Startup Weekend Youth Mountain View

    Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015

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Startup Weekend Youth Mountain View

Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015

Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Crittenden Middle School
1701 Rock Street
Mountain View, CA 94043

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Startup Weekend is an annual event at Crittenden to empower young entrepreneurs. In just 54 hours, you and your team of middle schoolers from across the SF Bay Area will listen to each other's ideas, form teams, be coached by educators and industry pros, design your product, code/create a prototype, and pitch your company in front of a panel of judges and audience members.

This year's event, Startup Weekend Youth: Mountain View 2015, is taking place the weekend of February 27-March 1, 2015. Open registration begins on February 9 for any 6th-8th grader. No experience necessary. The grand prize is a private tour and lunch at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park!

Check out to see the school's webpage about this awesome event. It includes more videos, a Twitter feed, and more!

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Friday February 27th

4:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Meet & Greet.

4:30 pm
Welcome & Introduction
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and mentors.

5:15 pm
How to Pitch

5:30 pm
and Pitch Practice

6:00 pm
Pitches Start

7:05 pm
Vote for the best pitches.

7:15 pm
Team Formation
Teams of five to six people are formed around the winning pitches. Each team is assigned a coach.

7:40 pm
Pickup Time

Saturday February 28th

8:30 am
Coaches Training
For coaches only. Teams arrive at 9.

9:00 am
Team Check-in
Work areas are set up.

9:15 am
Keynote Speaker
What to Consider When Building a Startup

9:30 am
Team Building
Meet your Coach & Team Building Activity

9:45 am
Empathy Mapping, Brainstorming, Prototyping

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Workshops with Mentors

2:30 pm
Work Time
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

4:30 pm
Wrap Up
Cleanup and Wrap Up

Sunday March 1st

9:00 am
Team Check-In

9:15 am
How to Approach Judging and Presentations

9:30 am
Work Time

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Work Time
Work Time and Presentation Practice

3:00 pm
Final Presentations
Team members' parents are invited to attend.

4:45 pm

5:00 pm
Wrap Up
Cleanup and Wrap Up


Aleata Hubbard
Research Associate, WestEd

Aleata Hubbard is a research associate in WestEd’s STEM program where she explores computer science teaching practices and designs data management processes for large-scale, middle school mathematics studies. Prior to joining WestEd, she was a graduate student at Northwestern University where she explored novice computer science environments at the high school and college levels. Her interest in computer science education research developed during a teaching fellowship where she created and implemented introductory programming courses for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in Ghana.

Barbara Hanna
Co-founder and President,

Barbara is a Technologist and Entrepreneur passionate about fostering technology that educates, empowers and/or connects individuals. She was recently CEO of a NY-based neurotechnology startup and previously, a Program Manager for a Brain-Computer Interface research program performed at Columbia University. Prior to that, she was a Member of Technical Staff at SRI’s Center for Vision Technologies (formerly under Sarnoff Corp.), where she was Technical Lead for Medical Initiatives, and worked on real-time video exploitation algorithms and products. She has developed relationships and worked with leading Universities and Institutions and has been an Invited Guest Critic and Presenter at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and at the Environmental Health Clinic xDesign Studio, NYU Steinhardt. She holds a BEng. and MEng. from the University of Cambridge UK, and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey, UK.

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Mountain View is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Geoff
  • Margaret
  • Robert
  • Jelle
    van Geuns
  • Malia
  • Christopher


John Baldo
Product Manager

John is the program manager of Startup Weekend Education where he develops resources and programs to help anyone engage in entrepreneurship to solve problems in education. He is a software engineer by trade and recently worked on several K-12 edtech products at Amplify. He briefly worked as a Pre-Algebra and Geometry Teacher. His current side hustle is building community in hometown of Oakland.

Gerson Ribeiro
Empreendedor Tático

Gerson Ribeiro é engenheiro eletrônico formado pela UFPE, empresário e hipnoterapeuta. Nos últimos anos ministrou treinamentos presencialmente para empresários em 15 estados do Brasil e em varias cidades nos Estados Unidos, Europa e Reino Unido.

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