Startup Weekend Orange County

    Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Orange County

Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017

Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

1691 Kettering St.
Irvine, Ca. 92614

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Startup Weekend is BACK at PeopleSpace

PeopleSpace and WeGreenLight is kicking off the year with Startup Weekend Orange County! Keep an eye out for our lineup of judges and coaches!

Learn, Network, Startup

In just 54 hours, 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, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — rsvp today!

Startup Weekend by the numbers:

Teams Formed
Alumni Community Members
Countries(That's more than Starbucks!)
Events to Date

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Friday February 10th

6:30 pm
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

7:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
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 February 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

4:30 pm
Coaches Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Continue working
You may stay and work overnight as needed.

Sunday February 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

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
Final Presentations

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home!

Event Judges

Mario Leone
Chapman University and Board Work

Anderee Berengian
Managing Partner: RezVen Partners. Chairman & CEO: Cie Digital Labs

Josephine Lee
Founder at the Point Shop

Erik Rannala
Co-Founder Mucker Capital

Coaches and Mentors

Alex Friedman

Lisa Magill
Co-Founder, Equity Directory

Carl Tung
Senior Line Manager, Broadcom

Lisa Tsou

Ladan Davia

Benjamin Walters

Organizing Team

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

  • Melinda
  • Kina
    De Santis
  • Peter


Melinda Kim
Executive Director, PeopleSpace

Event Staff

Elizabeth Moreno
Marketing Coordinator

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