Startup Weekend LSU / Baton Rouge

    Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend LSU / Baton Rouge

Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017



Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Business Education Complex
Louisiana State University
4005 Nicholson Drive Ext
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 24th


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 March 25th


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 March 26th


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
Final Presentations


5:30 pm
Judging & Awards


6:30 pm
After Party


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Chris Meaux


Event Judges


Wendy Overton



Vishal Vasanji

Vishal has experience in the healthcare industry.


Kurtay Ogunc



Coaches and Mentors


Andy Maas

Andy understands entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and has a law degree.


Kevin Langley



Steven Perret



Dustin Puryear



Blake Mathias



Melissa Lee



Wendy Overton



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend LSU / Baton Rouge team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Robert
    Lowrey-Dufour
  • James
    Davis

Facilitators


Daniel Johnsen
Founder, The Recovery Station

Founder, The Recovery Station (winner of SW Lex 2013)
From:KY (we love bourbon), live in Louisville, KY; small stint in Charlotte, NC
Background: Founded a few companies, currently making a vending kiosk that dispenses pre/post workout drinks like protein shakes that are customizable and blended on-demand for everyday athletes in gyms (idea was the #1 placing idea at a Startup Weekend during a global startup battle).  I'm heavily active in Louisville & KY's startup scene where I help from basic mentoring with early stage ideas, organize Startup Weekends, throw happy hours for the startup & tech scene, the go-to person for pitch feedback before our area accelerator demo days, and random other items that I often forget and just do as they show up on my calendar.  I have a passion for asking some pretty forceful questions to get early stage entrepreneurs to evaluate their market, problem and solution and arrive at some decision point sooner rather than waiting 18+ months to launch MVPs, scale or bury the idea.
SW/UP: Been part of 13+ (?) Startup Weekends as: Sunday night observer x4; team lead x2; organizer x4; facilitator x1; judge x1; only KY rep for 2014 Vegas Summit; Startup Next participant x3 (I think I hold some type of non-verifiable record for as many ideas as I've taken through); Startup Next mentor x1



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