Startup Weekend Orlando

    Friday, November 22 - 24, 2019


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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Orlando

Friday, November 22 - 24, 2019



Friday, November 22 - 24, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

CREDO Conduit
1001 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

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From zero to startup in 54 hours!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue? Do you want to work with a passionate startup team? Don't know where to start or who to start with? 
Startup Weekend Orlando is THE place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. This is no exaggeration - Orlando teams won the Global Startup Battle across 150 cities and 15,000 participants in 2017 AND 2018. That's the last 2 years in a row! Help us make it a 3-peat. :) 

Is this for you? 
Yes! It doesn't matter what industry you are in, how much or how little experience you have, even if you've never thought of startups before! Anyone who wants to grow themselves is invited. Come and experience an intensity you forgot you had. This event has changed the career trajectories of many, many participants of diverse backgrounds. Jaded professionals, inexperienced students, mid-career switchers, dreamers and more have formed teams, pushed past their comfort zones and emerged transformed.

What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet, snacks and coffee you can consume! 

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions or have an economic hardship, feel free to reach us at “orlando@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 22nd


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 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Training & Begin work
Training on Business Model Canvas. Then teams begin planning and customer discovery


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 24th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Centering Exercise, then work
Centering exercise to improve focus. Mentoring will begin at 10am, bring your questions! Start on presentation slides


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


Jacques Fu
CTO

Jacques is CTO and co-founder at the fintech startup Fattmerchant, author of "Time Hacks", and co-founder of the Orlando Devs, the largest developer meetup in Orlando. He has a passion for building products, bringing them to market, and scaling them.



Coaches and Mentors


Patrick Odoyo
Staff Director, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub at Rollins College

Patrick recently moved to Winter Park, Florida to become Staff Director of Rollins College's Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, where he works to build a thriving ecosystem for social innovation that develops responsible leaders and global citizens.
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.



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


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.


Cameron Marsh
Managing Partner

Expertise in strategic planning and risk analysis, technology governance, and product leadership, with a talent for inspiring collaboration across teams. I add value by drawing out opportunity from ambiguity, defining new approaches to new problems. 


Terrence Donnelly
Founder

Experienced CEO, CTO and Director of Engineering with a strong software engineering background and lots of hands on experience with Agile, Scrum and Traction (EOS). I specialize in building great software engineering teams from the ground up or by analyzing and re-structuring existing ones to be more efficient.


Puja Madan
Consultant/Speaker

Puja Madan is a secret weapon for leaders and executives seeking to be more resilient, productive and conscious in an increasingly complex workplace.

Her work has been featured in publications like the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, and the Washington Post. Puja has carved out a niche for herself amongst industry leaders who are eager to accelerate their businesses through conscious leadership.


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.


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.


Curtis Michelson
Founder, Minds Alert, llc

Helping clients envision, test and deliver breakthrough products, services and business models.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The 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 an innovation consultancy with expertise in custom software development, digital transformation and Agile continuous improvement.

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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
  • Vanessa
    Zabala

Facilitators


Josh Miller
CEO

Josh David Miller is the CEO of Mindbox Studios, where he works with a diverse group of creatives, strategists, investors, and engineers to help innovators turn ideas into winning products.  A serial entrepreneur with a strong passion for hypothesis testing and rapid iteration, JDM leads a team of product strategists who help organizations evaluate market opportunities, find product-market fit, and build something worth building.


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