Startup Weekend: FLIGHT
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
PCH Innovation Hub
135 Mississippi St
WHAT MAKES 'STARTUP WEEKEND: FLIGHT' SO DIFFERENT?
Startup Weekend: FLIGHT will behave in many ways like a 'regular' Startup Weekend.(Around 100 hipsters, hackers and hustlers making very REAL businesses in less than 72 hrs)
However, this event will be focusing on THINGS THAT FLY.
YOU CAN EXPECT:
- ROCKET ENGINES! (Srsly. This has happened before.)
- SPACE THINGS! (How do you think it gets up there?)
- Excessive exclamation points!!
(If you're not sure if your idea is right for this event - ask us at email@example.com, we'll be really nice. Promise.)
Who is this event FOR?- Entrepreneurs looking for a team to build the next big (flying) thing.
- Hardware types with The Sweet Makey Makey Skills.
- Designers. Dear god, designers. <3
- Well established professionals with many years of experience.
- Fresh-out-of-school students looking for tough challenges to throw themselves against.
- People who have been 'Thinking about starting a company, I guess' (This event takes 56 hours. What are you waiting for?)
- PEOPLE WHO HAVE SKILLS!
- PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE SKILLS! (You'll have some by the time we've finished.)
Who is this event NOT for?- Pre-assembled teams. NO! BAD!
- Weapon / Defense startups.
IF YOU'RE READING THIS, YOU PROBABLY DON'T HAVE A TICKET.
QUIT DOING THAT.
- THE FLIGHT TEAM
Friday November 14th
Saturday November 15th
Sunday November 16th
Coaches and Mentors
Founder and Professor at ESCP Europe, Managing Partner at Deutsche Ventures, Mentor at Startupbootcamp.org
He also manages his own equity investments in Germany and in the USA in start ups and turn-a-round companies.
Over the course of his professional career of the last 25 years, he held technical positions in the aerospace industry with Boeing and Dornier, was a partner of management consulting firm RolandBerger and VC fund Centennium with two IPOs in 1999/2000 and went on to buy out aerospace testing and software engineering firm IABG,
Specialties:Managing complex projects. Electrical and electronic system design. Space mission analysis. Nuclear engineering. Complex system assembly, integration and testing. Commercialization and business strategy.
Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup creating the world’s next generation transportation systems using networks of UAVs. Recently appointed as the Chair for the ASTM F38 Subcommittee on Markings for small UAS, her current work includes running Matternet's operations and engaging with The White House, U.S. Congress, FAA, NASA, and other key actors to enact comprehensive regulatory frameworks and build an ecosystem for the nascent commercial UAV industry, allowing the first-ever commercial operations of UAV networks for transportation worldwide.
He mostly worked as a business consultant in robotics (drones!), helping over 30 companies position themselves, understand the niches and end user problems, as well as acted in business development and sales for many of his clients. He has been exposed to many technology and business models and loves anything related to UAVs and drones.
Antoine earned 3 Masters from French and American programs.
3 topics I can help with:
- figuring out which are the sw and hw pieces in need for the drone sector
- who's your real customer, e.g. another company in between or end-user
- business model, fixed vs recurring revenues + hidden costs
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend: FLIGHT 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 Francisco is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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