Startup Weekend San Diego
Friday, April 6 - 8, 2018
Friday, April 6 - 8, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
550 West B Street
Your idea in 54 hours
Hurry to secure your spot; this event will sell out quickly!
Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.
Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.
Techstars Startup Weekend San Diego and Google have joined forces to bring this special event to life.
Friday April 6th
Saturday April 7th
Sunday April 8th
Before joining the music team, I was a data scientist in YouTube's Strategy (BizOps) team responsible for providing business critical insights using analytics, ensuring cross functional alignment of goals and execution, and helping teams drive strategic partnerships and new initiatives forward. Prior to this, I was an Anti-Abuse Analyst (Engineering) at Google responsible for fighting fraud and spam across a wide range of Google products.
I completed my postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford where I got an MSc in Social Science of the Internet. Awarded by the Oxford Internet Institute, the degree equipped me with an in-depth knowledge of Internet communications policy and regulation; social science methods and digital humanities. I concentrated on the application of quantitative methods such as statistical analysis and network analysis to study emergent social phenomena.
I graduated from University College London with a 1st class (GPA: 4/4) BSc. in Information Management for Business, equivalent to a management and computer science degree. The programme provided the highest quality management and technology education and a deep insight into the management issues faced by technology-intensive organisations.
Entrepreneurial and motivated, I can bring innovation, motivation and proven leadership. I have an extremely diverse international background I am an ideal cross-cultural leader and communicator - I speak 4 languages and have lived in 11 countries.
Coaches and Mentors
Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. After building three successful locations, she franchised the business and is expanding across the United States. Her next goal is to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business via 200 Hera Hub locations over the next 5 years.
CEO and Founder of Issue Fixers (issuefixers.com), Schaen spent a majority of his life either on the basketball court at the highest level or in front of a computer, excelling as a professional in both. Creator of the LADDER development methodology and co-creator of JETFUEL, the rapid prototyping program, Schaen has helped grow hundreds of businesses, including his own, which grew from 2 employees on day 1, to over 60 employees in over 14 countries worldwide.
In his professional career, Schaen has been a designer, product manager, sales rep, marketing manager, web developer, Sr. developer, technical director, founder and CEO. He has been a resident of San Diego since 2011, is Communications Co-Lead for Startup San Diego, and Executive Director of San Diego Startup Week 2017.
Robert is the Founder and CEO of Frendli, a startup making the process of meeting new friends easy. Previously Robert served as CTO & Co-Founder at FestPop, a music festival and travel startup and CTO at Business.com. Robert was instrumental in both the capital raise and acquisition of Business.com from Dex One Inc. as well as the sale to strategic buyer, Purch, and the only member of the executive team to do both.
A former English and writing teacher, Natalie Susi founded Bare Organic Mixers after she was laid off in the CA budget cuts from her dream job at SDSU.
In 2009, Natalie decided to explore the world of entrepreneurialism when she recognized a large gap in the marketplace for low-calorie, all-natural cocktails. Natalie navigated the sourcing, bottling, manufacturing, and distribution process and created Bare Organic Mixers. In 2014, she sold the company to a leading natural foods company. Natalie and Bare were featured in some notable press outlets that include: Forbes.com (Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in SD), Pacific Magazine (Top 30 Under 30) The LA Times, E! Online, People Magazine, and Bravo's, The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Formerly: CTO at ItsBorrowed.com: The It's Borrowed mobile app lets consumers earn money lending out the items they own while allowing them to rent items they need from people nearby. It's like Airbnb for your stuff.
Former Apple Software Engineer
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend San Diego 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.
Grow with Google offers free training and tools to help you grow your skills, career, or business.
Techstars Startup Weekend San Diego is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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