Rudiger J. Ellis, also known as Rudy is the CEO of Switchboard Live; a Techstars backed company that develops cloud-based SaaS products that amplify audience reach and engagement for live content creators, major brands, and publishers. Rudy has been in various senior leadership roles over the past ten years in both network operations and live streaming services.
Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando
Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
1 S Orange Ave
Learn, Network, Startup!
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, and presentation by Sunday evening.
This time, we'll be hosting our event in Downtown Orlando's Catalyst Spaces, a co-working space in the heart of downtown. You'll have access to a ton of potential customers on the streets as well as all the resources you will need within the venue to be ready to pitch to our esteemed panel of judges on Sunday night.
This weekend is particularly special, as it's Global Startup Weekend! (GSW)
Be on the lookout for more Judges, Mentors, and Schedule details coming soon!
Friday November 17th
Saturday November 18th
Sunday November 19th
Coaches and Mentors
Prior to Joining Rollins, Patrick served as the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Consultant for The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana and taught International Business Strategy, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Micro-Financing for the University of Evansville's Business School.
Patrick is Founder and President of Friends of Dago, Inc. as well as Program Coordinator for the Dago Dala Hera Orphanage Center in Dago, Kenya. He has also been part of Startup Weekend events throughout the Midwest including Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis and Nashville.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando 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 Orlando is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
I have previously worked in insurance services, AI-powered marketing SAAS, speakers, and MEMS industries fulfilling a wide variety of roles such as product, sales, hardware quality, and software engineering. Plus I'm a proud UC Santa Barbara alum!
In my free time, I like to both support the local startup community of Santa Barbara by curating the Santa Barbara Startup Digest, organizing the local Lean Startup Circle Meetup, and organizing/facilitating Startup Weekends globally. If you are interested in getting more involved in the local tech/startup community, check out our local community Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/SantaBarbaraTech
Globally I work with organizations like Techstars, Lean Startup Co, SXSW, and more to bring more startup programs to Santa Barbara.
I am currently thriving to become a great product manager with dreams of one day running my own startup accelerator program.
Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think I can help you out with anything!
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