Youth Startup Weekend Phoenix

    Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018

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Youth Startup Weekend Phoenix

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm

221 E. Indianola Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Be a CEO of your own startup. Join us at Phoenix Youth Startup Weekend!

Are you a High School student who has a problem you need solved, who wants to learn more about start-up culture, who loves coding or design or just bringing an awesome team together? Then this is YOUR EVENT. 
Building on the nationally recognized, brilliant Techstars Startup Weekend model and pivoting it for students, the CO+HOOTS Foundation has brought together entrepreneurs and experts, volunteers and community leaders to offer students a glimpse into what it takes to build a company and a product from scratch. 
For 3 days in February, as part of Techstars Global Startup Weekend, in the beautiful new CO+HOOTS space, we will brainstorm, create and pitch our most genius ideas. At the end of our time together, all the teams will have the opportunity to present their pitch to industry professionals, get feedback and support, and leave the knowledge that you created something great!Those seeking a scholarship can apply here and then enter the promo code emailed to you upon completion: hope to see you there!

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Friday February 9th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

5:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:00 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 February 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Hear a speaker discuss the importance of startups

10:00 am
Get to work!
Continue working on your team/pitch

11:00 am
Logos due
Logos are due to get your custom shirt from BrandX

11:45 am
Movement with Dorothy
Quick movement exercise with Dorothy Hyunh

12:30 pm
Dos Manos hotdogs

1:00 pm
Check ins, keep working!
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

4:00 pm
Finished for the day. Everyone must go home at 4!

Sunday February 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Pitch Practice begins
Coaches will be available for you to practice your pitches

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Venue setup and tech check
Everyone help to set up the classroom space and reset workspaces. Check your Tech with Larry.

2:00 pm
Final Presentations

3:30 pm
Judging & Awards

4:00 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Odeen
  • Kay
  • Jenny
  • Lisa


Kay Transtrum
Director of Initiatives

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