Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Philly

    Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020

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Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Philly

Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020

Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020
Event starts at 6:00 pm

1766 Rittenhouse
1608 Walnut St
12th floor
Philly, PA 19103

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Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Philly

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Get-up, Grit-up, Start-up! 

Have you ever had an idea or a problem you'd like to solve but didn’t know where to start or who to start with? Then Techstars Startup Weekend is for you! Jan 24-26 will be an experiential weekend of learning about entrepreneuership, build a team and work on a business idea together, create a demo of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.The Latinx community is incredibly powerful. More than that, we’re integral to the ever-changing landscape of the United States, and in turn, to the changing landscape of the tech world. So why shouldn’t we be at the forefront of the industry? 

We should, and that's why we want to inspire more Latinx entrepreneurs in Philly! Allies are also welcomed to come build with us!  Related article hereWhat 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.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.
  • SWAG!
  • The opportuntiy to win prizes
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at philadelphialatinx@startupweekend.orgDon’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!No talk, all action!
About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.By purchasing a ticket to a Techstars Startup Weekend event, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you have questions please reach out to

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Friday January 24th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:15 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Motivational Speaker-

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 pm
Form Teams & Begin work
Start to form teams, discuss ideas, begin working, 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.

11:00 pm
Finish for the day. Exchange information.

Saturday January 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, pastries & coffee

10:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

4:00 pm

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Status reports, call for help, etc.

8:00 pm
Break and flow with Kim Flow

11:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday January 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Closing Speaker
Delilah Dee

6:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home or After Party!
We need to be out of the venue by 9pm.


Delilah Cruz
Content + Events Curator | Founder of Delilah & Company, LLC

Delilah Dee is the founder of Delilah & Company, LLC- a digital content & events agency that pushes positive messages from influencers to the public. The Philadelphia born and raised, proud Latina serves as an embodiment of vitality in the lives of those she serves.

Through this agency, Delilah and her team produce inspirational digital content and events that conveys the concept of resilience. Majorly, the sole purpose of the agency’s aim is to help the public realize their purpose and maximize their potential. Delilah is able to do this by utilizing her networks within various industries to create a series of content or events to help mentally build a better community.

Everything the agency produces is done with the sole purpose to give people a better understanding of the power they have when they take control of their mindsets.

Gabriella Gabriel Paez
Education & Community Development Coordinator

Gabriella manages the Hunting Park Community Collaborative and the Hunting Park Community Science Network, and leads NeighborCare program that funds greening and cleaning projects. 

She also leads the implementation of Esperanza STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education outreach in the community. 

Gabriella received the 2018 Sustain PHL Activist of the Year award

Event Judges

Jonathan Diaz
Business Strategist / VC Fellow

I tell stories using data.

I always imagined I'd be a city planner promoting sustainable community development and performing poetry at open mics. Nevertheless, along the way, I found joy in the challenges of turning data into insights and action for clients. Consulting has given me exposure to a variety of industries and applications, but more importantly, it has taught me the essence of collaboration throughout an analytics journey.

I have learned to put stakeholders at the center of all that I do, the value of sound strategy, and the power of mentorship. As I have moved across the East Coast (Boston > DC > NYC), I've engaged with several startup ecosystems, acquiring an interest in the venture capital space. Particularly in building capacity and investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Outside of those realms, I am hunting for the best indoor cycling class, hanging out with family and friends, and exploring NYC one coffee shop at a time.

Frank Olivo
Digital Marketer and Owner at Sagapixel SEO

Digital Marketer and Owner at Sagapixel SEO

Sagapixel is an SEO agency that caters to SMEs. Most of these businesses need extensive assistance in establishing their online presence, allowing us to introduce them to a new way of doing business.

Coaches and Mentors

Rachel Greenspan
Program Manager

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

Jack Januszewski
President, COO

Jack is the President and COO of Lemma, an Education Technology startup based in Philadelphia.

Danelsy Medrano
Digital Marketing Strategist

Creative marketing professional with twelve years of demonstrated experience in leading integrated marketing campaigns including brand strategy, strategic planning, UX strategy, e-commerce conversion optimization strategy, SEO, SEM, social media, brand and reputation management, email marketing, direct mail campaigns, public relations, video and podcast strategy.

Data driven, Passionate, out of the box thinker, with the ability to provide innovative and forward- thinking leadership in a team environment. Focused on achieving consistent and improved business performance.

Juan Gabriel
Business Strategist

Serial Entrepreneur Experienced HR Professional, Real Estate Investor, and UI/UX Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the Business world. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Human Resources and Sales Management. Strong Business professional with a background in Real Estate, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Philly team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Philadelphia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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david silva
Señor Developer | Facilitator Latinx in Tech Philadelphia

David is a Software developer at a medical company, that is working to address the lack of easy access to medical care. Very passionate about startups, and helping others be a part of the startup world.

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david silva
Señor Developer | Facilitator Latinx in Tech Philadelphia

David is a Software developer at a medical company, that is working to address the lack of easy access to medical care. Very passionate about startups, and helping others be a part of the startup world.

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