Startup Weekend Social Impact New York

    Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017


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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Social Impact New York

Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017



Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Galvanize
315 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10003

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Taking ideas that have social impact from concept to creation in a matter of days!


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 put your idea into action 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
  • make meaningful connections and become part of a global community
  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or beef up your resume
To get a feel for the event, check out our awesome wrap-up video from Startup Weekend Music Tech edition!  Many thanks to our amazing sponsor, Sony Music, for putting this together for us!

Who is Startup Weekend For?

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
  • and passionate visionaries

What's the twist?

Startup Weekend Social Impact edition means you will be focusing on solving problems and creating opportunities for civic engagement, equal opportunity, economic development, environmental responsibility, and access to healthcare and education - but you are not limited to these topics. Whether you have an idea to improve your local community or global ones, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you - in the words of Mahatma Gandhi - to be the change you wish to see in the world!

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 social impact and startup communities (be sure to check out the full)
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Collaboration with awesome social innovation professionals from throughout NYC
  • All-star judge's panel lead by startup and social innovation leaders
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days

Do I need to come with an idea?

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 alright!  Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something piques your interest!  The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and learning from each other.  If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!

Join us for a very special weekend!

Questions? Press inquiries?  Please email us at nyc@startupweekend.org.


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday June 23rd


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 June 24th


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 June 25th


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!



Coaches and Mentors


Jeff Hittner
Founder & CEO @ Your Project X

Jeff leads Your Project X, which helps people (re)discover their passions to build careers they'll love.  Jeff has more than 18 years experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, professor and changemaker.  He is the founder of five social ventures, including IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting practice.  In 2011, he developed the curriculum for the first MBA in Sustainability on the East Coast, at Bard College, where he was the Leadership professor.  He was also two-time Chairman of the Carnegie New Leaders at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.  Jeff’s passion has always been at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship.  Prior to your Project X, he ran a career transition program for 64 New Yorkers, built global education programs including a blended learning initiative for high school dropouts in Latin America and career discovery programs for youth in Europe.  Jeff received his Masters in Cultures and Development Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary in Virginia where he was an elite gymnast.  As a thought leader, Jeff has been published in a half dozen major publications, including Forbes.  


Jennifer Xu
Director of Investor Relations

Jennifer Xu is the Director of Investor Relations at 500 Startups. Previously Jennifer founded SFAsia at the San Francisco Mayor's Office to rally a global community of investors managing $2.4B to scale big ideas. Passionate about building startup ecosystems from the ground up, she has been an advisor to eight national tech development agencies in Asia. When not immersing herself in tech, Jennifer is proud to support equal access to education through Room to Read.


Ashley Crouch
Founder of Appleseed Communications

I'm the founder of Appleseed, a social good publicity company that specializes in visionary entrepreneurs. We've worked with best-selling authors, CEOs of multi-million dollar companies, TEDx speakers, social innovators, and more. We are the first "1 for 1" PR company to exist and partner with Kiva right now to offer micro-loans to women entrepreneurs in nations such as Kenya and the Philippines. I am also the creator of Master the Media, an online publicity course that helps innovators ready to get out and get noticed.


Manal Kahi
Co-founder & CEO at Eat Offbeat

Manal has a passion for traveling, social impact and great food (not necessarily in that order). She moved to NYC to start a career in environmental affairs but the Hummus she found on supermarket shelves led her on a different journey. She co-founded Eat Offbeat to help New Yorkers discover authentic off-the-beaten-path cuisines all the while providing quality jobs to refugees who now call NYC home.


Mike MacCombie
Managing Partner at Evertrue Ventures

Mike is Managing Partner of Evertrue Ventures, the Brown University alumni investment group. He also co-founded The Underground, an invite-only membership community for entrepreneurs whose backgrounds are underrepresented in tech (female, minority, LGBTQ, formerly incarcerated, and veteran founders.) Mike is a behavior scientist who studies how great stories are told and deeply connected communities are built.


Organizing Team

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

  • Earl
    Valencia
  • Monica
    Recto
  • Chantal
    Gagnon
  • Roger
    Osorio
  • Arjun
    Grama
  • Ross
    Palley

Facilitators


Roger Osorio
Entrepreneurship Program Leader @ IBM

Entrepreneurship program leader at IBM by day, math coach by night, and Startup Weekend global facilitator by weekend.  I deliver a powerful cocktail made up of education, psychology, neuroscience, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  I facilitate events to maximize the experience and learning for all participants.


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