Startup Weekend LatinX Oakland
Friday, October 19 - 21, 2018
Friday, October 19 - 21, 2018
Event starts at 5:45 pm
Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech
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, in different cities 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.
About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.
Scholarships are available:
If you would like to apply for a scholarship please submit an application here.
Friday October 19th
Saturday October 20th
Sunday October 21st
Carolina has held operating roles in Sales, Partnerships/Business Development, and Sales Operations at multiple tech companies.
CTO | Co-Founder
Coaches and Mentors
Director at Blockchain for Social Justice
Before joining Dispatch Labs, he cofounded, Blackchain, a distributed tech education platform, where he discusses tokenomics, distributed network history, blockchain infrastructural issues and consensus models' impact on distributed network platforms' adoption.He is an avid blogger (coreyaharris.com) who writes about tokenomics and how to create effective token incentive models. He views distributed network technologies like Blockchain, DAG, and IPFS as the next wave of new economic theory.
Prior to Santiago Solutions Group, Derene launched the San Francisco worker owned cooperative for the nonprofit, Prospera, a social enterprise creating healthy, dignified jobs for low income Latinas. She is also a successful international entrepreneur, comfortable in high growth, highly volatile environments, having co-founded a database marketing company in 4 countries in Latin America. She is an Instructor of Business Plan Presentation and Elevator Pitch at UC Berkeley Extension and an Adjunct Professor at USF in the Silicon Valley Immersion Program. She is on the Board of AnewAmerica, a microenterprise nonprofit providing entrepreneurship training. She is also on the Board of the Bay Area Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance, a membership organization that facilitates a participatory platform for innovation, entrepreneurship and community engagement.
Amanda is a true believer that people are a business' strongest asset. Aiming to take the stereotypes out of HR as cold, scary and boring. With experience in retail, tech and media industries, Amanda has been apart of growing teams with big brands such as Sears and Uniqlo. Building HR structures, redefining culture and bringing to life different programs like training and development. Amanda enjoys engaging with all employees and communicating with top leaders on business needs, functions and opportunities so that everyone is on the same page.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend LatinX 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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