Startup Weekend OKC
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
7 N Lee Ave
Take your idea to the Next Level
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend competitions follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday November 14th
Saturday November 15th
Sunday November 16th
Founder & CEO
Piyush Patel is the founder of Digital-Tutors, a company that teaches the people who make movies, games and projects by creating the world’s largest CG, VFX, CAD and digital art training library. Founded in 2000, Digital-Tutors was started with $54.00 and grew to become a market leader without taking on debt or raising funding. In February 2014, Digital-Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight for $45M. Pluralsight is the leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Patel has continued to stay with the new company in the role of chief innovation officer. As chief innovation officer, Piyush champions the Pluralsight brand and serves as a company culture advocate and thought leader. Over the past decade, Patel has had the opportunity to teach artists and designers worldwide and has created a global footprint in the CG industry. Patel has had the pleasure of working with top universities, schools, studios and software developers such as Autodesk, Pixar, Next Limit, Pixologic, and Adobe.
Attorney, Resolution Legal Group
Ms. Palmer’s areas of practice include Litigation and Consulting in the areas of General and Strategic Planning for Business; General Business Litigation; Transportation; Personal Injury; Insurance; Warranty; Product Liability; managing the early evaluation of catastrophic events; and serving as electronic process and procedures counsel, advising and consulting with clients, insurers and attorneys regarding electronic litigation readiness and all manner of data protection and related policy/procedure. Ms. Palmer is a frequent speaker on issues concerning the intersection of Law and Business, Mobile Data Policy and Procedure, Legal Issues regarding Social Networking, and Ethics in the Digital Age. Ms. Palmer received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law and court admissions include the U.S. Court of Appeal, 10th Circuit; and all U.S. District Courts for Oklahoma. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (Board Member, 2010-2013); Trial Attorneys of America, (Board Member, 2009-2013); American Bar Association (ABA, TIPS committee Vice Chair 2012, 2013) and the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) (Program Committee, 2010).
Director of Advisory Services, i2E
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend OKC 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.
Startup Weekend Oklahoma City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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