Startup Weekend Maui 2017
Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017
Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
MEDB's Malcolm Center
1305 North Holopono Street
Learn, Network, Startup in 54 Hours!
In just one weekend, participants will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at their disposal, they’ll take giant leaps in learning skills to create a business, work on a startup team, and connect with the right people and resources. Ultimately, it will be an unforgettable weekend that will put them on the pathway to success.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: On Friday, anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote); and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Coaches and mentors, successful in various areas of business, are available to provide feedback and to guide the teams through the process. (scroll down to see who will be there)
The weekend culminates on Sunday with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders and potential investors with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Don't forget to also register for the final warm-up event: Pitch Bootcamp on May 16th. This is a great ramp-up to Startup Weekend Maui and will help you have the best Startup experience possible!
2 prior events in this series included: Pinching Your Pennies: Finance for Entrepreneurs on February 9th, Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup Overview on February 15th.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 19th
Saturday May 20th
Sunday May 21st
Managing Partner at Sultan Ventures
Managing Director & General Counsel, 1776
Before 1776, Brittany worked on business community initiatives and outreach at the White House, led event strategy for Startup DC, and held positions at Latham & Watkins, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Mark IV Capital. Brittany holds a Juris Doctor / Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of San Diego, and is also licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.
Executive Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), University of Hawaii
Prior Susan was the CEO and Founder of TRUSTe.
Coaches and Mentors
Business Coach, Master Trainer, Leadership Expert, Beth Holiday’s Hawaii Business Training
UH Maui College’s Maui Food Innovation Center
BDC Director, MEO, Inc.
Maui. This experience includes business ownership, financing, education
and economic development. David’s background includes residential lending
and being a FINRA licensed Financial Advisor.David was hired in March of 2009 as an MEO BDC Loan Fund Manager. His
duties included teaching the Core Four Business Planning classes,
underwriting and managing microloan loans, and providing support and
technical assistance to entrepreneurs on the islands of Maui and Lana'i.
During his time with the program he traveled to Lana’i weekly to conduct
Core Four Business Planning classes and provide support and technical
assistance to the island's small business entrepreneurs.
Director, Hawaii Small Business Development Center – Maui Center
CoFounder of Organic Themes, GivingPress and Kahuna Host
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Maui 2017 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 Maui is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here