Techstars Startup Weekend Folsom

    Friday, July 19 - 21, 2019


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  3. Judges
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  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Folsom

Friday, July 19 - 21, 2019



Friday, July 19 - 21, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Granite City Coworking
705 Gold Lake Drive
Suite 250
Folsom, CA 95630

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Your idea 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 “tswfolsom@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday July 19th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Welcome
Eat food, and introductions to organizers, facilitator, and sponsors.


7:30 pm
Keynote
Keynote by Colby Clegg, Co-Director of Software Development at Inductive Automation


8:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:30 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 July 20th


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 & Coaching
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help, and introduce coaches.


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 July 21st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In & Coaching
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Coaching


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home


Event Judges


Oleg Kaganovich
Founder and CEO at Wyndow

Oleg is the founder of real-time local discovery startup Wyndow. In addition to being the company's Chief Wyndow Washer, Oleg is an investor, adviser, operations and former non-profit executive, with an interest in media and entertainment, travel, energy, environment, sustainability, food & agriculture, and consumer products. Over the past several decades, he has spent his time focused on company building, partnership/relationship development, mentoring, and investing in early stage innovation-driven companies in North America, Europe, Saudi Arabia/greater Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Russia.


Colby Clegg
Inductive Automation, VP, Director of Engr

 


Eric Anderson
Software Engineer at Quick Left



David Keller
owner of Mr. Code's Wild Ride

  


Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Kevin
    Duewel
  • Brianna
    Duewel
  • Yuri
    Krimon
  • Jarrett
    Tilford

Facilitators


Josh Miller
CEO

Josh David Miller is the CEO of Mindbox Studios, where he works with a diverse group of creatives, strategists, investors, and engineers to help innovators turn ideas into winning products.  A serial entrepreneur with a strong passion for hypothesis testing and rapid iteration, JDM leads a team of product strategists who help organizations evaluate market opportunities, find product-market fit, and build something worth building.


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