Attendee Resources
THUR, DEC 1, 2016 9:00 AM PST
FOCUS Con: How to Master Customer Interviews
Customer interviews are both the most important, and the most difficult, step to finding Product-Market Fit:

  • How do you find people to interview?
  • How do you ask people for an interview?
  • How do you not bias their answers?
  • When are you done interviewing?

Thanks to Justin Wilcox and the team behind the FOCUS Framework, all GSW attendees get a free Bronze pass to FOCUS Con v1!

SW Attendees get free access with promo code. Register here FOCUS Con.
Latam Workshop - Business Model Canvas
Diego Miramontes, Country Manager de México en @Platzi, nos explica el Business Model Canvas y su utilización para la generación de un Modelo de Negocios exitoso durante Startup Weekend
GSW Insider: Finding Your Revenue Formula
This session will help startups find, and hone in on, key activities that build revenue. The revenue formula model will help drive alignment and build a foundation to develop overall business strategy including product, marketing, sales whatever stage your business is in. This is a great alternative for those looking for a simplified approach to the Business Model Canvas.

Joining us for this session and to answer your questions is Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director of Techstars Austin.
GSW Insider: What to Expect at Startup Weekend - Past Attendee AMA
Not sure if Startup Weekend is right for you, or what should you prepare for? Come ask your questions as we sit down with a few past attendees! Audience questions will take priority, but we plan to also cover:
  • What happens at Startup Weekend
  • How to best prepare for the event
  • Tips & tricks
  • What happens after the weekend
GSW Insider AMA with David Cohen: All Things Startup
Global Startup Weekend attendee exclusive! Join us for an Ask Me Anything session with David Cohen, Co-CEO of Techstars. We'll be talking all things startup and getting tips from David on attending a Startup Weekend - building your team, progress over the weekend, pitching, and more!
GSW Insider: Prototyping for Speed & Scale
Want to unlock the full potential of your design team? Need to understand how interaction, animation, and visual elements combine to shape an experience for your users? Leveraging the prototyping process you can build a realistic version of your idea, validate your design direction, and share your vision with stakeholders.

Join us for this live, interactive session with Carl Sziebert, Senior UX Engineer at Google. You'll get your chance to ask questions and chat with other attendees!
GSW Insider: Developing your 60 Second Pitch
Join us for an exclusive Global Startup Weekend Attendee AMA session to learn tips and best practices for developing your 60 second pitch! We'll get you pitch perfect for Friday night at Startup Weekend. Bring your questions, we'll get them answered!

Guest: Jenny Fielding, Manager Director of the Barclays NYC Accelerator and Techstars IoT.
GSW Insider: AMA with Tallis Gomes, Founder of Easy Taxi
Easy Taxi, a Taxi hailing app, was initially presented at Startup Weekend Rio in 2011. Since then the company has rapidly grown. With 500+ employees, functioning in 30 countries, and $77M in funding it has come to be one of the largest urban mobility technology companies in Latin America. Come hear Tallis, the founder tell his story about Easy's SW experience and rapid growth. Nowadays, Tallis is CEO and Founder of Singu, a tech startup that works with beauty and wellness on demand.

Come with questions to help you prep!
GSW Insider: How to "Hack" LinkedIn for Connections
What helps a startup grow? Connections. Where is the best place to find connections? LinkedIn. Join us to hear two very different, but both highly effective, strategies for untapping the potential of LinkedIn. John Hill is a former LinkedIn employee and in his time as Higher Education Evangelist he implemented product features that are still available and free that you may not know exist. John now is the Network Catalyst for Techstars. Daniel Johnsen is a seasoned Startup Weekend Facilitator and shares his LinkedIn hacks with all of the Startup Weekends he facilitates.
From Idea to Investment — What it takes to fund your Dream Business
In 2011, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean met as Wharton MBA students and set out to tackle one of the most frustrating areas of consumer finance: the student lending industry.

From a college campus to a booming business, join .CO for a one-on-one session with Commonbond co-founder David Klein to hear how he raised over $300M and why he thinks businesses should to be a positive force for social change.
Perks
Power Mentor Session with Techstars Accelerator
Get in front of the key people that run Techstars accelerators across the world. The top winning teams from each Startup Weekend event will receive a 15-minute meeting with one of our accelerator's Managing Directors. Whether you are looking for your startup's next step or just connections, this meeting will help provide valuable feedback to lead your team to the next level of business.

*Only one meeting per team. If the team cannot agree on how meeting is used the meeting will be cancelled.
Global Recognition
Get featured on the GSW website and Techstars blog!

First place winners will be featured to show the rest of the world your awesome work during Global Startup Weekend.