Startup Weekend Philadelphia

    Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Philadelphia

Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018



Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

1776 UCity
30 N. 41st St
Suite 570 (5th Floor)`
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend 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.

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:
  • 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
  • 75+ peers creating amazing energy

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, feel free to reach us at “philadelphia@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 9th


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 10th


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 11th


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!


Event Judges


Johnathan Grzybowski
Co-Founder of Penji and Host of The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast

Johnathan Grzybowski is the co-founder of Penji, a dependable on-demand design service that helps marketing teams receive unlimited custom design at a flat monthly cost. His goal is to empower the next generation of designers through education and community building. Johnathan is also the producer and host of The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast featuring interviews with entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and business professionals to empower those who may be temporally blind in business by guiding their business to profitability.


Coaches and Mentors


Greg Payton
VP @ PNC

As a technology innovator, Greg is a member of PNC’s Technology & Innovation Diversity & Inclusion Council, White House TechHire National Advisory Council and National Center for Women and Information Technology. His volunteerism journey has allowed him to mentor others, give back to the community and network with many technology leaders and startup professionals. 


Dan Ruotolo
Owner, Ruotolo, Spewak & Co.

Dan has over 20 years of public accounting experience. He provides audit, tax and consulting services to small business and non-profit organizations. He teaches seminars on various topics to college students, peers and the public. He is certified through the QuickBooks Professional Advisors Program and a certified trainer.


Rachel Greenspan
Program Manager

Rachel Greenspan is a Program Manager for the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator here in the city of brotherly love.  


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Philadelphia 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

1776 UCity, Philadelphia’s premier coworking space, is our presenting sponsor and host for StartupWeekend Philadelphia.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Eric
    Liguori
  • Jack
    Januszewski
  • Brandon
    Graham
  • Yuval
    Yarden

Facilitators


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