Meet the Organizers: Chris Coulson


Today we continue #swlancaster’s series all about the people bringing Startup Weekend Lancaster to you in 2014.

I asked our organizers to answer a few questions – partially because I was curious but also because I really want people to get to know the awesome people helping to organize the best 54 hour event in Lancaster, Pa!

First up: Chris Coulson

1. What made you decide to get involved with organizing #swlancaster in 2014?
I simply like the concept and environment of so many bright, motivated and talented people working together to make something from nothing.

2. Why is Lancaster a great place for a #startup to get going?
Not being from Lancaster I would have to say sense of community.

3. What makes you interested in startups and what role (if any) do you play at one?
I’m interested in seeing new things created to solve problems I didn’t even know existed. I started my own IT consulting company many years ago and 7 months ago left my full time job to commit fully to my business.

4. Have you participated in Startup Weekend before? When and where?
Yes, SW Harrisburg, and just found out about SW Lancaster 2012 a few months after it completed.

5. If you were any animal, what animal would you be?
lol Honey badger? cause he’s badass :)

6. If you were the above animal, what would you like to see come out of Startup Weekend?
Get your ticket to #swlancaster 2014 to find out!

7. What are you most looking forward to at #swlancaster 2014?
To create something that never existed before, run or be a founder of something great, and make a difference in the world.

8. What do you do in your every day life?
Make Technology easy for local businesses and organizations. Father, Husband, and overall technolust.

9. What’s your passion?
Learning. I love learning about technology, how it works, what makes it tick, and how to make it do something I want it to. Figure out how it works.

10. Why did you get into computers/technology?
Software.. is like Christmas. Every time you install a new program it is like unwrapping a Christmas present. You first have to figure out how to get it out of the box, figure out if it needs batteries, and then figure out what buttons you need to press to make it work. Technology and more specific software, is the same way. So in essence every time I need to learn something new, it’s like Christmas for me.

11. What was your first computer?
Timex Sinclair

I don’t know about you guys – but I’m certainly looking forward to meeting Chris in February and hanging out with him/picking his brain for 54 whole hours. Plus, he caused me to do a google search and that just has to mean something.

Have more questions for Chris? Email the whole team at lancaster (at) startupweekend (dot) org (or you can click the contact button on our home page). He’ll definitely be sure to answer as quickly as possible.

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