Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland

    Friday, March 27 - 29, 2020


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Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland

Friday, March 27 - 29, 2020



Friday, March 27 - 29, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

The Mosaic
1714 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94606

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MAR 27 - 29TH | LTX Startup Weekend Returns to Oakland!

50+ Latinx Entrepreneurs. 54 Hours. One Purpose. Building Latinx Led Tech-Ventures!

Did you know that the Latinx community is the second largest ethnic group in America made up of 56 million people? By 2060, over a quarter of the entire U.S. population will be Latinx - that’s about 119MM people and over a trillion dollar market that remains untapped - until now!

Join us for the third annual Startup Weekend in Oakland as we bring 100 Latinxs and allies to ideate and design tech solutions to the problems affecting our communities. Participants will be mentored by some of the brightest minds in tech, business, and development.

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What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. Within the weekend you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence. As of December 2019, Startup Weekend has reached 153 countries, involving over 200,000 entrepreneurs.

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.

What does your ticket include? 
  • 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.


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 27th


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 March 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!


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 March 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


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

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

  • Elizabeth
    Becerril
  • Kadeem
    Palacios
  • Dolimer
    Rodriguez
  • Jomari
    Peterson
  • Paulie
    Rodriguez
  • Gerry
    Franco
  • Dulce
    Dulce
  • Roberto
    Salcido
  • Pablo
    Carbajal
  • Yoselin
    Gonzalez - Mendez

Facilitators


Taylor Chavez



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