Startup Weekend St. Cloud

    Friday, November 6 - 8, 2015


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend St. Cloud

Friday, November 6 - 8, 2015



Friday, November 6 - 8, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Engel Science Center at St. John's University
2850 Abbey Rd
Collegeville, MN 56321

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Startup Weekend is coming to St. Cloud!


We are seeking Central Minnesota's best developers, designers, marketers, and other non-coders. At Startup Weekend St. Cloud you will start a company during a weekend together with a bunch of gifted people.

What's included:
  • Catered food - 5 meals total
  • Unlimited coffee
  • Startup Weekend St. Cloud t-shirt
  • Fantastic working space
  • Discounts for some of the best startup tools - AWS, Sendgrid, Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • Access to some of the area's best startup mentors
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. 




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 6th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 7th


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 8th


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


6:30 pm
Final Presentations


7:45 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Will Imholte
Founder and Product Designer, Prime

Will Imholte is a Founder and Chief Product Designer at Prime. Prime helps people communicate about their health by syncing their medical records from all their doctors and providing a private and secure way to message family members. Before founding Prime, Will worked as a designer and developer for various startups in the Bay Area. Will has a BFA from SCSU and is a St. Cloud native.

Event Judges


Thomas Ressemann
President and CEO, Amphora Medical

Tom has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, including positions as founder, President & CEO, Vice President, marketing management, process development engineer and research and development engineer. Tom is currently the President and CEO of Amphora Medical. He is an inventor on more than 50 U.S. patents.


Brian Schoenborn
Attorney & Shareholder, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Brian Schoenborn practices out of Stinson Leonard Street’s St. Cloud, Minnesota, office, where he focuses on family and closely held businesses. Brian has substantial experience providing general counsel representation to closely held and family businesses within manufacturing, high technology and sports and entertainment industries. This experience includes business acquisitions and sales, business succession planning, real estate development and estate planning. 


Leah Leyendecker
Attorney, Gray Plant Mooty

Leah Leyendecker is an Associate Attorney in the Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy Practice Group at Gray Plant Mooty. Leah advises clients on trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement, brand strategy, and privacy and social media issues. She also assists clients in drafting, negotiating, and executing technology, software, licensing, and general corporate agreements. Leah grew up in St. Cloud and went to Apollo High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of St. Thomas and her JD at the University of Minnesota Law School. Leah enjoys traveling, dancing ballet, playing with her adorable puppy, Harper, and being active.


Will Imholte
Founder and Product Designer, Prime

Will Imholte is a Founder and Chief Product Designer at Prime. Prime helps people communicate about their health by syncing their medical records from all their doctors and providing a private and secure way to message family members. Before founding Prime, Will worked as a designer and developer for various startups in the Bay Area. Will has a BFA from SCSU and is a St. Cloud native.


Doug Ramler
Cofounder, Kipsu and Founding Member, IrishAngels

Doug is the Principal of the Entrepreneurial Services and Technology practice groups at Gray Plant Mooty. He cofounded Kipsu, a company leveraging technology for real-time customer engagement. Doug also is an angel investor and founding member of IrishAngels.


Coaches and Mentors


Robert Weber
CEO, NativeX

Robert is the CEO and Co-founder of NativeX and also a partner at 32 degrees, an angel investment fund.


Luke Riordan
CEO, DAYTA Marketing

Luke is the CEO and Founder of DAYTA Marketing, a social media marketing firm based in St. Cloud.


Carter Tatge
Founder, STEM Fuse, LLC

Carter is the founder of STEM Fuse, LLC, a Sartell-based educational resource provider that specializes in developing web based STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) curriculum. 


Cindy Kammermeier
Owner, Equity Business Solutions LLC

Cindy is the owner of Equity Business Solution, LLC, a firm providing accounting and consulting services.


Daine Billmark
Senior Software Engineer, eBureau

Daine is a senior software engineer at eBureau and is a full stack software developer. He also specializes in digital marketing.


Mark Gill
Visualization Engineer, St. Cloud State University

Mark is a Visualization Engineer at St. Cloud State University and has an extensive background in 3D and interactive software applications, as well as valuable experience in emerging 3D printing technology. 


Paul Marsnik
Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University

Paul is the professor of entrepreneurship at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict and also heads up the Entrepreneur Scholar program at both schools.


Whitney Johnson
Owner of HSA Resources, LLC and HSA Authority, LLC

Whitney is the Owner of HSA Resources, LLC and a professor at the Herberger School of Business. He has extensive experience with business law and HSA planning.


Bruce Klemz
Professor of Marketing, St. Cloud State University

Bruce is a professor of marketing at SCSU and a co-advisor of SCSU's video game development club.


Eric Little
Patent Agent, SLW | Technical Advisor, 7-SIGMA

Eric is an experienced patent attorney with extensive knowledge in intellectual property and technology development.


Jo Ann Asquith
Professor of Marketing

Jo Ann is a professor of marketing at St. Cloud State University.


Randy Schmitz

Owner of Scenic Specialties & Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center. Designer, Entrepreneur & Creative Mind.   


Scott Warzecha
Netgain Founder & President

Founder and President of Netgain, a healthcare IT provider delivering private cloud environments to medical practices nationwide, Scott is also the recipient of several entrepreneurial awards for the St. Cloud and Minnesota areas.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend St. Cloud team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Sam
    LaBine
  • Kelvin
    Schutz
  • Kelli
    Gradin
  • Kim
    Ficker

Facilitators


Michael Norton

Michael vagabonds around the US and Canada exploring entrepreneurial communities and facilitating Startup Weekend events. He works as a freelance business development and crowdfunding consultant, technical project manager, and social media guru. Michael is a photographer, audio engineer, and writer.


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