Startup Weekend Blockchain Edition Seattle

    Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018

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Startup Weekend Blockchain Edition Seattle

Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018

Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

3600 136th Pl SE # 300
Bellevue, WA 98006

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Build up your blockchain based project in 54 hours

Blockchain is sweeping the world now.

While everyone around you is talking about leveraging blockchain technology to raise chickens, you realize that blockchain is not merely a technology behind most crypto currencies. Yes, blockchain's potential is beyond finance and payment. It could have a revolutionary impact on almost every fields including education, healthcare, agriculture, etc.
Startup Weekend Blockchain edition in Seattle provides you an opportunity to sit down with top professionals and blockchain enthusiasts for a whole weekend and come up with great blockchain based projects. You could create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and blockchain experts,  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!

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Friday May 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 May 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

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 May 6th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Blockchain Edition Seattle 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.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Man
  • Frances
  • Raymond
  • Zeyu


Jonathan Gagliardoni
Director of Product Management at WallyHome

Jonathan is an experienced entrepreneur and Product Management professional, obsessed with building user focused products through customer validation and finding product market fit.
Throughout his career Jonathan has lead sales, business, design, and product teams, while product managing engineering teams in order to build great products in AdTech, FinTech, eCommerce, and IoT. Jonathan has been a CoFounder, early stage employee in Seed Stage and Series A sized startups, attempted various startup launches, and currently is serving as Director of Product Management for WallyHome, an IoT Startup being built inside of Sears Holdings Corporation.
Giving back to the local startup community is very important to Jonathan, having organized Startup Weekend events including the first Startup Weekend Latino Markets in Seattle, Organizing Seattle Tech Latinos and Friends Meetup, and currently is an Assistant Instructor for the University of Washington's Certificate Program in Software Product Management.

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