Startup Weekend Missoula
Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Lifelong Learning Center
310 S Curtis St
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: 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. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. The first Startup Weekend in Montana is happening in Missoula on January 18th, 2013!
At Startup Weekend Missoula, you will experience what it takes to launch a startup. The full process of pitching an idea, recruiting a team, managing a project, building a prototype, receiving market validation and presenting to a panel of judges. Although the format is best suited for technology ideas, any idea that can be created in 54 hours is welcome.Join us this January for Montana’s very first Startup Weekend.
Specialties: Four decade's experience with startups, early stage and growing businesses with an emphasis on content creation and value added software products and services development. Startup and functional management experience led to senior management and board level responsibilities.
Steven is currently working with a startup and providing user experience design as a freelancer. He earned his B.A. in Geography from the University of Montana in 1999.
Coaches and Mentors
Prior to Quinn Capital, Emmy developed a successful career in technology sales and sales operations. While living in San Francisco, she spent five years at IBM where she was a top performer in software sales. This was in part due to her consultative and service-oriented approach with customers. During her tenure in Washington, D.C., Emmy was a leading member of international sales operations teams at MicroStrategy and B2eMarkets. In those roles, she was responsible for sales strategy, forecasting, and planning. Emmy began her career as a strategy consultant.
Emmy holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. She received a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Georgetown University. Emmy also studied International Business and Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Emmy enjoys cooking, eating, and meeting new people. She is a proponent of science and technology in schools, women in leadership, and entrepreneurship.
Submittable has gotten the attention of and been written about in TechCrunch, the New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Venture Beat. Submittable is backed by Y Combinator and the Knight Foundation and other leading investors. Since its inception in 2009, Submittable.com has grown by about 400% a year. We believe that Submittable is the solution that the publishing industry has been searching for. So do our customers.
I am also the author of Radiant Days, a novel published in 2007 by Counterpoint. My shorter works can be found in some of the country's fancier literary journals. My fiction has won awards, most recently The Idaho Commission on the Arts Fiction Fellowship.
Mike gained management experience early in his career by working his way up within his family's automotive service business but left to pursue his passion for software technology.
After growing the software division of a Montana Internet company which subsequently sold to a national conglomerate, Mike lead software architecture and project management teams for global consulting firm Accenture working with clients such as Nokia, British Telecom, Oracle/BEA and Sun Microsystems. This work took him from the San Francisco Bay Area around the US and abroad.
In 2003, Mike started his own company providing e-commerce solutions to small businesses, evolving into consulting and crisis management for large enterprises. The company reorganized into Goomzee in 2007.
An alumnus of the University of Montana (UM) School of Business Administration (SOBA), he co-founded and served on the UM SOBA Information Systems Advisory Board for several years.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Missoula 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Missoula is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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