Startup Weekend Triangle Schools
Tuesday, June 5 - 6, 2018
Tuesday, June 5 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Exploris Elementary School
17 S Swain St
A Playground for Raleigh's Young Entrepreneurs
Today's youth are full of creative ideas for how to make lives and the world a better place. This will be a place for them to take those ideas and move them towards reality. This event will also help build confidence in creating and sharing ideas for those that tend to keep them inward. They will jump in with hands-on activities that help them identify a challenge to solve, learn to understand the end customer or user, work effectively with others, communicate their ideas, and in the end, build something they are proud of.
Over the two days, teams of students will listen to each other's ideas, form teams, be coached by educators and industry pros, design a product, code/create a prototype, and pitch their companies in front of a panel of judges and mentors.
Here’s how it works Just like regular Startup Weekends, participants form teams. We will rotate the teams through different activity centers, each focusing on a different facet of ideation and execution. Each activity will emphasize a different aspect of creativity, idea formation, product building, and refining the story into a short presentation. There will be varying ways in which the children will be able to play and explore as well as challenge and express themselves.
Participants will need to be available for the entire program, beginning Tuesday morning. All activities will take place at Exploris Elementary School with the exception of final pitches at HQ Raleigh.
This is a closed event for Exploris students.
Tuesday, June 5: 8 AM – 2 PM
Wednesday, June 6: 8 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday June 5th
Wednesday June 6th
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Triangle Schools 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 Triangle 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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