Startup Weekend Umpqua
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Danny Lang Event Center
UCC Main Campus
1140 Umpqua College Road
Your idea to reality, developed in 54 hours
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 “email@example.com”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday April 20th
Saturday April 21st
Sunday April 22nd
Viticulturist, Cooper Ridge Winery
One of my first endeavors was to create Kidd Vineyard Development Company in 1998. I designed and installed 12 vineyards in San Luis Obispo County. My vineyard projects included detailed soil surveys and development of block designs to minimize soil differences between irrigation zones. I managed more than 20 different vineyards in the area and performed pest control work on more than 40. Along with the installation and maintenance of these vineyards, I was also responsible for budgeting, scheduling and supervising all cultural operations, and hiring and training all employees.
In 2008, I moved to Texas to really challenge myself. Making wine outside the west coast has many more challenges in both the winery and vineyard. My position was Winemaker and Vineyard Manger at Flat Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery in the Texas Hill Country. I manage all aspects of the estate vineyards; winery and I perform all laboratory analysis. Our annual production was 10,000 cases. I travel throughout Texas and California to source fruit and work with our growers to achieve maximum quality and I taught classes on viticulture and winemaking regularly at our event center for private and public groups. I also created a custom crush program at Flat Creek where I serviced several clients from other local wineries.
My background and experience is in growing and making Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Muscat Blanc, Orange Muscat, Tempranillo, Tinta Madera, Malvasia Bianca, Alberino, Pinotage, Barbera, Nebiollo, petite Mensang, Chardonnelle, Chamboursin, Vidal Banc, Riesling, Hard apple cider, Peach, pear, pomegranate, cherry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry wines.
After graduating from Cal Poly in 2005, I had the privilege to be asked back to teach classes in Vineyard Practices and guest lecture on vineyard budgeting. I developed vineyard practices a 300 level class at Cal Poly and taught several laboratory sections as well as managed the on and off campus vineyards.
Business Management, Business Plan Development, Operations Planning
Coaches and Mentors
John gave a TED Talk on the topic of calling on the cybersecurity community to implement existing and new methods to identify, trap, and capture cyber-criminals who use online media to perpetuate scams aimed at selling goods that do not exist to unsuspecting buyers.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Umpqua 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.
Umpqua Oats has donated Breakfast for 2 days!
Techstars Startup Weekend Roseburg, OR is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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