Sioux Falls Startup Weekend

    Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014


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Sioux Falls Startup Weekend

Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014



Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Raven Industries Training Facility
205 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 7th


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


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 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


8:15 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:00 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 8th


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 9th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Coaching
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ASK QUESTIONS.


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Presentation Rehearsal
TBD


3:00 pm
Tech Check
Tech-check for final presentations


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Speaker
Dusty Davidson of Flywheel


5:15 pm
Final Presentations
TBD


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
After Party
Monks House of Ale Repute



Organizing Team

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

  • Sara
    Kohles
  • John
    Meyer
  • Kristina
    Johnson

Facilitators


Seijen Takamura
Experience & Innovation Strategy @ Target

By day, Seijen serves as an experience & innovation strategist at Target HQ where he leverages guest stories to build better products and services.

In a previous life, he served as a regional manager at UP Global where he helped build startup communities along the East Coast. 

Having recently re-patriated to  Minneapolis, Seijen is proud to have lived in Chicago, London, and Seattle. He is also the founder of The Lonely Bicycles Project, a photography experiment.


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