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Apr 19
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • 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


Apr 20
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Apr 21
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Troy Henikoff

Managing Director   |  

TechStars Chicago.

Mig Reyes

Designer   |  


Jill Salzman

Founder   |  

The Founding Moms

Neal Sales-Griffin

CEO   |  

The Starter League

Silver Sponsors

David Kadavy

Mentor at 500 Startups   |  

Sonal Mane

Startup Evangelist at Microsoft   |  

Rick Desai

Co-Founder of DashFire   |  

Ryan Wynia

Founder & Design Visioneer at Firebone   |  

Stella Fayman

Co-Founder of Matchist   |  

Jimmy Odom

Founder & CEO of WeDeliver   |  

David Enarson

Digital Strategist at August Jackson   |  

Chris Ina

UX Architect at Manifest Digital

Media & In-kind Sponsors
Adam Haun
Chris Campbell
Chris McKeever
Kit Mueller
Becky Rother
Kirk Lashley
Andy Abbott

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