Startup Weekend Triangle @ NCCU

    Friday, April 7 - 9, 2017

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Startup Weekend Triangle @ NCCU

Friday, April 7 - 9, 2017

Friday, April 7 - 9, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Michaux School of Education (North Carolina Central Univ)
700 Cecil St
Durham, NC

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Startup Weekend - General Theme

Have an idea?  Product or Service?  Or just want to learn and participate in a great entrepreneurial experience?

Triangle Startup Weekend (TSW) is an opportunity to turn ideas into action in 54 hours.   TSW is a 54 hour event that supports early stage entrepreneurship. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea, or just listen in. Teams form around the top ideas and embark on a 3 day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, market validation and creation of a prototype.

Join us and...

  • learn the basics of founding & launching a successful startup
  • network with other entrepreneurs, experienced and up&coming 
  • find the right people with complimentary skills, passion and dedication 
  • test your idea (or work on someone else's) with potential customers
  • receive coaching from experienced entrepreneurs& industry professionals, and 
  • win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level

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Friday April 7th

6:30 pm
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
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 April 8th

8:15 am
Arrive, check-in, get to work! Breakfast & coffee to arrive by 9am.

9:00 am
Weekend Kick-Off!
Resources, process, and next steps for making the most of the weekend!

12:00 pm
Problem Pitches & Lunch
Get lunch and pitch your team's problems.

1:00 pm
Mentor Madness!
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm
Dinner & MVP Pitches
Get some dinner and then pitch your solution for feedback.

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

Sunday April 9th

8:15 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

10:30 am
Pitch Practice Sessions
Get feedback from mentors on your final pitch. (by appt)

12:00 pm

2:30 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:00 pm
Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm
After Party!!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Triangle @ NCCU 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.



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