Latinx In Tech Techstars Startup Weekend NYC

    Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019


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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Latinx In Tech Techstars Startup Weekend NYC

Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019



Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

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117 Barrow St
Manhattan, NY 10014

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Latinx In Tech Startup Weekend NYC

Brings exposure, awareness, and an experiential way to learn about tech to the community. We aim to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation.

We're gathering 100 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies over 54 hours, to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community.

Our main focus is on tech solutions, but we welcome all ideas that will help to create a future fueled by Latinx leadership and experiences.

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.

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 nyc@techqueria.org.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 20th


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 September 21st


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 September 22nd


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!


Event Judges


Lili Gangas
Chief Tech Community Officer Kapor Center for Social Impact

Lili Gangas is the Chief Technology Community Officer. In this role, Lili helps catalyze Oakland’s emergence as a social impact hub of tech done right – where tech, diverse talent, and action driven partnerships can tackle pressing social and economic inequities of our communities head-on. Before coming to the Kapor Center, Lili was an Associate Principal at Accenture Technology Lab’s Open Innovation team, building bridges between startups and Global 2000 commercial clients through cross sector collaboration. She was also a founding member of the team at Booz Allen specializing in crowdsourcing, prize challenges, and open data solutions for the public sector. Before that, Lili could be found in the lab working on firmware solutions for the aerospace industry as a Senior Multi-Disciplined Software Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Lili holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and Systems Engineering Certification from UCLA Extension. In addition to her day jobs, Lili was an active TechStars Startup Weekend DC organizer, a judge of the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Startup in a Day Challenge, an open data innovation panelist at the White House Council of Women and Girls session, and advisor to Dreamwakers.org and OpenDataNation.com. Outside of work, Lili enjoys getting to know cities via distance races – she’ a 5-time half marathoner and last year completed her first full marathon.


Jorge Torres
Managing Director @ HBCUvc

Jorge M. Torres is a venture capital investor, attorney, and educator.  He currently serves as a Managing Director at HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization connecting and equipping the next generation of black and Latinx technology innovators and venture capital investors. Through its student investor fellowship, the organization offers a unique opportunity for students attending select historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions the chance to learn the how to invest in early-stage technology companies while earning real world experience. 

Most recently, Jorge was a Venture Partner at Silas Capital, a firm that provides capital to entrepreneurs starting and scaling high-growth branded consumer businesses. He is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows program, which is the premier global leadership development and capital formation training program for professionals who invest in innovation. 
 

Jorge is a Lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches a popular undergraduate venture capital seminar. He also invests time mentoring entrepreneurs through organizations such as Startup Weekend, Endeavor Global, and Praxis. 
Jorge is a native New Yorker with roots in Ponce, Puerto Rico.


Coaches and Mentors


Jonathan Diaz
Data Analytics + Venture

I always imagined I'd be a city planner promoting sustainable community development and performing poetry at open mics. Nevertheless, along the way, I found joy in the challenges of turning data into insights and action for clients. Consulting has given me exposure to a variety of industries and applications, but more importantly, it has taught me the essence of collaboration throughout an analytics journey.

I have learned to put stakeholders at the center of all that I do, the value of sound strategy, and the power of mentorship. As I have moved across the East Coast (Boston > DC > NYC), I've engaged with several startup ecosystems, acquiring an interest in the venture capital space. Particularly in building capacity and investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Outside of those realms, I am hunting for the best indoor cycling class, hanging out with family and friends, and exploring NYC one coffee shop at a time.


Organizing Team

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

  • Carolina
    Castro
  • david
    silva
  • AJ
    Huaranca
  • Tatiana
    Carett
  • Joy
    Valerie
  • Chloe
    Potsklan
  • Andrew
    Young
  • Aimara
    Rodriguez

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