Startup Weekend Santa Clara

    Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Santa Clara

Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016



Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Action. Join the Movement!

Startup Weekend is a well­ established program that has been held more than 1000 times in 120+ countries around the world. We are planning a dynamic event to be held at Santa Clara University. This will be an interdisciplinary and interactive program involving Law, Business, Science, the Arts and Engineering in the heart of Silicon Valley. For 54 hours over a 3­day period ­­ Friday, Nov 11th + Saturday, Nov 12th + Sunday, Nov 13th ­­ 100 students and young professionals from various disciplines and companies, will come together in teams to participate energetically in an experiential, creative and competitive learning endeavor. The goal will be to develop practical and needed new products, new solutions and even new companies! This has been the result of Startup Weekends elsewhere, and where better than Silicon Valley to confer, build and innovate!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 11th


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 November 12th


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 November 13th


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!



Speakers


Tim Bucher
S.V.P and CPO

The Keynote Speaker for the event is Tim Bucher, the current SVP and CPO at Seagate. Tim is a high-tech serial entrepreneur who has created several successful companies over the last nearly 3 decades, taking one of them public and selling four others to tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, and Dell.  His expertise lies in consumer products, storage technology, cloud services, and general device/service (IoT) ecosystems.  Mr. Bucher may be the only person in history who has served in executive roles directly for Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell learning how those leaders achieved product innovations and expanded their businesses.   Tim currently serves as Sr. Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Seagate's Consumer Solutions Group overseeing global device and software development, go-to-market, sales, and operations teams for its Seagate and LaCie branded products. Prior to joining Seagate, Tim was the founder and CEO of Lyve Minds, Inc., a technology startup in Silicon Valley focused on helping consumers manage their digital life memories. He also was the founder of TastingRoom.com, an on-line e-commerce company leveraging new forms of sampling technology. Tim also founded and served as the CEO of ZING Systems, a company that developed mobile software for a range of handheld wireless media devices for such companies as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Yahoo!, and Sandisk.  In 2007, ZING was bought by computer giant Dell, Inc. where Tim served as the Vice President of Software and Entertainment Content. 
Before starting ZING Systems, Tim served as Senior Vice President of Macintosh Engineering at Apple Computer overseeing the development of many iconic Macintosh products and iPod technologies.  He was the driver behind the switch to the Intel platform, the low-cost Mac platform (Mac mini), Apple’s multi-touch technology enabling the iPhone and iPad, and numerous other key initiatives during his time at Apple. Tim was also founder, initial CEO, and Chairman of Mirra, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA, which developed digital content protection software and on-line services for the consumer and home office markets.  Mirra was purchased by Seagate Technologies in 2005.   Tim has also been Vice President of Consumer Products for Microsoft and served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations for WebTV Networks which was acquired by Microsoft in 1997.  He led all TV product initiatives including UltimateTV and the first DVR in history, DISHplayer for Echostar, plus was part of the founding Xbox team guiding the technology and business strategy for Microsoft’s entry into the video game market which is now a multi-billion dollar business for Microsoft.  Tim was a lead architect with gaming systems pioneer The 3DO Company (IPO in 1994), an engineering director at NeXT Computer (acquired by Apple) and a lead engineer in the 80’s on several early-generation workstations at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle).   Tim holds many patents in networking technology, computer and processor design, graphics technology, on-line customer acquisition algorithms, manufacturing processes, and multimedia technologies.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Davis and also received his Masters degree in Computer Architecture from Stanford.  Tim serves on the Board of Trustees and the College of Engineering’s Executive Committee at the University of California at Davis. He is also the Chairman of the GRAMMY Foundation for the Recording Academy in Santa Monica, California, helping to foster music education in the schools across the United States.  


Anthony Lee

Anthony Lee is a co-founder of The Message Architects, a communications training company. He has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, and a MBA from Duke University.

Anthony has trained founders, executives, engineers, and sales teams from numerous Silicon Valley technology companies to build great presentations and to deliver high impact messages. He has delivered technology presentations to Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Government, and major business partners in Europe and Asia.


Charles Hattemer

One of the three founders of One Rent, Chuck Hattemer, is currently the CMO of the company. He helped figure out how to pivot from an online product to property management, the team set up an office—in typical Silicon Valley style—in the garage of an off-campus house. Two years and more than $6 million in funding later, the company is growing fast, and over half of its employees are Broncos. Onerent currently manages more than $700 million worth of properties for nearly 1,000 real estate and property owners in San Francisco and Seattle. The company processes nearly $3 million in rent every month and is using its combined $6 million in venture funding to expand into cities including Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

