Startup Weekend Santa Clara

    Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Santa Clara

Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015



Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Santa Clara University
Lucas Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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WHERE: Santa Clara University 
Lucas Hall
500 El Camino Real 
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs.  Participants are challenged with building functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

Who you’ll meet at Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law).  Twenty nine percent of Startup Weekend participants attend an event to network, 20% attend to develop/build a product, and 13% attend to learn how to create a new venture.  Roughly 80% of attendees plan on continuing to work on their startup after the weekend.

What you’ll get out of the event
  • Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
  • Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups.  Create relationships that last long past the weekend.
  • Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!
  • Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.
  • Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.  
  • Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.
  • Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed! Click here to learn more about some of the offers our Global Sponsors provide during the event.  
  • Your ticket includes food and drink (seven meals), snacks, t-shirt, entry into our Sunday Night Raffle, and the opportunity to win one of our fantastic prize packages.  
Prizes
In addition to all the above benefits, prize packages will be given out to the first, second, and third place teams

  • First Place: A chance at $25,000 in seed funding & Invite to Plug and Play's "Startup Camp" Accelerator Program (Plug and Play Ventures) + 20 hours of legal services (Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, LLP) + 10 hours of 1:1 executive consulting (The One Page Business Plan Company).
  • Second Place: Co-working space 3 month membership (Pacific Workplaces) + 15 hours of legal services (Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, LLP).
  • Third Place: 10 hours of legal services (Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, LLP).
We’re a non-profit on a mission! Startup Weekend has hosted events in countries all over the world. Join us!

** The event shall be taking place at Lucas Hall at Santa Clara University which is located at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. **







EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 27th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Welcome Address
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:45 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


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 until 2AM, when the venue closes.

Saturday February 28th


6:00 am
Open For Business
Doors open at 6am.


9:00 am
Breakfast
Simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:00 pm
Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic Help Desk
Have a legal issue? An ELC representative can help point you in the right direction.


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
Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic Help Desk
Have a legal issue? An ELC representative can help point you in the right direction.


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 until 2AM, when the venue closes.

Sunday March 1st


6:00 am
Open For Business
Venue opens at 6am.


9:00 am
Breakfast
Simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic Help Desk
Have a legal issue? An ELC representative can help point you in the right direction.


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


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up


8:30 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Lisa Kloppenberg
Dean

Dean Kloppenberg is an expert in Constitutional Law and Appropriate Dispute Resolution. She is the co-author of a popular text teaching law students to be effective advocates in negotiation and mediation.  After graduating from the University of Southern California Law Center, Kloppenberg clerked for Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked with Ken Feinberg and others at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler.  As a faculty member at the University of Oregon School of Law, she co-founded the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program.  Kloppenberg served as Dean (2001-2011)  and Professor of Law (2011-13) at the University of Dayton, where she received national recognition for championing “The Lawyer as Problem Solver” curricular and creating the first accelerated five-semester law degree in the nation. She also diversified the faculty, emphasized student services, and fostered a renewed student commitment to service.


Jamie Lerner

Jamie Lerner, President of the Cloud Systems and Solutions organization at 
Seagate Technology, is responsible for Seagate’s growth initiatives in cloud 
computing. He leads an organization responsible for leveraging Seagate scale and leadership in storage to advance the company’s technology portfolio in private and public data center deployments. 

Lerner has more than 20 years of experience in both software development and management of high-growth companies. Prior to Seagate, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group at Cisco, with responsibility for products that enable enterprises and service providers to manage Cisco equipment and associated services more 

Prior to Cisco, Lerner served as Founder, President, and CEO of CITTIO Inc., an enterprise software company that delivers the system monitoring and management tool WatchTower. The idea for CITTIO came while Lerner was managing large data centers at XUMA, Inc., which he co-founded in 1997. 

Event Judges


Alireza Masrour
Managing Partner at Plug & Play Ventures

Alireza Masrour is Managing Partner at Plug & Play Ventures, a place where he led more than 100 investments out of over 20,000 stratup investment opportunity for the firm since 2008. Some of investments led by him are Skytree (Big Data Analytics which named top 10 BigData startups by CIO.com), HealthPocket which acquired by Health Insurance Innovations, Aarki, FiscalNote, Virool and Credit Sesame to name a few.


