Startup Weekend Silicon Valley
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Innovation Center @ Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Startup Weekend Silicon Valley: Social Innovation Edition
A weekend for change agents and people of action!
Innovation is change that creates valueOur theme this first year is Social Innovation. We believe entrepreneurship is the single greatest force in making the world a better place. We will be encouraging entrepreneurs from all corners of Silicon Valley to come out, participate, and create ideas and opportunities that drive real-world social change.
What do you need to bring?
Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Startup Weekend Silicon Valley is a full weekend long experience.
- 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.
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday April 20th
Saturday April 21st
Sunday April 22nd
At Newday, we believe sustainable companies deliver significant positive financial performance in the
long term. By investing in socially responsible and sustainable companies Newday aims to generate
competitive returns and, most importantly, drive meaningful changes in the way companies in our
portfolios adopt environmental, social and governance - ESG - practices and policies. In order to be
effective in driving positive impact on corporate behavior, Newday adopts an active ownership model,
engaging with companies’ decisions as they affect their stakeholders including communities, employees
Alec is also an advisor to the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Innovation Network, a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleantech Open (the world’s largest cleantech accelerator) and the co-founder of the Pioneer Accelerator, a collaboration with Google’s Developers Launchpad to accelerate early-stage ventures from across the globe.
Always looking for a chance to chat about innovation or sustainability, he writes about cleantech innovation and finance at Greenchipped.com and has served as a judge for the Department of Energy’s FLOW startup competition and the Cleantech Open’s National Finals.
Coaches and Mentors
Mr. Cappello attended Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then received his Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Mr. Cappello has worked for Lockheed Martin and Applied Materials, and owned and operated three restaurants for six years. He is currently a tenured faculty at De Anza College, full-time faculty member at West Valley College, and Director of the West Valley College Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence.
In the past year I've:
- Taught design thinking to over 1000 people
- Lead classes at the Stanford d.school and beyond
- Organized a 600+ person concert
- Managed internal comms programs for a 700+ person company
Product at Facebook, Google | ML/AI expert
I am a highly driven person with experience in a variety of fields including recruiting, sales, business operations, communications, and web development. I spend a minimum of two hours per day improving my technical knowledge via books/building applications. I'm currently working through courses on Linux, machine learning (specifically relating to semantic analysis), and learning more about system internals. I am the recruiter who you go to when you want to talk to someone who actually understands technology and can make jokes about how Java developers wear glasses because they can't C# =D!
Paton currently serves as Chair of the Sunnyvale Sustainability Commission, and as a member of the editorial boards for Business Strategy and Environment, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. He has worked on manufacturing education and environmental management projects at Hewlett-Packard; served as Director of Admissions for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business; chaired the board of directors for Sustainable Silicon Valley, chaired the Fisher International MBA Program at Monterey Institute of International Studies, and served on the executive team of Rolltronics Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup. He earned a BA in Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
After reaching a good success in Italy through Upploud, He moved to Silicon Valley to pursue his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur worldwide. He received a generous scholarship from Menlo College and attained his second degree in Business Economics with a specialization in finance and marketing. In the meantime he was working as consultant and Web/iOS developer for Web&Tech Solutions, a company that provides several digital services such as Web design and development, digital marketing, Hosting and Cloud and graphic design.
In 2016 He founded Smartphlex as a sensor platform company, founded to commercialize low cost, highly accurate, durable, flexible, compact and easy to integrate sensor platforms for Medical, Agriculture and Cosmetic applications. During that time he works as a technology analysts and director of the innovation center for Banca Alpi Marittime and as a business developer for SVA ( a leadership group focused on identifying and commercializing breakthrough technologies by connectingTechnology Sources to Ecosystem in Silicon Valley for Commercialization.)
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Silicon Valley 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend South Bay is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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