Santa Barbara Startup Weekend
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm
1117 State St
Startup Weekend coming back to Santa Barbara this July!
What is Startup Weekend?
Santa Barbara Startup Weekend Details!There will be 3 distinct events as part of Startup Weekend:
- Opening Night Open Mic Pitch Party where attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team.
- The Working Sessions focused on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing Lean Startup Methodologies, and building minimum viable products
- The Closing Event where teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of investors.
Santa Barbara Startup Weekend hopes to make this event more diverse, inclusive, and impactful by removing barriers to attending. We are offering students a 50% discount code: "STUDENT". We will be checking student IDs at check-in so be sure to bring yours. To ensure that this event is not cost prohibitive for anyone, we will be sponsoring diversity scholarships to give up to 80% off for the weekend. If you identify as a woman, person of color, LGBTQ, or person with a disability, please fill out an application here: bit.ly/SBSWdiversityscholarship. (Application Deadline is end of day on July 17) Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions about these.
Startup Weekend FAQ'sIf you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend and Support!If you would like to attend the opening and closing nights only, please purchase the event night tickets! Everyone in attendance Friday night will get a vote on the ideas that continue through the weekend!
Yes! There will be an after party on Sunday!
Interested in volunteering or sponsoring?Send us an email at email@example.com! We'd love to hear from you.
Sponsor tiers: https://startupweekend.org/sponsors
Friday July 28th
Saturday July 29th
Sunday July 30th
Prior to Steel Card, Max co-founded and served as the Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Operations of eCoverage, a SoftBank/RRE/E*TRADE-funded startup that became the nation’s first online auto insurance company. In November 2010, Insurance & Technology Magazine named Max as one of its Top 10 Innovators of the Decade, an award that recognizes accomplishments in the insurance technology industry over the past 10 years.
Coaches and Mentors
Ron is currently CTO of Observables, Inc, an IoT, SaaS startup in the Security, A/V, and IT space.
Ron was previously Vice-President of Technology at MEDSEEK, where he led the technology side of the business, boosting growth from under 30 people to over 300, until it was acquired by Silverlake Sumeru and Essex Woodlands.
Ron's expertise is building the appropriate technology, team, and processes for startups and small companies to match their phase of development. He holds a Ph. D. in Physics from MIT and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Material Science Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
While obtaining his law degree, Mark earned an Exceptional Achievement Award for his performance in an Intellectual Property Protection of Computer Software seminar. His technical experience includes applications software, networking software and devices, digital multimedia creation and broadcasting, and electronic commerce. Mark is a member of the International Trademark Association and the International Technology Law Association. Mark has presented talks on intellectual property at UCSB, Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo, California State Univ. Channel Islands, and Startup Weekend Santa Barbara.
Mark is a member of the California bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Bryan supports his management team for the purposes of recruitment, retention, career development, mentoring, and cross-org integration of the teams, in addition to (of course) product planning, milestone tracking, and delivery.
He also set the cultural tone for the org as an open, transparent, supportive, and amazingly cool place to work.
My goal is to give every person and every type of business a reason to play their role in that ecosystem. From student to professor, small business to corporation, resident to politician, grade school to university, startup to investor...they are all vital to the success of the other.
Success only leads to more success. 805 Startups is my vehicle to driving the success of the entire region.
If you want to help me do this, connect and send me a message. Let's grab some coffee and talk about economic development and how we can work towards something bigger together.
Professor Susko also holds a BS in Integrated Business and Engineering and a Master of Engineering both from Lehigh University. He continues to be interested in business and especially hardware-based entrepreneurship.
Zach graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A in Business Entrepreneurship. From there he applied his entrepreneurial knowledge to lead Traffic Geyser to have a 10,000 plus customer base and page 1 Google SEO Ranking. In 2010 he built a social referral contest system, which was the vision for three companies to use Facebook referral contests to increase page “Likes” by over 300% in 4 weeks. In 2011 and 2012, Zach helped FB advertisers uncover new marketing strategies using detailed psychographic information about their buyers to find traffic partners and cut spending on their FB ads budget.
Zach has also worked for ONTRAPORT and LeadPages where he used his marketing background to increase sales and metrics.
Zach was awarded the San Diego’s Tech Executive in 2012 in San Diego Magazine. He also has served as a mentor for the UCSB Startup Weekend in 2015, and for the 2015 Citrix Startup Accelerator.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Santa Barbara Startup Weekend 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.
Startup Weekend Santa Barbara is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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