Startup Weekend Tucson | LatinX in Tech
Friday, October 19 - 21, 2018
Friday, October 19 - 21, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
610 S Park Ave
Your idea in 54 hours | Everyone is welcomed | Startup now!
We aim to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation.
We're gathering 100 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies over 54 hours, in different cities to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community.
Our main focus is on tech solutions, but we welcome all ideas that will help to create a future fueled by Latinx leadership and experiences.
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 1 Kick-Off Dinner; FRI (Pizza), 2 Breakfasts; SAT/SUN (Fruit/Burritos), Snacks; FRI-SUN (Fruit/Cookies), over the course of the weekend
- T-shirt, personalized for LatinX In Tech. Only available for attendees.
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
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He has 4 years of experience in technology-based workforce and economic development. He identifies high- impact applications for clients in the U.S. and international markets and develops strategies to penetrate those markets. He has a broad background in creating and mentoring teams to identify, market, pursue, implement, and successfully deliver projects in manufacturing, sensors, communications, and software.
Peter is a serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley with diverse technology company background. He is experienced in leading organizations from early stage start-ups through large high-tech public companies. He is an electrical engineer with an MBA and has held positions such as senior electrical design engineer, product manager, EVP sales and marketing, business unit head and CEO. His career highlights include the creation of a disruptive strategic business unit, which he grew to more than $52 million in annual revenue within five years of inception.
He has mentored and or led SaaS, sensing, IoT, safety, VoIP, biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, integrated circuit, industrial automation, process controls and numerous other technology and services companies.He has mentored and advised over two thousand teams at incubators and accelerators at University of California Berkeley, University of Arizona and the MIT Enterprise Forum. He is focused on developing strong entrepreneurs and not just the formation of viable startups. His international mentees came to him from more than 10 countries. Peter challenges teams to be self-reliant, to think out of the box and to assess opportunities from the perspective of customers, partners and other stakeholders.
He subscribes to, advocates and teaches such concepts as lean canvas, agile business and development practices, customer discovery interviews, minimum viable product, and pivoting vs just creating elaborate business plans. He’s helped companies build out their teams, tell a compelling story, identify and protect IP, connect with industry experts, get MVP into customers’ hands, reach product market fit, pitch to investors and acquire funding.
Coaches and Mentors
Audrey De La Rosa
Jamain is a 6 year Tucson transplant from New Jersey. He came to Tucson via the US Air Force and was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB as an Intelligence Analyst for Combat Search and Rescue. At the end of 2016, before leaving the Air Force, Jamain started a consulting company called Violet White Media LLC. While connecting to the Tucson startup community and realizing the value of making new connections, he created The Drunken Entrepreneur. A filmed networking event where forward thinking innovators are interviewed in front of an interactive audience.
He has spoken, trained and coached in the US, Canada, Australia, Austria, Costa Rica, Colombia, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Tens of thousands of people from four continents have studied with Doug in his Story Theater, Inspirational Leadership and Presentation Skills workshops and train-the trainer programs.Doug used to believe he was destined to be the next Bob Hope. That was back in the 1960’s when he was a child making up his mind about who he wanted to be. He dedicated 20 years of his life to becoming a successful actor, only to realize that his destiny was much greater and far more meaningful than being a movie star. Life has a way of teaching us who we are, doesn’t it?Now, having spoken to audiences all over the world, and having coached and trained countless individuals on how to become amazing speakers, trainers and leaders – he’s discovered that he isn’t supposed to act like Bob Hope. His gift is the ability to give people hope.Doug is the creator of The Story Theater Method for strategic storytelling in business and author of the book by the same name. He is also the creator of The How to Write and Deliver a Dynamite Speech System, and the Next Level Storytelling Video eLearning Series. He not only presents transformational speeches, he follows them by analyzing what he has just done. Not only does he make you laugh and cry, he teaches you how he does it. It’s as if he’s a magician who does a wonderful magic trick, and then takes you behind the curtain and shows you all of his secrets.What Doug Stevenson does is not magic. You can learn how to be a transformational speaker using his methods and technology. You can learn how to use acting, storytelling and drama techniques to connect with people at a deeper level. His motto? Emotion is the fast lane to the brain. The process? Speak from your head with your heart wide open.On the practical side, Doug knows marketing, sales and customer service because he has owned a number of businesses including a real estate brokerage. He learned his lessons in leadership while serving on the board of directors and then as the president of a state association. And finally, Doug learned how to embrace diversity by speaking in different countries to people of different cultures.
- 1969 – 1985 Professional actor in Chicago and Hollywood
- 1975 – 1985 Owner of Justgood Carpentry – construction and remodeling
- 1980 – 1985 Mobile disk jockey with Franklin and Friends
- 1985 – 1999 Residential real estate broker/owner of Sherlock’s Homes
- 1996 – present – professional speaker, trainer, consultant and coach
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Tucson | LatinX in Tech 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 Tucson is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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I am often praised at being a gifted community builder because I care to understand the nuances of human behavior and how to encourage positive interactions. Lately, I pour my innovative ideas in creating cross-border communities and environments that expand on binational relationships to encourage collaboration and co-inspiration.
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In a past life, Jordan was the cofounder of a natural food startup that simplified the smoothie making process, worked in advertising, healthcare IT, among a few other odd jobs. Jordan is from Milwaukee, WI, attended his first Startup Weekend in Madison, WI and is now based in Boulder, CO. He has an appetite for outdoor adventures, cars, and travel!
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