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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.

Events Summary

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.


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.

Written by Jeremy Hutton

Jeremy Hutton

Computer Science Student at University of Greensboro, intern with Triad Startup Lab

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