Techstars Startup Weekend Online Kentucky
November 20 - 22, 2020

kentucky@startupweekend.org
Welcome!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

If you've ever been to a Techstars Startup Weekend, you know it's one of the most thrilling 54 hours you can imagine. You experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressures that make up life at a startup. As you work, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors and sponsors — all who are ready to help you refine your idea.

A Techstars Startup Weekend Online takes the best of our in-person experience and amplifies it with the scope and reach of the best digital tools available.
Learn, Network, Startup
Welcome!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

If you've ever been to a Techstars Startup Weekend, you know it's one of the most thrilling 54 hours you can imagine. You experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressures that make up life at a startup. As you work, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors and sponsors — all who are ready to help you refine your idea.

A Techstars Startup Weekend Online takes the best of our in-person experience and amplifies it with the scope and reach of the best digital tools available.
Learn, Network, Startup
Event Organisers
Grant Carlile
Facilitator
Austin Lopesilvero
Facilitator
Keith McMunn
Facilitator
I manage the Awesome Fellowship Program at Awesome Inc by day and play host for the 5 Across Pitch Competition in Lexington, KY by night.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithmcmunn/
Mentors
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Aly Goldberg
Aly (Flagel) Goldberg has over 25 years experience managing strategic projects, marketing, and communication in the technology, finance and nonprofit industries. Her work has taken her to Europe, the Middle East and over 35 U.S. states. In 2018, she founded Iristify, to help start ups and small businesses grow. Through this effort she and her team are helping businesses to raise capital, increase revenue, and strengthen their corporate image.
Lisa Bajorinas
Lisa is a startup coach, advisor and mentor working with innovation-driven, technology-based companies. She assists startup clients with strategy innovation, market research, customer acquisition, capital access, talent attraction, operations and project management. Lisa serves as the program director for the Vogt Awards accelerator, a nationally recognized program since 2010. She co-founded the Louisville Enterprise Angels investor network, is a board member of the Venture Connectors and Co-director of Startup Grind Louisville.
Wanwisa "Pang" Hartman
Pang Hartman is the Co-Owner, Vice President and Creative Director for Frogdice, Inc. She is the designer behind Tower of Elements, Dungeon of Elements, and Reignmaker. Specializing in systems design and team management and production, she is also the primary writer for Frogdice's games. Pang has been in the gaming industry for 22 years and gamer all her life.
Zack Pennington
Serial entrepreneur in multiple verticals. Winner of multiple Startup Weekends, Official Startup Weekend Facilitator, and Serial Startup Weekend Organizer. I love music, business, and making people laugh. Former Louisvillian now living in Austin.
George Ward
Currently organize UK's economic development and business engagement activities. I also oversee the Coldstream Research Campus.

Past experience included starting a hotel company in 1985 that is still in existence, being an angel investor, working at a high level in state government, and assisting a biotech startup.
Raechele Gray
Raechele joined the Endeavor Entrepreneur Selection and Growth team in January 2019. Before joining Endeavor, she worked at 1804 Entrepreneur Center as Vogt Innovator where she was responsible for mapping the regional startup ecosystem, resourcing clients with a network of entrepreneur services, organizing programs to support high-tech startups, and driving community outreach and education around inclusive entrepreneurship. Raechele also worked at her creative design firm, Greater Works Design Studio, where she was responsible for all client accounts and creative projects developed by the design team. Prior to that, she worked at her family's mental health practice, Creative Spirits Behavioral Health, as a business development manager and community liaison. Raechele holds a MBA from Eastern Kentucky University, where she played for their Division 1 women's Basketball program. Raechele is also involved with various community endeavors, and serves as board member of Creative Spirits Behavioral Health, Venture Connectors and Canopy KY.
Adam Brown
Adam Brown is the award-winning creative director and founder of Marrow, a brand design firm for startups and challenger brands. His design career spans over a decade across a variety of industries including beverage, gaming, engineering, education, agriculture, real estate, legal practice, events, technology, retail, and nonprofit. He serves on the Lexington American Advertising Federation board; the Launch Blue (pre-seed accelerator) advisory board; the BCTC Graphic Design Program board; and is a co-founder of the No™️ designer collective. A frequent speaker, Podcast guest, and American Advertising Awards judge, Adam has cultivated a reputation as a provocative/influential voice among design and business leaders.
Charley Miller
I'm the founder of Unitonomy. I previously co-founded Touchcast and served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Louisville. I have a background in product management and game design.
Shawn Saylor
Shawn's an avid member of the Lexington creative community. He likes clean lines and bright colors. He's often distracted by conversations about music and bizarre imagery. Focus: Identity, Messaging, Creative, UI, Accounts
Judges
David L Goodnight
David Goodnight is an active Bluegrass Angel Fund Manager and Member. He engages start-ups at every level across Kentucky. His background is with technology start-ups and has knowledge in the areas of Finance, Accounting, Manufacturing, Sourcing and Governance.
Chase Minnifield
Chase Minnifield is a former defensive back for the Washington Redskins and three-time entrepreneur who was recently inducted into the 2019 class of Forbes 30 under 30.

