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You know you've missed us! 54 hours of organized chaos. Come. Pitch. Code. Demo. Make it Happen! Atlanta's only hackathon where for profit ideas come to life!

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Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application that could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

 

Schedule

Friday

Nov 9
  • 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

Nov 10
  • 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

Nov 11
  • 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
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Judges

Glenn Bachman

Angel Investor

Glenn Bachman is President of Bachman International. He has over twenty five years experience as an entrepreneur and angel investor for technology enabled companies. Glenn has held senior management and board member positions with venture capital backed and self-funded businesses including one NASDAQ IPO. Glenn is an Atlanta native and earned his MBA from the College of William & Mary.

Sig Moseley

Investor

I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr. is President of Imlay Investments, Inc., the personal investment company of John P. Imlay, Jr. Mr. Mosley serves on the board of directors of the several private companies.

Stephen Fleming

Vice President, EI2 @ Georgia Tech   |   LinkedInGoogle+

ephen Fleming has over 15 years of private equity experience at the General Partner level. Prior to his venture capital career, he spent 15 years in operations roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Nortel Networks, and LICOM (a venture-funded startup).
An Atlanta native and summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech, Stephen returned to his alma mater in mid-2005 as Chief Commercialization Officer. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President, Economic Development and Technology Ventures, and Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech.
In addition to his roles at Georgia Tech, he is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Seraph Group, an early-stage venture capital firm. Stephen is active in the “alternative space” industry

Ed Rieker

Owner/Investor @ 151 Locust

Ed is a business owner and entrepreneur who has a successful track record starting, building and selling software businesses. During the last 25 years, he has been the founder or co-founder of four heathcare software firms, two of which have been acquired by public companies. Recently, he experienced another success when PbNation.com, a company he acquired in 2003, was purchased by a public company.

Currently, Ed owns and runs 151 Locust, a coworking and business incubator, located in the heart of the commercial business district of Avondale Estates, which helps emerging small companies grow.

He received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory. He is a member of international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. He is co-inventor of a1998 healthcare software patent.

He currently serves as the Mayor of the City of Avondale Estates.

Lance Weatherby

COO, Half Off Depot

Lance is an entrepreneurial senior executive with a passion for buildingcustomer-focused technology companies. He has a proven record of achievement in defining strategic direction, motivating teams, andexecuting to exceed business objectives in the face of rapidly changing conditions.

Lance is currently COO of Half Off Depot.

Previously Lance led CipherTrust’s marketing efforts, startedEarthLink’s wireless business group, and directed businessdevelopment, marketing, product development, and productmanagement at MindSpring.

Lance was also a startup catalyst at the Advanced TechnologyDevelopment Center where he helps entrepreneurs launch and build startups. In addition to his official duties at ATDC, Lance spearheaded the effort to bring Startup Weekend to Atlanta, is a managing director of Atlanta Startup Weekend, board member of Skribit, and an advisor to Twitpay.Lance received his MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business

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