Triangle Startup Weekend
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
HQ Raleigh (hqraleigh.com)
310 S. Harrington Street
Triangle Startup Weekend General
- 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 to build a startup quick & smart.
- test your idea (or work on someone else's) with potential customers
- receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs & industry professionals, and
- win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!
Friday November 13th
Saturday November 14th
Sunday November 15th
Executive Director, Web Sales & Marketing at Lenovo
Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy
PRESIDENT AT SHAW UNIVERSITY
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Dubroy is co-founder of Tea and Honey Blends hair care company and Element Beauty Bar, a hair salon. Money magazine and Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek recognized her entrepreneurial upstarts.
She mentors women in science via her non-profit organization, The Brilliant & Beautiful Foundation and was recognized by Cosmopolitan magazine, as a "Fun, Fearless Female", who is making waves in the science community. At the national level, she encourages young girls to pursue their dreams and approach the sciences fearlessly. BBF sponsors the SMART Scholars workshop at the Friday Institute on NC State University’s campus, where she teaches hands-on science to young girls both locally and nationally.
Dr. Dubroy is a proud alumnus of Shaw University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S in Chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from NC State University in 2007 and graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University in 2010.
CEO at Zift Solutions
Ken is a frequent presenter at industry events where he not only talks about increasing channel sales, but also discusses his experiences in founding 3 previous venture backed companies, and unlocking investor value through acquisitions by DoubleClick, Merant, and MicroFocus. He has a BS in Operations Research and an MS in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Entrepreneur & Director of the NCSU Entrepreneurship Clinic
Sheats’s leadership has expertly guided the opportunity creation and development of several unique new ventures from launch to profitability. He has raised venture funding ($6M+) and bootstrapped several ventures from concept to exit. Interstate Logistics, A Sweet Reminder, Securus & Malartu are the most recent success stories where Lewis was a founder and on the management team through opportunity creation, concept development and execution.
Sheats has leveraged his experience to develop and lead an undergraduate entrepreneurship curriculum based on experiential learning and individual student development. Sheats is devoted to preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs as a Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship for the NC State Poole College of Management.
As an educator and consultant, Sheats has been involved in the launch of many other ventures that range from non-tech to high technology based, venture backed to bootstrapped, and high growth to lifestyle start-ups.
As director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, Sheats launched an initiative where students are exposed to experiential learning, are embedded in the entrepreneurship community & are provided the space and tools needed to execute their own ideas.
Sheats has a BS in Finance from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and an MBA from the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University. Sheats is an award-winning educator who was recently inducted into the international honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma & named an alumni distinguished undergraduate professor by the NC State Alumni Association.
Coaches and Mentors
Ms. Chestek’s work in the open source community has taught her the value of openness, participation, and collaboration. She brings this practice to her work with her clients, whether they are in technology, design, communication, branding, the arts, or other creative businesses.
Suzanne is also very active in the community, serving on the Board of Communities in Schools – Wake County, for the past 10 years, and two years as Board Chair, in addition to volunteering as a tutor/mentor and founding Gordon Services (www.gordonservices.org), a nonprofit which assist youth in obtaining jobs and related experience.
Prior to his current endeavors, Skip was the General Manager for Professional Services and Support at NCR, GM of Nexus Software, Inc., and spent 24+ years at IBM where he held various sales, sales training, sales management, and executive roles.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Triangle Startup Weekend 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
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