What to Expect at Triad Startup Weekend:
The Triad Startup Weekend is fast approaching. Held at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, events begin 6:30 pm Friday, April 15th, and last till Sunday the 17th. Attendees will have opportunities to: network, share ideas, practice pitches and gain valuable insights from experienced coaches while competing against other startup teams.
As Triad Startup Weekend begins, Friday night entrepreneurs will have a chance to mingle with like minded peers, have dinner, attend presentations and form their teams. Saturday’s events start early and go throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, coaching meetings, and opportunities to work. Sunday’s events also start early and include more time to work on projects, meet with coaches, final chances to refine presentations and attend the judging where awards will be given to those responsible for the most promising startups.
Tickets are available on the Triad Startup Weekend website.
FRIDAY April 15
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 16
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 17
10:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, pancakes by Sam Funchess & coffee
10:00 AM Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions
12:30 PM Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
1:30 PM Lunch
Heavy lunch to power through the final stages.
3:00 PM Presentation
Prep Final hours of work time should be focused on & Tech Check perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place
5:00 PM Snacks
Snacks to tide you to the after party.
5:00 PM Final Presentations
Ready, Set GO!
6:00 PM Judging & Awards
You are a winner!
6:30 PM Wrap-Up
Help clean everything up so we can do it again.
7:00 PM Go Home!
Or join for a final beverage to finish the weekend off.