StartUp Weekend Laramie to be held at the UW College of Business October 4th-6th 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Techstars StartUp Weekend Laramie that will be held October 4th-6th at the University of Wyoming’s College of Business. The event is organized by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance’s Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Committee. As well as being open to entrepreneurs, students, and intrapreneurs, the 2019 StartUp Weekend Laramie is focused on helping current businesses create new business offerings; where companies can send talented employees to gain fresh ideas and valuable business skills.

Techstars StartUp Weekend Laramie starts with participants pitching their business ideas. Teams are formed around the ideas that are selected and the rest of the weekend, they work together on developing a prototype and final presentation. Prizes are awarded to the top teams.

During the event, participants have access to top mentors and industry experts to help them further develop their ideas into a final product.

The idea that won at the 2018 StartUp Weekend Laramie was an allergy-free vending machine, pitched by Minden Fox, a Marketing & Entrepreneurship professor for the Laramie Community College. In a recent interview, Minden commented, “The people I met that joined my team, their background and knowledge helped me tremendously. I’m a big fan of the Techstars platform and can’t say enough good things about the value attendees get out of the experience.” After the event, Minden moved forward with her company Blue Box Fox and is working on recruiting brands and locations for the vending machines in Wyoming and other states.

“In addition to providing a fun, supportive environment for participants to develop entrepreneurial and business skills, the success of StartUp Weekend Laramie comes from community partners working together to help foster Albany County’s entrepreneurial environment,” remarked BR&E Committee Co-Chair, Rebecca Miller of ANB Bank.

Brad Enzi, CEO of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance added, “LCBA is excited to be hosting our second startup competition this fall. As part of our mission to grow businesses and jobs in Laramie, this is an exciting way to learn and share ideas as we continue to encourage entrepreneurship and business startups in Laramie.”

Sponsors for Techstars StartUp Weekend Laramie 2019 include the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, the City of Laramie, the University of Wyoming College of Business, Albany County, Albany County Tourism Board, and the Laramie County Community College.

For additional information, visit: http://bit.ly/StartUpLaramie or email Melissa Ross mross@laramie.org.








Legal Tech & Blockchain Workshop

We’re very excited about our upcoming Startup Weekend in San Diego that’s focused on creating Legal Tech, Blockchain, and FinTech startups. Because we’re dealing with some specialized spaces and technologies, Julian decided to do some pre-event workshops to help potential participants understand the tech and concepts involved. 

To kick it off we did a workshop with Legal Hackers on how technologies like machine learning and blockchain will affect legal operations and products. You can follow this link to see the detailed outline of the talk with links to key resources from that presentation on July 27th 2019.

Legal Tech & Blockchain Workshop Detailed Outline and Resources

Attend Startup Weekend: Legal Tech, Blockchain, FinTech (8/23/19 – 8/25/19)








What is StartUp Weekend Laramie

Startup Weekend Laramie is where businesses do startup. Pitch an idea, join a team, and develop entrepreneurial skills in a fun supportive environment. The weekend starts off Friday evening where participants will pitch their ideas to solve problems. Everyone gets to vote on their favorites and then, after you have formed a team, you’re off and running with top mentors, help from industry experts, and much more! We don’t just want you to think about a business model or write a business plan. Be surrounded by people who want to think outside of the box, and learn and test out their entrepreneurial skills! The weekend finishes off with final presentations from each team. Awesome prizes will be awarded to the top teams!

Techstars Startup Weekend in Laramie is the place for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers, & developers.

It’s a place for companies to send talented employees who will return to work with fresh ideas that may improve your business.

If you already have a job but have that entrepreneurial spirit, that’s OK!!! Don’t quit your day job. Spend the weekend and learn how to create a side business that you can earn extra money in your spare time.

Learn how to solve customers’ problems more efficiently and effectively.

Commit your weekend to have some of the most fun you will ever have and learning some valuable business skills that will help skyrocket your career. Will your brain be tired at the end? – Yes, but you will also be full of yummy food, coffee, inspiration, and ideas!

We want absolutely anyone and everyone to come!

We don’t care if you’re fresh out of high school, taking organic chemistry, living with your parents, working a 9-5 job, stay-at-home parent, or bored of retirement. Everyone is welcome.

Get involved in StartUp Weekend Laramie October 4-6th 2019

Like our Facebook page for ongoing updates: https://www.facebook.com/SWLaramie/ or

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/StartUpLaramie

As a bonus – if you complete the weekend, you will receive your registration back ($10 for students) or ($20 for general) in cash as you walk out the door!

Ready…Set……GO!

 

 








Talking UpCycle Pop, Startup Weekend, and the Atrium with Shira Lane

Learn about one of Sacramento’s most unique communities, the Atrium, and most unique events, UpcyclePop, from its founder, Shira Lane.  In a nutshell, the Atrium916 is a collective of artists, creator, designers and entrepreneurs that hold sustainability and circular design paramount to their practices. But, you can learn that from Shira, herself!

As you can see, there’s no better place for Startup Weekend Sacramento: Sustainable Revolution to be held at (and sponsored by) than the Atrium.

Be sure to check out one of their UpcyclePop events, too!

Feeling inspired to join the Sustainable Revolution? Bring your ideas, skills, and drive, meet like-minded entrepreneurs, visionaries, and hustlers, and develop a business idea in 54 hours!

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Terzo joins the Revolution!

