Startup Weekend Spokane #6
Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014
Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Gonzaga University Jepson Center
502 E Boone Ave
Start A Business in 54 Hours at Startup Weekend Spokane
This year we are pleased to announce that our main sponsor, Limelyte Technology Group, Inc., will be donating 40 hours of development/consultation time to the winner to validate their idea and further their proof of concept/prototype. This prize is in addition to the opportunity to pitch in front of the Spokane Angel Alliance.
This year the winning team will also receive 500 business cards designed and printed by Rainmaker and RainPress, for 5 team members as well as 500 slim-card pamphlets to promote their business.
Our hope is that by providing these resources to the winner, they will be in a position to be successful with their startup long after the weekend is over.
Want to attend Startup Weekend Spokane but are a little too "entrepoorneurial"? This year we'll be giving away 10 tickets to people who express an interest in them. You can apply here: http://startupweekendspokane.weebly.com/
How far along should I be on my idea in order to pitch at Startup Weekend Spokane?
Your idea doesn't need to be any more than that, an idea, to pitch it on Friday night.
What happens if the idea I pitch doesn't win the Friday night vote?
If your idea isn't one of the 10-12 winners on Friday you may join another team, or if you have significant interest or a pre-formed team, you may continue working on your idea over the weekend and pitch it again on Sunday night.
Can I attend Startup Weekend Spokane if I don't have an idea or team?
Yes, you can attend if you don't have an idea or team. On Friday night ideas will be pitched and you will be able to join the team that interests you most.
Can I attend Startup Weekend Spokane with a team?
Yes, you can attend as a team.
What do I need to bring to Startup Weekend Spokane?
You'll want to bring anything you may need to work on developing a business over the weekend, i.e. your computer, camera and any other tools of your trade.
Did we miss something here?
Email Spokane@StartupWeekend.org with any additional questions.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday November 7th
Saturday November 8th
Sunday November 9th
Billie brings a positive attitude and creative mind to every project she and her team tackle, and the results have included multiple awards for design and innovation. Never one to rest on her laurels, Billie constantly strives to learn all she can about the industry and uses this insight to make her clients smile and their businesses shine.
She's the most approachable marketing brain you'll ever meet. She tempers the whirling storm of ideas that continually converge in her brain with a borderline obsession on customer service. With over ten years of experience in one of the most daunting customer service jobs in the world at Southwest Airlines, Billie knows exactly how to treat her customers – and yours – in a way that gets results. With an eye for the perfect design, a head for solid marketing, and a heart for every person she meets, Billie really is the backbone of Rainmaker Creative.
Head of Business Development, Affirm, Inc.
Coaches and Mentors
Michael joined the firm's Jackson office in the summer of 2015. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in Biological Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering and earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law. In law school, Michael served as an associate notes and comments editor on the Mississippi Law Journal, vice president of the Black Law Student Association, was a member of the University of Mississippi Moot Court Board, and was voted as the Member of the Year for his accomplishments as a member of the University of Mississippi Trial Advocacy Board.
Associate Attorney at Law Office of Paul B. Mack
Creative Director of Rainmaker Creative
I enjoy solving problems, planning, and strategy. With Uxiliary I have the joy of working with local and national companies to help creative teams realize their designs.
IP Attorney at Lee & Hayes
Senior Engineer at EnSave, Inc.
Director of Regional Entrepreneurial Strategy, North Idaho College
Zach also is Organizer for the Spokane Frontend Developers Meetup group and is widely-regarded in Spokane as a technology thought leader.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Spokane #6 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.
Learn how to get involved here