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Mucho más que un fin de semana!

Startup Weekend es un evento de 54 horas donde los participantes vivirán una experiencia educativa para emprendedores de todos los ámbitos. Está centrado en acción, innovación y educación. Comenzando con la presentación de ideas el viernes por la noche, continuando con el desarrollo de un modelo de negocio, validación de mercado y la creación de un prototipo básico funcional, Startup Weekend culmina el domingo con la demostración de los proyectos ante un panel de inversionistas y emprendedores locales. Los participantes tienen el reto de construir startups funcionales durante el fin de semana, donde la colaboración con personas ajenas a su entorno cotidiano, pero con ideas y talentos similares y complementarios. Es una experiencia única para aprender haciendo, va a conectar a Santa Maria con el movimiento mundial de startups.

¡Únete a la comunidad!

¡Somos una Organización sin fines de lucro con una misión! Hemos realizado eventos en más de 100 países alrededor del mundo. Sólo faltas tú. Startup Weekend es mucho mas que un fin de semana!

¿Cuándo?  1 de Agosto 2014/6:30 PM al 3 de Agosto 2014/5 PM

¿Dónde?  MIYB Spaces en Santa Maria, California (429 E. Main St.)

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

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

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 events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend Organizers and Facilitators can be found on every corner of the globe. 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!

 

Agenda

Friday

Aug 1
  • Inicia la registración
  • Cena
  • Bienvenida y Primer Orador
  • Presentación de ideas
  • Los participantes votan por las mejores ideas
  • Se forman los equipos y comienzan a discutirse las ideas
  • Se formalizan los equipos y se hace un inventario de habilidades. Se honesto y directo acerca de tus recursos y habilidades.

Saturday

Aug 2
  • Desayuno
  • Llegan los mentores
  • Comida
  • Reporte de estado, llamada de ayuda
  • Mentoria
  • Cena
  • Chequeo de avances, reporte de estado, llamada de ayuda
  • Finalizó el día

Sunday

Aug 3
  • Desayuno
  • Reporte de estado, llamada de ayuda
  • Comida
  • Llegan los mentores, Pregunten!!
  • Preparación de presentaciones finales
  • Cena
  • Presentaciones Finales
  • Jurado y premiación
  • ¡After party!
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Leon Presser

Leon Presser posee un B.S., M.S. y Ph.D. en Ingeniería. Fue miembro de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Computación de la Universidad de California en UCLA y en UCSB por más de ocho años. Fue el co-editor y co-autor de uno de los primeros libros publicados sobre Ciencias de la Computación.

Presser se fue de la universidad para convertirse en empresario.
Presser fundo Softool Corporation, una compañía de herramientas de software de mucho éxito. Entre otros productos, Softool diseño y mercadeo una familia de herramientas de software para administrar cambios. Estas herramientas de administración de cambios dieron lugar a la creación de un segmento nuevo de productos en la industria de software. Presser también fue co-fundador de Compass Corporation, una compañía exitosa en el área de servicios de software. Ambas firmas han sido vendidas.

En 1989 Presser fue escogido por la revista Software como una de las 100 personas que han tenido el mayor impacto en la industria de software, y en 1992 Presser fue honrado en la Casa Blanca por el Presidente George H. W, Bush como uno de los líderes Hispánicos sobresalientes de los Estados Unidos. Presser ha sido y continúa siendo un inversionista en start-ups en diferentes industrias.

Recientemente, Presser escribió el libro “What it takes to be an Entrepreneur“ ( Lo que se requiere para ser Empresario ) para proveerles a futuros y actuales empresarios una vista pragmática de los factores envueltos en el proceso empresarial, y para ayudarlos a aumentar sus chances de tener éxito.

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Leon Presser holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering. He was a member of the Computer Science faculty of the University of California at UCLA and UCSB for over eight years. He co-edited and co-authored one of the first books on Computer Science.

He left the university to become an entrepreneur.

Presser founded Softool Corporation, a successful software tools company that, among other product lines, designed and marketed a family of software tools to manage change. These change management tools led to the creation of a whole new segment of products in the software industry. Presser also co-founded Compass Corporation, a successful software services company. Both companies were sold.

In 1989 Presser was listed by Software Magazine as one of the 100 people who have had the greatest impact on the software industry, and in 1992 Presser was honored at the White House by President George H. W. Bush as one of the outstanding Hispanic leaders in the United States.

Presser has been, and continues to be, an investor in a number of start-ups in different industries.

Presser recently wrote the book “What it takes to be an Entrepreneur” to provide prospective and current entrepreneurs with a pragmatic overview of what is involved in being an entrepreneur and to help them improve their chances of success.

Jueces

Anne Cremarosa

Founder at MIYB Spaces   |  

Dr. Anne Cremarosa has extensive experience in all aspects of entrepreneurship, having owned multiple businesses herself – she has personally experienced all phases of business research & launch, growth, and various exit strategies. Additionally, she holds multiple degrees (BSBA, MBA, & DBA in Business Administration & Management, with emphases in international marketing, organization & management, and entrepreneurship/small business.

