Startup Weekend St. Louis

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend St. Louis

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

911 Washington Avenue
Suite 500
Saint Louis, Missouri 63101

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Friday November 14th

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 November 15th

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 November 16th

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Kelly Hamilton
Editor in Chief, ALIVE Magazine

Vianey Beltran
Assistant Director, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro St. Louis

Nicole Hudson
Founder, Because Really

Juney Ham
Co-Founder and President, Upside

Norty Cohen
CEO and Founder, Moosylvania

John Williamson
Lead Mentor, Capital Innovators

Lewis Reed
President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Coaches and Mentors

TJ Tavares
CEO, Symvato

Customer Development, Business Model Validation

Alex Madinger
Co-Founder, Health I.Q.

Alex believes that creating something great is not enough if it cannot get to the people who need it. This is especially true for inventors and product developers who can easily, and understandably, fall in love with the idea of the product itself.  No one will beat a path to your door. A mechanical engineer, ​Alex takes a systematic approach to entrepreneurship, treating it as an experiment to find a repeatable business model in areas of extreme uncertainty. Having taken the dive into entrepreneurship ​two years ago, Alex currently serves as co-founder for Health I.Q., a healthcare hardware and software startup. Alex is happy to help with identifying a startup's core hypotheses, getting feedback from potential customers, what an MVP is (more importantly what it is not), prototyping, and presenting. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Matt
  • Kathleen
  • Jay
  • Christopher
  • Lacy
  • Tara
  • Tyler
  • Tyler
  • Matt
  • Colleen
  • Sam


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