Triangle Startup Weekend Social Impact
Friday, February 5 - 7, 2016
Friday, February 5 - 7, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The Frontier at RTP
800 Park Offices Dr
Research Triangle Park,
This Startup Weekend is about #socialimpact and innovation. Catalyze change with action!
Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.
Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Friday February 5th
Saturday February 6th
Sunday February 7th
Coaches and Mentors
He has a broad experience base that includes several roles in the consumer packaged goods industry, in higher education and in high growth technology ventures. Before forming The Pioneer Group he worked on sales and marketing strategy for Frito-Lay, marketing initiatives for Betty Crocker baking and called on Target’s headquarters for Colgate-Palmolive. In 2008 he was appointed Director of the MBA program at NCCU and, after leaving higher education, co-founded 2 startups.
In his spare time he is an avid college basketball fan and a passionate fitness enthusiast. Frank holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business and a BS from UNC-CH.
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.
Outside the legal realm, Richard enjoys running, programming websites and applications, exploring the Triangle Area in North Carolina and spending time with his friends and family. Richard focuses his time and energy helping those in the small business world through his skills as general outside counsel.
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Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Triangle Startup Weekend Social Impact 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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