Final Agenda

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Friday

5:00pm – Doors open at the venue. Registration and networking starts

6:00pm – Dinner will be served early so we can move thru the night without interruption. Mingle with people, network, etc.

7:00pm – Official Kickoff of Startup Weekend and Welcome

7:10pm – Presentations by guest speakers

8:00pm to 9:00pm – Pitches Begin (Pitches are 60-seconds each. Pitch your best idea first, because we may not have a chance for second or third pitches. No Slides/decks/etc. 60 second elevator pitch only. Make it count!)

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Pitched ideas are voted on by the attendees and teams are formed by the top voted ideas.

11:00pm – Teams break off to a bar, coffee shop, hotel lobby, someone’s apartment and begin discussing strategy for building their startup over the weekend (We cannot serve anything at this hour)

11:30pm – Venue closed for the evening

Saturday

8:30am – Doors open and teams begin working

9:00am – Breakfast/Tea/Coffee served

10:00am – Teams continue working and mentors start arriving.

11:00am – Teams better start coding by now or you may not have a product to demo on Sunday

1:00pm – Lunch is served and presentations/announcements/ and a talk by a guest speaker.

2:00pm – Teams continue coding, work on business plans, customer validation

8:00pm – Dinner is served

11:30pm – Venue closed for the evening

Sunday

8:30am – Doors open

9:00am – Breakfast/Tea/Coffee is served; Teams continue working

11:00am – Teams should have a live splash page up with an email capture and a simple blog and they should provide 1 paragraph writeup, logo, twitter id, Facebook URL and website address to facilitator for a writeup of the startups being built at Startup Weekend.

1:00pm – Lunch will be served

2:00pm – Gut check. Start prepping for presentations.

5:00pm – Final presentations of all startups being built.

7:30pm – Panel will vote. Awards

8:00pm – Appetizers/Snacks will be served after the event for those that want to stay and socialize.