Startup Weekend San Luis Obispo

    Thursday, November 10 - 12, 2016


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Startup Weekend San Luis Obispo

Thursday, November 10 - 12, 2016



Thursday, November 10 - 12, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Advanced Technology Labs - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO: Building 7
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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Startup Weekend - San Luis Obispo

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 November 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! 

Who's invited? EVERYONE from all majors and years. Whether you're studying computer science, marketing, graphic design, agriculture, biomedical science, architecture, wine/viticulture, or journalism, you're welcome at Startup Weekend.

Please RSVP at the Facebook event page reserve your tickets on Eventbrite. Message us directly if you have any questions

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday November 10th


6:00 pm
Registration & Dinner & Networking
Arrive at the Advanced Technology Labs (Cal Poly Bldg 7) and get checked in.


6:05 pm
Food
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow hustlers.


6:45 pm
Welcome & Speaker
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:45 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 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


9:40 pm
Workshop 1 - Business Model Canvas
CPE holds Business Model Canvas Workshop. Why you should fill it up and how to do so.

Friday November 11th


7:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


7:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast


8:00 am
Workshop 2 - Customer Development
Customer development workshop on stage in Advanced Technology Lab lead by Chelsea Brown.


11:45 am
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Mentor Office Hours
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


5:45 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


6:00 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Mentor Office Hours
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 12th


7:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:00 am
Workshop 3 - Pitching Workshop
Learn how to pitch your business and cater to investors’ criteria on stage in the Advanced Technology Labs.


9:00 am
Mentor Office Hours
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


9:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


1:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Mentors help teams with pitches!


2:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Dinner and Networking
Teams can talk to Cal Poly Entrepreneurs officers and Hatchery representatives about continuing their projects.


8:00 pm
Judging & Awards


9:00 pm
Go Home!
Enjoy your night and get enough rest!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Omri
    Nissan
  • Tim
    Elkana
  • Eli
    Burch
  • Katie
    White
  • Ethan
    Turer

Facilitators


Mark Cardona
Attorney

Mark is an attorney at Cardona Law in downtown Santa Barbara. 

He was the director of operations at Otojoy, and attend LaVerne College of Law.
 
Mark facilitated the 2015 Startup  Weekend and is a sponsor with Cardona Law assisting with legal advice for the winning teams. 

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Blake Zabrek



James Schulte



Cash Domnik



Kelly McMinn



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