Startup Weekend Tallahassee

    Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Tallahassee

Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016



Friday, November 4 - 6, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304

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No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 48-hours!

Startup Weekend Tallahassee is the best deal around, $50.00 ($30.00 for students with valid email/ID) covers five meals, access to experienced mentors, and of course, the opportunity to share your idea with the business community.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday afternoon teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top seven:

Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network: This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Meet your co-founder: We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with. 

Learn a new skill:  
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.

Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders:  
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Join a global community: Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 4th


5:00 pm
Check-In & Networking
Participant check-in until 6:00 PM.


6:00 pm
Kickoff Program
Review agenda for the weekend, enjoy dinner, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants and your hosts for the weekend!


6:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:45 pm
Vote for Pitch Ideas
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:00 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 until midnight.


11:55 pm
TCC Facilities Close
TCC's facilities will close at midnight.


11:55 pm
Domi After Dark
Take a short trip to Domi Station and continue working as late into the night as you would like.

Saturday November 5th


7:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, continental breakfast & coffee until 9:00 AM.


9:00 am
Continue Work
Teams will continue working in groups.


11:30 am
Working Lunch
Take a break for lunch and enjoy networking, or grab a bite on the go so you can keep working on your plan. Lunch available 1:00 PM.


1:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Provide status reports. Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


5:30 pm
Check-In
Check-in with coaches and facilitator and provide status reports. Then feel free to get off campus, grab food, and keep working!


11:55 pm
TCC Facilities Close
TCC's facilities will close at midnight.


11:55 pm
Domi After Dark
Take a short trip to Domi Station and continue working as late into the night as you would like.

Sunday November 6th


7:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, continental breakfast & coffee until 9:00 AM


9:00 am
Check-In & Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


11:30 am
Working Lunch
Take a break for lunch and enjoy networking, or grab a bite on the go so you can keep working on your plan. Lunch available 1:00 PM.


12:00 pm
Presentation Prep
Finalize your presentation with coaches


1:00 pm
Tech Check
Tech-check for final presentations


2:00 pm
Final Presentations


4:00 pm
Judging & Awards


4:45 pm
Wrap-Up


Event Judges


Keith Bowers



Stephen Dunnivant



Catie Goodman



Wendy Plant



Alana Taylor



Tiphane Moore



Kara Palmer Smith



Coaches and Mentors


Dominick Ard'is



McKenzie Fitzpatrick



Jake Kiker



Kendrick Mobley
Community Builder

Business Development | Startup Community Builder and Entrepreneur Jedi, whose passionate about helping Entrepreneurs take their business to the Next Level.Dale Carnegie Graduate :High Impact Presentations | Skills for Success | Leadership Training for ManagersDefense Language Institute:Languages : Farsi, Dari


LaTanya White



Chet Hall



Kevin Pope



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Tallahassee 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.


Hosts

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors


Organizing Team

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

  • Lucas
    Lindsey
  • Sabrina
    Torres
  • Marissa
    Mainwood
  • Micah
    Widen
  • Kimberly
    Moore

Facilitators


Matt Brown
Get Lit


Event Staff


Marissa Mainwood
Special Projects Coordinator, TCC



Sabrina Torres
Community Manager, Domi Station



Lucas Lindsey
Executive Director, Domi Station



Kimberly Moore
Vice President for Workforce Development, TCC



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