Startup Weekend Toronto - Internet of Things Edition

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014


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Startup Weekend Toronto - Internet of Things Edition

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014


Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

MakeWorks
1139 College Street West
Toronto, ON M6H 1B5

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Calling entrepreneurs, hackers, dreamers, change makers and catalysts: change the world in 54 hours!

Have the urge to create? Think you have the best idea for the next best thing? Then, listen up. 

Startup Weekend Toronto is bringing you our Internet of Things edition this November 21-23. 

Come pitch, join a team, iron out your business model, and build away! In just 54 hours teams will come together to create startups from scratch and learn about entrepreneurship in a hands-on and meaningful way. Developers, designers, business experts, and makers will come to build prototypes and launch startups that use hardware or software to interconnect us all and change the world.

We're stoked about event space at Makeworks and The Shop where you’ll have access to workshops full of maker tools and materials plus guidance and training from our expert maker mentors. The possibilities of what can be created during the weekend are just about endless. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a ticket and let's do this!




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 21st


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
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 November 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


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


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


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

Sunday November 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

Startup Weekend Toronto is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Rob
    Kenedi
  • Heather
    Simmonds
  • Alison
    Gibbins
  • Irfan
    Pirbhai
  • Jon
    Buccella

Facilitators


Alison Gibbins

Alison is a startup junkie and customer development expert with wins at Startup Weekend (Griflens; babySIMPLIFY). She is a Data Geek and CRM Marketer, and the Founder of Toronto Moms Group.


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