms. Smith-Hamblin was recognized by Business First as a Top 40 under 40 in 2011. She is a graduate of Ignite Louisville class of 2012 and is the Chair of the KY Press Association Associates Board.  

Originally from Prospect, KY, Ms. Smith-Hamblin is married with two step-daughters, and she is a 7-year cancer survivor. 


Zack Pennington
Sales Manager, EdjAnalytics

 


Ben Marcum
Owner, Ben Marcum Photography

Ben Marcum launched Ben Marcum Photography in 2013 with the goal to fill a niche for local performing artists by specializing in headshot photography. After spending years in theatre doing stage and sound design, Ben decided to leave the stage and step behind the camera to pursue his true passion. Ben studied headshot and portrait photography under world renowned photographer, Peter Hurley and has the honor of being Kentucky’s first, and only, associate photographer and mentor in Mr. Hurley’s affiliate program, “The Headshot Crew”. While growing his business, Ben expanded his services beyond theatre professionals. His portfolio includes models, actors, corporate, non-profit and small business clients who need quality images for websites, social media, print periodicals, and directories. Ben is regarded as the “GO TO” for headshots throughout the Kentucky region. Most importantly, this Louisville native loves his work and has a true gift with headshot photography making his clients feel comfortable enough to share their personality while being carefully directed to capture their best features. No one leaves the studio until they are satisfied.
 
As a true artist, Ben now creates individual portraitures. He offers elite portrait sessions to give people the "Vanity Fair Experience" while creating images that his clients will cherish for a lifetime. Each carefully crafted session offers styling and direction  Ben’s creative vision can really draw out depth and emotion in each person making them a living piece of art. In his free time, Ben and his wife Heather share their love for their pets including their four cats Ophelia, Neville, Louise, Minerva, and Mavis, the one lone dog.


Timothy Ramsey
CEO, Total MINDCARE

 


Rick Rummel
President, Advanced Medical Technologies, LLC

 


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Louisville team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Austin
    Lopesilvero
  • Amy
    Shah
  • Raechele
    Gray
  • William
    Colaw
  • Cara
    Loeb
  • Dave
    Mattingly
  • Paul
    Blakeley
  • Greg
    Gorman

Facilitators


David Silva
Señor Developer | Facilitator Latinx in Tech Philadelphia

David is a Software developer at a medical company, that is working to address the lack of easy access to medical care. Very passionate about startups, and helping others be a part of the startup world.

Event Staff


Wes Eklund



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