Why do almost all farm equipment and heavy duty vehicles use diesel combustion engines? The main reason is the torque and power density available to operate onboard hydraulic systems. Until recently, there was no other option. This is a problem that Terzo Power Systems is solving.

Hydraulics serve a vital role in all industries. They are often ignored but are a major contributor to waste and GHG.  These systems are large and can have total energy efficiency of under 20%. They are usually powered by diesel engines.  Terzo Power Systems in Sacramento saw this as a system to improve. With their Hydropulse and HEVI Hybrid technologies they have tripled the efficiency of these systems. This means less fossil fuels burned, cleaner emissions, and lower operating costs.

We are excited about how Startup Weekend Sponsor Terzo Power Systems is making a difference. There technology is addressing 3 of the Challenges being put on at this startup weekend.

  • Challenge 8: Build a Sustainable Agriculture & Sustainable Food Industry
  • Challenge 9: Build highly Energy Efficient Products and Systems
  • Challenge 14: Build the future of Sustainable Mobility

Do you have an idea like Terzo Power Systems that can help build sustainability but don’t know where to begin? Do you want to take action against climate change and help your ideas move forward to a more sustainable world here in Sacramento?  Turn out on June 21-23 for Global Startup Weekend Sustainability Revolution bringing Sacramento together to build solutions. We have 15 challenges around finding solutions to waste, climate change, emissions, and more. We are volunteers and community groups who have focused on building entrepreneurship and sustainability businesses in the region.

Check out the challenges and sign up here. Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter with the tags #GSWSR and #MySustainableRevolution.”








Challenge 6:  Reduce Food Waste

Challenge 6:  Reduce Food Waste

Organic waste, of which 15% is food waste, is the largest single contributing source to landfills. Food waste transported to landfills decomposes, releasing potent greenhouse gasses, especially methane, that contributes to climate change.

To combat food waste on a local level, WasteRightSac helps businesses meet state mandates for diverting recyclables, food waste, and green waste from landfill disposal and reduce greenhouse gasses, but there’s more work to be done!

Do you have an idea that can reduce food waste? Join Startup Weekend Sacramento: Sustainable Revolution to turn that idea into a business plan.

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Challenge 5: Substitute the Disposable by the Sustainable

And, the next one: Challenge 5: Substitute the Disposable by the Sustainable!

What’s one way to eliminate waste? Create less dependence on disposable products!

ChicoBag – a Chico-based company – focuses solely on creating quality bags using recycled materials to replace single-use bags. They also offer co-branding services, so that businesses can sell their own branded, re-usable bags.

What is something that you can replace with a sustainable solution?

Join the Sustainable Revolution with ChicoBag by thinking up your own Sustainable Startup Idea! Buy Your Ticket today!








Challenge 4: Upcycling

And here’s Challenge 4: Upcycling!

Can you create a business plan around an idea that takes by-products, waste materials and unwanted products and turn them into something new, useful or inspiring?

Need some ideas? Consider UpcyclePOP.

Upcyclepop is a multi-layered connected shopping experience. A play place for all ages to find creative upcycled pieces of art, fashion, furniture and inventions. Shoppers get to meet and watch artists create.

If you need some inspiration, you’ll have to check out the UpcyclePOP market at the Atrium and join one of their upcoming events – and, yes, this is exactly where Startup Weekend is being hosted!

Join the Sustainable Revolution with UpcyclePop by thinking up your own UpCycling Startup Idea! Purchase your ticket today!

#upcycle #sactown #startupsac #mysustainablerevolution








Challenge 3: Extend a Product’s Lifetime

Time for Challenge 3: Extend a product’s lifetime!

How can we reduce waste? How about making the products we buy and resources we use last longer.

Need some inspiration? Consider the RePurpose Team from Davis – the winners of the 2019 Big Ideas Content grand prize.

The RePuprose Team’s idea involved harvesting electric vehicle batteries at the end of their lifecycle and reassembling and redeploying these batteries to provide commercial solar developers with new energy storage solutions – and at half the cost of new battery alternatives.

Which begs the question – what is being thrown away that still has valuable uses?

Check out their winning pitch!

Join the Sustainable Revolution and think up your own Sustainable, User-Business Model:

 








Challenge 2: Change from a consumer business model to a user business model!

Now for Challenge 2! Change from a consumer business model to a user business model!

Need some ideas on how you can join the Sustainable Revolution?

Consider JUMP Bikes and GIG Car Share.

You’ve seen them everywhere – Jump’s signature red bikes and scooters is a user business model that sells the service of being able to get around town in an easy, sustainable way. It’s basically a community bicycle sharing – less reliance on vehicles without having to own a bike yourself. Due to the teamwork ofCity of Sacramento, Government,Innovate Sac – City of Sacramento Innovation Team, & JUMP, biking and scootering around Sacramento has never been easier.

Alright, alright – it’s not completely local, but no one can deny the impact that Jump is having on Sacramento’s public transportation. Plus, it perfectly exemplifies Challenge 2.

And then there’s Gig Car Share – another contender in the car sharing arena that makes living without a car easier while giving you access to one when you need it. Use their app, select a car that’s parked nearby, reduce the number of cars on the roads, and rent it.

Simple ideas with seriously sustainable implications. Feeling inspired?

Join the Sustainable Revolution and think up your own Sustainable, User-Business Model: https://buff.ly/2Vkt