Dr. Cremarosa is an experienced business educator, having taught in the California Community College system for 10 years as well as served 4 years as an academic administrator. Dr. Cremarosa was the guiding force in the development, launch, and operation/management of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Center at Allan Hancock College and the entrepreneurial academic program (which consisted of a certificate and degree in entrepreneurship). She has extensive experience in coaching/ and mentoring nascent and existing entrepreneurs at the launch and growth phase of business.

Dr. Cremarosa is also the driving force behind Make It YOUR Business (MIYB) Spaces: the only coworking/business services facility between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. As founder of MIYB Spaces, Dr. Cremarosa has worked closely with many nascent and experienced entrepreneurs at the launch/growth phases of their businesses. She is committed to the creation of a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Santa Barbara County.

Daniel Crowe

Hispanic Marketing, Media & Entertainment Specialist   |   LinkedIn

Daniel Crowe is a pioneer in the Hispanic media world. As the founder of the bi-lingual TV network LATV, he started the trend followed by Mun2, MTV3, and SiTv (now NUVO TV). LATV brought shows like LATV Live, Rokamole, and Mex 2 the Max to US Hispanics. Before LATV he founded Ritmo 98.3 and created the music format now heard on Entravision’s Super Estrella radio in Los Angeles. A start up specialist, Crowe was also involved with the launch of Liberman Broadcast’s Estrella Network, KWHY TV, Telemundo network ...and Galavision, the leading Spanish Language cable channel. Currently he is a marketing, media, and entertainment consultant working with Una Vez Mas/Azteca America, Conga Room Ventures and Emerald Wave Media (parent company of La Buena and Mega radio in Santa Maria Ca.

Cristina Gonzalez

Regional Program Manager, Fund for Santa Barbara

Cristina González joined the Fund for Santa Barbara staff in 2008 as the Youth Making Change (YMC) Coordinator. She currently serves as the Program Manager outreaching to northern Santa Barbara County and managing theYMC program.

Originally from Oxnard, CA, Cristina moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to attend UCLA where she triple majored in Sociology, Women’s Studies and Chicana y Chicano Studies with specializations in Women of Color Studies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. She received her Masters in Public Administration from California State University Northridge in 2013. Since 2002, she has called Santa Maria her home.

Cristina is a Mediator and Restorative Justice Facilitator with the Conflict Solutions Center as well as a facilitator and trainer for the Anti Defamation League and Future Leaders of America. In 2005, Cristina became a Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) Intern. Since 2009, she is a member of GIFT's Trainers Network teaching fundraising to social justice organizations. Cristina is a trainer, educator and consultant with over 10 years of experience working with youth, schools, parents, organizations and communities to implement bilingual programs, workshops and trainings on Leadership, Youth Development, Social Justice, Inclusion, Organizational Development and Fundraising.

Cristina currently serves on the board of the League of Women Voters of the Santa Maria Valley and GRACE, Gay Rights Advocates for Change and Equality. She serves on the Santa Barbara County ADMHS Latino Advisory Committee and is a member of the Santa Maria American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Jesse Martinez

Co-Fundador de Latino Startup Alliance

Dynamic, results-oriented team leader with focused and decisive leadership in viable business development, strategic business partnerships and emerging markets. He is the co-Founder, co-Chair, and CEO of the Latino Startup Alliance built to promote and cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit within the Latino community.

Jesse is also the co-founder of Avión Ventures, the first global startup pre-accelerator focused specifically on launching and accelerating the growth of Latina-led mobile first startups.

Mike Miller

Co-Fundador de Wild Horse Labs

Mike is the Co-Founder of Wild Horse LabsTM, an International Education and Investment Network based in Los Angeles, California. Wild Horse Labs focuses on mentoring and training Global Entrepreneurs to fund promising early- stage companies resulting in successful and self-sustaining businesses. In his role, Mike oversees Accelerator, Incubator, University, Membership & Sponsorship Development and International initiatives. He is also the Chief Instructor of the world-class Investment AcceleratorTM, a monthly seminar created to educate entrepreneurs on how to receive funding and resources beyond capital by investors and a member of Tech Coast Angels (www.techcoastangels.com).

Mike is a Clinical Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate entrepreneur and small business management classes and coaches the students in the on-site incubator. Since 1989, Mike has also been an Adjunct Professor in California Lutheran University’s MBA Program for working adults. He helped create the California Lutheran University’s first Entrepreneur Roundtable program, designed to support entrepreneurs starting businesses outside of the classroom.

Mike has been business plan coach and/or judge for competitions for Clean Tech Open, Lehigh University, Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern California, and others. He has presented entrepreneur classes and/or programs to California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA), California State University – Los Angeles, and in Korea, to Daegu University, Hanbat National University and Kookmin University.

