Techstars Startup Weekend Orlando

    Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018


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

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018



Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Catalyst Spaces
1 S Orange Ave
5th Floor
Orlando, Fl 32801

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Learn, Network, Startup!

Ignite your inner innovator with the sharpest minds in Orlando.

Come as you are, no preparation/skills required and leave with unforgettable lessons, connections, experience... and maybe a viable startup! Note: this event is held only once a year in Orlando. 

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)
Global Startup Weekend brings together more than 15,000 entrepreneurs for over 200 events! Attendees and winners will have access to exclusive resources from the global community to help you launch your startups! 

Be on the lookout for more Judges, Mentors, and Schedule details coming soon! 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 16th


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 November 17th


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 November 18th


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


Phil Dumas
Founder & CEO of UniKey Technologies

Phil Dumas is the Founder & CEO of UniKey Technologies. UniKey offers a secure mobile key platform which allows for smart access control in the residential, commercial, automotive industries and beyond. Phil has over a decade of experience delivering mass-market consumer products and leads UniKey in their mission of replacing the entire keychain in a more convenient way than a key.

Event Judges


Julianna Ormond
Co-Founder / Forensic Strategist

Julianna Ormond and RC Williams are Co-Founders and Managing Partners of The HINT Group, a subsidiary of The Give Company.The HINT Group specializes in helping high performing professionals and businesses find their "competitive edge"with proprietary systems and leading edge technologies.Once established, that competitive edge is fine tuned with customized distribution, sales and marketing packages to generate revenue.Julianna & RC are committed philanthropists and supporters of the arts, sharing their original private collection of Pierre H. Matisse and other works, and serving as co-organizers of 1 Million Cups Orlando, helping entrepreneurs and startups to thrive.


Jason Eichenholz
Co-Founder/CTO

CTO and Co-Founder of Luminar Technologies that produces advanced sensor technology (LIDAR) for self-driving transportation.


Richard Fox
Partner

Partner at Idea Fund Partners which is is one of the most active seed and early stage venture investors in NC and throughout the Southeast with offices in Durham, NC and Orlando, FL.



Coaches and Mentors


RC Williams
Managing Member

Julianna Ormond and RC Williams are Co-Founders and Managing Partners of The HINT Group, a subsidiary of The Give Company.The HINT Group specializes in helping high performing professionals and businesses find their "competitive edge"with proprietary systems and leading edge technologies.Once established, that competitive edge is fine tuned with customized distribution, sales and marketing packages to generate revenue.Julianna & RC are committed philanthropists and supporters of the arts, sharing their original private collection of Pierre H. Matisse and other works, and serving as co-organizers of 1 Million Cups Orlando, helping entrepreneurs and startups to thrive.


Udit mehta
Director

Udit’s expertise lies in Emerging Tech, Go-to-Market Strategy, Business Models, Customer Validation, Innovation Management, Organizational Architecture, Partnership Development


Cameron Ford
Founding Director @ UCF CEL

Dr. Cameron Ford is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Founding Director of UCF’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL). The CEL is a campus-wide center that empowers students from all academic disciplines with entrepreneurial thinking skills and startup resources.


Danna Olivo
Consultant

Danna works with business owners and managers to help them find the funding they need to grow. 


Vanessa Zabala
Director of Impact Development @ OEP

My imperative is to work with institutions, communities, and individuals through an organization to helpindividuals achieve their highest potential by creating programs that rid educational and economic barriers and promote virtuous cycles. 


Adam Scheinberg
Vice President, Information Technology at Massey Services

Experienced leader, overseeing multiple teams with multiple functions. * Acts as chief technologystrategist for a $165+ million company


David Brim
Founder of Orlando Entrepreneurs

David Brim is the founder of Orlando Entrepreneurs (OrlandoEntrepreneurs.org) and the managingdirector of the Orlando Opportunity Fund (OrlandoOpportunityFund.com). He is a marketing strategist,serial entrepreneur and investor focused on early stage companies and commercial real estate.


Rachel Stern
Assistant Director @ UCF CEL

Connecting people, ideas, and resources to make businesses stronger. My education, work experience, and personal interests all have one thing in common: a desire to employ more people in our communities


Chris Giarratana
Digital Strategist @ StrategyBeam

I specialize in identifying, optimizing, and delivering marketing strategies that get results. Connect with me at https://www.instagram.com/chrisogregeek/ I have been learning and teaching online marketing and content strategy all my life.


Jason Wade



Gene McCulley
CEO@Stackframe

I manage and own StackFrame, an organization that develops software and provides IT support andservices. We specialize in assisting organizations that have complicated or unique needs. 


Beth Kennedy
Manager, Business Analysis at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Highly successful business analyst with expansive subject matter expertise in the hotel, restaurant, supply chain and time share industry domains.
• Solid understanding of software development lifecycle, agile methodologies, and process excellence.
• Strategic thinker with sound analytical and problem-solving skills


Angela Kendall
Mission Commander, Spark Rocket Marketing

Branding, content marketing, guerrilla and traditional promotions for tech companies. Member of Catalyst Startup Coalition.


Diane Court
Mentor, Talent Developer, Educator

Ed Tech, Education, Business Communication, Marketing, Organizational Design, Stakeholder engagement, Talent Development


Marco Santana
Business Reporter at Orlando Sentinel

I am a business reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and cover technology, startups, defense andbanking/finance in Orlando.


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.


Signature Sponsors

Informulate is one of the primary sponsors of Startup Weekend Orlando 2018

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Organizing Team

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

  • Rajiv
    Menon
  • Dennis
    Pape
  • Josh
    Murdock
  • Jessica
    Korthuis

Facilitators


Josh Miller
CEO

Josh David Miller is the CEO of Mindbox Studios, a custom software development shop and innovation lab, where he works with a diverse group of creatives, strategists, investors, and engineers to help startup founders turn their ideas into winning products and get them to market.

Leveraging a background in large-scale marketing analytics initiatives and an intense passion for science and education, JDM has helped dozens of startup achieve product-market fit by focusing on hypothesis testing, measurement, and rapid iteration. He believes creating memorable, delightful user experience is paramount. He also believes creating great products means embracing failure. If one has never had a bad idea, how would she know if it was a good one?

Oh, and JDM only uses his powers for good.


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