Startup Weekend IoT & AI New York
Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017
Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Rise New York
43 West 23rd Street
Build Your IoT/AI Startup in Just a Weekend!
Should you choose to apply, the Techstars IoT (+AI) 2017 accelerator application deadline is Monday, April 9. You can find the application page here.
What is Startup Weekend?
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
- get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
- learn the process for going from concept to creation,
- meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in NYC,
- join or build an all-star team,
- learn and practice new skills to take back to your job, or
- take your own idea from concept to creation
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
- developers and other tech-related professionals,
- designers of all types,
- non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.),
- students from universities and even high schools,
- professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills,
- passionate visionaries,
- and many more!
Internet of Things + Artificial Intelligence edition means we will be focusing the ideas we select on solving problems in the space of IoT. With the explosion and growing number of internet enabled devices for just about any realm of life, this edition will be as broad as your imagination allows and focused on addressing the problems and opportunities related to these devices.
Whether you are interested in the IoT+AI or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a powerful process for taking any idea, IoT/AI-related or not, from concept to creation!
Your ticket includes:
- Access to the full weekend-long event,
- Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire,
- Mentoring by all-stars from the IoT+AI world and the tech startup community,
- Tasty meals all weekend,
- Collaboration with awesome IoT+AI professionals from throughout NYC,
- All-star judges panel lead by startup and IoT+AI leaders,
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni) #SWMafia,
- A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days, and
- Over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite all right! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!
Join us for a very special weekend!
Friday March 17th
Saturday March 18th
Sunday March 19th
Off the clock, I love bringing people together. I co-chair NYCVC.org, the largest networking body for NY venture capitalists. I founded The Startup Egg breakfast series and also Startup Shabbat.
I've summited The Matterhorn, Mt. Rainier, Mont Blanc, and Kilimanjaro.
I'm drawn to people who take the road less traveled. Adventure beckons.
Prior to VaynerMedia, Patrick held account management and strategy positions at Anomaly, Droga5, and Grey Group. He began his career as a writer for Refinery 29.
Patrick received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 2008.
Gonzalo Galindo Gout
Head of CEMEX Ventures
Jay has been a recipient of the Crain’s top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch in New York received the 40 under 40 Award from Westchester County.
Jay currently resides in Manhattan and in his free time enjoys playing golf, tennis, and running.
Prior to joining Techstars, Jenny headed up a corporate venture and digital innovation group at BBC Worldwide where she made strategic investments and led business development deals.
She has also started several companies, most notably Switch-Mobile, a mobile VoIP company that was acquired in 2008. She began her career as a lawyer and also spent some time in banking at JP Morgan.
Most recently I led Filip Technologies, an ‘Internet of Things’ technology company with a mission to change the way families communicate. Following the sale of the business, I am helping the buyer leverage the assets to create new revenue opportunities.
Prior to that I was a member of Sir Richard Branson’s leadership team at Virgin Group, where I ultimately served as CEO of Virgin in North America, leading a team responsible for investing in and incubating new businesses. I was on the founding teams of Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial space line, and award-winning US airline Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA, acquired by Alaska Air), and also served on their boards.
I advise select early stage ventures and growth companies, and mentor at Techstars, the leading technology startup accelerator program. I particularly love working with entrepreneurs who want to push the boundaries of the possible.
Heather resides in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Statistics and Economics from Harvard University.
Coaches and Mentors
Founder and CEO of Komeeda, a social-good enterprise empowering people and communities through the culinary arts. Creating awareness and opportunities for local chefs, restaurants, and other culinary ambassadors through consumer foodie events, corporate catering, and events partnerships. Komeeda’s focus is to share the richness of local and global culture through the culinary arts, with over 250 events across NYC, D.C., Austin TX, and Istanbul, Turkey. In the short time since its inception, the company has been featured by the New York Times, AJ+ and Vogue and led talks at SxSW and the Bitten Conference.
Head of Business Development @ Overlap.cc
A graduate of Pace University's Lubin School of Business, Alex has held numerous technical marketing roles and holds Google Adwords and Shopify certifications. He personally created the first iteration of Refersion before building out a core team of developers and customer-facing professionals. Today, Refersion's client base ranges from small local businesses to large, $10 million+/month national retailers. Alex's super powers are: development, e-commerce, marketing, and business management.
Founder @ Loomia
In 2013, he founded PrivateChat, now known as Inbox Messenger, at Startup Weekend. The company won first prize, and Hani drafted several Startup Weekend participants to become full-time co-founders. Inbox was accepted into an NYC-area accelerator and later raised a $3.9 million seed round. The Inbox team is now based in Soho, New York and recently rebranded itself as chatroom-based app, to rave reviews from its user base. Hani's superpowers are: app development, business management, pitching, and fundraising.
Cookbook Create has appeared in The New York Times, The Kitchn, Edible, and on the Katie Show. Cookbook Create, which produced The Official SXSW Cookbook, combines the best of Web 2.0 and print-on-demand technology delivering a fun, easy to use tool to collect recipes and make your own custom cookbooks.
Anna is a Pipeline Fellow and is the co-founder of the Boost Club, a group of angel and VC investors who are interested in investing in female founded companies. She is formally trained artist, printmaker, and dancer. You can keep up with Cookbook Create on their blog or on your favorite social media platform Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.
Pedro is an Associate Professor at Deusto Business School and Syracuse University for entrepreneurship in Spain. He loves sports and has run three marathons and four IronMan competitions.
His super powers include sales, business strategy, corporate planning, innovation and entrepreneurship, digital transformation and talent management.
Global Partner & Leader Strategy & Design - EU @ IBM Interactive Experience
Program Manager @ Urban Future Lab
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend IoT & AI New York 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.
Rise New York is part of a global community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers creating the future of financial technology. We listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise spaces, and connect, co-create, and scale innovation, in partnership with Barclays.
Techstars Startup Weekend New York City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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