Portland Startup Weekend Latino 2017

    Friday, October 13 - 15, 2017


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Portland Startup Weekend Latino 2017

Friday, October 13 - 15, 2017



Friday, October 13 - 15, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

PSU Business Accelerator
2828 SW Corbett Av
Portland, Oregon 97201

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Portland's Third Startup Weekend Latino

The Portland Startup Weekend Latino brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. And this October 13 is our community's Third Startup Weekend Latino. Pretty cool, right? That means you'll join a community of thousands of alumni and supporters around the area. 

What is it?

On Friday night you pitch an idea and/or join a team of like minded people to build a startup from the ground up. On Saturday and Sunday you build your business with help from mentors in the community.

We also provide you with all meals, snacks, and beer! 

Why should you attend? 
  • Build your network
  • Co-founder dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community
  • Actually launch a business!
Details for next Portland Startup Weekend Latino (Check schedule below for details):

  • Date:   October 13th-15th
  • Time:    Friday: 5:30 -10pm, Saturday: 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 13th


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 October 14th


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 October 15th


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


David Molina
Founder

Operation Code's founder, and retired U.S. Army Captain, David Molina, attends his first hackathon in New York City. After a weekend learning at AngelHack, he is inspired to pursue software engineering as a post-military occupation. He submits an application to The Flatiron School while on active-duty, only to discover that the program did not accept the "New GI Bill" as payment.

He is advocating for changes on the GI Bill to allow veterans to use it in code schools.

Event Judges


Stephen Green
Vice President, Market Manager at Albina Community Bank

Stephen Green is part entrepreneur, economist & numbers guy with a penchant for always seeing the glass half full and is a firm believer that done beats perfect. With 20 years in entrepreneurship (starting his first  business while in college) and an established career in finance and lending, he hopes to continue to support entrepreneurs.

Stephen’s current entrepreneurial roles include a c co-founder of the nation’s first nonprofit brewpub & brewery (Oregon Public House) which in its fourth year in operation is poised to break the $1M revenue mark and will be opening its second location in 2017.He currently sits on the board of directors for six area nonprofits that are all based in N/NE Portland that support economic development, community development & education. He is the past board-chair for the Black United Fund of Oregon is the current Treasurer at the Oregon Public House. He is a Portland area native and graduated with a BS degree in economics from Western Oregon University.


Rick Turoczy
Founder

Rick Turoczy has been working with startups in the Portland area for more than 20 years. He has blogged about the Portland startup community on Silicon Floristfor a decade -- even though numerous people have begged him to stop. That blog has randomly led to Rick speaking all over; writing for one of the top tech blogs in the world; judging startups for SXSW for more than five years; being named to the Portland Business Journal’s "Forty under 40" and “2014 Small Business Advocate of the Year”; being elected to the boards of the Technology Association of Oregon and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network; advising the City of Portland on startups; cofounding a startup accelerator with the help of Wieden+Kennedy; cofounding another accelerator with Oregon Film; cofounding an event which Fortune called "the next SXSW"; and cofounding a digital magazine called Built Oregon. All of which led to writing an open source book on startup accelerators that enables anyone, anywhere, to start an accelerator of their own. Among other things.


Katherine Krajnak
Senior Industry Liaison - Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Katherine is a Senior Industry Liaison at the Prosper Portland, the development agency for Portland, Oregon. Her current focus involves projects and initiatives to bolster Portland’s high-growth entrepreneurs across industry and throughout the city, including management of the city’s annual startup competition and incubator, Startup PDX Challenge and launch of the city’s first Inclusive Startup Fund.  A core focus of her work is building partnerships, connections and programs to make Portland’s startup and technology community more inclusive for startups led by 
women and people of color. Follow her at StartupCityPDX.

Katherine has a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and has worked in the field of economic development for over a decade.


Cesar Jimenez
Co-Founder

Cesar excels at building highly scalable web and mobile applications with solid architecture. An unyielding passion for engineering compliments his skill as an engaging educator. Cesar’s effectiveness stems from a relentless pursuit of knowledge in the latest technologies and processes. At the end of the day he understands that, beyond technology, it's all about people, and that's a powerful thing.


Samuel Hernandez
Associate

Samuel Hernandez is an associate in K&L Gates Portland office and a member of the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice group. Sam provides employment advice and training to employers of all sizes. 


Ajnesh Prasad
VP & Branch Manager at Columbia Bank



Yesenia Gallardo



Coaches and Mentors


Ignacio Castillejos
Software engineer

Ignacio is a Senior Applications Engineer at Nike with a deep understanding on scalable platforms and a great supporter of PDX Startup community 


Michael DeSalvo

 is an International Business Leader with experience developing product and strategy while growing multi-national teams to serve a diverse global market.  He has served in C-Level and other leadership positions in NA and EMEA within Product and Business Development.  Working both for start-ups and Fortune 500 from Silicon Valley to the UK and EMEA.  Recently relocated back home to Oregon.



Hector Domiguez
CTO

Mexican engineer with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as the leader of robotics and smart machines projects, with a particular interest in automation, data analysis, and sustainable manufacturing he is the CTO of Smartvineyards


Eva Cristina
Entrepreneur

Eva Cristina is an entrepreneur and former host of Univision Pulso H


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Portland Startup Weekend Latino 2017 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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Juan
    Barraza
  • Edgar
    Navas
  • Claudia
    Cardenas

Facilitators


Juan Barraza
Program Manager

Program Mgr. at @PortlandStateCEfounder of @vdointerpreters - Building the next generation of Oregon Innovators and Entrepreneurs


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