Startup Weekend Omaha

    Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Omaha

Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016



Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Mammel Hall
6708 Pine St
Omaha, NE 68182

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Three days to learn, network, discover and startup... what can you create in just one weekend?

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of students, 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.  Cox Business is providing a limited number of free tickets for college students; to receive a student promotion code, contact Miles Russell at mdrussell@unomaha.edu









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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 23rd


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 September 24th


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 September 25th


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!



Speakers


Chris Augeri
President at Drive Spotter, Inc.


Event Judges


Rick Knudston
Co-founder & CMO, Flywheel



Craig Tuttle
Business Management and Entrepreneurship Professor, UNO



Sen. Heath
Senator, District 5, Nebraska Legislature



Julie Minton
Marketing Manager, Cox Business



Coaches and Mentors


Chris Poore
IT Asset Manager, Mutual of Omaha



Joey Fehrman, CFA
President, Ludus Media



Marlina Davidson
Lecturer, Speech Center Consulting Coordinator, UNO



Erica Wassinger
Director, Omaha Startup Collaborative



Matt Helt
Program Manager - Startup Week

Matthew Helt is the Program Manager of Startup Week at Techstars. He's focused on bringing Startup Week to cities all around the world with the mission of bring entrepreneurship to anyone interested in starting a business. Prior to his role at Techstars, Matthew spent over 15 years as a brand strategist consulting businesses on how to effectively tell their stories to customers and prospects on a wide variety of channels.


Caty O'Brien



Josh Goodell
Product Designer, RaceNote



Brendan Batliner
College Student



Nate Preheim
Senior Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Omaha 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

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

  • Dale
    Eesley
  • Erica
    Wassinger
  • Matt
    Helt
  • Thomas
    Chapman
  • Caty
    O'Brien
  • Nate
    Preheim
  • Jeff
    Slobotski
  • Michael
    Struthers
  • Larsen,
    Kate
  • Brendan
    Batliner
  • Beth
    Haubert
  • Holly
    Benson
  • Stacy
    Carlson
  • Jenna
    Taulman
  • Collin
    Wyler
  • Erin
    Dabbs
  • Miles
    Russell

Facilitators


Myles Foster
Organizer, Sponsorships Lead

Myles started his entrepreneurship career when he founded a startup at Startup Weekend. Over 3 years he managed to raise a $100k seed round, build a mobile app that lets people skip the line at popular food locations on campus, and secure a Fortune 500 company as a customer. 

Myles is now intrapreneuring at a data migration and transformation software company with customers such as Exxon, Warner Brothers, and Boeing. He is in charge of Sales efforts and Product Development.


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