Global Startup Battle: Delaware
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 5:00 pm
The Loft at Start It Up Delaware
605 N. Market St., 2nd Floor
We're representing Delaware. In the World's. Largest. Startup competition.
Global Startup Battle aims to build a strong, global community through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend and other UP Global programs are hosted around the world. Winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. Global Startup Battle enriches the global entrepreneurial community. It's creating a sense of inclusion between startup teams around the world, and at least in Delaware, we've see it spark more dialogue between organizing teams and startup teams at events in nearby cities, states and regions. We look forward to working with old friends and making new ones, all over the world.
How does Global Startup Battle work?
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 weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. There is a formal judging process and then winners are announced. This is Delaware's 2nd time participating in Global Startup Battle, and we look forward to meeting new people, hearing your ideas, and seeing how much we can accomplish. Together.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday November 21st
Saturday November 22nd
Sunday November 23rd
Having authored dozens of articles, maintained primary responsibility for the firm’s Corporate Restructuring Trend Watches and Case Alerts, and lectured on a variety of topics regarding corporate restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy related issues, Mike has kept his finger on the pulse of restructuring precedent/strategy and ensured that his clients, co-counsel and restructuring contacts are educated and up-to-speed on the state of the law.
Significant debtor and trustee engagements led by Mike include: lead counsel to OCZ Technologies; lead counsel to Solar Trust of America; lead counsel to Pemco Holdings; lead counsel to Lang Holdings; lead counsel to Indalex Holdings; lead counsel to WomenFirst Healthcare; lead counsel to Medifacts Holdings; lead counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee of Global Vision Products; lead counsel to Basin Water; lead counsel to American Fibres & Yarns; lead counsel to Chapter 11 Trustee of Institute for Cancer Prevention; co-counsel to Eddie Bauer; co-counsel to Freedom Communications; co-counsel to Tuscany International Drilling; co-counsel to Green Field Energy Services; co-counsel to Accuride Corp; co-counsel to Diamond Glass; co-counsel to Riverstone Networks; co-counsel to Regent Communications; and co-counsel to National Envelope Corp.
Significant non-debtor engagements led by Mike include: lead counsel to Landry’s Restaurants in connection with acquisition of Claim Jumper restaurants and as stalking horse bidder for Bugaboo Creek restaurants; co-counsel to the Yucaipa Companies in the Allied Systems Chapter 11 case; co-counsel to Tennenbaum Capital and certain affiliates in the Trico Marine Chapter 11 cases; lead counsel to Callidus Capital (Chapter 15 of Xchange Technology); and lead counsel to Canadian receiver in the Earthrenew Chapter 15 proceedings.
Dan is currently responsible for all of the University’s entrepreneurship-related academic programs (undergraduate, graduate, & executive), which emphasize marketing and the important role of “raising customers” for any new venture. He also oversees signature components of the Horn Program including the: Startup eXperience, Hen Hatch (startup funding competition), Venture Development Center (a student business hatchery and incubator), Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs, and Entrepreneurial Resource Exchange & Support Network.
Dan has taught a wide variety of marketing courses at the graduate (G) and undergraduate (U) level, including Information Technology Applications in Marketing (U/G), Marketing Strategy (U), Introduction to Marketing (U), Being Persuasive in Business Situations (G), and Market Research and Profile Analysis for New Ventures (G). He currently teaches courses related to entrepreneurship.
Dan's research has been published in several top-tier journals, including: Addiction, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His research centers on moral behaviors, substance abuse prevention, social marketing, consumer socialization, and symbolic aspects of consumption behaviors. Since joining the University’s faculty in 2000, Dan’s research and service have been recognized with several awards; he has also received several award nominations for his teaching.
Dan possesses extensive consulting experience and more than a decade of nonprofit board experience, including roles as board president and chair of several different committees.
first pro sports-entertainment network specifically designed for the next generation of fans and athletes. It scaled within months of launch to over 8.6 million subscribers and has over 1.2 billion views across a library of 30,000 videos.
Coaches and Mentors
Carvertise's fast growing traction has led a hand in winning numerous business competitions including the New Castle County’s "Swim with the Sharks" pitch competition, and University of Delaware’s premier funding competition, Hen Hatch.
Mac graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Finance. He resides in Wilmington, Delaware and is growing Carvertise out of Wilmington's startup and entrepreneurial hub and coworking space, Start It Up Delaware.
Frank also is an Adjunct Faculty member at Delaware Technical and Community College, where he teaches a variety of business courses in strategy, accounting and funding for entrepreneurs. He also serves on the Advisory Board for DTCC’s Business Technologies Department.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Global Startup Battle: Delaware 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.
Startup Weekend Delaware is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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