Global Startup Battle 2011

    Friday, November 18 - 20, 2011


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Global Startup Battle 2011

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2011



Friday, November 18 - 20, 2011
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Microsoft Chevy Chase
5404 Wisconsin Ave NW
Bethesda, MD 20815

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 18th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 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 November 19th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


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

Sunday November 20th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Eric Koester
Main Street Genome Founder, former COO of Zaarly

Eric loves to help create new products, generate innovative business models, and solve intractable problems. His focus is on building and guiding early-stage startups into successful businesses. He is currently focused on helping Main Street businesses through Main Street Genome, a technology business that delivers insight-as-a-service to help owners reduce risk and improve profitability. Previously, Eric cofounded Zaarly, a marketplace to helping amazing entrepreneurs and local service providers make money doing what they love with innovative tools and technology. Outside of his own startups, he loves to help other entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs. He teaches classes at Georgetown University as a professor and serves as an advisor, investor and fan of numerous other startups and entrepreneurs. In his  former life, he worked with hundreds of startups as their startup lawyer (working to help them start, raise money, sell or go public) and as an accountant.



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Battle 2011 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Washington, D.C. is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Mack
    Kolarich
  • Denis
    Baranov

Facilitators


Maris McEdward



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