Startup Weekend Lightning Talks

  • April 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM

The schedule for the first Lightning Talks event is set! We have a great lineup with a varied set of topics, ranging from getting your feet wet in the startup world to some interesting presentations about the current state of tech.

7:00 to 7:30: Networking
7:30 to 7:35: Introduction to Startup Weekend, and overview of the Lightning Talks event
7:35 to 8:25: Presentations
8:25 to 9:00: Wrap-up & Networking

Presenters and Topics:

Andrew Young: So you want to quit your job and start a startup?
Dimitris Kouvaros: How to Get into Tech
Cheney Tsai: Useful Tools for Quickly Testing and Prototyping
Scarlett Sieber: Information Overload
Alex Sangeorge: The Importance of User Interface Design

Interested in presenting at a future Lightning Talks event, or just want to suggest topics you'd like to hear about? Fill out the form here! 

http://goo.gl/SenAlM

What's this event? As a community, we have a lot of knowledge we can share in many different areas. Are there some lessons you've learned since Startup Weekend that you wish you knew before? Is there a list of customer validation tricks that you've been dying to teach everyone? The goal of these Lightning Talks is to give people a chance to pass along that wisdom, and hopefully save others some headache in starting successful businesses!

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  • Scarlett S.

    Thank you so much to everyone who came. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Although my presentation was on a very specific topic, I have a lot of experience in the startup life and would be more than happy to share my best practices.

    1 · April 11

  • Kenny P.

    The rest of the presentations have been uploaded!

    1 · April 11

  • Cheney T.

    Thanks to everyone who came! Feel free to reach out to me if you want to get into any specifics. I'd be happy to dig deeper into any of the tools I mentioned.

    April 10

  • Kenny P.

    Hi all! I'm still in the process of collecting everyone's presentations, but when I get them, they're all going to go here: http://goo.gl/uOiK0P. Cheney's presentation about prototyping is not a Powerpoint, so you can find that at: http://cheneytsai.github.io/slides-prototyping-tools.

    April 10

  • Erik N.

    Sorry I didn't make it, I was held up with work. Glad to hear it went well!

    April 10

  • Kenny P.

    Thanks everyone who made it to our event last night. We'll try to hold these sorts of talks as often as we can, as we get a better sense of what people want to hear about. I'll be uploading the presentations soon, so sorry for the delay in getting those out. Will post an update when that happens!

    2 · April 10

  • Adam L.

    Great insightful and entertaining presentations. Good networking opportunity and great conversations. A big "Thank You" to the organizers, you all were very generous with your time.

    April 10

  • Andrew Y.

    Hey everyone! The entrance to WeWork is located on the Charlton side of the building. Look for the glass doors and head on it and into the elevator to the 8th floor. See you all tonight!

    April 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks

    April 6

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