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.


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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