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Willamette Startup Weekend

1/25/2013 6:30 PM - 1/27/2013 9:00 PM

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

SCHEDULE

FRI 25

•6:30pm Registration Starts

•7:00pm Dinner & Networking

•7:20pm Welcome & Speakers

•7:30pm Pitches Start

•9:00pm Attendees vote for the top ideas

•9:15pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas

•10:00pm 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

SAT 26

•9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

•12:00pm Lunch

•1:00pm Call for needs & skills

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

•6:30pm Dinner

•7:30pm Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help

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

SUN 27

•9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

•10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)

•12:00pm Lunch

•12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

•3:00pm Gut check. Start prepping for presentations

•4:00pm Dinner

•5:00pm FINAL PRESENTATIONS

•7:30pm Judging & awards

•8:30pm Wrapup

•9:00pm Go home!

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