Startup Weekend Hult Prize

    Friday, October 17 - 19, 2014


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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Hult Prize

Friday, October 17 - 19, 2014



Friday, October 17 - 19, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Hult International Business School
1355 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Change the world at Startup Weekend Hult Prize

Startup Weekend Hult Prize brings together college and grad students from all schools in the Bay Area to work together with the objective of developing business solutions that will help tackle 2015 Hult Prize Challenge- Early Childhood Education in urban slums and beyond.  

The idea of this 3-day amazing event, is to familiarize students with the challenge’s main topic presented for this year’s competition. While working together on ideas and possible solutions, students can network and collaborate with people form different schools and learn the process of building a social enterprise.  

Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. 
 

Note:
The teams and ideas formed during the StartUp Weekend will not necessarily be  the ones registered for the Hult Prize competition.
 

For more information on Hult Prize and the 2015 challenge please visit: http://www.hultprize.org/



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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 17th


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


7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:00 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 October 18th


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
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
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 October 19th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Andrew Brown
Dean of Admissions, French American International School

Andrew Brown is an educator with over 20 years of experience. He has served in the past as an IB biology teacher, IB Coordinator, International High School Principal, WASC/CAIS/CIS Accreditation Coordinator, and PK3-8 Admission Director. Originally trained in the UK as a zoologist, Andrew moved over into education after receiving post-graduate credentials in philosophy and education. He currently works at the French American International School teaching IB Environmental Systems and Societies, and Theory of knowledge as well as being a proud father of three trilingual teenagers.


Larry Louie
Dean, Hult International Business School

As the founder of Alibris, Lawrence transformed it from a start-up to a highly-successful online retailer. Professor Louie went on to become a faculty advisor at the University of San Francisco's School of Business' Incubator and direct the business school's New Venture Center. He has also directed the MBA program and University of San Francisco and helped pioneer the school's Career Services. He has won many awards as an educator.


Pat Guerra
Professor at Hult International Business School

Pat has served in senior management, information technology, manufacturing, distribution, product management, and business development roles with Hewlett Packard, Advance Micro Devices, PSB, Ariba, and SpinCircuit, where he was President and CEO. Pat’s experience includes early stage business planning and the rapid scaling of technology based ventures. PSB was a B2B e-commerce outsourcing start up, Ariba was a pioneer, and leader in B2B e-Commerce and SpinCircuit was a pioneer in the electronics design and manufacturing space through its use of early web services technology. His work has included equally innovative initiatives with Ashoka, the Skoll Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Acumen Fund, SCU and Civic Ventures. Most recently he  has co-developed the Encore Venture Accelerator — an entrepreneurial business and social enterprise experiential program for retirement eligible corporate employees. He continues his entrepreneurial pursuits with three on going initiatives:  first, Angel investing and consulting with early stage technology companies (as a member of the Band of Angels); second, business plan, supply chain and technology consulting with early stage social mission ventures and corporations; and third, with the Encore Venture Accelerator.



Coaches and Mentors


Larry Louie
Dean, Hult International Business School

As the founder of Alibris, Lawrence transformed it from a start-up to a highly-successful online retailer. Professor Louie went on to become a faculty advisor at the University of San Francisco's School of Business' Incubator and direct the business school's New Venture Center. He has also directed the MBA program and University of San Francisco and helped pioneer the school's Career Services. He has won many awards as an educator.


Dr. David Jay Green
Economist and Professor at Hult International Business School

Dr. Green is an American economist and professor at Hult who, until recently lived in Asia since the mid-1980s. He received his undergraduate education at the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. With years of extensive knowledge from his last two decades of work at the Asian Development Bank, Dr. Green has made it his life work to draft policy and strategy in a wide variety of economic topics. It has served him well as an economist on the U.S. Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.; as a tenured professor of economics at Hosei University, Tokyo; and as a the Country Director for ADB in Indonesia, where he was instrumental in regional cooperation efforts including the initiation of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program, and coordinating the Greater Mekong Subregion Initiative. These days Dr. Green teaches Global Economics at Hult University in San Francisco.


Sieva Kozinsky
CEO and Co-Founder of StudySoup

Sieva brings a unique perspective when it comes to running an education company. StudySoup is a response to a culmination of personal frustrations that Sieva experience throughout high school and college. It allows top students to sell notes, study guides, and tutoring services for their peers. Sieva studied at UC Santa Barbara, where he obtained his degree in Technology Management and Environmental Science. Before his founding and role at StudySoup, he served as the head of business development at Reppify, followed by Sprigeo. Besides being a huge geek for technology, Sieva loves outdoor activities including skiing, wakeboarding, volleyball and more.


