Startup Weekend Nashville

    Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015

  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Nashville

Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015

Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Nashville Entrepreneur Center
41 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210-2125

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Friday April 10th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 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. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

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

6:30 pm

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

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Clint Smith
CEO & Co-Founder, Emma

Event Judges

David Furse
Director of Mentor Program, Nashville Entrepreneur Center | Professor, Vanderbilt University | Angel Investor

Mark Montgomery
Founder, Flo|Co

Chris Taylor
Managing Partner, Fortnum Capital

Coaches and Mentors

Bill Brennan
Entrepreneur | Mentor | Angel Investor

Tony Corley
CEO, Healthcare MarketMaker

Andrew Hulsey
COO, Everly

Brittany Lorenzi
Founder, Blueprint Strategy

Ryan Lynch
SVP Sales and Service, MyHealthDirect

Keaton Osborne
Associate at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Scott Rouse
Entrepreneur | Advisor/Mentor | Body Language Expert

Jacque Suarez
Jaquetes Coat Check, Founder | Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator, Belmont

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Nashville 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 Nashville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Suki
    Mulberg Altamirano
  • Stuart
  • Eduardo
  • Daniel
  • Kirsty
  • Phil


Kyle Ashby
Founder :: The Sandbox Santa Barbara | Founder, StartupSB || Startup Advisor

Kyle is the founder of THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara, a creative coworking, collaboration and event space and StartupSB, Santa Barbara's largest entrepreneurial network.

Ashby is also the founder of Kaldera an advisory firms that focuses on strategy, marketing and community building for startups, technology companies and organizations. 

Ashby was on the founding team of BrandLive and Mobile Corporation and has worked in executive, marketing and project management roles with a number of multinational companies including Yardi Systems, Citrix Online and Forms+Surfaces. 

Kyle is an active advisor to startup companies and has taught classes in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University of California Santa Barbara, and Antioch University Santa Barbara.  

Kyle organized the first four Startup Weekends in Santa Barbara and has facilitated Startup Weekends globally as part of TechStars. Kyle was a Startup America Champion and is a founding member of a national non profit called the Startup Champions Network.   

MBA from Babson College. Undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Geography from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master. 

In his free time he is continues to learn, tinker, travel, surf, paddle, explore the outdoors, play the drums and bass, and spend time with his wife and daughter.

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