Colby Springer
Partner at Polsinelli

Colby Springer provides the strategic legal guidance that empowers clients to establish and maintain their intellectual property assets. He counsels publicly traded and privately held companies at all stages of their development life cycles - from start-up and early growth, to mature and venture backed businesses. Colby offers strategic guidance in all aspects of intellectual property, with a specific emphasis on creation, acquisition, and enforcement of patent portfolios. He invests in learning about clients’ businesses, which allows him to assist in the strategic development of their intellectual property portfolios. Colby is an experienced patent litigator and has tried significant cases throughout the country including in the Northern and Central Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Middle District of Florida, the District of Delaware, and before the International Trade Commission


Jim Horan
Founder / President at The One Page Business Plan Company

Jim Horan is Founder/President of The One Page Business Plan Company, an international consulting firm specializing in planning and performance management systems. 

Entrepreneurs, business owners and senior executives have been using this highly efficient and effective planning process since 1997. Over 50 universities teach this process in their undergraduate and graduate programs. Jim is a frequent speaker throughout the country and works 1:1 with Fortune 500 executives and their management teams. 

Jim founded his company in 1990 after nearly two decades in executive financial positions with Shaklee Corporation and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

The company is located in Berkeley, California. It markets, sells and delivers its consulting, training, enterprise software and e-learning systems through its 500+ senior consultants in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Europe.


Jamie Lerner

Jamie Lerner, President of the Cloud Systems and Solutions organization at 
Seagate Technology, is responsible for Seagate’s growth initiatives in cloud 
computing. He leads an organization responsible for leveraging Seagate scale and leadership in storage to advance the company’s technology portfolio in private and public data center deployments. 

Lerner has more than 20 years of experience in both software development and management of high-growth companies. Prior to Seagate, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group at Cisco, with responsibility for products that enable enterprises and service providers to manage Cisco equipment and associated services more 

Prior to Cisco, Lerner served as Founder, President, and CEO of CITTIO Inc., an enterprise software company that delivers the system monitoring and management tool WatchTower. The idea for CITTIO came while Lerner was managing large data centers at XUMA, Inc., which he co-founded in 1997. 


Robert Eberheart

Professor of entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University; former venture capitalist at Actium Ventures; and founder and former CEO of WineInStyle.


Coaches and Mentors


Maxime Prades
Director of Platform

Maxine Prades runs the Platform at Zendesk. He and his team work closely with partners and the developer ocmmunity to ensure that customers get the most from the Zendesk platform and have all the resources they need to make Zendesk their own. Maxine sold his first startup in France 4 years ago and soon after started at Zendesk in Europe to run pre-sales and services. 


Sujee Maniyam

Sujee Maniyam is an expert Big Data consultant and author. He has been developing software for 15 years. His current focus is Big Data technologies (Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud). Sujee has authored and contributed to many open source projects.
He speaks at various conferences and meetups. Sujee runs ‘Big Data Gurus‘ meetup in San Jose, CA.  Sujee has authored books on Big Data, including an open-source book on Hadoop.
Sujee is a founder and principal at Elephant Scale that specializes in expert consulting and training around Big Data technologies. Sujee teaches Big Data technologies regularly. He is also an advisor and mentor for various startups.Sujee’s work can be found @ http://sujee.net


Elizabeth Sweeny
Frugal Innovation Lab, Program Manager

Elizabeth Sweeny is an honors graduate from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, and is currently a degree seeking graduate student at the School of Engineering (M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering).  She has worked in green technology startups, science education non-profits, and is currently a director for the Frugal Innovation Lab, a social impact focused interdisciplinary engineering lab at Santa Clara University. 


Rahda Giduthuri
Consultant, viLOGIC, Inc.



Event Sponsors, and Partners

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Organizing Team

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

  • Adam
    Brutocao
  • Nellie
    Amjadi
  • Steve
    Chao
  • Alexandra
    Louderback
  • Rebecca
    Sullivan
  • Hossein
    Sajjadi
  • Blake
    Brutocao
  • Morgan
    Brutocao
  • Trevor
    Holt
  • Julian
    Novais
  • Noah
    Belkhous
  • Chris
    Chang

Facilitators


Tyrone Howard
MIH man

A 15 year active duty US Navy veteran that worked for Naval Intelligence as a Chinese Linguist and Training Mgr. After getting out he went back to college, but not for long as while there he came up with, tested and developed an algorithm that matches cool people with other cool people. Then after a two years of testing started Get Social - The new old-fashioned way to meet people, as the Founder and CEO. Tyrone is a steering committee member of TechSparks: a social forum for Entrepreneurs, in Pasadena. A co-organizer or the Innovate Pasadena Friday Morning Coffee meetup. A Startup Weekend (SW) Facilitator and lead organizer of multiple events including the first ever SW geared toward underserved students. Most recently Tyrone partnered with the Pasadena NAACP and Innovate Pasadena to help empower and teach underserved kids in the area about the opportunities available in the vibrant Pasadena tech and startup world.


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