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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!

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 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

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.

 

Venue: 600 Brickell Building, Free Parking

Map: Google Map Link


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Schedule

Friday

Oct 12
  • 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

Oct 13
  • 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

Oct 14
  • 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!
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Juan Diego Calle

CEO of .Co

Lori Anne Wardi

Vice President of .CO

Lori Anne Wardi is Vice President of .CO Internet. Responsible for all matters involving brand strategy, business development and global communications, Lori Anne spends her time traveling the world and preaching the bible of .CO.

Gold Sponsors
Judges

Nabyl Charania

Managing Director at Rokk3rLabs

Nabyl facilitates the overall direction of Rokk3r Labs, oversees strategic business and technology development, and manages the intellectual property portfolio for R3L.
Previously, Nabyl has built and grown software companies, developed R&D teams as well as managed large teams. Nabyl graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of Waterloo.
A serial entrepreneur with a history of success, Nabyl’s goal is to grow Rokk3r Labs’ IP portfolio and launch successful companies through the Rokk3r Labs infrastructure, process and team.

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Peter Martinez

Founder @ CloudShopper.com & Pikchur.com   |   LinkedIn

A serial entrepreneur, Peter has successfully launched several tech startups which have engaged millions of users and have been featured on news outlets including BBC News, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Miami Herald, TechCrunch, Mashable, among others. Both Pikchur and Cloudshopper have been noted for their innovative approaches to solving common pain points in daily life. Peter earned an Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering and has focused the last decade developing, scaling and consulting on mobile & application development and social media.

Ulises I. Orozco

Founder @ CloudShopper.com   |   LinkedIn

Ulises is Co-Founder, Product Manager and Lead Designer at CloudShopper. Ulises has been designing and developing websites for over 10 years. Before taking on the web full-time, Ulises spent 7 years in the operational and management arm of the financial services industry.

Brian Breslin

CEO @ Infinimedia   |   LinkedIn

Brian is a long term web entrepreneur having been involved in various internet businesses since 1996. Over the years Brian’s firm, Infinimedia, has worked with a number of Fortune 500 firms, and built solutions used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Brian currently serves as a venture coach for UM Launchpad, and advisor to several local startups.

Brian is best known for his involvement in the South Florida tech community. His work with Refresh South Florida has helped catalyze the local tech community, and earned him recognition as a “Top 20 under 40 business leader” and “Power 30 under 30” for Miami. His organization, Refresh, boasts thousands of members, and has helped drive millions of dollars in value creation for South Florida businesses.

Andrej Kostresevic

Founder at New Frontier Nomads   |   LinkedIn

Organizer of @androidsofla and @mialeanstartup. Founder of http://newfrontiernomads.com, a mobile dev lab helping startups build innovative mobile experiences.
FL, USA

Davide Di Cillo

Founder of SyncPad   |   LinkedIn

Founder of SyncPad. Designer and entrepreneur, I try to apply my creativity to my business and projects.

German Montoya

Managing Director at Rokk3rLabs

Responsible for establishing new alliances and client relationships that help drive Rokk3rLabs vision: game changing ideas for our hyper-connected world.
Rokk3rLabs is an evolution of Rokk3r Mobile. The product of the merger with DecipherLabs, we have established a new type of company that offers thought-leadership, consulting and entrepreneurship.

Nabyl Charania

Managing Director at Rokk3rLabs

Nabyl facilitates the overall direction of Rokk3r Labs, oversees strategic business and technology development, and manages the intellectual property portfolio for R3L.
Previously, Nabyl has built and grown software companies, developed R&D teams as well as managed large teams. Nabyl graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of Waterloo.
A serial entrepreneur with a history of success, Nabyl’s goal is to grow Rokk3r Labs’ IP portfolio and launch successful companies through the Rokk3r Labs infrastructure, process and team.

Juan Montoya

General Manager

Juan uses his deep experience in project planning and execution, economic and industry research and business development to manage delivery and day-to-day operations at Rokk3r Labs.
Prior to Rokk3r Labs, Juan gained strong management and consulting experience across industries and verticals advising major public and private sector service clients in complex multi million dollar programs, including the US Department of Agriculture, the US Department of Treasury, the World Bank Group and numerous other organizations.

Charles Irizarry

IA Director

Charles architects technology solutions, and develops user experiences that are intuitive and beautiful to use and work with.
He was Co-Founder and Partner at 5DPI Media, a web development start-up based out of Miami. Charles ran daily operations and excelled in information architecture design, solution delivery and daily sales efforts that put 5DPI Media on the map and played a critical role in the acquisition of 5DPI by Decipher Labs and in the merger of Decipher Labs with Rokk3r Mobile to form Rokk3r Labs.

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Organizers
Peter Martinez
Susan Amat
Tom Nagel
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