Mentores

Tayde Aburto

Fundador de HISCEC   |  

Tayde Aburto es licenciado en Economía con Maestría en Mercadotecnia, emprendedor y consultor de negocios con mas de 13 años de extensa experiencia laboral en la administración pública y privada. Tayde se ha especializado en los últimos años en estudiar modelos de negocios que ayuden a los pequeños negocios a poder promocionar sus productos y servicios a través del uso de herramientas de bajo costo y en ayudarlos a hacerlos mas competitivos en el mercado. Fundador de la Cámara Hispana de Comercio Electrónico.

Kyle Ashby

Founder, Kaldera Marketing   |  

As the founder of Kaldera Marketing, Kyle focuses on marketing strategy, online marketing and branding for startup companies, software companies, small businesses and non-profits. He is also the founder of Travel in Central America, a travel tour company focusing on specialized travel experiences to unique locations in Central America.

Kyle has background in strategy, design, marketing, online product development and project management having worked with a number startups tech companies, manufacturing companies and software companies during the last 15 years.

Kyle leads the 1000+ member StartupSB meetup group, is a UP Global Champion, and serves on the Board of Directors for the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast. He also teaches at UC Santa Barbara in the Technology Management Program.

Kyle has a MBA from Babson College, undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Geography from UC Santa Barbara, and is a certified Project Manager and Scrum Master.

Patricia Castillo

Patricia Castillo has been servicing customers in the financial field for over 12+ years with experience in all types of business and personal accounts including consumer, business and mortgage-NMLS license. She has extensive experience applying her licenses which include series 6 and 63.

Tony Coles

Managing Director, C4 Legal Assistance & Mediation

Over the past twenty years Tony has worked his way from corporate sales representative to the CEO of a multi-million dollar start-up company. Currently, Tony is the Managing Director of C4 Legal Assistance & Mediation, providing small business consulting services. He developed a consultative approach and business knowledge though his professional experience and development, highlights include.

Co-Founder & CEO of Ground Control Inc. – A satellite ISP with a proprietary mobile mount. Launched in 2002 with $200K investment grown to a multimillion dollar company to exit the company in 2007.

Vice President of Business Affairs & Development Allsport Inc. – An international sports wire service. Participated in growing the company to 12 Million in annual revenue when the company was then acquired.

A native Californian, Tony was born in Pasadena California, and spent his formative years in Fountain Valley. He has a passion for youth sports and watching young people learn life lessons through competition. Tony has served on a number of community focused organizations boards, as past president of the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, a past Board member for SOFTEC, and currently helping lead the Central Coast Literacy Council. In 2010 Tony established a family non-profit to honor his Father by awarding qualified students college scholarships, to assist them in realizing their dreams. Tony has been married to his wife Dawn for 20 years and together they continue to work to raise their two sons, Declan and Tony.

Lucia Ceniseroz Lahr

President and CEO of LITB Inc.

Lucia is the President and CEO of LITB Inc., dba Industrial Truck Bodies and has been in business since 1982. She is the VP of Lahr Industrial Welding, Inc. Both are Minority Woman Owned Businesses. A member of the NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association), where less than 5% of member businesses in the NTEA are woman owned and operated. Registered with the NHSTA (National Highway Safety Transportation Administration), Industrial Truck Bodies designs, fabricates, and installs custom truck bodies from Class II to Class 8. Industrial Truck Bodies installs cranes, dump hoists, lift gates, light bars, camera systems, hitches, and van equipment for both commercial application and municipalities. Industrial Truck Bodies fabricates custom trailers for the communication satellite industry and has been issued a WMO (World Manufacturer of Origin) number to be used in the creation of VIN. Lucia received her BA from Whittier College in 1979.

Mark Goldstein

SoCal IP Law Group LLP

Mark Goldstein is an intellectual property (IP) attorney and partner with SoCal IP Law Group LLP. His practice includes patent preparation, trademark acquisition, IP licensing, technology related business transactions, and IP litigation. He works with all size companies, from start-ups to large multi-nationals to protect IP assets nationally and internationally. Although high technology such as computer software and networking devices is his sweet spot, Mark also works with lower tech items like toys and personal care products and protects trademarks for multiple kinds of service providers.

Jes Sofia Valle

Fundadora de Bloggers of Health   |  

A dynamic social media influencer and community builder focused on helping others achieve optimum Mental, Physical, and Community health.

Her leadership and vision for global impact invites a wealth of energy often leading to exciting memories for all who come into contact with her.

Gerardo Vicuña

Gerardo Vicuña counsels business start-ups on a broad range of issues including entity formation, business regulation, risk management, contracts and taxation. He trains entrepreneurs to be better able to spot and navigate legal matters common to start-ups. Mr. Vicuña is also the founder of Cal Youth United a non-profit corporation that uses soccer to foster healthy living and school success.

B.A. - UCSB - Global Studies and Sociology - June 2009

J.D. - Berkeley Law - May 2013

Admitted to the California Bar - Dec. 2013

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