Startup Weekend Monterey Bay

    Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018


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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Monterey Bay

Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018



Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building Cal State University Monterey Bay
3052 Divarty Street
Seaside, CA 93933

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay (SWMB) is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. At SWMB, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Aspiring entrepreneurs will work together to build startups in one chaotic weekend. The ultimate hands-on learning experience, SWMB allows innovators from all disciplines team up for an intensive experience in building businesses. 

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at Innovation@csumb.edu.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend Monterey Bay movement!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday January 26th


4:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


5:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants for potential team members


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


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


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:30 pm
Form Teams
Choose one of the ideas and teams to work with


10:00 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


11:00 pm
Building closes

Saturday January 27th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Check-In and Instructions for the day
Quick report from each team and instructions on how to make the most of the day!


11:00 am
Coaches Meetings 11am-1pm
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Coach Meetings (1-3pm)
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


3:00 pm
Coach Meetings (3-5pm)
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


5:00 pm
Coaches Meetings (5-7pm)
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:00 pm
Dinner


11:00 pm
Building closes

Sunday January 28th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Check in and instructions
Quick report from each team and instructions on how to make the most of the day and get ready for team presentations.


10:00 am
Coach Meetings (10am-noon)
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:00 pm
Coach Meetings (12-2pm)
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings (2-4pm)
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of work time 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 & Reception
Let's celebrate!


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Please clean-up your work spaces before you go. Return any supplies you used to Registration desk. Your workspaces should be set up the way you found them Fri pm.


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Larry Samuels
Former CEO of PedPol, Inc.; Sr. Advisor to CSUMB President

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Nicholas Moy
Entrepreneur, COO of Harbor, a Techstars company

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Richard De Andrade
CEO, Solare, Inc.and Co-founder, Monterey Incubator

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Ron Kustek
Business Instructor, Cabrillo College

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Shyam Kamath
Dean, College of Business, CSU Monterey Bay



Judith Cutting
Dean of Instruction at MPC

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Coaches and Mentors


Al Budris
Business Development Consultant at Alpha Sports Associates LLC

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Ange Nariswari
Assistant Professor of Marketing, CSUMB

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Anjika Grinager
Founder & Design Guru at Ascend Business Design and Development

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Bob DeVincenzi
President and CEO of Redflex Holding Limited

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Brigid McGrath-Massie
Business Consultant/Professional Speaker



Bruce Barrie
Business Instructor and Financial Professional:



Calvin Carr
President, Calvin & Carr Associates

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Christina Zhang
Assistant Professor of Finance, CSUMB

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Chuck Erickson
Principal of CECO Innovation, LLC

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Damon O'Hanlon
Brand Consultant

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Dante Di Gregorio
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business, CSUMB

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David Seagal
App Developer, Game Design instructor, CSUMB

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Heiko Wieland
Assistant Professor of Marketing CSUMB

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John Derrick
CEO Appery.io



John Dicconson
CEO at Tech Care Now



John Guenther
Professor of Design Studies, San Jose State University

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Lee Henderson
CEO at Vybion, Inc.



Kevin Cahill
Associate Professor of Design, CSUMB

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Nick Dahan
Associate Professor of International Business, CSUMB

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Sarah Springer
Senior Design Specialist, Middlebury Institute for International Studies

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Shana Kropp
CFO, FSO at Taygeta Scientific, Inc.

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Utsab Saha
Computer Science & Design Instructor, CSUMB

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Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Monterey Bay 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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Organizing Team

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

  • Brad
    Barbeau
  • Mary Jo
    Zenk

Facilitators


Tyrone Howard
MIH man

A 15 year active duty US Navy veteran that worked for Naval Intelligence as a Chinese Linguist and Training Mgr. After getting out he went back to college, but not for long as while there he came up with, tested and developed an algorithm that matches cool people with other cool people. Then after a two years of testing started Get Social - The new old-fashioned way to meet people, as the Founder and CEO. Tyrone is a steering committee member of TechSparks: a social forum for Entrepreneurs, in Pasadena. A co-organizer or the Innovate Pasadena Friday Morning Coffee meetup. A Startup Weekend (SW) Facilitator and lead organizer of multiple events including the first ever SW geared toward underserved students. Most recently Tyrone partnered with the Pasadena NAACP and Innovate Pasadena to help empower and teach underserved kids in the area about the opportunities available in the vibrant Pasadena tech and startup world.

Event Staff


Stephon Newsome



Brian McCrary



Tina Campbell



Kami Herrara



Karyn Liensdorf



Anjika Grinager
Founder & Design Guru at Ascend Business Design and Development

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Rita Chen
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