Startup Weekend Santa Barbara #6
Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara
414 Olive Street
Santa Barbara ,
Let's Build Some Startups SANTA BARBARA!
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.
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.
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!
We are also hosting an information session and happy hour at THE SANDBOX on October 25th. Check it out here: https://www.meetup.com/startupsb/events/255275171/
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
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Friday November 9th
Saturday November 10th
Sunday November 11th
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Andreas conceived and built a best-in-class brand experience group, from 5 people to 45 people, in less than 3 years, focused turning Citrix SaaS products into world class brands. The team focused on the end-to-end experience from Activation/Awareness to Shopping/Ownership Experience as well as market innovation and brand management.
Prior to Citrix, Andreas was focused on design, innovation, customer experience strategy and driving change as a global design management leader across 3 continents; Europe, North America and South America.
He contributed to and facilitated global innovation, brand and communication initiatives and holistic customer experience initiatives under the leadership of Stefano Marzano, CEO at Philips Design/CDO Royal Philips Electronics - the 500+ multinational design division of Royal Philips Electronics.
Before Philips, Andreas inspired and led similar programs for Porsche Cars, Progressive Insurance, Trek Bicycles, AT&T, Coca-Cola, United Nations, IBM, Bank of America, ING and others.
Leading large and small cross-functional and globally distributed teams that have disrupted markets, created new markets and positions, and generated new and incremental value and significant jumps in brand value.
Andreas' deep love of systemic design thinking, culture, vision and an insatiable drive to make a difference paired with a balanced business sense and broad perspective is what sets him apart from the rest. He understands, prescribes and executes the necessary things to transform good design organizations into great ones.
Previously, Karla was Investment Director at VilCap Investments, and Lead Facilitator at Village Capital working to support FinTech and HealthTech startups strengthen their models and prepare for investment. She has a Master's in Development Economics from the University of Rome and Certificate of Financial Management from Cornell University.
Coaches and Mentors
I've led product and strategy initiatives for companies like Microsoft, SK Telecom, Intel and Jarden, and I've worked with leading design and innovation firms, including Frog Design, Adaptive Path, and Intentional Futures.
I've spent my career seeking that sweet spot between smart strategy and brilliant design - connecting the dots between product development, user experience, strategy and leadership.
Recent focus areas include: virtual and augmented reality, mobile gaming, wearables, the future of education, and the Internet of Things.
I Help Entrepreneurs and Big Brands:
I help individuals, small companies, and big brands better understand the power of Twitter, and how to maximize it to generate leads, sales, clients, press, and traffic to their websites.
How I Help Entrepreneurs and Big Brands:
I conduct strategy sessions with clients and show case studies on how powerful Twitter and social media really are. I work via group coaching or one-on-one training to help my clients best achieve their Twitter goals.
I'm a marketer that comes from both tech and services roots, and I thrive in the digital and customer centric world that is marketing today.
Specialties: Startups, Early Stage Investing, Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, Business & IT Executive, Emerging Technologies, Corporate Development, Strategy, Business Development, Project Management, Turnarounds
Bridging the opportunity divide has been at the heart of Media4Good’s efforts since our organization founded Youth Interactive in 2008. Youth Interactive Santa Barbara is an after-school entrepreneurial center serving after school - TEA – Technology, Entrepreneurship & Arts.
1st Online Banking -- Wells Fargo
1st Web Programming language -- Meta-HTML, www.ua.com
Technology Creator/CTO Roaming Messenger (rmsg.ob)
Founder/Technologist Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc.
Founder/Technologist and Consulting Architect, The Okori Group, LLC
Founder/CEO, Opus Logica, Inc.
Founder/CTO, Orchid Labs, Inc.
Specialties: technology architecture, software design, modularization, productization.
Founder-Community Manager at Hub101
I am the Community Manager and one of the founders of Hub101, a startup incubator and coworking space located in Westlake Village, California with a mission of encouraging businesses to “create, launch, grow.”
As a Startup Weekend global mentor and organizer, I was able to interact with and learn from the innovative minds behind startups worldwide.
In 2011, the Pacific Coast Business Times selected me as one of the top 40 up-and-coming business leaders in the tri-county area.
In 2015, I mentored over 100 different startups in France and London.
In 2016, I received a 40 Under 40 award from the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as Congressional recognition of my efforts in supporting our local startup community.
In 2017, I joined the City of Thousand Oaks Business Roundtable. I am also a speaker and Cofounder of one of the nation's leading business formations company, MyLLC.com.
Mobile Software Engineer at iTMP Technology, Inc (Digifit)
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Santa Barbara #6 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
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