Startup Weekend Umpqua

    Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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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
Roseburg, OR 97470

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Your idea to reality, developed in 54 hours

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 “roseburg@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 20th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


6:45 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 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 April 21st


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:30 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


3:00 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 April 22nd


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive for Breakfast.


10:00 am
Check-In
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your MVP


12:00 pm
Lunch


2:30 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:30 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Aaron Larsen
Owner

Aaron is a multi-talented entrepreneur who works with clients to improve and enhance their digital presence.  He is known for his public speaking and story telling abilities and is also a musician.  Aaron has participated and attended Douglas County's First and Second year of Startup Weekend.  He was on the winning team, Caregiver Cards in 2013 and his team took 2nd Place in 2015 with Organic Healthy Living Club.


Charlie Kidd
Viticulturist, Cooper Ridge Winery

Charlie's prior career experience includes wine making, vineyard management, vineyard development, pest control and instructing at the university level.  Viticulture and wine making is my passion.  My experience in both the vineyard and the winery gives me a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to make a fine bottle of wine. 
 
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.

Event Judges


Toni Clough
Business Management, Business Plan Development, Operations Planning



Aaron Larsen
Owner

Aaron is a multi-talented entrepreneur who works with clients to improve and enhance their digital presence.  He is known for his public speaking and story telling abilities and is also a musician.  Aaron has participated and attended Douglas County's First and Second year of Startup Weekend.  He was on the winning team, Caregiver Cards in 2013 and his team took 2nd Place in 2015 with Organic Healthy Living Club.


Dick Baltus
AHM Brands; Editor-in-chief, UV Magazine

Dick has spent more than half of his preternaturally long professional life in business for himself, first as a freelance writer and communications consultant in Portland, and for the last 21 years as a Roseburg-based marketing communications professional. He co-founded BBG Marketing in 1997 and led the agency for 19 years, helping it grow from the original two employees to 18 at one point. During that time, Dick and his partner purchased and renovated the historic building on Oak and Jackson downtown that now houses The Loft. In 2016, Dick merged BBG with, and became a partner in, Eugene’s leading marketing agency, AHM Brands. To accommodate the agency’s new Roseburg location, Dick and two partners purchased and renovated another downtown building on another corner of Oak and Jackson. Dick is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s Journalism School and co-author of the business book, “Courage to be First.”


Coaches and Mentors


Debbie Caterson
SBDC Director



Brandon Cordell
SBDC Advisor / Pilot



Najla Morgan



Kemberly Farrell-Todd
Program Coordinator

Kemberly Todd is a Program Coordinator at UCC’s Small Business Development Center.  Having owned her own small business, Kem is passionate about communicating entrepreneurism opportunities and resources to the Douglas County community and youth


Justin Deedon

Small Business owner of Umpqua Nexus, a local website design and hosting company, Justin is an indispensable resource to his clients. He is also a Tech Advisor to UCC's Small Business Development Center.  He is a valued community member and organizational team player.


John Blackwood
CIS Instructor

John Blackwood is an internationally-known college professor, writer, and developer and is currently a cybersecurity educator at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. John holds an M.S in Computer Systems from City University, B.A. from Indiana University, A.E. in Software Engineering Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology, and an A.A.S. in Accounting from the College of Lake County. John also holds industry certifications in Microsoft Server, Cisco Security, and Ethical Hacking, He is the also author of his own book about disaster preparation based on his family’s experience with Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and other events. John also created a Microsoft Outlook email archiving program.
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.


Signature Sponsors

Umpqua Oats has donated Breakfast for 2 days!

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Organizing Team

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

  • Shani
    Bunnell
  • Najla
    Morgan
  • Kemberly
    Todd

Facilitators


Brandon Cordell
SBDC Advisor / Pilot



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