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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Nov 1
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 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

Nov 2
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Nov 3
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Tier 2 Sponsors
Judges

Davin Neubacher

Judge

Davin is CEO at Navakai, Inc., a Colorado Springs based Managed Services Provider with a focus on sustainable technology solutions and management for small and mid-sized corporations.

Erik Boles

Judge

Currently CEO at Gearmunk, Erik is a result-oriented Technology & Business Professional with over 20 years experience, Erik has high standards for responsibility, vertical growth and a strong record of success. Proven strengths in business growth plan development & execution, system & network plan development, architecture and deployment, and customer service resulting in increases in market share, total revenues, and profit. A dynamic leader with a passion for the internet, social media, product evangelism, innovation and the ability to effect positive and critical change requiring creativity using team building, leadership and motivation skills.

Jeff Chapman

Judge

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in product development, enterprise architecture planning and product planning and management. He currently provides consulting services in Strategic Planning, focused on new products and business formation. He has had roles both as an internal and independent consultant in the high tech, software and telecom industries. As Vice President of Product Management at Intelliden, Inc. he was responsible for all product and business planning and definition from startup of the company, and assisted closely in the initial funding process. As Chief Application Architect at MCI he led the Enterprise Architecture and Planning team

Tier 3 Sponsors
Coaches

Bryan Lee

Coach

Bryan is a serial entrepreneur. Throughout his entire career, he has been either 100% commissioned or self-employed. Currently, he is the President of a small tech company called Oscium. Bryan won an R&D 100 award in 2012, which recognized his company’s iPad oscilloscope as one of the 100 most technologically significant products of the year. He also holds a B.S. in Finance from The Master’s College and an executive MBA from the University of Denver.

Leif Ulman

Coach

Leif is CEO and head of software development for KidReports. Leif brings over 15 years of software development experience, primarily focused on US Department of Defense and other advanced military and intelligence applications. He holds a B.S in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Colorado. In addition, Leif received his Executive MBA from the University of Denver. Leif is married with two young children and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.

Patrick Rudy

Coach

Patrick Rudy is an investor at Cascade Investment Group. He has worked in various accounting and finance roles for the past seven years and loves helping entrepreneurs establish strong operational and accounting policies from the start. Patrick is a CPA, CFP and CFA level 2 candidate. Patrick serves as treasurer for the Start-up Colorado Springs board as well as the Peak Venture Group board. Patrick is married with three children and enjoys adventuring around Colorado and the Western United States

Organizers
Nick lee
Ian lee
Chris Franz
Courtney Thurman
Liz LIlly
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