Startup Weekend Spokane 2018
Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm
Spokane Valley Tech
115 S University Rd
Bringing Ideas to Life in 54 hours
Startup Weekend Spokane is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Startup Weekend Spokane is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 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.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Questions? Feel free to check out our FAQs at http://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq.
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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
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He also specializes in High Performance Product-Development Organizations, Cloud Native DevOps, and Digital Transformation.
Director of Regional Entrepreneurial Strategy, North Idaho College
Manager of Sales and Business Development at Intrinium
Owner of Spokane Gymnastics
Vice President, Business Development at Affirm, Inc.
Coaches and Mentors
Owner, Accountant, Baker, Delivery Driver, HR Director, and Janitor for Sweetbox Delivery
Jennifer began her career in a Technical Recruiting firm in Atlanta, GA in the mid nineties. Initially hired as an administrative assistant, within 2 years she was managing over 200 technical consultants around the country as a Prime Vendor for MCI/WorldCom. When the Dot-Com bubble burst and MCI/WorldCom started to crumble, Jennifer moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to start a family and eventually a new career.In 2002, Jennifer was hired to manage a group of several small businesses, one being a BBQ restaurant. Once again, within a year she was promoted to general manager of the restaurant and was instrumental in opening 3 more locations in the next 2 years. She handled the daily operations, hiring and firing, placing orders, bookkeeping, marketing, and monitoring the food and labor costs for all 4 locations. Loving the creativity and the energy of the restaurant industry, but hating the 70 hour work weeks, Jennifer left to start her own business.After 12 years of working with small businesses that used QuickBooks, Jennifer got certified in QuickBooks Financial Software. She started a consulting business and became a Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Over the course of 5 years she assisted over a hundred small businesses from coast to coast on how to implement the financial software and make it work for their specific business.In 2011, Jennifer purchased The Scoop. Since then the business has seen exponential growth on the catering side and in shop sales as well. In 2014, Jennifer changed from their original ice cream supplier and started making it all from scratch using liquid nitrogen. With very little space to work with, she had to research and figure out all she could about cream and liquid nitrogen on the internet. The results were phenomenal and their already super loyal base loved the new flavors. In 2016, Jennifer was named a Woman of Innovation, by Catalyst Magazine. The Scoop has also won several awards from various local publications.This is the third year Jennifer has been involved with Start Up Weekend. In 2016 she pitched an idea for an App, called Daily Crave, that let you know what flavors were currently being scooped in your favorite ice cream shop. Although she did not make the top 10, the App did get created and is currently being used on a daily basis in her shop. It is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play store, with plans to expand to other specialty shops once out of the testing phase.
Cris currently serves on the board of directors for KuroNeko Cultural Association spearheading the branding, marketing, and merchandising departments of the nonprofit organization. He also works actively in UX and UI design for corporate software. With a user-value oriented design philosophy, Cris aims with every project to not stop at carefully crafting a product that looks appealing, but to fully delve into creating an experience users will remember.
Peter is the founder / CEO of Threshold– a web-based platform that helps artists find their fans anywhere around the world and perform in their fan's homes and businesses. Before launching his startup, Peter worked as a graphic designer / creative director where he helped organizations as diverse as Amazon, Deloitte Digital, AT&T, and the Microsoft solve their marketing challenges. His schizophrenic employment history also involves stints as a childcare director at a homeless shelter, a high school English teacher, an unemployed house cleaner, a real estate agent, and a copywriter.
Daniel Schwartz started Design I.T. Solutions in 2005. Over the last 13 years, Design I.T. Solutions grew from supporting a single customer out of a basement office to one of the premier I.T. support companies in region. In addition to his startup company, Daniel taught college courses in network security for 8 years. Daniel also presents on security yearly at a national conference. He is regarded as a top security expert in the healthcare field. Daniel graduated with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and a minor in math from Washington State University. He has a wife and two kids, whom he loves to spend time with.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Spokane 2018 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 Spokane is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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