Startup Weekend West Chester
Friday, June 1 - 3, 2018
Friday, June 1 - 3, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
West Chester University - Business & Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
Your idea in 54 hours
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:
- 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.
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”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
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Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs or as a consummate team captain since Little League. So when he created Saxbys in 2005, he never really considered it to be a coffee company — instead, it’s a hospitality company fueled by great coffee. Saxbys has since grown from one corner café to a 30-unit, Philadelphia-based
hospitality business with a mission: Make Life Better.
Driven by deep-seated core values and O.D.D. (outgoing, detail-oriented, and disciplined) team members,
Saxbys is headquartered in Center City Philadelphia with cafés in six states and on many college campuses
— and growing fast (30% a year fast). In April 2015, Saxbys opened its first experiential learning café. The
product of a partnership between Saxbys and Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, it’s the
nation’s first entirely student-run café where students earn full academic credit through a university cooperative
education (co-op) program.
Nick is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and
an adjunct professor at Drexel University, where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial franchising. As a frequent guest lecturer at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, Nick loves supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and encouraging everyone he meets to believe in the Saxbys mission and core values. He serves on the Board of The Franklin Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, the Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship and Drexel’s
Steinbright Career Development Center and is a Corporate Council Member for the Children’s Hospital of
Philadelphia. In 2017, he was named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of
Commerce as well as EY’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year. He resides in Center City Philadelphia with his
wife and son.
Coaches and Mentors
Information Technology and Product Development
Techstars Startup Weekend West Chester is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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