Startup Weekend Vancouver

    Friday, June 2 - 4, 2017

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
  7. Blog
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Startup Weekend Vancouver

Friday, June 2 - 4, 2017

Friday, June 2 - 4, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Colab Coworking
915 Broadway
Suite #100
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Build a business in a weekend.

Have you ever wondered if your idea is worth turning into a business?

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that's designed to help you help you launch your idea. The weekend is all about getting the right people together who have ideas, or expertise or ability to help make it happen. 

You bring the ideas, skills, and talent and we bring the expertise and structure. It's an open structure that lets anyone pitch a business idea and build a team to help you make it a reality. It can be an application, a service, a food, or even a device or tool. Anything you can think of we've seen it and we can help.

Vancouver has become a growing, vibrant town turning into a city with great new opportunities. That means we need entrepreneurial and innovative people like you. 

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Friday June 2nd

6:30 pm
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
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 June 3rd

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

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

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

Sunday June 4th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Mat Ellis

Mat is the founder & CEO of Cloudability, the leading provider of cloud cost analytics to enterprises. Originally from the UK, and now based in Portland, Ore., He is also known as an advisor to startups across the US.

Michael Wallace

Event Judges

Allie Magyar

Allison Magyar is a skilled entrepreneur and event management expert with over 15 years of experience leading companies and planning events for Fortune 500 companies around the world. She founded Hubb in 2012 to build a technology solution that directly addressed the needs of event technology for meeting planners as they manage the overload of information for their event content. 

Kevin Getch

Kevin Getch is the Founder and Director of Digital Strategy at Webfor, a full-service digital marketing agency providing search engine optimization, social media marketing, website and logo design. His claim to fame is that his team won the Vancouver Business Journal's Fastest Growing Business Award in 2013 and he was nominated earlier this year for the small business person of the year award for the state of Washington. 

George DeCarlo

George is a local entrepreneur and Angel Investor. He first company Dotster was a huge success and his second company, Woobox is well on the ay to repeating that success.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Vancouver 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.

Community Sponsor

Organizing Team

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

  • Dave
  • Pete
  • Jerrod
  • Serena
  • murray
  • Danny
  • Josie
    Jamison Sanders
  • Steven
  • Tom
  • Michael

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