Jane Bulnes-Fowles
Senior Associate, Operations at Veris Wealth Partners

With over 10 years of experience in diverse sectors (including nonprofit, retail, publishing, arts, and social enterprises) and working on books such as Everything I Know about Lean I Learned in First Grade and the Shingo Research Award winning On the Mend, you could say Jane has a knack for operations. Jane received her B.A. from Reed College and M.B.A. from Boston University studying adjacent fields such as social entrepreneurship, Innovation, and design thinking. After receiving her MBA, she worked as the the Director of Learning Materials at Lean Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit that helps organizations learn and implement operational and management techniques to improve value and reduce waste. These days, Jane volunteers at the SF +Acumen Chapter in San Francisco and works at Veris Wealth Partners as a Senior Associate improving internal business operations and systems. When she’s not doing that, she takes care of her rescued African wildcat in San Francisco.


Torsten Kolind
Co-founder and CEO of Younoodle

Torsten is the co-founder and CEO of YouNoodle, the San Francisco-based startup which focuses on helping companies and governments engage with communities of entrepreneurs and innovators. He holds a master of science in biotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark, and has spent time at University College London, Southern Methodist University (Texas) and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile) as part of his studies. Prior to YouNoodle, Kolind was CEO of Venture Cup, the largest entrepreneurship competition in Denmark. He has judged entrepreneurship competitions at Stanford, MIT, and Imperial College London, among others. 


George Northup
President, CEO, Board of Directors of Memeo

George has been tech entrepreneur, CEO, public company executive & investor for 25 yrs-an excellent track record of building market leading technology companies in software & the internet. He is passionate about creating markets, delivering high growth results, & developing teams & businesses that endure. Until recently, he headed Memeo, an Inc 5000 cnline file sharing company based in Silicon Valley. Backed by Foundry Group, Memeo partners with Samsung, Google, HP, Seagate and Western Digital. Memeo was successfully sold in March 2014. George has built 4 companies with > $2 billion of cumulative revenues & raised > $500 million of capital through IPO's & the venture community. He has worked as a portfolio company exec for top VC's including Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Richards, Foundry Group and Mobius Ventures. He is on the boards of Ensenta and Grantham Education Corp and on the advisory boards of Driptech & GRI. George started at Deloitte & Touche and has a B.S. degree with cum laude honors, from Duke University. He is an active board member, investor in, adviser to various technology companies.


Michael Bachicha
Director of Categorical Programs at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Michael has over 15 years of experience working within education. He has served in various roles in education from being a teacher to a principal. These days Michael works heavily in the areas managing and planning budgets for state and federal education programs.


Alex Dang
Business Development Officer, Opportunity Fund

In his role as Business Development Officer at Opportunity Fund, Alex Dang strives to deliver capital to underserved microenterprises through impactful loan products and strategic partnerships. He is responsible for managing Opportunity Fund’s EasyPay loan product, and the organization’s bank lending partnerships throughout California. Prior to joining Opportunity Fund, Alex conducted market research and developed partnerships as an Americorps VISTA for ACCION USA in Los Angeles, where he was born and raised.

Alex serves on the board of Global Brigades, where he played an active role in growing the nonprofit to become one of the world’s largest student-led international development organizations. And when he is not working at OF or thinking about GB, Alex is probably fishing or eating at a taco truck.


Shea Tate-Di Donna
Founder/CEO at Zana

Shea Tate-Di Donna is the founder and CEO of Zana. Previously, Shea was senior vice president and part of the founding team at True Ventures. She built True’s platform of founder services creating initiatives such as True University, TEC: the True Entrepreneur Corps, Founder Camp, and True Talent. Additionally, she has worked in the venture capital industry for 12 years with companies such as Globespan Capital and JAFCO America Ventures. Previously, she was an analyst in the CEO’s office of Barclays North America. Shea graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College with a BA in English and Psychology Honors and holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


Pat Guerra
Professor at Hult International Business School

Pat has served in senior management, information technology, manufacturing, distribution, product management, and business development roles with Hewlett Packard, Advance Micro Devices, PSB, Ariba, and SpinCircuit, where he was President and CEO. Pat’s experience includes early stage business planning and the rapid scaling of technology based ventures. PSB was a B2B e-commerce outsourcing start up, Ariba was a pioneer, and leader in B2B e-Commerce and SpinCircuit was a pioneer in the electronics design and manufacturing space through its use of early web services technology. His work has included equally innovative initiatives with Ashoka, the Skoll Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Acumen Fund, SCU and Civic Ventures. Most recently he  has co-developed the Encore Venture Accelerator — an entrepreneurial business and social enterprise experiential program for retirement eligible corporate employees. He continues his entrepreneurial pursuits with three on going initiatives:  first, Angel investing and consulting with early stage technology companies (as a member of the Band of Angels); second, business plan, supply chain and technology consulting with early stage social mission ventures and corporations; and third, with the Encore Venture Accelerator.



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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend San Francisco is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Mackenzie
    Garrity
  • Elliott
    Adams
  • Orlando
    Frasci
  • Diana
    Sanchez
  • Yosef
    Javed

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Director



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