Startup Weekend Texarkana

    Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017


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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Texarkana

Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017



Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Texas A&M University-Texarkana
7101 Unviersity Ave
Texarkana, TX 75503

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Explore how turning an idea into a business can be a reality.

Startup Weekend gives innovators the chance for hands on discovery, experience, and interaction from a unique group of the most passionate coaches and starup business entrepreneurs.

Be a part of Startup Weekend. Sponsor, be a judge, coach, or volunteer, please email:

COB@tamut.edu

There are sponsorship levels and opportunities available and many ways to be involved in the event that will fit your schedule and area of expertise.

Hotel Accommodations:
https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=TXKTXGI&spec_plan=SUW&arrival=20170321&departure=20170323&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

A group rate and a block of rooms are available to participants that need accommodations in Texarkana. Individuals are responsible for all rooms and charges.




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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 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 April 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 April 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!



Coaches and Mentors


Susan Nash



Josh Dunkeson
Windows System Administrator



Tim Wilson
Director, Small Business Development Center



Darrell Williams
Small Business Development Center



Organizing Team

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

  • Brittney
    Nugent
  • Dana
    Scott
  • Gary
    Stading
  • Caleb
    Pittman

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