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Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro
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Startup Weekend Corvallis Intro

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This is a great intro for those who don't know what Startup Weekend is, what to expect, or what they might take away from it.

This is a great intro for those who don't know what Startup Weekend is, what to expect, or what they might take away from it.

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  • PLEASE PUSH REGISTRATION VIA STARTUP WEEKEND WEBSITE
  • 3 months of FREE hosting brought to you via Sun Startup Essentials
  • Overview:Microsoft BizSpark is an exciting way for Microsoft to help provide business startups with the development tools, advice and exposure they need at a time when they are most valuable and least affordable—during the first three years.Facts about the Program:Enrollment in the program is free. Microsoft assesses a U.S. $100 program offering fee at exit. Startups can participate for up to 3 years.Members are sponsored by a Network PartnerEligibility: privately held in a software business less than 3 years old at time of enrollment less than US $1M in annual revenue (country-level variants of less than USD $1M apply)Software:Current, full-featured Microsoft tools and platforms to build your application (e.g.)Visual Studio Team System Team Suite (VSTS) with MSDN  subscription– for the entire development teamExpression StudioLicenses for servers you can host them on: Windows Server (all versions); SQL Server (all versions); Office SharePoint Server; Systems Center, and BizTalk Server.Support Community Support: Startups get connected to Network Partners: organizations who provide programs, mentoring, training and other resources and uniquely know the Startup Community. Technical Support: Professional Technical Support from Microsoft and access to Microsoft Early Adopter Program including Pre-release Software and Training, Invitations to Local Events and 24x7 Tech supportVisibility:Startups can be profiled and promoted on the BizsparkDB, an online startup directory, where Microsoft will promote promising startups to an audience of potential investors, clients, and partnersOutcomes of BizSpark :Creates a mutually beneficial ecosystem among three groups: high-potential technology startups, entrepreneurial and economic development organizations, and Microsoft.Helps foster software innovation by enabling startups to easily access Microsoft’s tools, services and support that can help them get their solutions to market quickly.
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    • 1.
    • 2. What & Who is Startup Weekend?
      What?
      Build Communities
      Start Companies
      Provide Resources
      Non-Profit 501c6
      52 cities
      12 countries
      Who?
      John Sechrest
      Marc, Clint & Cameron in Seattle
      The Community
    • 3. Successful Companies
    • 4. What to expect:
      On Friday night people pitch their ideas, (there are usually between15 and 20 pitches). We do a simple vote to narrow down the ideas, andthen people then gather around each idea and form teams. We generally see teams between 3-10 people.
      On Saturday the teams come in early and work workwork. During the day, industry experts will circulate to mentor and advise the teams.
      On Sunday everyone works until evening, when everyone gives demos of the newly created startups to the group and a panel of industry experts.
      It’s a great learning experience, great networking, and a lot of funto roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches launching a newstartup!
    • 5. FREE Post Weekend Legal Webinar
      Eric Koester from Cooley & Startup Weekend Veteran
      “Should I Incorporate?”
      “How do I protect my intellectual property (or do I even have any?)”
      “What should we do next?”
      “Do I need to hire a lawyer?”
      “How do we accept funds if someone wants to invest?”
      Tuesday, Dec 8 @ 4pm PST - Webinar
      http://startupweekend.org/cooley
    • 6. DEMO is one of the foremost tech conferences in the world. What types of companies come from DEMO?
      vmware, Salesforce.com, Tivo, Bitgravity, Symantec, Java, E*Trade, Boingo, palm, six apart, and more!
      Why is this cool?
      Successful Startup Weekend companies will get “fast track” consideration with the directors of DEMO for the Alpha Pitch segment of the event for early stage startups! Stay tuned for other great opportunities to come from this partnership!
      Already a Startup?
      Get the Demo Facts, and Attend DEMOspring 2010 in California March 21st-23rd. DEMO.COM
    • 7.
    • 8. Go to startupweekend.org/hosting
    • 9. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups, providing:
      Software
      • Development tools and technologies to build applications
      • 10. Server licenses to host them
      Support
      • Community support Network Partners
      • 11. Professional technical support from Microsoft
      Visibility
      • Profile and promotion on the BizSparkDB on www.microsoftstartupzone.com
      Software
      Visibility
      Support
      REQUEST ENROLLMENT CODE: http://startupweekend.org/bizspark
    • 12. Friday Presentations
      90 Seconds
      Outline the PROBLEM
      What is your SOLUTION
      What RESOURCES do you need?
    • 13. How to get the most out of Startup Weekend
      Courtesy of Danielle Morrill – Startup Weekend 4 time veteran and Director of Marketing for Twilio
    • 14. Maximize Productivity
      Bring your own internet (MiFi, iPhone tether, broadband card, something!)
      Use free tools like Wordpress, Google Apps, Google App Engine etc. to get up and running quickly.
      Get a “marketing lackey” to do anything that isn’t coding.
      Remove all barriers to productivity for your engineers, period.
      Don’t be afraid to fire people if it isn’t working out.
    • 15. Manage Expectations
      The first 10 hours after your team is formed will be “wasted”, deal with it without getting too aggravated.
      Pad your estimates – build trust with new people, don’t let them down.
      Skip the titles, equity, etc. conversations until after working proof of concept and biz model.
    • 16. Build a Culture That Launches
      Recruit developers first, poach the best people if you have to.
      Focus on getting to proof of concept fast with just a few features.
      Pick an idea you know how to build, add cool experimental features later if you have time.
      Get customers right away – learn from them, treat them like gold.
      Start planning your presentation/pitch early, it will help clarify your vision.
    • 17. Now What?
      Check out one of the past 10 events we had for GEW – They were ALL a huge success
      http://idaho.startupweekend.org/
      http://tulsa.startupweekend.org
      http://atlanta.startupweekend.org/
      http://dallas.startupweekend.org
      http://la.startupweekend.org/
      http://nyc.startupweekend.org
      http://cleveland.startupweekend.org
      http://lexington.startupweekend.org
      http://london.startupweekend.org
      http://bayarea.startupweekend.org/
      Tell your friends! This is about continuing and fueling innovation in the Corvallis community!
    • 18. Now What?
      http://corvallis.startupweekend.org
      20% off using “slideshare” code
      Check out one of the past 10 events we had for GEW – They were ALL a huge success
      Tell your friends! This is about fueling innovation in the Corvallis community!
      http://startupweekend.org/

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