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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! 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.
Steve Sereboff has specialized in intellectual property law since 1991. His practice includes licensing and contracts, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and had seven years of experience in the computer software business before earning his law degree from Boston University. While at Boston University, Mr. Sereboff founded Boston University’s Technology, Science and Law Association, and was employed by MIT to negotiate and manage software licenses. His technical expertise includes many aspects of computers (both software and hardware) and myriad electronic and electrical devices, their operation and manufacture.
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.
Prior to launching Kickstart, Annette was director of corporate communications at Netherlands-based Baan Company and drove a cohesive global program following the company's IPO. Earlier in her career, she managed PR, advertising and events for LA-based clients in consumer products and retail.
Annette is proud to say that Kickstart is a referral-based agency that has survived and thrived through a few tech bubbles and bursts. And, while she focuses on early stage companies who tend to get snapped up by the likes of Oracle, BMC, Amazon and Corning, the firm also worked directly with icons such as IBM, Cisco and Siebel Systems. Her team loves coming to Santa Barbara and the surrounding wine country to enjoy a bit of our good life!
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.
Chris has been in the software technology industry for more than twenty years, building and marketing products for enterprise content management, business process automation, cloud management and enterprise customer engagement. Serving in various roles within startups such as RightScale and Cloudscaling as well as large enterprises such as Documentum, Sun Microsystems and VMware, Chris has led product management, marketing and software development teams to define and deliver innovative customer solutions. Primary areas of focus include market research, requirements analysis, competitive analysis and positioning, go to market strategy and sales enablement.
As a long time technology enthusiast, Chris tracks all things digital business (cloud, mobile, social, big data/analytics, internet of things, etc) as well as technologies like drones and wearables because they’re just plain fun. When not working or playing Minecraft with his kids, Chris is likely to be playing racquetball and wishing he was snowboarding.
Co-Inventor of SweetSpot™, a 9-axis bluetooth enabled motion capture platform. Designed and developed in Santa Barbara, CA. Made in the USA...
Specialties: Hardware Development, Software Development, Sales, Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Co-branding, Project Management, Implementation, Tech Startup
Background: UCSB Gaucho. Tech entrepreneur with experience in hardware and software development (Santa Barbara, CA). Corporate sales in advertising and pharmaceuticals (NYC) and publishing (Santa Barbara, CA).
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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Santa Barbara is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Atua também como um dos facilitadores nacionais da Techstars Startup Weekend e mentor de aceleradoras como Startup Farm, Wayra e Startup NEXT.
MBA pela HULT International Business School, em Boston e graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela UFRJ.
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