Startup Weekend NYC Financial Inclusion Edition

    Friday, April 5 - 7, 2019


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  3. Judges
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend NYC Financial Inclusion Edition

Friday, April 5 - 7, 2019



Friday, April 5 - 7, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Rise New York
43 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10010

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Let's explore ideas and the entrepreneurial journey around Financial Inclusion together

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Why Financial Inclusion?
We are organizing this weekend to focus on ideas surrounding financial inclusion because we have a passion and interest around the idea of accessible financial services for all. We believe that an event organized to bring a diverse set of people together to talk more about these ideas will help illuminate ways we can work to bring solutions to the surface. No entrepreneurial experience is required to attend and meaningfully participate in this weekend of activities - we would love to work with and interact with anyone interested in exploring financial inclusion through this three day, fast-paced, guided entrepreneurial journey.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “locas@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 5th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:10 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:45 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:10 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


8:30 pm
End of Day

Saturday April 6th


8:30 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


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 7th


8:30 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!


Event Judges


Bola Sokunbi
CEO, Clever Girl Finance

Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert and the CEO and founder of Clever Girl Finance. Her main goal is to help women become accountable, ditch debt, save money and build real wealth.



Jenny Fielding
Managing Director @ Techstars

Jenny Fielding is a Managing Director at Techstars, where she leads the FinTech-focused Barclays Accelerator and the R/GA Accelerator focused on the Internet of Things. 

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.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend NYC Financial Inclusion Edition 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 York City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Carley
    Jacobson
  • Jacqueline
    Ros
  • Esther
    Lim

Facilitators


david silva
Señor Developer | Facilitator Latinx in Tech Philadelphia

David is a Software developer at a medical company, that is working to address the lack of easy access to medical care. Very passionate about startups, and helping others be a part of the startup world.


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