Triad Startup Weekend - Greensboro
Friday, April 28 - 30, 2017
Friday, April 28 - 30, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
North Carolina A&T State University
College of Business and Economics
Craig Hall 112
Learn, Network, and Build a Business in 54 Hours
We are looking for passionate people of all ages, backgrounds, and skillsets - developers, coders, designers, product managers, makers, retirees, students, teachers, business professionals, or anyone with an idea and wants to create a startup.
Bring your ideas and work to inspire others to join your team. During Saturday and Sunday, teams will focus on customer development, as well as validating their ideas and building a prototype. At the end, teams will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges who will provide feedback and select the winners.
Why should you participate in this Startup Weekend?
1. Education-learn what it takes to lauch a startup
2. Mentoring-receive coaching form experts
3. Build your Network
4. Find possible co-founders and investors
5. Launch your startup that solves a real world problem.
6. Win prizes to help you take your startup to the next level
Friday April 28th
Saturday April 29th
Sunday April 30th
Prior to academia, she worked as the Fund Executive for the Piedmont Angel Network and as CFO/Strategy officer for two privately funded companies. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience in the financial management arena working in finance and treasury roles for manufacturing companies.
Coaches and Mentors
A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mr. Funchess has lived in the Triad area since 1993.
Mr. Funchess holds Bachelor of Administrative Science degrees in Accounting and Management from Guilford College. He has been active in many civic projects in the areas of education and entrepreneurship, founded or chaired several local civic groups in entrepreneurship and is a member of the Greensboro Rotary. Mr. Funchess also served on the Board of Advisors for the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics, Greensboro College, School of Business Advisory Council, two private company boards and the Board of Advisors for BATON (a division of the NC Biotech Center). Mr. Funchess has also served on US Senator Kay Hagan’s Small Business Advisory Committee, Chairman for the Friends of Scouting Campaign. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Guilford County, North Carolina with their three children, Chris, Zack, Sam, Jr. His interests include family, mountain biking, scuba-diving, and music.
Technology Commercialization Counselor
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Triad Startup Weekend - Greensboro 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 Triad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Prior to Techstars, Jen was the Director of Operations for Trestles, a service design consulting firm. She was integral to the acquisition process of Unified Imaging, a four-person health tech startup, where she served as Director of Operations. She has been at the forefront of building communities for the last 5 years including Global Shapers, Global Service Jam, LWD-Raleigh, Baller Dinner, Starting Bloc, Hive GLP, Creative Mornings RDU, and more. Jen is from North Carolina, and attended her first Startup Weekend at UNC in 2013. She has an appetite for creating experiences worth having, contributing positively to the circular economy, giving back to the communities that have given so much to her, singing, and has the goal to visit 30 countries before turning 30!
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