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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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 10th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


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


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

Sunday April 12th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Suki
    Mulberg Altamirano
  • Stuart
    Brent
  • Eduardo
    Altamirano
  • Daniel
    Johnsen
  • Kirsty
    Hughan
  • Phil
    Shmerling

Facilitators


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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