Startup Weekend Springfield 2017

    Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Springfield 2017

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

The eFactory
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65806

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Join us for Springfield's third Startup Weekend!

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Springfield, MO designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things!

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! Food, beer, snacks, and swag. What more can you ask for?! Join us today and build your business in a weekend!


Friday June 9th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 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

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 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 June 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

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 June 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

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

4:30 pm
Doors Open For Community
Community members come and check out the startups!

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Myke Bates

Developer stoked on PHP, C#, iOS, macOS, killer front-ends, heavy metal, horror, and pizza. The Alchemedia Project | SGF Web Devs | QuipVid | Eagle Speak

Jason Arend

Engineer, designer, director, developer & creative pro specializing in communications tech, media, and product development. Co-Founder and CEO at @EagleSpeakApp

Chad Carleton

Chad is a natural leader whose avant-garde approach to business has landed him on the front-line of building a startup community. Chad organized his community's 1 Million Cups and Startup Weekend for the last two years until moving on facilitate Startup Weekends with community organizers across the US. Chad is currently helping manage the complexities of Everything Kitchens, a rapidly expanding ecommerce company. Chad strives to learn, improve, and help others succeed. Above all, Chad's entrepreneurial spirit rests on the belief that success is not built on the backs of others, rather by standing shoulder to shoulder.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Springfield 2017 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 Springfield is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Emerald
  • Nathan
  • Tylor
  • Heath
  • Cody


Susan Moring

Susan is the Norman Program Manager of OU's Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, overseeing CCEW's internship program, the programming Boot Camp OK Coders, and other big events like TEDxOU.

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