Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle: Space Edition

    Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019


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  3. Coaches and Mentors
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  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle: Space Edition

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019



Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

SURF Incubator
999 3rd Ave
Suite 700
Seattle, Washington 98104

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Build your space startup idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

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.
If you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “seattlespace@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 15th


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 16th


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 17th


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!



Coaches and Mentors


Vladimir Baranov
Co-Founder & CTO at AdvisorEngine

Vladimir is CTO and co-founder of AdvisorEngine, enterprise software for managing financial advisors business. He has 15+ years of experience designing and building successful technology solutions. Vladimir was involved with executive roles at other start-ups: CTO of NestEgg Wealth, LendLift (peer-to-peer lending), President of Avtomat Software (fintech apps) and Avtomat Productions (concert planning). This experience has helped to amass knowledge building working MVP processes and designing balanced business models. Vladimir holds degrees in computer engineering and computer science from Stony Brook University, as well as MBA degrees from both Columbia University and the London Business School.


Adam Schilffarth
Chief Strategist at Xplore, Inc

Adam is technology commercialization veteran with experience leading engineering and business organizations in both the biotech and aerospace industries. Adam previously was the Business Development Director for Planetary Resources and is currently the Chief Strategist for Xplore, Inc. He holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.


Tristan Helms
Space Business Development Manager, First Mode

Tristan leads the space business development efforts at First Mode, supporting projects and clients across the industry – from Flagship NASA missions to Aerospace Primes to startups. Prior to First Mode he designed and executed the go-to-market strategy at Analytical Space, a startup developing data-relay smallsats using hybrid RF-optical architectures. He cut his teeth in the semiconductor industry, coordinating technology development partnerships with companies across the US, China and Japan. Tristan holds a BS in Engineering Science from Penn State, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle: Space Edition 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

  • Michael
    Doyle
  • Sean
    McClinton
  • Simon
    Shuham
  • Yashar
    Fakhari

Facilitators


John Sechrest
Founder, Seattle Angel Conference, Global Facilitator Startup Weekends

John Sechrest is Founder of the Seattle Angel Conference, Co-Organizer of the Lean Startup Seattle & Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend.

As an entrepreneurial collaborator, he focuses on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools , skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world.

All of the changes we are seeing in the world will find lasting and sustainable solutions by entrepreneurs and innovators creating new pathways to solving complex issues. By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback mechanisms into the conversation, he makes significant impacts on the groups that he works with.

He is currently working on the Seattle Angel Conference - http://www.seattleangelconference.com and the Lean Startup Seattle - http://www.leanstartupseattle.com and of course regularly volunteers to facilitate Startup weekends such as Kirkland Maker's Edition 2014.



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