Startup Weekend Youth Mountain View

    Friday, January 29 - 31, 2016

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  4. Judges
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Startup Weekend Youth Mountain View

Friday, January 29 - 31, 2016

Friday, January 29 - 31, 2016
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Crittenden Middle School
1701 Rock St
Mountain View, CA 94043

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Startup Weekend is an annual event at Crittenden Middle School 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.

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Friday January 29th

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
Dinner and pitch practice.

6:00 pm
Pitches Start

7:00 pm
Vote for the best ideas that were pitched.

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 January 30th

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

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

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
Clean up and wrap up.

Sunday January 31st

9:00 am
Team Check-In

9:15 am
Keynote Speaker
Gene McKenna

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
Clean up and wrap up.


Gene McKenna
Sr. Director Search Marketing, Groupon

Event Judges

Jennifer Coogan
Chief Content Officer, Newsela

Ronjon Nag
DCI Fellow, Stanford University

Andrew Sutherland
Founder & CTO of Quizlet

Andrew Sutherland is the founder and CTO of Quizlet, the user-powered learning platform used by more than 40 million students and teachers each month. Andrew founded Quizlet in 2005 while a sophomore at Albany High School in California, originally building a simple website to help himself study French vocabulary. He studied computer science at MIT, which he left after three years to continue working on Quizlet. As CTO, Andrew is in charge of building the technology that powers more than 300 million study sets and allows millions of students to learn more efficiently. In 2012 and 2013, he was featured in Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 List for Education.

Ayinde Rudolph
Superintendent, Mountain View Whisman School District

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Youth Mountain View 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Margaret
  • Jelle
    van Geuns
  • Robert
  • Malia
  • Geoff
  • Svetlana


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