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.
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.
Walter Frye – Charlotte Regional Entrepreneurship Fund
Jay Bendis – Bio Tech Entrepreneur & Investor
Sherrel Dorsey – Entrepreneur & Impact Storyteller (ThePlug)
|Brandon Andrews||Shark Tank||Brand Development/Marketing|
|Jonathan Pevarnek||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.