Past event…

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Washington, D.C.





Apr 4
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Apr 5
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Apr 6
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Benjamin Wald

Managing Partner at Spartan Systems   |   LinkedIn

Benjamin Wald is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Spartan Systems. He is a successful technology entrepreneur and investor having founded and sold several tech companies over the last 7 years. Ben’s passion for social impact, software and education support his ambition to change the world through technology. Benjamin attended Babson College and is now the Managing Partner of Spartan Systems.

Ben Wan

Serial Entrepreneur

Ben Wan is a veteran technology executive, entrepreneur, and investor from Silicon Valley. He brings 19+ years of hands-on operating experience. His accomplishments include growing annual revenues to $3.6M, negotiating 25+ partnership agreements, building teams up to 22 employees, and securing funding totaling $10.3M. Currently, he is co-founder of Breue, an online community for product feedback.

Ben previously served as CEO of Urban Venture and held executive positions at Uppidy, Mothership Interactive, Motally, TheBroth, Sycamore Ventures, Adteractive, StarCite, Excite, and Context Integration. He earned a Master's degree in Statistics from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Illinois.

Minh Nguyen

CEO at AppPress   |   LinkedIn

Aaron Saunders

CEO at Clearly Innovative   |   LinkedInGoogle+



Kevin Lenane

CEO at Veenome

Leslie Jump

Founder at Startup Angels, Board Member at UP Global

Andrew Mason

CMO at NAV. Awesome at Eventstir and StartupJackpot

Brian Park

Cofounder at CallText, Chapter Director at Startup Grind

Brian Park is the Chapter Director for Startup Grind DC which hosts monthly events of tech titans in the DC area. He is also the cofounder of CallText, a leading provider of realtime customer service solutions using machine learning. He has cofounded two other startups LIT and VA Care, which had revenues of almost $19 million. He's an Ex-AOLer, and has a degree in Information Systems/Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon university.

Alex Hsiao

Principal at Perphic, Partner at MOD Wedding

An entrepreneur & award winning designer with 14 years of experience in UX and creative direction. His work has been featured in WSJ, TechCrunch, and Communication Arts.

Alex founded Perphic, design consultancy to help shape brand & product experiences with promising startups and Fortune 500s such as LastPass, BlackJet, HelloWallet, Verizon, Netflix, DivX, Gannett, AP, Discovery, and Intuit. Back in the day, he was an Art Director at Aol leading bicoastal team of designers and agency partners for product experiences reaching over 100MM users.

He received his BA in Design cum laude from American University and taught advanced multimedia and computer graphics at his alma mater.

Matthew Lynch

Founder at District Capital Partners

Omid Jahanbin

CEO, Rennzer   |   LinkedIn

Paul Boudrye

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor at Acceleprise

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Mike Chan
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