Startup Weekend Michiana

    Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

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Startup Weekend Michiana

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Union Station Tech Center
506 W. South St.
South Bend, IN 46601

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Innovating Beyond Tomorrow

Join entrepreneurs, creatives, techies, and other innovative thinkers and doers in our community to launch a start up in one weekend! Have an idea or a talent to share? Join us for an amazing, life-changing, mind-altering weekend. You won't regret it! SeeMeCNC will provide a 3D printer, should your idea need a prototype over the weekend.

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Friday November 20th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:40 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 until 10:30pm.

Saturday November 21st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:20 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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!

6:00 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day - venue closes

Sunday November 22nd

5:20 am

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Final opportunity to ask questions and get help

12:00 pm

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
Final Presentations

5:00 pm
Judging & Awards

5:45 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Michiana 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.



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Coffee Break Sponsor

Pay It Forward Sponsor

Organizing Team

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

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Grant Carlile
Event Coordinator at Run for Phil

Grant thrives on curiosity, coffee, and office supplies.
Drawing on my experience growing three businesses, building out content strategies, coaching teams in multiple capacities across multiple industries for 12+ years, and creating relationships with personnel of many walks of life, I thrive on curiosity, coffee, and office supplies.

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