Startup Weekend New Orleans

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014


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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend New Orleans

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014



Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Launch Pad
IP Building
643 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Startup Weekend New Orleans

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

This year's Startup Weekend will be hosted during Global Entrepreneur Week. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneur Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend events are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. This global video competition is a part of the Global Startup Battle initiative and is your chance to stand up and show the world what you're all about. Rep your city, rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Startup Weekend in New Orleans, you can find more information on our sponsorship page or email neworleans@startupweekend.org. 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 21st


6:00 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 November 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Simple breakfast & coffee


11:00 am
Coaches Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Coaches Meeting
Coaches meetings continue throughout the afternoon


3:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Pitches will be rehearsed with coaches


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Speaker
TBA

Sunday November 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
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


5:00 pm
Dinner


6:00 pm
Final Presentations
@ Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant


Event Judges


Earl Robinson



Peter Ricci
Head of Global Operations @ Altium



Eric Seling
Director, Service & Innovation Team - City of New Orleans



Torrie Adams
Head of Product Development, Kickboard



Jon Atkinson
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development



Coaches and Mentors


Paul Christmann
Software Engineer @ Oseberg



Butler Burdine



Martin Roth
Director of Sales



Colin Grussing
Founder



Jason Seidman
CEO



Emilia Anderson
VP Digital Marketing



Gene Gouaux
Instructor of Business Law, Nicholls State University



Felipe Massa
Professor of Business and Entrepreuership at Loyola University



Brad Driscoll
Tax Attorney



Tiffany Henriques
Finance Fellow



James Sticker
Attorney



Tara Adams
Philanthropist



Amy Wilson-Janice
Co-Owner



Rebecca Gardner
Investor Relations Analyst at Freeport-McMoRan



Will Scott
CEO - Search Influence



Adele Tibler
VP Marketing @ TurboSquid Inc.



Jeremy Hunnewell
Managing Director @ EMH Strategy



Peter Bodenheimer
Partner @ FlatStack



Vassil Roussev
Associate Professor @ University of New Orleans



Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • J. Anthony
    Miguez
  • Chris
    Groh
  • Jason
    Carpentier
  • Rebecca
    Gibbons
  • Abid
    Hussain
  • Jeanne
    Arceneaux
  • Megan
    McNeill

Facilitators


Michael LaPlante
Senior Web Engineer @Fireeye Security



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