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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea 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 weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

This will be another EPIC LA Startup Weekend! Another all ACCELERATOR judging panel this time, so bring your best, and get ready to make it happen.

Schedule

Friday

Apr 25
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 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

Apr 26
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Apr 27
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • AFTER PARTY!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Judges

Cody Simms

Managing Director, Techstars LA - Disney Accelerator   |  

Cody is presently Managing Director for Techstars in Los Angeles where he is working along with The Walt Disney Company to deliver Disney Accelerator, a mentorship-driven investment program for technology-enabled media and entertainment startups. (Learn more at http://disneyaccelerator.com)

Sam Teller

Managing Director, Launchpad LA   |   LinkedIn

Working with amazing entrepreneurs at the leading startup accelerator in Southern California.

Adam Corey

Director, Investor Relations at 500 Startups   |   LinkedIn

Adam works with 500 Startups’ investors to keep them happy and make sure that 500’s funds have capital to invest.

Adam was previously part of the founding team of SharesPost, where he helped create a marketplace for stock transactions of pre-IPO companies. Prior to SharesPost, Adam led business development and strategy for Evite.

Organizers
Cameron Kashani
Yohei Nakajima
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