Startup Weekend Monterey Bay (Seaside)

    Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
Buy Tickets

Event Alerts and Updates

Get the latest on Techstars Startup Weekend, Monterey Bay, and other local events through Techstars Startup Digest.

Oops! Double-check that email address.

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay (Seaside)

Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020



Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020
Event starts at 4:00 pm

CSU Monterey Bay
4314 6th Avenue
University Center
Seaside, CA 93955

Buy Tickets

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? 

Techstars Startup Weekend 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.

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 “csumb@startupweekend.org”.

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

No talk, all action!


See what it's all about

Learn More






EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday January 24th


4:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in and start networking. Check out the exhibit tables with some great resources.


4:00 pm
Exhibitors here
Check out the great resources at the Exhibitor tables in the Lobby: Small Business Development Center, Digital Nest, Maker Space, Monterey Bay Dart, CSUMB's Entrepreneurship Club, Business Librarian, and iiED


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


6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


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. Share contact information with each other.


11:00 pm
Building closes
Finish the day. You can continue to work, just not here.

Saturday January 25th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Teams begin work for the day
Work on your plan for the day and who will do what.


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


9:00 am
Business Librarian 9am - 2pm
The CSUMB Business Librarian will be available to help teams with accessing business research information


11:00 am
Coach 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 team one-on-one. They are here to help!


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


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


6:00 pm
Dinner


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


11:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may continue to work just not here.

Sunday January 26th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Teams begin work for the day
There is lots to do to get your team ready to pitch this afternoon!


9:00 am
Check-In
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 available to help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:00 pm
Coach Meetings (12-2pm)
Coaches help teams get ready for final presentations. Practice your presentations.


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings (2-4pm)
Coaches help teams get ready for final presentations. Practice your presentations.


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
Dinner


4:00 pm
Exhibitors here
Check out the great resources at the Exhibitor tables in the Lobby.


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


5:00 pm
Exhibitors
Check in with the Small Business Development Center and other resources available to help your company go to the next steps!


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards & Reception
Let's celebrate!


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Be sure to clean up your work area.


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Janel Willette
Director Business Consulting at Synergy

  

Event Judges


Carrie Nikitrin
Chief Business Strategist

   


Ian Crosno
Business Strategy & Marketing Executive

 


Janel Willette
Director Business Consulting at Synergy

  


Coaches and Mentors


Ange Nariswari
Assistant Professor of Marketing, CSUMB

 


Brad Barbeau
Executive Director, iiED, Enterpreneurship Instructor

I am an expert in digital marketing strategies.


Brooks McChesney
Managing Director at SmartWare

I am passionate about coaching young companies in all aspects of their formation, growth strategies and capital requirements. 


Calvin Carr
President, Calvin & Carr Associates

I am a lecturer of strategic management in the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay where I leverage my 30+ years of real world business experience every day within the classroom.


Dante Di Gregorio
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business, CSUMB

 


David Chuck
Software Engineer Manager at Cisco Systems

 


Emma McLaren
CEO & Startup Coach

CEO of Myrth. Business and Communications Coach for STEM Startups.


Geoff Dillon
Sellhound Co-Founder

Ability to identify and potentially structure strategic partnerships and/or early exit opportunities for small cap start-ups independent of industry specifics.


Harrison Deal
Graphic Designer

I work with print and UX/UI design as well as company branding.


Heiko Wieland
Assistant Professor of Marketing CSUMB

 


Jennifer Kuan
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics, CSUMB

I'm an expert in venture capital investing.


Jenny Lin
Assistant Professor of Marketiing, CSUMB

Expert in marketing communications, social media marketing and marketing research. 


Jeremy Neuner
Head of Launchpad San Francisco at Google

Founder and chairman of the board of NextSpace


Jim Wagoner
Principal Consultant, Wagoner Management Consulting, LLC

I'm an expert in Operations Management, Project Management, and Manufacturing Development.


John Guenther
Professor of Design Studies, San Jose State University

 Business development advisor for start up entrepreneurs.


Lee Henderson
CEO at Vybion, Inc.

  


Rachell Hester
Makerspace Coordinator

I empower students to successfully create their ideas using a variety of tools, programs and materials drawing from my experience as a Maker, Educator and Artist.


Sarah Springer
I conceptualize and build new things

 


Stephen Fadel
Business Librarian

The CSUMB Business Librarian will be available to help teams with accessing business research information.  


Yung-Yu Chung
Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning/Data Mining/Data Analysis at LinkedIn

  


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Monterey Bay (Seaside) 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.


Signature Sponsors

Platinum

Gold

Silver


Organizing Team

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

  • Mary Jo
    Zenk
  • Brad
    Barbeau
  • Dan
    Ripke
  • Saad
    Ali
  • Harrison
    Deal

Facilitators


Greg Monterrosa
Founder @ Hub101

Supporting and advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development. My passions lie in two distinct areas: tacos and startups. I am the Community Manager and one of the founders of Hub101, a startup center located in Westlake Village, California with a mission of encouraging businesses to “create, launch, grow.”


Event Blog

See Full Blog


We haven't written any posts yet. Stay tuned!


×