Startup Weekend - Social Impact
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
ROC at The Vine SD
101 W. Broadway Ste. 300
San Diego ,
Ready to Change the World?
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are held all over the world as a global organization with over 1,500+ events held worldwide. This event allows people to pitch their ideas, form teams, create a viable product or service, and present to judges all in one weekend!
What is social entrepreneurship?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.
Watch Short Clip: https://youtu.be/M5XK7Gr9Hjw
What is different for a social entrepreneurship-theme?
For the first time in San Diego, we are reinventing our Startup Weekend to incorporate giving back, supporting causes, and inspiring socially sustainable models and cause-based businesses. This event has a designated vertical to encompass the area of social entrepreneurship. Follow your passion and purpose! Join us as we create sustainable businesses that create a positive social impact!
Consider causes like:
- Poverty & Homelessness
- Global Issues
Hybrid models or for-profit models welcome. As we find it essential to have sustainable models to run an organization to scale, we ask our participants to develop a structure that does not depend solely on donations. If you are less familiar with this side of the business, we will be providing guidance and assistance in this area as well as supplemental material prior to the event. We've got you covered!
*Important Note: A general requirement for our event is that you have not invested too much time working on your idea (i.e. created actual services, already functional business). The reason for this is that as you form teams and get customer validation, your idea will transform and pivot throughout the weekend. So bring your half-baked ideas or ideas you have been thinking about doing for a long time! Or if you don't have an idea, feel free to come too and have a great experience joining a team!
All you need to do is come prepared to pitch your idea and have a brief overview of how it might work! This will help you get people to join your team. A workshop will be held on October 21st. Checkout our workshop event + Register HERE.
All tickets include:
+ All Access to the Event - mentors/coaches, speaker panels, etc.
+ San Diego Social Impact branded SWAG (tumbler)
+ Meals Inclusive** (subject to change)
+ Sponsored parking garage at location
+ Digital Version of "Win-Win for the Greater Good" by Bruce Burtch, the Father of Cause Marketing
+ 10% of proceeds will go to the crowd-favorite cause of choice, voted on Sunday
As with all Startup Weekends, funds go to costs associated with running this three day, 100% volunteer-led event. Additional funds are re-invested into the local entrepreneurial community via future Startup Weekends.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
If you would like to support our event, please let us know how by filling out this form. It includes information on sponsorship packages so we can help your organization with brand awareness as well!
Sponsorship Form: http://bit.do/sponsorsocialimpact
We appreciate all the help and support!
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After a lifetime of hunches and over eight years compiling hard‐to‐find cross-industry research, "Get Ahead by Giving Back" was born in both book form as well as a TED talk. This book shows people how to leverage the power of generosity for greater sustainable success in business and life.
Founder of Hostel KC
After many years working in sports, management and communications, Brittain set out to combine her love for travel and mission work. Her knowledge of the industry, both as a self-employed travel agent, world traveler and professional hostelite and her experience working with startups, and learning business and entrepreneurship basics from her father, aided in the launch of Kansas City's first and only hostel in the fall of 2014. A small but mighty operation, just 13 months into operation HKC has hosted hundreds of guests from more than 25 countries around the world. They've built their first mission home and are well on their way to building more!
Miguel is a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and a Mentor for Endeavor Mexico and Startup Mexico.
Co-Founder Seed San Diego | VP Hi-Tech Screening and Board Member at Tech Coast Angels San Diego
Zuleyma worked for UNDP Iraq in Amman, Jordan, as a reporting analyst and continues to work toward the advancement of the social enterprise field in the Middle East. She is fluent in Spanish and Arabic. With a Master’s degree in Investment and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida, she is dedicated to sustainable development solutions.
Coaches and Mentors
Founder of Impact Hub - San Diego
Clarissa's expertise includes: Business development, Ideation and Follow-through, Community Organizing, Risk mitigation, Crowd-funding, Value proposition strategy, Marketing analysis, Sustainable growth
He has a Masters in International Management from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego, a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA from UCSD.
He runs a blog and educational resource for entrepreneurs - SplashU - and a growth marketing agency SplashOPM, as well as maintains a few distracting side projects.
Today, Andy spends most of his time mentoring social entrepreneurs and fostering the growth of social entrepreneurship in Orange County. He was a founding member of InnovatorsOC, a citizen's group that invests in individuals in Orange County who are working in innovative ways to create self-sustaining enterprises that address social and community problems. He is particularly committed to improving the educational achievement of low-income students in Orange County by promoting the growth of high quality charter schools throughout the county.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend - Social Impact 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend San Diego is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Ashby is also the founder of Kaldera an advisory firms that focuses on strategy, marketing and community building for startups, technology companies and organizations.
Ashby was on the founding team of BrandLive and Mobile Corporation and has worked in executive, marketing and project management roles with a number of multinational companies including Yardi Systems, Citrix Online and Forms+Surfaces.
Kyle is an active advisor to startup companies and has taught classes in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University of California Santa Barbara, and Antioch University Santa Barbara.
Kyle organized the first four Startup Weekends in Santa Barbara and has facilitated Startup Weekends globally as part of TechStars. Kyle was a Startup America Champion and is a founding member of a national non profit called the Startup Champions Network.
MBA from Babson College. Undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Geography from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master.
In his free time he is continues to learn, tinker, travel, surf, paddle, explore the outdoors, play the drums and bass, and spend time with his wife and daughter.