Event Judges


Colby Springer
Partner at Polsinelli

Colby Springer provides the strategic legal guidance that empowers clients to establish and maintain their intellectual property assets. He counsels publicly traded and privately held companies at all stages of their development life cycles - from start-up and early growth, to mature and venture backed businesses. Colby offers strategic guidance in all aspects of intellectual property, with a specific emphasis on creation, acquisition, and enforcement of patent portfolios. He invests in learning about clients’ businesses, which allows him to assist in the strategic development of their intellectual property portfolios. Colby is an experienced patent litigator and has tried significant cases throughout the country including in the Northern and Central Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Middle District of Florida, the District of Delaware, and before the International Trade Commission


Laura Marcolin
Associate at Plug and Play

Laura works closely with her team at Plug and Play to run and manage the Startup Camp accelerator program. A University of British Columbia graduate with a passion for entrepreneurship and academia that runs in her family. Looking to empower, connect, and provide opportunities to young entrepreneurs having worked with a number of startups herself throughout university. Plug and Play is the largest global technology accelerator and fund, and the most active VC in the Silicon Valley. PnP has a specific focus on investing in companies out of top universities in the U.S.


Tim Bucher
S.V.P and CPO

The Keynote Speaker for the event is Tim Bucher, the current SVP and CPO at Seagate. Tim is a high-tech serial entrepreneur who has created several successful companies over the last nearly 3 decades, taking one of them public and selling four others to tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, and Dell.  His expertise lies in consumer products, storage technology, cloud services, and general device/service (IoT) ecosystems.  Mr. Bucher may be the only person in history who has served in executive roles directly for Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell learning how those leaders achieved product innovations and expanded their businesses.   Tim currently serves as Sr. Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Seagate's Consumer Solutions Group overseeing global device and software development, go-to-market, sales, and operations teams for its Seagate and LaCie branded products. Prior to joining Seagate, Tim was the founder and CEO of Lyve Minds, Inc., a technology startup in Silicon Valley focused on helping consumers manage their digital life memories. He also was the founder of TastingRoom.com, an on-line e-commerce company leveraging new forms of sampling technology. Tim also founded and served as the CEO of ZING Systems, a company that developed mobile software for a range of handheld wireless media devices for such companies as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Yahoo!, and Sandisk.  In 2007, ZING was bought by computer giant Dell, Inc. where Tim served as the Vice President of Software and Entertainment Content. 
Before starting ZING Systems, Tim served as Senior Vice President of Macintosh Engineering at Apple Computer overseeing the development of many iconic Macintosh products and iPod technologies.  He was the driver behind the switch to the Intel platform, the low-cost Mac platform (Mac mini), Apple’s multi-touch technology enabling the iPhone and iPad, and numerous other key initiatives during his time at Apple. Tim was also founder, initial CEO, and Chairman of Mirra, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA, which developed digital content protection software and on-line services for the consumer and home office markets.  Mirra was purchased by Seagate Technologies in 2005.   Tim has also been Vice President of Consumer Products for Microsoft and served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations for WebTV Networks which was acquired by Microsoft in 1997.  He led all TV product initiatives including UltimateTV and the first DVR in history, DISHplayer for Echostar, plus was part of the founding Xbox team guiding the technology and business strategy for Microsoft’s entry into the video game market which is now a multi-billion dollar business for Microsoft.  Tim was a lead architect with gaming systems pioneer The 3DO Company (IPO in 1994), an engineering director at NeXT Computer (acquired by Apple) and a lead engineer in the 80’s on several early-generation workstations at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle).   Tim holds many patents in networking technology, computer and processor design, graphics technology, on-line customer acquisition algorithms, manufacturing processes, and multimedia technologies.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Davis and also received his Masters degree in Computer Architecture from Stanford.  Tim serves on the Board of Trustees and the College of Engineering’s Executive Committee at the University of California at Davis. He is also the Chairman of the GRAMMY Foundation for the Recording Academy in Santa Monica, California, helping to foster music education in the schools across the United States.  


Coaches and Mentors


Maxime Prades
Director of Platform

Maxine Prades runs the Platform at Zendesk. He and his team work closely with partners and the developer ocmmunity to ensure that customers get the most from the Zendesk platform and have all the resources they need to make Zendesk their own. Maxine sold his first startup in France 4 years ago and soon after started at Zendesk in Europe to run pre-sales and services. 


Khalid Turk
Program Manager/Consultant

Khalid is founder and president of HIStelligence, a consulting firm, and also co-founder of ThrillSports.com a website and related app that helps users find outdoor adventures across three continents. Khalid is is an experienced healthcare IT consultant, known for Program Management, Leadership and Team Building. He has consulting experience of over 12 years and overall 20+ years of experience in IT/IS field. For the past 14 years he has been working in healthcare Industry on positions ranging from software engineer to program manager. Since 2004, he has been working with EPIC EMR related projects, helping health care organizations with Epic implementation, optimization and support. He has also lead multiple data conversion and integration projects. Recently he has successfully lead the implementation of Lab (Epic Beaker) and Pharmacy (Epic Willow Ambulatory) projects . Khalid has in-depth knowledge and experience with healthcare related technology, systems, workflows, policies and procedures. Khalid also has proven experience with leading teams and projects of varying sizes


Daria Dubinina
CEO of Payment Ninja

Entrepreneur since the age of 21. Started as a co-founder of DanceGalaxy DJ shop, then decided to go to FinTech. Joined RBK Money international payment processing company in 2011, where worked her way up from Customers Support manager to VP of Global Sales. At RBK Money were involved in key international partnerships in England, USA, Europe and China. After successful exit of RBK Money in 2015th co-founded international payment processing company Payment.Ninja. Right now, being a CEO of Payment.Ninja, also involved in several tech startup projects as an advisor.



