Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland

    Friday, August 24 - 26, 2018


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Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland

Friday, August 24 - 26, 2018



Friday, August 24 - 26, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Laney College
900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA 94607

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Techstars Startup Weekend and Grow with Google have joined forces to offer this special event FREE of charge to the first people who register.

Hurry to secure your spot; this event will sell out quickly!

Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers.  It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.

Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland and Google have joined forces to bring this special event to life.

We are excited to bring this experience to Peralta Colleges community in the East Bay for the first time! 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday August 24th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:30 pm
Wrap-up


6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


8:00 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 as long as facility allows.


9:00 pm
End of Day

Saturday August 25th


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


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
End of Day
Finished for the day.

Sunday August 26th


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
Startup weekend participants will present final pitches at the Laney College Odell Johnson Theater.


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland 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 Oakland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Chris
    McLemore
  • Lili
    Gangas
  • Kim
    Gonzalez
  • Jomari
    Peterson
  • Pamela
    Wallace
  • Gabriel
    Chaparro

Facilitators


Tyrone Howard
MIH man

A 15 year active duty US Navy veteran that worked for Naval Intelligence as a Chinese Linguist and Training Mgr. After getting out he went back to college, but not for long as while there he came up with, tested and developed an algorithm that matches cool people with other cool people. Then after a two years of testing started Get Social - The new old-fashioned way to meet people, as the Founder and CEO. Tyrone is a steering committee member of TechSparks: a social forum for Entrepreneurs, in Pasadena. A co-organizer or the Innovate Pasadena Friday Morning Coffee meetup. A Startup Weekend (SW) Facilitator and lead organizer of multiple events including the first ever SW geared toward underserved students. Most recently Tyrone partnered with the Pasadena NAACP and Innovate Pasadena to help empower and teach underserved kids in the area about the opportunities available in the vibrant Pasadena tech and startup world.


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