StartupWeekend Seattle - Nov 11th-13th 2011


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  • FACILITATOR So what is Startup Weekend all about? Startup Weekend is one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneur education in the world. Our mission is toeducate and inspire entrepreneurs and give them the motivation and networking they need to take the next step in creating asuccessful startup company. Founded in 2007, we ’ ve since become a registered 501c3 non-profit and focused on expanding our model to become a global, hyper-local grassroots movement.Some quick facts:- Startup Weekend has helped educate & inspire over 25,000 entrepreneurs- They have done over 200 events in over 35 countries to date and are on track to do over 150 in 2011- Over 150 organizers and volunteers that are the driving force in Startup Weekend ’ s success- Over 850 ventures have been launched at Startup Weekend ’ s around the globe.
  • ORGANIZER **Please customize this slide to give attendees all relevant practical info about the weekend.
  • ORGANIZER We love our sponsors, etc etc etc...
  • FACILITATOR Aside from local sponsors, as a non profit Startup Weekend relies on global sponsorships and grants to be sustainable and expand globally. A lot of these global sponsors offer resources to each of the attendees with products and service they will find valuable over the next 54 hours. If you have not already, please pick up a Global Sponsor one pager that list out all of these resources you can use over the weekend. : provides a web-service API for businesses to build scalable, reliable communication appsTHE DEAL: $50 credit using code “ ENTER TWILIO CODE HERE ” Want more? Give more credit by sending a DM to @Twilio, or get even more by emailing [email_address] Amazon AWS : delivers a set of services that together form a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform “ in the cloud ” .THE DEAL: $50 credit per team + an additional $200 credit to the 1st place team. Ask your facilitator to claim your team ’ s $50 credit. Microsoft BizSpark: Is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups, providing Software, Support and Visibility. Request your enrollment code at rk Kauffman Foundation: is the worl d ’ s largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship. In September 2010 Startup Weekendreceived a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which empowers us to continue to scale globally and to studythe unpredictable science of successful entrepreneurship. To learn more about the Kauffman Foundation, check them out at A mentorship driven startup accelerator and a great next step to consider after Startup Weekend.I encourage you all to learn more about them and other startup accelerators because they are the perfect next step to startup success after this weekend.
  • ORGANIZER **Please customize this slide to give attendees all relevant practical info about the weekend.
  • GEW is the world ’s largest celebration of you—the smart, creative and sometimes crazy people who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and make the world a better place to live.
  • GEW is the world ’s largest celebration of you—the smart, creative and sometimes crazy people who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and make the world a better place to live.
  • What else is going on around the world during GEW—besides 60+ Startup Weekend events?
  • Facilitator As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are all participating in the Global Startup Battle. There are 60 Startup Weekends happening all over the world over two weekends! The winner from this Startup Weekend will compete in the Global Startup Battle to become the Global Champion! If your team wins, then you will have 24 hours to submit a 90 Second pitch (November 13 winners must post their videos by 11PM PST on November 14, and November 20 winners must post their videos by 11PM PST on November 21 , and the global voting will begin on November 22 and run through November 28, 11PM PST. Votes will be counted and verified, and the winner will be announced on November 30.
  • Organizer The Global Champion will win these prizes in addition to the local prizes. If our city wins, not only will you be representing your team, but our city on a world stage at Demo Asia! The winner also gets web design/branding services from Btrax, a legal package from Cooley Law, and a PR launch package from the Kauffman Foundation!
  • FACILITATOR Organizer ’ s will write down the title of each pitched idea, the order number , and the name of the pitcher on a sheet of paper. Once all pitches have been finished (during the 30 minutes of networking), organizers will post each idea on a wall/window and hand out 3 blank sticknotes to each participant. - These are your votes, don ’ t lose them! You ’ ll then have 30 minutes to place your stickynotes on the ideas you ’ d like to see worked on over the weekend. You can vote for your own idea if you want, and you ’ re welcome to paste all 3 votes on 1 idea or spread them out. (Note: you don ’ t need to write your name on the stickynotes: it ’ s all anonymous.) After the 30 minutes are up we ’ ll take down the ideas and tally the votes to determine the top ideas.
  • StartupWeekend Seattle - Nov 11th-13th 2011

    1. 1. Welcome to Startup Weekend Seattle Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011
    2. 2. Startup WHAT?
    3. 3. Housekeeping! <ul><li>Thank-you ’ s / recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Hashtags = #swseattle, #startupbattle, #gew </li></ul><ul><li>Upload pics to Flickr with same hashtags </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities - Restrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi Code: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Neil </li></ul>
    4. 4. Schedule Friday Saturday Sunday Breakfast and work! - 9:00 Mentors arrive - 10:00 Lunch and Pitch Workshop- 12:00 Dinner - 18:00 Sleep(?) - 22:59 9:00 - Breakfast and work 12:00 – Lunch 4:30 - Some food 5:00 - Presentations (4 min each!) 8:00 - Voting and awards 7:30ish – Pitching 8:30 - Vote on top ideas, form teams! 10:00 - Start working!
    5. 5. Sponsors
    6. 6. Global Sponsors
    7. 7. Startup Weekend Book
    8. 8. Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 123 countries 25,000 partners 40,000 events & activities 10 million participants
    9. 9. clicky
    10. 10. 2011 Highlights <ul><li>Startup Open: Competition for the most promising startups launched between GEW 2010 & GEW 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the Dragons : Entrepreneurs from eight countries throughout Europe traveled to the Netherlands to pitch their startup to a jury of ‘Dragons’ —for a chance to secure an investment up to €1,000,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition : The best clean technology ideas from around the world were pitched to investors and . </li></ul><ul><li>Your Big Year : Compete through a series of tasks and quizzes for one of 12 slots to fly to Liverpool next March to compete during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress for the final prize—a one-year trip around the world to network & unleash their ideas. </li></ul>
    11. 11. ~60 Startup Weekends over 2 weekends ~1000s of amazing ideas ~60 Winning Teams #startupbattle
    12. 12. Global Champion Prizes! Table at Launch Pad at the Launch Conference (San Francisco) to meet the top investors in Silicon Valley in March 2012! Includes flight for 2 team members. Will get a table in the Startup Pavilion at Demo Asia (Singapore) and meet international investors in February 2012 – Based on audience vote, may have a chance to present on stage at Demo Asia! $6,500 Worth of Web Design/Branding services from BTRAX PR Launch Package from the Kauffman Foundation $5,000 Incorporation and Legal Advice Package from Cooley Law
    13. 20. most importantly HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TECH CHECK & DRY RUN WITH TIMER! (set cues to stay on track) Only 1-2 speakers (saves time) No numbers without justification (i.e. hockey stick growth curve) Focus on MVP - what you ’ ve accomplished (leave the frills for Q&A) Save demos locally - wireless WILL crash (or preload all pages in different tabs) sunday Presentations