Anthony Lee

Anthony Lee is a co-founder of The Message Architects, a communications training company. He has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, and a MBA from Duke University.

Anthony has trained founders, executives, engineers, and sales teams from numerous Silicon Valley technology companies to build great presentations and to deliver high impact messages. He has delivered technology presentations to Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Government, and major business partners in Europe and Asia.


Ben Patwa

Ben Patwa is a co-founder of The Message Architects. He is a Master Communications trainer and professional speaker helping business leaders construct compelling messages for captivating presentations. With over 15 years of teaching accelerated learning in colleges and through workshops & seminars, he is an expert in creating courses and education programs that transform lives and get people to implement what they’ve learned. He is a powerful motivational speaker sharing his unique background as a 5’7′′ international basketball player.


Noman Arif

Noman Arif is a Product Manager at Mediatapp, where he works closely with Business Operations, Designers, and Developers to ensure customers have a great experience and find Mediatapp a platform to showcase their product Live. He is responsible for the SDLC, Data Analytics, Market enhancement, and much more.  
Noman has volunteer, attended, and even organized couple of Startup Weekend around the Bay Area. He was part of SW East Bay in 2014 and 2015, SW San Jose in 2015, SW Bay Area in 2015, and many more. 
Noman also has a Masters in Engineering Management from San Jose State University and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from California State University East Bay. 


Enrico Bruschini
Product Marketing Manager at Instana

Enrico has started his career in the CleanTech industry, bringing to the market a software to cut the wind assessment time for wind turbines from 18 to 3 months. He completed the European Space Agency Business Incubation Program and pitched the startup at the European Venture Contest among the best 30 in Europe about energy. After his Master in International Business in San Francisco, he joined as COO Pick1, a 500 Startups company and built a product in partnership with IBM Watson.  

In late 2014 he moved to the infrastructure and application performance management industry. He contributed to the go-to-market of Sysdig, the container visibility company acquiring 100 customers within 6 months from the launch worthy the company the Series B of $15M. Sysdig open source project attracted a community of over a million of developers worldwide.
 

Enrico is currently bringing to the market Instana, the Dynamic APM for Microservice Applications. Applications performance management (APM) has always been limited to collect data and fill a screen with time charts. Instana is the first APM to analyze and understand data for you with machine learning techniques so to provide plain English information and not just data.  


Joel Burke

Joel is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first business at 18 years old. By the time Joel was 21, he was working with the SBA advising small businesses ranging from Native American Reservations to Drone companies. At 22 Joel became CMO of a startup in Silicon Valley, and shortly after moving to Palo Alto, he began working with StartX, the accelerator for Stanford founders. In 2015 Joel launched his own startup focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and hardware devices specifically for sleep applications. However, the venture didn't take off and Joel moved to venture capital for a short time until moving to Gigster pre Series-A as employee number
9.


Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy provides strategic insight into customer development and scaling a new technology. He enjoys working with small teams who plan to change the world, creating more opportunities than they started with. Sean is available to chat with B2B startups who are looking for sales rather than funding. Four issues he can help you with are: defining and testing your MVP, selecting a niche market to target, discovery-driven sales techniques, and fostering adoption of new technologies.


Sweta Khandelwal
Principal Attorney

The Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal is a US Immigration and Nationality law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area serving individuals, families and business. Sweta has been practicing immigration law for more than 10 years and has enabled international entrepreneurs start and grow their business in the US. She assists US businesses hire foreign employees. Sweta has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as amongst the "Top 40 under 40" Immigration Attorneys in CA. Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. Sweta represents immigration issues and communities in various capacities: Member of the Business Immigration Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”)(2014-present); Chair of AILA, Silicon Valley Chapter (“AILA-SCV”)(2013-2014); Chair-Elect (AILA-SCV 2012-2013); AILA-SCV Liaison for the San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of US Department of Homeland Security (2011-2012); and as a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics. Sweta regularly addresses multiple forums in universities, incubators, accelerators, etc. on a range of immigration issues. 


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Santa Clara is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Julian
    Novais
  • Noah
    Belkhous
  • Ross
    Fledderjohn
  • Joseph
    Arora
  • Joe
    Borkenhagen

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