Surprise Startup Weekend
Friday, August 24 - 26, 2018
Friday, August 24 - 26, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
12425 W. Bell Rd.
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 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.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday August 24th
Saturday August 25th
Sunday August 26th
VP, Investment Analytics
Coaches and Mentors
Kelsey Lamphier is the Economic Development Marketing Coordinator for the City of Surprise. Her key responsibilities include market data analytics, graphic design and marketing, and research for business attraction and retention efforts. The data and materials produced assist the team in creating compelling and engaging stories for clients and residents. Prior to becoming the Economic Development Marketing Coordinator, Kelsey began her Economic Development career in Surprise as an intern. During this internship, she also worked in restaurant management where she was able to experience first-hand business operations from budgeting and inventory to personnel management. Kelsey graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Development from Ball State University and her Masters of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy from Grand Canyon University. She is an Arizona Economic Development Professional (AZED Pro) and actively working towards her CEcD certification.
- Forensic accounting audits and financial engineering
- Healthcare Technology commercialization consultation, from an initial idea all the way through to product marketing and sales. Experience in business valuations, mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare technology sector.
Education: State University of New York BS Business Administration and Finance Arizona State University MBA
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Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Surprise Startup Weekend 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 Surprise is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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