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Startup Weekend Lancaster will be celebrating it's 2nd year in 2014. Last year we had an amazing turn out - this year can truly only mean more amazing entrepreneurs coming out with great ideas.

Schedule

Friday

Feb 20
  • 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

Saturday

Feb 21
  • 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

Sunday

Feb 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Q+A on Business Models
  • Wrapup
  • Socialize at local pub
Sponsors
Judges

Charlie Crystle

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Charlie's started and led four tech companies over the past 19 years, including ChiliSoft ($70 million exit to Cobalt/Sun Microsystems in 2000), and Mission Research, makers of GiftWorks Fundraising Software. Charlie started Startup Lancaster, a monthly meetup of over 50 tech product founders from the Lancaster region, and helped start Startup Mechanicsburg and Startup Allentown.

Charlie serves on the school board for the School District of Lancaster, and is the founder and Executive Director of Lancaster Community Gardens.

Chuck Russell

Co-Founder and Sr. Partner   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Chuck is a Central Pennsylvania entrepreneur focusing on Analytics, Big Data, Knowledge Management and Mobile Tech. He is co-Founder and serves as Senior Partner of Collective Intelligence Inc, an information technology consulting firm located in Harrisburg, PA. Chuck lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, with his wife Tara and our four children. He blogs at http://www.ikickstart.org. Chuck's specialties include application of technology...analytics, big data and knowledge management. And lastly, he loves to build things!

Oliver Feakins

Chief Executive Officer - Web Talent Marketing   |   LinkedIn

Oliver Feakins is the CEO of Web Talent Marketing, an internet marketing agency in Lancaster. Oliver’s career history is rich with both experience and success. He has applied his online marketing expertise for high-profile social media startups and Fortune 500 companies and has developed dominant web presence for companies in varied business sectors. His core competencies include, SEO, PPC, Conversion Optimization, lead generation and social media marketing. Oliver is active in numerous digital marketing trade groups and has been asked to share his expertise at a variety of client industry events. Oliver Started the Lancaster SEO Meetup, a local online marketing resource group for small business owners and other internet marketers looking to increase their knowledge. Staff from Web Talent can be often seen at these events as they lend their expertise to the group of 200 members.

Kyle Sollenberger

CoFounder - Everlaps, Seesaw, CoTweet   |   LinkedIn

Ideas need architects to translate them into the real world. Kyle knows about spaces, people, pixels, and building codes. For the internet.

He is an entrepreneur, designer, husband and father who has built a career creating companies that provide a compelling user experience.

Kyle co-founded the mobile apps Seesaw and Everlapse which were acquired by Byliner, an award winning (digital) publisher and subscription reading service. Currently Kyle is VP of User Experience at Byliner.

Prior to Seesaw he founded & led design at CoTweet, a social media management system for large corporations. In 2010, CoTweet was acquired by ExactTarget.

Coaches

Sam Coyl

President/CEO - Netrepid   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Sam Coyl is the President/CEO of Netrepid, a provider of enterprise-class technology solutions including cloud services, colocation, data backup and infrastructure management. Since founding Netrepid in 2004, Sam has taken the company from being a wireless technology provider to an enterprise IT firm, successfully acquired three other technology companies, and completed projects for nationally-recognized companies like Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, BAE Systems, and Geisinger Health.

A former US Marine with 9 years of service, Sam has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s top executives under 40 and serves as a board member and advisor for education and business incubators. His 18 years of experience in wireless technology has also been recognized by Certified Wireless Network Professional, which has tapped him as a technical editor for its certification study guides on multiple occasions. He is also a contributor to ‘The Price Of Business,’ a drive-time business talk radio show on the Bloomberg Radio affiliate in Houston, Texas.

Ken Richards

Product Development Manager - Applied Education Systems   |   LinkedIn

Ken Richard is a product development manager at Applied Education Systems, which provides curriculum as a service. His responsibilities include development of e-learning content and cloud-based e-learning delivery platforms. His background is in software development, including Ruby on Rails, Java and Microsoft Technologies.

Ken specializes in development of SAAS and Cloud Applications, and the Development of E-Learning Content.

Oliver Feakins

Chief Executive Officer - Web Talent Marketing   |   LinkedIn

Oliver Feakins is the CEO of Web Talent Marketing, an internet marketing agency in Lancaster. Oliver’s career history is rich with both experience and success. He has applied his online marketing expertise for high-profile social media startups and Fortune 500 companies and has developed dominant web presence for companies in varied business sectors. His core competencies include, SEO, PPC, Conversion Optimization, lead generation and social media marketing. Oliver is active in numerous digital marketing trade groups and has been asked to share his expertise at a variety of client industry events. Oliver Started the Lancaster SEO Meetup, a local online marketing resource group for small business owners and other internet marketers looking to increase their knowledge. Staff from Web Talent can be often seen at these events as they lend their expertise to the group of 200 members.

Mike Canarelli

Chief Operating Office - Web Talent Marketing   |   LinkedIn

Mike Canarelli is the Chief Operating Office at Web Talent Marketing, an internet marketing agency in Lancaster. Mike holds a B.S. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management where he tailored his studies to Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems. After six years as a freelance designer/developer he founded Axis Creative Group in 2006 and later merged with Web Talent SEO in late 2010. Mike is not your ordinary executive and balances the demands of a marketing agency with an active lifestyle which includes boating, skiing, water sports and travel. His new puppy Dexter is a frequent guest at the office and calls the space under Mike’s desk his second home. Dexter has become Mike’s right hand advisor and manages the companies payroll : )

Matt Self

Vice President - Web Talent Marketing   |   LinkedIn

In his role as Vice President at Web Talent Marketing, Matt is tasked with developing new business channels, as well as overseeing daily internal operations and determining appropriate employee growth strategies. Beginning his career in education, Matt taught Health and Physical Education while earning his Master’s Degree from East Carolina University. Moving into business, he served as Vice President of an internet based agency helping it achieve two-time Inc. 500 status. His belief in social media, SEO, PPC, and technology in general, as a means to grow business, has been a driving force throughout his career. Growing companies wisely and profitably through development of sound internet marketing strategy combined with keeping interactions personal (e.g. why email when you can call) is what makes Matt an exceptional leader.

Paul Benninghove

Founder   |   LinkedIn

In my career I’ve been fortunate enough to do many jobs from design to project management to business development and product design. I’ve been a part of the entire life cycle of both companies and products and enjoyed every minute of it. I have a passion for startups and the adrenaline and excitement of growing something new and usually different. With several startups under my belt and design, specifically interactive, as a focus always I feel I bring a unique mix of creative and reality to any team I get to work with.

Specialties: Interactive Design, Project Management, Business Development, Sales Process, Brand Positioning, customer engagement.

Past Companies: Phalanx Digital (Founder), Tattoo Projects (Senior Digital Strategist), MudBrick Creative (Founder, Biz Dev), LightHammerFX (Founder, Game Design), iCepts Technology Group (Lead Design), AMP Inc (eMerce Team).

Published: USA Today, Central Penn Business Journal, 3d World Magazine.

Currently I’m the founder of Phalanx Digital, a Central, PA based digital production shop. It’s our goal to assist PA based companies in achieving their digital goals. Our core competencies include: UX/UI Design, Development, Mobile Dev, Integration, Product Development and Digital Strategy.

Website: http://www.phalanxdigital.com
Personal Portfolio: http://www.pixelfader.com

Organizers
Ben Donahower
Chuck Russell
Chris Coulson
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