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Tuesday, January 29
 

12:30pm

Rooster Local: Leverage your community to build your business.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to leverage your community to build your business. As a start-up founder, you will be challenged to create a lot of value with very limited resources.  Shana will teach you how to identify and strategically utilize your surrounding resources to bring your vision to life.

Speakers
avatar for Shana Ostrovitz

Shana Ostrovitz

Co-Founder, Rooster
Shana Ostrovitz is a Co-Founder, Marketing and Branding Expert,Community Builder and Speaker.Shana grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico loving school but never finding what truly inspired her in the regular classes. That all changed when she became involved in one of DECA Inc.’s high... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Axis Space 333 Las Olas Way CU 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA

3:30pm

DubblVision Media: Creating Your Wave for Startups.
Limited Capacity seats available

You have the perfect product. You’ve worked your behinds off testing and fine tuning something you know is going to change the world. Now that everything is ready and it’s time to launch, how the heck are you going to reach the right ears in such a noisy world?
Your brand needs more than a buzz... you need to create a WAVE! In this workshop you are going to learn how to leverage social media to establish a culture for your brand that will not only attract attention, but will also summon the hearts of your ideal audience while positioning your brand as the cream of the crop. Discover the secrets to building a tribe of loyal customers that will market your startup for you!

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Washington

Curtis Washington

DubblVision Media
Curtis "Dubblup" Washington is a Personal Brand & Culture Development Specialist committed to helping mission-based, impact-driven startups differentiate themselves in their marketplace by putting their dopeness on display and creating a culture around their brands that demand attention... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Axis Space 333 Las Olas Way CU 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
 
Wednesday, January 30
 

11:00am

University of Miami: Team building for Startups (hands on exercise)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop is designed to spark innovation using hands-on exercises from “Pracademics” – practical/professional and academic based professors applying curricula pedagogy for improving industry results.

This session will present various opportunities to use and apply entertaining and educational toolsets.
The participants will design, iterate, collaborate, and present demonstrable projects. The activities are open to 150 student-professors in a series of 2-hour “learn and do” workshop labs.

Finally, the use of the myriad toolsets is readily applicable to various engineering or emerging business disciplines demanding leadership, followership, efficiency, affordability, and sustainable concepts.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Wilson PhD

Dr. Michael Wilson PhD

Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Miami
M.D. Wilson is the faculty Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of Miami. Previously Professor Wilson taught at the University of Massachusetts in the Isenberg School of Business and and at Purdue university in both the Krannert business school and for the college of engineering... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Innovation Hub 111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1140 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

12:30pm

Product Hunt For Startups: How to leverage the power of the hunt, to achieve your startups goals.
Limited Capacity seats available

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products every day! It is the place for investors to find the hottest up and coming products, startups, and founders. We have many success stories of startups getting hunted, and featured right here in South Florida. In this interactive and informative session presented by your local South Florida hunters, you will learn:
- How the hunt works
- Who your local Product Hunters are and what they do to help startups
- Best practices for getting featured on Product Hunt and more!

Speakers
avatar for M. Dorsett

M. Dorsett

Organizer, Product Hunt South Florida, Product Hunt South Florida
Product Hunt South Florida is a meetup designed with one idea in mind: collaboration breeds innovation. They meet every other month to accomplish this goal. M Dorsett is the organizer of Product Hunt South Florida, an Editor at Tropicult Magazine, founder of Chibur, Logistics Lead... Read More →
avatar for Dave Ostergren

Dave Ostergren

Moderator, Product Hunt South Florida, Product Hunt South Florida
Dave is an educator turned innovator and entrepreneur who has been involved in the Miami Start-Up scene since 2015. After cofounding edtech start-up "KlickEngage" with fellow Teach For America Alumnus Samantha Pratt, Dave joined the Miami EdTech team as Program Manager. In 2018 Dave... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Innovation Hub 111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1140 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

2:00pm

Emineo Media: Breathe Life Into Your Brand for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Building your brand is often an intangible aspect of running your business, but it is vitally important! Branding is the reason customers pay twice as much for one product over another. Building a strong brand will help you stand out, communicate your brand message, reach your target audiences more effectively and transform your business. During the workshop, we will, review current brands and their meaning, why specific colors and fonts are chosen and what a brand means in other languages. We will offer simple, practical tips on defining and building a strong brand. And, by the end of this fun and interactive brand workshop, you will all come away with a much better understanding of how to make your brand work for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Orlando Espinosa

Orlando Espinosa

Founder, Emineo Media
Charisma and passion are hallmarks of Orlando Espinosa's approach to empowering business owners to grow their businesses. His most notable recent endeavor is as U.S. Small Business Administration Miami’s Emerging Leaders Instructor 2016 to present, which led to him becoming a top... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Hub 111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1140 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
 
Thursday, January 31
 

2:00pm

Better Business Bureau: PR and Media for Startups.
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn basic public relations tools that can help your organization’s image and obtain media exposure for your start up.
There's so much more to marketing and maintaining your Startup's positive image in the public eye than digital marketing and social media.
Learn the basics of managing the spread of information between your organization and the public and how to gain exposure to your audience using topics of public interest and news items.
You spent countless hours building the perfect image through branding. Learn how to manage it's perception through the media with public relations.


