Startup Weekend SCV

    Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016

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Startup Weekend SCV

Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016

Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

College of the Canyons
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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Three Days. 54 Hours. One Amazing Experience.

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Startup Weekend is Back!

Startup Weekend SCV is a unique opportunity for developers, designers, and business people to team up and build a startup in just 54 hours! This event that happens all over the world can help you get from zero to a new company by Sunday night!

Weekend activities include rapid-fire startup pitches, prototype building, customer development, coaching and feedback by local mentors, a keynote speaker, concluding with a Shark Tank-style judging session.

This opportunity provides you with a challenging, engaging, and risk-free space to test out that great idea you’ve been hanging on to (or help someone build theirs).

Are you a designer, developer, or a business person? Here is what you will learn:

  • Pitch and validate your idea, as well as potentially earn bragging rights for launching a successful startup.
  • Collaborate to design & build something that people want and might actually use in an agile environment.
  • Gather feedback and iterate based on feedback from real experts in the field.
  • Challenge yourself in a fast-paced real-life experience of building a company.
  • Connect with talented like-minded entrepreneurs (you might even find your future co-founder!)
  • Add experience to your resume and impress future employers.
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Friday November 4th

6:30 pm
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
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 5th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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
Eat up. You’ve earned it.

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 6th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

12:00 pm
Aw yeah.

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Vitaliy
  • Ryan
  • Nathan
  • Dale
  • Steven
  • Wyatt
  • John
  • Justin
  • Tom


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