Startup Weekend - San Luis Obispo

    Friday, January 15 - 17, 2016

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Startup Weekend - San Luis Obispo

Friday, January 15 - 17, 2016

Friday, January 15 - 17, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Advanced Technology Laboratories
Cal Poly SLO: Building 7
San Luis Obispo, CA 93410

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Change the World (and Build a Business)

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of powerful entrepreneurs solving he world's problems. With over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world, Startup Weekend is the first step to becoming an entrepreneurial rockstar. And it's coming to you.

Join Cal Poly Entrepreneurs at Startup Weekend SLO from Novemeber 10 - 12! 

It'll be one long weekend filled with networking, brainstorming, eating, and hustling. Come pitch your ideas (or yourself) on Thursday, form teams and build businesses all Friday, and pitch to judges on Saturday night. If you're special, you might just get funded! 

So who should come out to the event? EVERYONE. Whether you're studying computer science, marketing, graphic design, agriculture, biomedical science, architecture, wine/viticulture, or journalism, you're welcome at Startup Weekend.

You can RSVP to the event page on Facebook and order tickets on Eventbrite. Join the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs family, raise the roof with Startup Weekend, and have the BEST experience of your life.

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Friday January 15th

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

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice idea 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

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 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 January 16th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

11:00 am
Workshop 1
Customer development / market testing workshop

12:00 pm

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 January 17th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Workshop 2
Pitching workshop

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
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend San Luis Obispo is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Cameron
  • Nicholas
  • Tim
  • Stefan
  • Omri
  • James
  • Slater
  • Luke
  • Katie


Luke Bayard
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