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JCSU Hosts Startup Weekend, Offers Free Tickets

The Charlotte Startup Weekend will be this Saturday April 28-30th at Johnson C. Smith University. To claim your FREE ticket visit Charlotte Startup Weekend.  Use Discount Code “JCSU” to register.

Startup Weekend

Over the 54-hour event participants will pitch their idea, develop a team, receive coaching and mentoring, build a prototype, and pitch it to a panel of judges. There will be breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for the entire event. Demo night will be free so tell your friends.
 
Judges
Walter Frye – Charlotte Regional Entrepreneurship Fund
Jay Bendis – Bio Tech Entrepreneur & Investor
Sherrel Dorsey – Entrepreneur & Impact Storyteller (ThePlug)
 
Mentors/Coaches
Brandon Andrews Shark Tank Brand Development/Marketing
Jonathan Pevarnek Google Software Development
Devin Collins VenturePrise Customer Development
Lindsay Deneault CHS Innovation Lab Commercialization & Innovation
Sherese Duncan Professor at JCSU Business Innovation & Marketing
Amy Chiou Queen City Forward Design Thinking
Juan Guazon Start Charlotte Business Pitching
Jill Byers Code Charlotte Business Canvas
Luke Segars Iron Yard Product Development
Shante Williams RogerWilliams Capital Private Equity/Commercialization/BioTech
Justin Agans Spengler & Agans Startup Attorney
     
Sunday Night Keynote Speaker
 
Demetria Gallager – Former Senior Advisor, Inclusive Innovation Initiative at Department of Commerce
Demetria is an innovator, architect and connector. She has more than seven years of building innovation ecosystems in the Department of Commerce through public private partnerships. During the Obama Administration Demetria served as the Senior Advisor and Architect for the Inclusive Innovation Initiative in the Department of Commerce. As Senior Advisor for Policy and Inclusive Innovation, she coordinated and connected minority entrepreneurs and students of color to more than $140 billion in R&D. In 2016, she was the Keynote Speaker for Black Enterprise’s Tech Summit in San Francisco. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, George Washington University and the University of Oxford. She resides in Washington D.C.
 
 
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