Tell Us You’re Coming

30 April 2008

RSVP today at http://birminghamstartupweekend2008.eventbrite.com/ so we can order the right amount of food for Friday’s kick-off sessions.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

6:00p – 6:30p

Organizers

Registration / Dinner (pizza)

Innovation Depot lobby/atrium

6:30p – 7:30p

Curtis Palmer, et al.

Kickoff / Orientation / Elevator pitches / Presentation techniques

Main Conference Room

7:30p – 8:30p

Shawn Pearson

Market validation / Competitive landscape / Marketing

Main Conference Room

8:30p until

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

Assigned work spaces


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

8:00a – 11:00a

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

Assigned work spaces

11:00a – Noon

Organizers

Individual team reviews; as a group

Main Conference Room

Noon – 1:00p

 

Lunch on your own

 

1:00p – 3:30p

Burr & Forman, LLP partners

Intellectual Property (Vincent), Choice of Entity (Walthall), and Equity Issues (Moseley)

Main Conference Room

3:30p until

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

Assigned work spaces


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

1:00p – 1:45p

 

 

 

Scott McFarland

Monetization and revenue models

Main Conference Room

1:45p – 2:30p

 

 

 

TBD

Funding and Capitalization

Main Conference Room

2:30p – 3:30p

Teams

Preparation for team reviews

Assigned work spaces

3:30p – 4:30p

Organizers

Individual team reviews; as a group

Main Conference Room

4:30p – 6:30p

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

/ Dinner on your own

Assigned work spaces

6:30p – 8:00p

Organizers

Individual team reviews; private sessions

Main Conference Room

8:00p until

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

Assigned work spaces


Friday, May 9, 2008

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

6:00p – 6:30p

Organizers

Registration / Dinner (pizza)

Innovation Depot Lobby/Atrium

6:30p – 7:00p

Curtis Palmer, et al.

Kickoff / Orientation / Equity Discussion

Main Conference Room

7:30p – 9:00p

Companies

Elevator Pitches and Presentations to Developers

Main Conference Room

9:00p until

Teams

Developers make their team selections and begin their projects

Assigned work spaces


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

8:00a – 11:00a

Teams

Development continues

Assigned work spaces

11:00a – Noon

Organizers

Individual team reviews

Main Conference Room

Noon – 1:00p

 

Lunch on your own

 

1:00p – 6:00p

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

Assigned work spaces

6:00p – 7:30p

Organizers

Individual team reviews

Main Conference Room

7:30p – until

Teams

Apply training to business ideas

Assigned work spaces

Sunday, May 11, 2008  (Be good to your Mother today)

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

As needed

Teams

Development continues

Off Property


Monday, May 12, 2008 … invitation-only

Time

Facilitator

Topic

Location

5:00p – 6:00p

Burr & Forman, LLP

Registration

Top Floor of Wachovia Tower

6:00p – 7:00p

Organizers

Team Presentations; Questions from Panel

Ballroom

7:00p – 7:30p

Organizers

Tabulation of Votes, followed by Announcement of Winning Team

Ballroom

As noted here, the next 4 weekends will be very busy here in Birmingham:

  1. BarCampBirmingham returns for its 2nd rendition (this Saturday!!)
  2. TechBirmingham Ecycling Day comes back online to receive your unused electronics
  3. Birmingham Startup’s Business Development weekend allows entrepreneurs to fine tune their business ideas
  4. Birmingham Startup’s Implementation Competition weekend allows developers to join a startup and compete head-to-head to see who can build the most complete product/business over the course of one weekend

If our first effort was a “barn raising”, then this next event will be a “barn storming” giving the chance for multiple companies to be formed as part of a friendly competiton between teams to create the most exciting (and functional) Internet-based company by the end of the second weekend. Burr & Forman will hold a reception on the Monday following our weekends for all participants where the competing teams will make presentations and demos. A vote by the attendees will determine the winner.

The event provides a forum for individuals with web-based business ideas to compete and receive extensive guidance on how to build their business over the course of the first weekend. Selected teams who successfully complete the business development weekend are then connected with developers (web design, graphic artists, etc) who will compete to build a functional beta website over the following weekend. To register/apply for this event, please sign up on the www.BirminghamStartup.com website and join the ‘start a startup weekend’ group.

Gather your friends and peers… sign up here and invite others to join this exciting project!!!