Startup Weekend Albany

    Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017


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Startup Weekend Albany

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017



Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

The Armory at Sage
130 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208

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StartUp Weekend Albany at The Armory at Sage

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 10th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

Saturday November 11th


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


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 12th


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



Coaches and Mentors


Pam Ko

Pamela Ko is an Assistant Professor of Law in the School of Management at The Sage Colleges. Her teaching focuses on the legal aspects of business, including commercial transactions, intellectual property protection and technology transfer.  Professor Ko teaches classes in business law, contracts, intellectual property, and critical thinking.


MaryEllen Tedesco

MaryEllen Tedesco is the Assistant Director of Personnel at the New York State Police and also works at the Sage College of Albany as the Director of MBA/Organization Management Online Programs and part of the adjunct faculty for the School of Management. MaryEllen is a human resource expert, with more than 30 years of experience in the civilian hiring processes statewide at the New York State Police. 


Kevin Fletcher

Kevin A. Fletcher, Ph.D., is  Assistant Professor for the School of Management. He has prior experience as Executive Director a non-profit environmental organization, has served as Vice President for a sustainable business management consulting firm, and as Editor and Board member for a leading professional journal exploring the intersection of business strategy and environmental management.   


Anita Morin

Anita Morin is a financial advisor with the International Planning Alliance, LLC, and is based in Albany, NY.  Anita is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) with Park Avenue Securities, holds the FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses, and is appointed to conduct business in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.


Paul Leo

Paul Leo joined Humana in January 2006 as the Northeast Sales Manager. His primary responsibility is expansion of Humana products in the Northeast. As manager of a sales team, Paul has consistently exceeded his goals.  He has taken an active role in developing agent goals as well as sales and marketing plans. In previous positions, he has been responsible for training and mentoring sales agents plus developing and implementing effective sales strategies.


Bruce Toyama

Bruce Toyama is an entrepreneurial leader with broad-based corporate experience, contributing over 20 years of achievement in (new business development, general management, sales management and) commercializing advanced material products into both new and existing 


Dayna Maniccia

Dayna M. Maniccia, DrPh, MS, is the Director of the online and inperson Health Services Administration graduate programs, and founding Director of the Public Health undergraduate program. She is an assistant professor in the School of Management at the Sage Colleges. Dr. Maniccia earned a Master of Science degree in health policy and management and a Doctor of Public Health degree concentrating in social behavior and community health from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Maniccia has taught graduate and undergraduate students for more than ten years. She has experience in evaluation, meta-analysis, biological, behavioral, and policy research, and research and academic administration. Her areas of interest include maternal and child health and health education and promotion. 


Bob Mason

Bob Mason is the Founder/Managing Director of Planetarium, a market research and strategy consultancy based in Saratoga Springs. In the 4 ½ years since the company’s inception, Bob and his network of consultants have worked with a wide range of the world’s largest brands.  


Dave Berthiaume

David Berthiaume is an experienced digital marketing professional and owner of First in Line Marketing.  Dave’s prior life as a business banker assists him to listen with a high level overview of the client’s current position and create the actionable marketing steps necessary to get them to their goals.


Mark Gundrum

Mark Gundrum is a Senior Project Manager with NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency Services.  He has been with NYSERDA for over fifteen years and has focused on the Commercial and Industrial sector.   Prior to NYSERDA, Mark was a project manager for General Electric.  Mark received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Mary Snell

Mary Snell is a Payroll & Benefits Tax Specialist at General Electric Global Operations, and is based in Schenectady, NY. Mary supports employment tax compliance for all GE United States and Puerto Rico employees, specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions. She works alongside the IRS, state and local agencies, and other GE vendors to manage all federal, state and local tax jurisdiction accounts to allow for smooth filing of wages and taxes withheld. Mary strongly promotes lean management principles to identify and root cause trending issues as well as make effective progress with daily, quarterly and on-going project processes.



Michael DeSalvo

 is an International Business Leader with experience developing product and strategy while growing multi-national teams to serve a diverse global market.  He has served in C-Level and other leadership positions in NA and EMEA within Product and Business Development.  Working both for start-ups and Fortune 500 from Silicon Valley to the UK and EMEA.  Recently relocated back home to Oregon.



Michael Billok

 Mike is the co-chair of the firm’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice, and a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice. When employers are faced with a charge or lawsuit alleging a violation of employment law, or have questions regarding cybersecurity and data privacy, they turn to Mike.


Anthony DeBonis
Director of Application Development

Anthony DeBonis is the Director of Application Development and a Partner at Troy Web Consulting, a web and mobile applications development firm in Troy, New York. Anthony has over 20 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of mobile and web applications with requirements for both high security and availability. Anthony manages multiple teams that develop applications for the healthcare and energy industries.


Organizing Team

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