Techstars Startup Weekend Women NYC

    Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Women NYC

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019



Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Anomaly
536 Broadway
New York City, NY 10012

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Your idea in 54 hours

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 “nycwomen@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 27th


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


6:45 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:15 pm
Welcome
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:30 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


9:30 pm
Wrap-up / Go Home

Saturday September 28th


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!


5:00 pm
Speaker
Yai Vargas - Presentation and Branding Coach


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up / Go Home!

Sunday September 29th


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


4:30 pm
Final Presentations


6:00 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


9:00 pm
Wrap- up / Go Home!



Speakers


Yai Vargas
Career & Diversity Strategist

Multicultural Marketing Expert | LinkedIn Networking Ninja | Founder: The Latinista | Author & Speaker


Event Judges


Kaitlyn Barclay
CEO and Co-Founder of Scout Lab

Kaitlyn is the co-founder and CEO of Scout Lab, a creative agency that takes brands from what’s been done to what comes next. She works with brands like adidas, Motorola and Levi’s to tell unforgettable stories in the digital age.


Christine Ntim
Chief Marketing Officer

Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American & Ghanaian, startup ecosystem expert for emerging markets. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, personal branding, and future tech for emerging markets at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the United Nations, Davos, TEDx, SXSW, European Union Forum, US State Department Tours, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, and more. She started her career as the founder of Vendedy (currently a case study for business schools)- a social network connecting people to street markets with the aim of digitizing a $10 trillion dollar black economy by centralizing the world’s street markets. Today she builds startup ecosystems around the world with her award winning digital accelerator platform - Global Startup Ecosystem which graduates over 1000+ companies across 90+ countries a year and high profile tech summits via Meventum which aims to build tech hubs in emerging market countries like Haiti by 2030. For fun, she travels and binge watches top business shows with her husband and beautiful baby girls.


Nisha Desai
CEO & Managing Partner

CEO & Managing Partner at Andav Capital



Coaches and Mentors


Cheryl Campos
Senior Associate @ Republic

Cheryl is passionate about the intersection of finance, technology, and social impact. She is a senior associate at Republic, a fundraising platform that allows startups to raise up to $1m in capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors. Her mission is to help underrepresented founders overlooked by traditional VC to raise on the platform and bridge the capital gap.  

Previously she worked as an analyst in private equity in Connecticut with an emphasis on minority and women entrepreneurs. She started her career in finance at Barclays in the investment banking division. She graduated from Harvard in 2015 with a degree in Economics and a secondary in French. You can connect with her anytime on LinkedIn.


Catherine Tenardi
Marketing Manager

Strategic marketer with over seven years experience working in various consumer product industries, from small business to established brands in Australia, USA & UK. Managed the development and execution of integrated marketing campaigns to drive brand awareness, as well as tactical activities to drive sales & growth.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Women NYC 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

  • carolina
    castro
  • Jana
    Bertram
  • Aimara
    Rodriguez
  • Rosie
    Wang
  • Mouna
    Mahouachi

Facilitators


Mouna Mahouachi
Product Management Consultant | Innovation Leader | Author

Mouna is a product management consultant, innovation leader and author. She is an active member of Startup Weekend New York. She previously organised Startup Weekend events in Zurich, Switzerland.

Event Staff


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.


Valerie Sun
Associate Director at IHS Markit

Experienced Silicon Valley born and bred technology professional with 12+ years working in the financial services software industry in the US and abroad.


Tyler Jung
Business Advisory Consultant

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