Startup Weekend Louisville, KY
Friday, October 14 - 16, 2016
Friday, October 14 - 16, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
College of Business, Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville's 9th Startup Weekend: Oct 14-16 2016
Bring your idea, skills & determination and see how far you can make it in 54 hours.
We bring together designers, programmers, hustlers & anyone else interested in learning how to take an idea and quickly validate it and make progress throughout the weekend.
You'll be guided by Louisville's entrepreneurship community to find early stage customers, measure your market and if you move quickly -- even generate revenue.
Learn shortcuts to determine pricing, find those early stage adopters or key connections that you normally couldn't find or contact.
What you get with registration:
- 54 hours of hustle with likeminded team mates
- An opportunity to pitch any idea for up to 60 seconds
- A great T-Shirt (always the high quality soft cotton blend type, none of the heavy cotton ones)
- 7 meals (see if you can do that for the price of the ticket)
- Coffee, drinks & snacks all weekend
- Exclusive access to a happy hour & mixer the the week of October 7 (details TBD)
- Mentorship by the region's who's-who of startups
- Ability to pitch the progress you've made to a panel of entrepreneurs & funders
- FREE .co domain (given out Friday)
- $300 Google Cloud credit
- Fun, tons of fun!
A: Anyone that wants to experience the rollercoaster of an early stage idea.
Q: Do I have to have an idea to join?
A: No; you can just join up, lend your talents & have a great time.
Q: I have to go to XYZ event for 2 hours, can I still come?
A: Yes, just let your team know you have a prior obligation.
Q: Do you take any part of equity in my idea or ownership?
A: No, Startup Weekend, the organizers and mentors take zero ownership or part of the idea you bring to the weekend. We are only there to support you, provide guidance and help you move quickly. Your idea is 100% yours and your team's!
Q: You all have to be getting something out of this, what gives?
A: This is a global event where local community members (see the list of organizers below) want to open the door & access to entrepreneurship. We get a lot out of helping you through the weekend and learn from you too.
Q: I can't attend the event, when is the next one?
A: We usually throw 2 events a year, pay attention to Startup Louisville's event calendar for our event or our social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday October 14th
Saturday October 15th
Sunday October 16th
In August 2016, Grace was appointed the Chief Innovation Officer for Louisville Metro. Grace is a founding member of LVL1, Louisville's maker & hackerspace.
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Louisville, KY 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.
Startup Weekend Louisville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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