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Packard Place

Come Get Your Business On!!!

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Speakers

David Antila

Founder & Managing Partner

David is a senior product strategist and visionary entrepreneurial technologist with a unique blend of profitable business management, market expertise and customer influencing skills. He has the proven ability to envision, engineer, develop and take a variety of products to market, domestically and internationally. He is an acknowledged expert in product management, marketing, risk management and growth strategies that help clients reduce their time-to-market. His depth and breadth of C-level experience in both mature and start-up business models in demonstrated by a 25-year record of achievements building highly motivated, cross-organizational teams.

Juan Garzon

Marketing Communications Consultant   |   LinkedIn

Juan is our MC for Charlotte Startup Weekend 6. Juan is a Charlotte startups advocate and has contributed greatly to the community. Professionally he owns his own consultancy helping small businesses solve brand and communication challenges.

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Judges

David Antila

Founder & Managing Partner, Product Strategy Partners

David is a senior product strategist and visionary entrepreneurial technologist with a unique blend of profitable business management, market expertise and customer influencing skills. He has the proven ability to envision, engineer, develop and take a variety of products to market, domestically and internationally. He is an acknowledged expert in product management, marketing, risk management and growth strategies that help clients reduce their time-to-market. His depth and breadth of C-level experience in both mature and start-up business models in demonstrated by a 25-year record of achievements building highly motivated, cross-organizational teams.

Charles Thomas

Executive Director, Queen City Forward   |  

Queen City Forward is a hub for social entrepreneurs that purposefully encourages, enables and scales high-impact social enterprises in order to create a robust cluster of innovation in the Charlotte region that spurs economic development, improves the lives of citizens, and drives a new model of sustainable growth.

Steve Nolan

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Binary Ventures   |   LinkedIn

Steve is the co-founder and managing principal of Binary Ventures. Steve has dedicated most of his career to helping a variety of clients from startups to Fortune 100 companies implement custom software solutions. Binary Ventures is Steve’s third application development company. Many of Steve’s clients have worked with him for well over a decade. Steve is an active member of the Charlotte Regional Technology Executive Council and North Carolina Technology Association.

Lori Collins

Executive Director, CLT Joules

Lori Collins is a strategic advisor for emerging ventures and currently serves as Executive Director of CLT Joules, an energy company accelerator funded by Duke Energy. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University and serves on the Board of Ventureprise at UNCC.
Lori has launched businesses at American Express, Fidelity Investments and Bank of America and played executive roles in building startups SmartHippo, Abundant Power and LendingTree, where she helped grow revenues from $7 million to $476 million in her role as general manager of the core business. She graduated from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School in Chicago.

David Moore

President, Phantom Consulting

David is a long time Charlotte Entrepreneur and Angel Investor.
He is frequently in the media as a thought leader in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Journals around the county.
David earned an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University.

Blog

The Final Pitch

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Schedule

Friday

Jan 24
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome, Speakers, and Format
  • 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
  • No guaranteed reentry to Packard Place.

Saturday

Jan 25
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Saturday Sessions track begins
  • Dinner
  • No guaranteed reentry to Packard Place.

Sunday

Jan 26
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Lunch
  • Start prepping for presentations. You should probably stop coding.
  • If you have a demo ticket, a good time to arrive.
  • Dinner arrives
  • PENCILS DOWN, CEASE WORK
  • Demos Begin
  • Award ceremony and wrapup
  • Go home!
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Organizers
Tyler Williams
Megan Van Fleet
Brett Bumeter
Bridget B. Sullivan
Jill Bjers
Joni Kennedy
Devin Rader
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