Startup Weekend Cape Cod

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014


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Startup Weekend Cape Cod

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014



Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.  


The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Fredericksburg to Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. 

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
 




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 14th


5:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


6:00 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 15th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 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 16th


8:00 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


1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


3:00 pm
Dinner
Quick dinner to refuel and get ready for final presentations.


4:00 pm
Final Presentations


5:00 pm
Judging & Awards



Coaches and Mentors


Cliff Robbins
Senior Business Advisor

I joined the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network as a senior business advisor in January 2002. I am a management professional and an educator with functional experience in the fields of leadership, management, marketing, sales, strategic planning, organizational behavior and development. 


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Cape Cod 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 SE Massachusetts is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Fred
    Rice
  • Mark
    Ameres
  • Chris
    O'Brien
  • Drew
    Toma
  • Kathleen
    McMahon
  • Lois
    Andre
  • Melissa
    Sheedy
  • Sharon
    Nunes
  • Peter
    Karlson
  • Judith
    Underwood
  • Virender
    Gautam
  • Cliff
    Robbins

Facilitators


Peter Karlson
CEO | NeuEon Inc.

Peter’s day job is being the President/CEO of the technology consultancy NeuEon Inc. that specializes in providing strategic guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and established organizations looking to create and use technology more effectively. Peter is a serial entrepreneur with experience in bootstrapping, strategic investments and angel financing. As a former chief technology officer for two Massachusetts based technology services firms, Harrison & Troxell, Inc. and Inforonics BTS, Peter has gained diverse industry expertise in healthcare, non-profit, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and publishing. He has been involved with developing Internet technologies since 1991 with the creation of the first Internet browser, the InterNavigator™. Peter has a bachelor of science in computer science from Northeastern University. He speaks regularly at business and technology events, seminars and workshops. In 2009, Peter received of a scholarship from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to attend the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT and currently serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Cape Cod Chamber. In addition Peter has successfully completed the Lean LaunchPad for Incubators/Accelerators program by NCIIA. Peter is a past chairman of the board of directors for the Cape Cod Technology Council and remains on the board. He also serves on the board of directors of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board. Peter is currently on the advisory board of the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) and the Charlton College of Business at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Peter is also a certified facilitator for Startup Weekend and a former lead organizer for multiple events.

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