Startup Weekend Community Leaders (Vail)

    Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018

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Startup Weekend Community Leaders (Vail)

Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018

Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Vail Centre - Edwards Campus
216 Main St
Suite 200
Edwards, Colorado 81632

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Learn how to be a leader in your startup community!

Startup Weekend Community Leaders (Vail) brings together leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors from around Colorado that are interested in growing and sustaining their local startup community. Leveraging the Startup Weekend framework, this event will focus on potential solutions to the unique challenges faced by rural entrepreneurs and startup communities. This weekend will also include valuable educational sessions focused on how to be a leader in your startup community! 

Do you have a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? This is the perfect place to look for a team, validate your solution, and receive feedback from experienced community leaders, all in one weekend.

Do you want to be a community leader, but need some help? Educational sessions will be scattered through this weekend to ensure that you have everything you need to be a leader in your startup community! 

Techstars Startup Weekend is a weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • 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.

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Friday May 18th

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

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally pitch a solution to a problem you want to solve.

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:00 pm
Begin Work
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 May 19th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Crash Course: Best Practices for Events
This crash course will cover best practices for planning, hosting, and leading events for entrepreneurs.

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

1:30 pm
Group Gut Check
There are no expert community builders, so let's help each other out! Teams walk around to check-in on each other's progress.

2:30 pm
Rejoin Teams and Begin Work

5:00 pm
Dinner & Discussion
Discussion topic: youth entrepreneurship and the talent gap.

5:30 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 May 20th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:15 am
Discussion: Collaboration and Collisions
Breakout discussion around the importance of regional collaboration and the necessity of creating events that give entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors to collide with one another.

10:00 am
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

11:30 am

12:00 pm
Final Presentations

1:00 pm

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Community Leaders (Vail) 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.


Organizing Team

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

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David Camerucci
Managing Director

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