November 14 – 16, 2014
Ben Franklin TechVentures, Lehigh Valley, PA
One of the nation’s premier entrepreneurship events, Startup Weekends draw entrepreneurs, inventors, product developers, business owners, and others to pitch their ideas and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Friday, November 14th:
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: Being Work – Start to formalize teams and take 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, November 15th
Sunday, November 16th
For more information and schedule: Startup Weekend Lehigh Valley
The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation is a co-sponsor of the event.