Startup Weekend Monterey Bay
Friday, January 23 - 25, 2015
Friday, January 23 - 25, 2015
Event starts at 4:00 pm
California State University, Monterey Bay
6th Avenue and B Street
Hey Monterey Bay - Startup Weekend is back!
Previous teams from Startup Weekend Monterey Bay went on to compete and become finalists in the region's new venture business competition Startup Challenge.
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!
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Friday January 23rd
Saturday January 24th
Sunday January 25th
So many small businesses are so busy in the day to day they don't have time to see the forest thru the tree especially when it comes to technology and marketing.
30+ Years of Experience in business being focus to help small businesses accelerate their growth. High passion for social enterprises and local businesses supporting a community. Co-founded early-stage business in the wellness industry, technology, hardware and devices.
Startup team member, leadership role and key contributor to several highly-successful, high-growth Silicon Valley startups. All of which have either been taken went public on the London stock exchange and NASDAQ or have been sold to large corporations for $200m or more.
Board Member and founder of several non-profits; fostering and revitalizing entrepreneurship and local economies
Personally mentored, grown and coached over 100 entrepreneurs and startups. Taught them how to find the right business and how to subsequently build it into a financially sustainable enterprise.
Advised and showed hundreds of start-up entrepreneurs how to use direct sales businesses as highly- effective business incubators with ethics and integrity. In the process researched over 4,000 different MLM and Direct Sales opportunities.
Leadership role for numerous worldwide technology releases, which included: computer software, internet services, digital photography, and cell phones.
Setup International operations for several market-leading corporations in Germany, Italy, France and Ireland and also acted as an advisor/liaison for International Government Agencies in some of these countries.
Developed valuable expertise in International Operations and cultural differences, awareness and best practice.
• Business Development and Mentoring
• Health and Wellness Business Consulting
• Social Media Marketing
• Hard To Find Business Tools
• Venture-backed Business
Coaches and Mentors
Matt also consults with organizations that anticipate a need for enterprise integration, enterprise business intelligence or enterprise system deployment. He is active in multiple open source projects, such as Kuali, Drupal and Sakai. Prior to Hartnell, Matthew led San Joaquin Delta College to contribute and become active as one of 9 Kuali Founding Partner. He has Matt has played an active role in the development and introduction and management of multiple key Kuali and SunGard products including the largest market share portal in higher education. Early in his career, Matthew co-founded iShopper Inc., one of the first e-commerce experiments of the web; As an experienced team builder and technology evangelist Matthew is excited to be part of this incredible 2 and half day entrepreneurial experience. "
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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Previously, Chris was a Regional Manager for Techstars Community Programs, where he supported the West of the USA and Canada.
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