Startup Weekend Tucson

    Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Tucson

Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016

Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Connect Coworking
33 S 6th Ave
Tucson , AZ 85701

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You don't have to be an expert entrepreneur, just be willing to learn something new! 
Contact Event Director, Courtney Fey with any questions! or 520-664-5654

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Friday September 9th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants -Thanks to Brooklyn Pizza for providing dinner and gift cards

7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders (Great talk from mentor Tony Ford)

8:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:15 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 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 September 10th

8:45 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:15 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

9:15 am
optional yoga at Connect Coworking!

12:00 pm
Thanks to Eegees for providing lunch! +watermelon flavor!

6:20 pm
Thanks to Mama's Hawaiian BBQ, 3rd year sponsoring Startup Weekend

6:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

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

Sunday September 11th

8:50 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:05 am
Work on Pitches
Tony Ford and other mentors will be available for questions and help on final presentation

2:55 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:00 pm
Pasta Dinner
Invite your friends and family to watch the pitches

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:15 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm
Wrap-Up + After Party
@ Hotel Congress!

Coaches and Mentors

Aaron Gopp

Tony Ford, 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, and is the founder of Maker House, the worlds first artisan driven maker space in Tucson, AZ.

Patrick Marcus
President at Marcus Engineering, LLC

Andrew Slattery

Aaron Gopp

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Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Tucson 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.

Signature Sponsors

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Organizing Team

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

  • Courtney
  • Justin
  • Victoria
  • Shane
  • Chris

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