Startup Weekend San Diego LegalTech / Blockchain / FinTech

    Friday, August 23 - 25, 2019


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Startup Weekend San Diego LegalTech / Blockchain / FinTech

Friday, August 23 - 25, 2019



Friday, August 23 - 25, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

TBD

San Diego, CA

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Launch the Next Generation of Startup

Do you have a legal tech, Blockchain, or financial tech, 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? There are plenty of events for creating the next dating app or the next “Uber for ...” For this event, we’re focusing on some domains where there are big markets and groups such as lawyers, programmers, and finance folks that don’t normally hang out together to see what great innovative solutions can be created.

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.

Check out this video of SW Blockchain Edition 2017! 

Who is Startup Weekend For?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...

  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs of all types
  • lawyers and financial professionals
  • developers and other tech-related professionals
  • designers of all types
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, etc.)
  • students from universities and even high schools
  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • passionate visionaries, and many more!
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.

What's the twist?

Whether you are interested in the legal tech, financial tech, blockchain or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a powerful process for taking any idea, from concept to creation!   Don't miss this opportunity to learn about opportunities in these industries, meet other participants and mentors involved in the space, and begin designing solutions based on this technology.

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 “sandiego@startupweekend.org”.
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday August 23rd


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


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 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 August 24th


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 August 25th


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!



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend San Diego is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Julian
    Bryant
  • Michael
    Norton
  • Jen
    Newell
  • Shawn
    Cook
  • Nick
    Casares
  • Jose
    Guevarra
  • Ed
    Delafuente
  • Andrea
    St. Julian

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