Triangle Startup Weekend - Women
Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014
Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
310 S. Harrington Street
Passionate Educators, Students, Entrepreneurs, Developers, and Designers on a Mission to Level the Playing Field in the Startup Environment
- Code Bootcamp with Google Developer Luke Dary: Monday, October 6th, Google Hangout
- Kids can innovate too!!! Participants receive free passes to Marbles Kids Museum for your kids and the adult watching them during the TSW weekend! Your kids will have a great time and you don't have to worry about their schedule Saturday and Sunday. Sign up here for the tickets (select the "Marbles Kids Museum" passes of your choice).
About The Weekend
Did you know that only 7% of startup executives are female? And did you know that most Startup Weekends attract only 20% female attendance? We’re seeking to change that with the first-ever Triangle Startup Weekend: Women!
TSW: Women is a 54-hour experience where participants (female and male!) pitch ideas, collaborate with others who have complementary skill sets, get coaching and produce startups that help even the playing field in entrepreneurship.
We’ve seen the events work in other cities, and it’s time to bring one here.
Entrepreneurship is all about innovation and the more diversity we can bring to the table the more we will be able to drive innovation in the Triangle. Through collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking, and community building, we can make the startup ecosystem more accessible to everyone. Come be a part of the drive towards more collaboration and leveling the playing field.
What Do Tickets Include?
Tickets include the opportunity to try your hand at taking an idea and tranforming it into a produce or service in 54 hours! In addition, you get great mentorship and coaching from entrepreneurs and experts in the area. Tickets include dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, coffee and snacks. The food is from delicious area chefs and entrepreneurs! Tickets also include free passes to Marbles Kids Museum!
We are proud to be hosting a zero waste event. We will use compostable products for all meals. Do your part and bring your own coffee mug and water bottles!
Getting to the Event
Street parking after 5pm Friday is free but below are other parking options in the area and bus stops near HQ Raleigh. Remember ,the R Line is free!
Bus Stops near HQ:
13 and r-line – Davie @ Harrington St
21 – W Cabarrus St @ Helen Wright Ctr
7, 11, 19, 21 – McDowell St @ Davie St
301, 303, 305 – Dawson St @ Cabarrus St
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday October 10th
Saturday October 11th
Sunday October 12th
Coaches and Mentors
She has over eighteen years of experience in launching new high-tech products to the market with a specialization in software, IT, clean tech and telecom sectors. She works with executive management to identify the best market segment for a startup to enter the market, grow, or pivot, and then she develops a comprehensive business plan and strategy.Prior to founding ANAGARD, LLC, Dragana has been in charge of corporate and business development for a number of emerging growth high tech startups (renewable fuels, renewable chemicals, LED lighting, digital signal processing, small wind turbines).Previously, she has been working for 15 years as a product manager and software engineer for IBM and Alcatel-Lucent. She honed her new product development skills with these multinational corporations where she was instrumental in successfully launching dozen of new software, IT and telecom solutions to the market.
Senior Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund
Before working at D2D, Tati worked on asset-building at a community development corporation in Boston. Prior to that, she ran a kayaking summer camp in North Carolina. In her free time Tati loves to eat, travel, and spend time outside.
Former Head of Entrepreneurial Development at the US Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Triangle Startup Weekend - Women 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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