He currently serves as CEO of EZ Turn, the only vendor management digital platform that enables property managers in the student housing business to more efficiently manage, invoice and communicate with contractors. In its first year, EZ Turn has acquired more 30 clients and managed over $1 million in invoices.

Chase began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 25, post NFL career, with his first company Helping Hand, LLC, which provides moving, cleaning and apartment turnover services for college dormitories and student housing complexes. Since its launch, Helping Hand, LLC has provided services nationwide to a number of universities including the University of Maryland College Park, University of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia, creating 1,000 jobs and generating millions in revenue.

Through Helping Hand, LLC, Chase pursues his personal mission of championing minority entrepreneurship by giving franchises of the business to people of color and providing the resources and one-on-one coaching to help them scale, sustain and, eventually, own a branch of the company.

He is also the founder of the Minnifield Foundation, and non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and inspiring underserved youth through arts, academics and athletics.

Chase holds a M.A. in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville and a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Virginia.
Phoebe Wood
Phoebe Wood is Principal of CompaniesWood, a firm that specializes in advising and investing in early stage companies. She has made over three dozen direct investments in early stage companies.

Ms. Wood was the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation before her retirement from that company in 2008. She had responsibility for corporate development, controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, information technology, and internal audit departments. Before joining Brown-Forman, Ms. Wood was the CFO at Motorola's telecom subsidiary, Propel, Inc., and before that spent almost 24 years at Atlantic Richfield Company (now BP), in financial management. She lived in England for five years during her tenure at ARCO.

Ms. Wood is a member of the Board of Directors of Invesco, Ltd., Leggett & Platt, Inc., Pioneer Natural Resources Co., and PPL Corporation. She also served on the boards of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. and OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc.

Ms. Wood is a Trustee of the Gheens Foundation, Pitzer College and The American Printing House for the Blind. She is a Trustee emerita of Smith College. She has an MBA from UCLA and was named one of 100 Inspirational Alumni of the Anderson School of Management. She is a member of The Committee of 200, an invitation-only membership organization of the world's most successful women business leaders. She was recently chosen as one of 100 national business leaders who make up Bizwomen's Inaugural Women to Watch list, named to the NACD Directorship 100 for 2018, and to the Junior Achievement Kentuckiana Hall of Fame.

Ember Marr
Ember Marr is a senior executive in the marketing industry and an active member of the startup community in Louisville, Kentucky. She has experience creating, leading, and advising innovative organizations, from Fortune 500 to startups, for over 17 years. Currently, Ember serves as the President of LEAP Spark, a project-based marketing agency with offices throughout the Midwest that focuses on growth and innovation.

She has been a mentor, coach, and judge for many regional startup and pitch competitions, including Startup Weekend Louisville.

Ember serves as a board member for a number of regional animal welfare organizations and consults for non-profit organizations in Louisville and Denver.

Event Schedule
November 20-22, 2020
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Global Startup Weekend Partners
Google for Startups
Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit
> Register at cloud.google.com/free
GoDaddy Registry
GoDaddy Registry provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy Registry (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organizing team.

> 1 x free GoDaddy Registry domain, per person
> Participants can redeem the code from: startup.co

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to support@porkbun.com.
Local Sponsors and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Kentucky team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.


Signature Sponsors
Other
Contact
Questions? We are here to help!
E-mail: help@techstars.com



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