Portland Startup Weekend Latino - Latinx in Tech Edition

    Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Portland Startup Weekend Latino - Latinx in Tech Edition

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

PSU Business Accelerator
2828 SW Corbett Av
Portland, OR 97201

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Portland Startup Weekend Latino - Latinx in Tech Edition

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:
  • 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 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, feel free to reach us at “portlandlatinx@startupweekend.org”.

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Friday November 15th

6:30 pm
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
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 16th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 17th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

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.

Shelley Midthun
Director Techfest NW

Shelley Midthun’s professional experience spans multiple industries including technology, economic development, government, nonprofit, film/animation, commercial production, education and cannabis. She recently produced the Techtown 3 video for Portland's technology industry and is currently directing TechfestNW, a global gathering of technology and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs held at PSU’s Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR.

Previously, Shelley served as Executive Director of Oregon Story Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to forging economic growth, educational opportunity and workforce development pathways in the emerging immersive reality ecosystem.

Coaches and Mentors

Heber Miguel
CEO Eber Health

Techentrepreneur, CEO of Eber Health the most convenient and comfortable way to access healthcare.

Nick Morgan
Chief Product Officer - Heber health

Nick Morgan is an award-winning, top-notch User Experience, User Interface, and User Research specialist with over 18 years of experience setting UX and UI standards for web-based, desktop, and mobile applications and websites. Nick provides unique and creative solutions to complex usability issues, information architecture challenges, and interactive systems.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Portland Startup Weekend Latino - Latinx in Tech Edition 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Edgar
  • Karla
  • Juan
  • David
  • Marvin
  • Sandra


Mark Cardona

Mark is an attorney at Cardona Law in downtown Santa Barbara. 

He was the director of operations at Otojoy, and attend LaVerne College of Law.
Mark facilitated the 2015 Startup  Weekend and is a sponsor with Cardona Law assisting with legal advice for the winning teams. 

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