Speakers
avatar for Cinthya Lavin

Cinthya Lavin

Director of Communications and Community Engagement, BBB
Cinthya Lavin is the Director of Communications and Community Engagement forthe Better Business Bureau of South Florida a nonprofit organization promotingtrust and ethical standards in the marketplace. Cinthya is a graduate of FloridaInternational University, where she received a... Read More →


Thursday January 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Creation Station Business - Main Library 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA

3:30pm

Candis Hickman: Branding for StartUps
Limited Capacity seats available

When asked "what is the biggest struggle you currently face in building a profitable brand?" many new founders will say that bringing attention to their startups is their gravest concern. Many of these entrepreneurs move onto social media and marketing strategy before having a solid brand foundation that consumers actually care about. But what if the secret to traction and profits had little to do with the vanity metrics? In this workshop, we will discuss why building brands with a blend of creativity, story and soul is crucial to the life of a brand and how reconnecting these dots is an essential step to building startups people actually care about.

Speakers
avatar for Candis Hickman

Candis Hickman

Founder, Candis Hickman
Candis Hickman is the Host of ‘An Evening With’ event series, a Personal Branding Coach, and the Host of Becoming Known, a podcast that's mission is to provide education and inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and creative professionals. Early on in her career, Candis was... Read More →


Thursday January 31, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creation Station Business - Main Library 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA

6:00pm

South Florida Agile Association: Start up right, start up Agile!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to set up your startup the Agile way! In this interactive session we'll go over the basics of Agile and what an Agile organization looks like with self-organizing cross-functional teams in an environment that fosters collaboration, accountability, and allows for frequent course correction to ensure customer satisfaction. I'll provide you with the necessary toolkits to not only help your business, but to start working with innovative businesses that are already implementing Agile in their organizations. Get practical and clear ideas on how to start applying this business approach that aligns the work process with customer needs and overall company goals. Start small, go big!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Regueira

Rick Regueira

Agile Enterprise Coach, teculture.com
In the last 10 years, I have been responsible for guiding and coaching organizationsthrough strategic changes that streamlines business agility by increasing efficiency andeffectiveness throughout all levels of the organization. I work with large to medium sizefortune 500 companies... Read More →


Thursday January 31, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
General Provision FATVillage 525 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
 
Friday, February 1
 

12:30pm

Cummings Attractions: Dress Rehearsal 4 life. The Music of Public Speaking
Limited Capacity seats available

What you’ll learn:
This workshop will teach you all about:
  • Why it is vital to be a great communicator.
  • What blocks us, why and how to overcome the fear of speaking out loud..
  • The 3 V's of Effective Face to Face Communication.
  • How to identify your public speaking persona.
  • Vocal Dynamics and breath control.
  • Non-verbal signals. "The emotion of motion"
  • What's the difference between a pitch and a story?
  • Opening and closing tips.
  • What are the common denominators of a great public speaker and your favorite singer.
  • How singing can help you in presentations.
  • Fun interactive exercises.
  • InterActive Listening
  • How to give and receive feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Cummings

Peter Cummings

cummingsattractions.com
Peter holds a degree in Psychology. Dynamic, results driven professional with a comprehensive background in sales, management, marketing, training and coaching roles. Has a track record of achievement and demonstrated success in launching products & conceptual services, building sales... Read More →


Friday February 1, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Creation Station Business - Main Library 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA

2:00pm

University Of Florida: Design Thinking For Startups.
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as our guest, Dr. Wanda Eugene shares her expertise and insights in an interactive design thinking workshop. This will be an intimate session where attendees will get the opportunity to learn design thinking from an academic expert and get their most burning questions answered.

Session Overview
Design Thinking is a strategic problem-solving approach which offers guidance on identifying the needs of potential clients/customers and uncovering the right problem for your team to tackle. It also provides a reliable pathway to discover the best solutions. In this hands-on workshop we will step through an abbreviated design thinking process, and support you in understanding how it can help you and your organization rethink the products, services, and the complex challenges your business face.

At the conclusion of this workshop you will know how to:
•Describe the benefits of Design Thinking
•Apply simple, actionable tools and processes for each phase of the design process that you can implement immediately
•Use design thinking for innovative outcomes
•Integrate design thinking into your business, your work with audience, and work within an organization


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Wanda Eugene PhD

Dr. Wanda Eugene PhD

Research Scientist, University Of Florida
Wanda Eugene Ph.D. is constantly seeking out new ways to leverage technology to engage underserved communities. As the Executive Director of Computing and Society Engagement (CASE),  she has launched Entrepreneur Diversity in Information Technology (EDIT), a free incubator program... Read More →


Friday February 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Creation Station Business - Main Library 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA

3:30pm

University Of Florida: Business Model Canvas Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

While ideas are fun to talk about, even the best ideas will fail if they do not lead to sustainable operations. Successful startups all have one thing in common: they understand their users' needs and are constantly adapting to meet them.

During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn tips and tricks for interviewing users. Learn about trending business models and immediately apply your knowledge in a hands-on workshop using the business model canvas.

This free pre-event workshop will help Startup Weekend FTL attendees be better prepared to generate their business model.

Even if you do not plan on attending Startup Weekend FTL, the workshop is designed to provide value to the community at large by providing you with tools to help you define your future business model or refine your existing one. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Wanda Eugene PhD

Dr. Wanda Eugene PhD

Research Scientist, University Of Florida
Wanda Eugene Ph.D. is constantly seeking out new ways to leverage technology to engage underserved communities. As the Executive Director of Computing and Society Engagement (CASE),  she has launched Entrepreneur Diversity in Information Technology (EDIT), a free incubator program... Read More →


Friday February 1, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creation Station Business - Main Library 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA