Startup Weekend Sumter
Friday, May 3 - 5, 2019
Friday, May 3 - 5, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center
853 Broad Street
Your idea in 54 hours
- 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.
Friday May 3rd
Saturday May 4th
Sunday May 5th
The second-generation immigrant served four years in the US Army as Combat Engineer. Her academic degrees are in speech communication (BA), criminology (BS), and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations. She has an array of certifications which include Lean Six Sigma enterprise. She has five years of corporate experience as a Human Resources team member for a Fortune 500 company and five years as a government-contracted Transition Trainer while her husband was active duty military, helping retiring military members and their spouses to move on to the next season of their lives.
For several years, Sandra's passion for good, healthy, delicious food blossomed and she looked for every opportunity to learn and grow in her quest to offer nature's bounty to our community. She trained with world-renowned chefs in Germany and Paris before landing in Sumter and now she serves the local community on a mobile mission of goodness through her business, With These Hands Natural Gourmet Foods.
She has singlehandedly promoted her business throughout the Sumter/Shaw Air Force Base community and has developed partnerships with several of its largest businesses and industries, including Shaw, to provide delicious and nutritious meals to long lines of eager customers, all of this while raising three amazing children.
Although her food is fabulous, her passion is in service to others. She has adopted a policy of community service and is now building the next stage of her business focused on personal and business coaching.
Sandra's story has been shared in several publications and media outlets and she motivates everyone who comes into contact with her to do more, care more, and give more.
County Council Chair
Upon retirement, Jim returned to Sumter in 2009, and has re-integrated himself into the community, which he calls home.
He currently serves as Chairman of Sumter County Council.
Jim also serves the community by serving on boards and commissions in Sumter including: · Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Westend Community Church · President of the Westside Neighborhood Association · Vice President of the Board of Sumter United Ministries · Member of the Board of Santee Lynches Regional COG · Member of the Board of the YMCA · Member of the Shaw/Sumter Community Council · Member of the Executive Committee of the Main Street Society · Graduate of the 2016 class of Leadership Sumter · Graduate of Tuomey Fellows Class XVll · Chairman of Santee Lynches Regional Council On Governments CEO Committee · Vice Chairman of the Pinewood Development Authority · Ex-Officio Member of the Sumter Economic Development Board · Graduate of the South Carolina Association of Counties Institute Classes, Levels I and II · Member of the South Carolina Association of Counties Legislative Committee · Member of the South Carolina Association of Counties Judicial Steering Committee
Coaches and Mentors
Hennie Hennie Van Bulck
Certified World Class Speaking Coach
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Sumter 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 Sumter is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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