Startup Weekend | Bilingual: Bring all ideas!
Friday, October 14 - 16, 2016
Friday, October 14 - 16, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm
NAU Business Innovation Accelerator
220 E 16th St
We bring together a diverse group of people passionate about innovation and business creation. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch new business ventures.
This event will be run through with a unique bilingual theme to reflect our unique, diverse community. So, bienvenidos! Come armed with any idea of your imagination and pitch it during our open-mic 60-second pitch battles on Friday night. This will lead to the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on validating their idea by talking to users, designing/building prototypes and building a business plan with the help of experienced coaches and mentors. On Sunday, teams present and demo their products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.
-What is it like at a Startup Weekend?
Simply put, your life will forever be changed. Check out this video that should give you some insight on the amazing energy at our events: https://vimeo.com/32424882
-What theme is this Startup Weekend?
The theme of this event is "Bilingual: Bring All Ideas". We encourage all the wonderful English and Spanish speaking people of our community and beyond to attend, connect, collaborate, and create with one another around any idea that excites you!
-Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?
No, but we encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you've been thinking about for years, or something last minute you think of during the event. It's a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking.
Do you have more questions?
Check our our FAQ: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq
Here are just a few of the things you get from attending:
-7 meals of food & snacks for the entire weekend
-A unique opportunity to be mentored and coached by industry leaders and educators
-A network of new local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about innovation
-An awesome portfolio piece
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday October 14th
Saturday October 15th
Sunday October 16th
Dr. Ramaswamy Ravikumar
Yuma Regional Medical Center, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
- World's first robotic double valve replacement in 2011
- World's first robotic combined mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft in 2011.
- India's first robotic aortic valve replacement in 2010.
- India's first robotic mitral valve replacement in 2006.
Stacy Gutierrez, PE and CIH
Nicklaus Engineering Inc., CEO
President, JOL Enterprises
Yuma Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Senior Plant Engineer, APS
Coaches and Mentors
Director, Yuma International Airport
Dr. Rosie Cordova, SPHR and SHRM-SCP
Professor, NAU-Business School
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend | Bilingual: Bring all ideas! 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Yuma is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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