Startup Weekend UA

    Friday, January 30 - February 1, 2015


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend UA

Friday, January 30 - February 1, 2015



Friday, January 30 - February 1, 2015
Event starts at 5:00 pm

UA Science and Engineering Library
744 N. Highland Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday January 30th


5:00 pm
Registration
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


6:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday January 31st


7:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


9:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


6:00 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


11:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday February 1st


7:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:00 am
Begin Work
Finish last minute details


10:30 am
Send Presentations


11:00 am
Final Presentations
Teams present their final product


1:00 pm
Judging and Awards


1:30 pm
Lunch and Wrap-up



Speakers


Andrew Chaifetz
Founder & CEO at NoteBowl

I love to make products that better people's lives and can move our world forward.

Event Judges


Greg Teesdale
Member at Desert Angels

Guidance to small, emerging companies in the development of their business strategies, detailed business plans, and business processes.

Specialties: 30+ years at venture-backed emerging growth companies with 20+ years at the C-level.


Linsay Craten
Professor at The University of Arizona

Giving entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-spirited professionals the freedom to focus on their passions, I specialize in full range business analysis and strategic planning for growth. 


Andrew Chaifetz
Founder & CEO at NoteBowl

I love to make products that better people's lives and can move our world forward.


Patrick Marcus
President at Marcus Engineering, LLC



Dan Janes
Entrepreneur-in-Residence @ University of Arizona

Built and led successful teams across multiple disciplines as both an entrepreneur and organizational leader. The foundation of my success comes from bringing together the right people who enjoy the challenge of addressing challenging problems.


Anita Bell
Acting Director at Arizona Center for Innovation



Coaches and Mentors


Ian Tracey
Chief Organizer at Hack Arizona & Software Engineer at Latitude

Ian is the co-founder and Chief Organizer at Hack Arizona where he works to build a world-class hacker culture here in the southwest through a 36 hour hackathon event which features over 700 students and 30 sponsoring organizations. Ianalso helps build autonomous drone software at Latitude Engineering. Ian has a background in tech startups and consulting and he was a part of the winning team of Startup Weekend Tucson in 2013.


Justin Williams
Executive Director, Innovate UA at University of Arizona

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



Linsay Craten
Professor at The University of Arizona

Giving entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-spirited professionals the freedom to focus on their passions, I specialize in full range business analysis and strategic planning for growth. 


Chris Porter
Digital Native | Customer Development | Passionately Inquisitive

I started No Tall Order to live my passion of helping organizations, and the people within them, effectively use technology and digital marketing to do three things.
1. Connect with their existing customers through communicating effectively
2. Be visible to new customers
3. Increase individual productivity and effectiveness


Tony Ford
Artfire.com, Maker House, Sparc Interactive

Tony Ford has over 20 years experience in media and management. He directs social media, new media, and web media content creation and marketing for Sparc Interactive, ArtFire.com and is the founder of Maker House, the worlds first artisan driven maker space in Tucson, AZ.


Elliott Ledley
Community Volunteer at Startup Tucson



Stephen Ost
CEO at Ufree



Greg Teesdale
Member at Desert Angels

Guidance to small, emerging companies in the development of their business strategies, detailed business plans, and business processes.

Specialties: 30+ years at venture-backed emerging growth companies with 20+ years at the C-level.


Shannon Sartin
VP Federal Operations at Audioeye

Passionate about assisting companies in winning government contracts, I utilize various tools to identify unique opportunities within state, local and federal government while strategizing to ensure maximum impact for proposals and bids.


Jen Watson
Technology Commercialization

Work with University researchers in all technology areas to identify the commercial relevance of novel technologies, develop proof of concept and commercialization plans and access resources for successful commercialization.


Anita Bhappu
Associate Professor, Retailing & Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona



Steven Szymeczek
Co-Founder and Design Engineer at Penumbra Engineering LLC

I am a results driven engineer who focuses on DFMA and quality end products. I highly value the customer experience and utilizing current technology to present a product.


Alex Ganz
Owner, SCAD Media, LLC

Creates multifaceted advertising and communications solutions for creative needs in the United States and Germany from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups with extensive cross-media experience.


Organizing Team

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

  • Courtney
    Fey
  • Justin
    Williams
  • Nick
    Morin
  • Fernanda
    Maria Varela
  • Kenny
    Pham

Facilitators


Justin Williams
Executive Director, Innovate UA at University of Arizona

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



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