Women 2.0 and Startup Weekend are partnering on November 19 - 21, 2010 at Hacker Dojo (Mountain View, CA) for Women 2.0 Startup Weekend! We provide the co-working space and brain fuel, and you bring the energy and innovation to build something big over the weekend. Both men and women are invited to get your ticket for Women 2.0 Startup Weekend now! Maybe you have an idea, maybe you don't? Maybe you started a startup before, maybe you haven't? Maybe you are a developer, a designer, a do-er? Bring an idea, or just yourself! Come to join a team and start a project (or company) over the weekend. We will be hacking and building for 54 hours! Startup Weekend is a place to test ideas, contribute to ideas, and meet potential founders. We are bringing together the most innovative, talented, and out-of-the-box entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
Check out what happened at last year's Women 2.0 Startup Weekend - we created 19 startups! How it works: Ideas are pitched and teams formed around them on Friday night at 7pm. Over the weekend, companies develop products and/or services. Company pitches are delivered on Sunday at 5pm, and judging begins at 6pm. If this your first Startup Weekend, read this FAQ.
Women 2.0 Startup Weekend Speakers (Friday, November 19) Kazi Islam (CEO, Grameenphone IT) Kazi is the CEO of Grameenphone IT, a technology company focusing on innovation on mobile and communication. Kazi Islam returned back to Bangladesh after 18 years of living and working abroad. Kazi has extensive experience in industries such as IT, Communication, Media, Energy & Utility, Automotive and Consumer Electronics. His core focus is creating technology based solutions and services for developing countries through partnership with global technology companies to make positive impact on socio-economic conditions. Mariya Genzel (Co-Founder & CTO, SayHired) SayHired (formerly Ultimate Hire) was one of the 19 startups that came out of the 2009 Women 2.0 Startup Weekend. Mariya's background includes building great products at five startups, two dynamic companies, one huge and static company, and multiple non-profit projects. She loves creating processes that help make people's lives easier, and brings her extensive product management and development experience to SayHired. Mariya holds a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Goucher College and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Shanna Tellerman (Founder & CEO, Wild Pockets) Shanna is singularly focused on breaking down barriers in the game industry from every angle. After earning her Masters degree in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon, Shanna was hired by the University to investigate commercialization opportunities for the technology that would eventually become Wild Pockets. Prior to Wild Pockets, Shanna worked for EA on the best-selling game "The Sims 2", and is a frequent speaker at gaming conferences and a thought leader on women in technology.
Women 2.0 Startup Weekend Mentors (Saturday, November 20)
Anna Billstrom (iOS Developer)
Anna started as a Perl and Java developer back in the Dot Com Era. In the past seven years, she's specialized in CRM Consulting for some of the top Fortune 500 companies. Anna is a core contributor to Ruby on Rails' blog solution Radiant CMS. She has a practical perspective on how to rapidly prototype with agile tools. Her iPhone apps have resulted in awards including "Best New Developer" at iPadDevCamp, and her current project SocialPong won an award at iOSDevCamp. Her line of language learning apps, Bingueau, is in the iTunes store.
Bess Ho (Mobile & UI Developer)
Bess is an active Publisher & Developer of mobile and web app with a strong background in consumer behavior and data analytics. Her team "Don't Move My Mouse" won three awards at the Girls in Tech Developer Garage. She led another team "Whack A Mouse" to win "Honorable Mention" at iPad Developer Camp, earning a cover story on USA Today. Bess is currently teaching iOS classes this November at Hacker Dojo, advising early stage founders and inspiring kids to learn technology and build apps.
Damien Patton (Co-Founder & CEO, Stealth R Us)
Damien is a serial entrepreneur who has built his career on making ideas a reality. From professional auto racing to technology, he has achieved success in many areas. Damien recently won two first place awards with completely different mobile applications at StartUp Weekend and Google Campout. His latest start-up venture focuses on social networks and geo-location mobile applications. Damien's ultimate goal is to run his own technology incubator that helps other entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
Tim Young (Attorney, Fortis General Counsel) Tim practices corporate law with Fortis General Counsel. His practice focuses on providing general counsel services to emerging growth companies, venture and private equity funds, and institutional and angel investors. Tim handles a broad range of corporate matters, including venture and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and commercial agreements, and corporate governance. Tim holds a JD from Hastings College of the Law, an MA from Cornell University and a BA from the University of Hawaii.
Schedule for Saturday, November 20 9:00am - Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee 9:30am - Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend 12:00pm - Lunch 1:00pm - Call for needs & skills 2:00pm - Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! 6:30pm - Dinner 7:30pm - Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help 10:00pm - Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.
Schedule for Sunday, November 21 9:00am - Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee 10:00am - Call for help (this is self motivated, so don't be shy) 12:00pm - Lunch 12:30pm - Mentors arrive... ASK QUESTIONS 3:00pm - Gut check. Start prepping for presentations 4:00pm - Dinner 5:00pm - FINAL PRESENTATIONS 7:30pm - Judging & awards 8:30pm - Wrapup 9:00pm - Go home!
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