U of A Startup Weekend

    Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017

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U of A Startup Weekend

Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017

Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

McClelland Hall
1130 E. Helen Street
2nd Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85721

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Start a company in 48 hours!

Do you have a crazy business idea? Do you have the skills to bring an idea to life? Are you just extremely enthusiastic and along for the ride?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, InnovateUA's Startup Weekend is for you! Team up with fellow UA students to build a business from scratch, with the guidance and support of local professionals. At the end of the weekend, teams will showcase their progress and winners will be announced!

Startup Weekend is a great way to meet students who are passionate about entrepreneurship, hone your engineering and development skills, or find the motivation to start making your vision a reality. We hope to see you there!

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Friday February 10th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Be honest and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

8:00 pm
Begin Work
You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday February 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Mentor Meetings
Mentors help teams one-on-one. Ask for whatever help you need!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

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

Sunday February 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm
Pitch Slides Due
Final presentation slides must be turned in

12:30 pm

1:00 pm
Final Presentations

3:00 pm
Judging & Awards

Coaches and Mentors

Justin Williams
Founder, CEO

Helping Tucson identify, unify and grow our local startup scene.

Jason Dewland

Ted McGuire

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Tucson is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Jasmine
  • Robert
  • Jordan


Courtney Fey
Operations Manager

Cultivating relationships to deliver exceptional results is what I do best. Whether it be in a small business environment or as a contributor to a larger organization I constantly exceed expectations and provide a unique customer experience through my ability to be attentive, energetic, and professional. 

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