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HUB Raleigh

Ever wondered what it takes to be a healthcare entrepreneur? Want to impact healthcare IT, wearables, med devices, CROs or life sciences?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

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Speakers

Wendy Lybrand

Co-Founder / Educator   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Wendy is the co-founder of DoTheData.com and an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist working at Rashkis Elementary School with students with disabilities and their teachers. She is the NC State Education Advocacy Leader, the Chair of the NC Speech Hearing and Language Association 2013 Fall Conference, and a guest lecturer at UNC-CH. She has been featured in Advance Magazine for her work in the field of speech-language pathology. Wendy is currently working on establishing DoTheData.com as a resource for Exceptional Education teachers to use to take student data quickly, see immediate graphic results, and driving lesson planning and increasing student achievement. Recently, Wendy has started a professional blog to share her experiences and tools with other speech-language pathologists and special educators.

Jenny Eigenrauch

Co-Founder / Educator

Jenny is the co-founder of DoTheData.com and an experienced educator with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She teaches a self-contained classroom for students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities. She also serves as a lead trainer for the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's TEACCH program. In that role, she trains professionals from around the world how to teach and better measure the progress of students with autism. Jenny and Wendy share a commitment to see the power of DoTheData harnessed within the classroom environment, thereby increasing teacher effectiveness and promoting student achievement.

Coaches

Brian Marks

CTO   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Brian Marks was the founding CTO of WebAssign, an online homework service used primarily in STEM disciplines at the University and High School levels. He has experience building scalable SaaS applications for students and teachers using agile methodologies and is familiar with integrating solutions into existing tools such as Course Management Systems. Brian is passionate about using technology to help students learn more effectively. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from NC State University.

Susan Kellog

CIO, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School   |  LinkedIn

With over 25 years of experience in IT, Susan Kellogg brings not only an understanding of a broad range of technology but also management issues. Currently the CIO for the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Susan manages all areas of infrastructure, service development and educational technologies for the school. A focus on customer impact, business opportunities, overall results and organizational collaboration contributes to Susan's strategic orientation.

Tom Rose

CEO & Co-Founder   |  

Tom Rose is career educator and technologist. He is the co-Founder of Testive, the company that makes SAT Habit. Tom is a National Science Foundation Teaching Fellow and led the Duke Smart Homes Program where students designed, built and lived in an environmentally friendly dorm. He received the highest ever-teaching rating in the history of the engineering school. At Testive, Tom developed the company core algorithms and leads the Product Development team. Tom received a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

Wendy Lybrand

Co-Founder   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Wendy is the co-founder of DoTheData.com and an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist working at Rashkis Elementary School with students with disabilities and their teachers. She is the NC State Education Advocacy Leader, the Chair of the NC Speech Hearing and Language Association 2013 Fall Conference, and a guest lecturer at UNC-CH. She has been featured in Advance Magazine for her work in the field of speech-language pathology. Wendy is currently working on establishing DoTheData.com as a resource for Exceptional Education teachers to use to take student data quickly, see immediate graphic results, and driving lesson planning and increasing student achievement. Recently, Wendy has started a professional blog to share her experiences and tools with other speech-language pathologists and special educators.

Jenny Eigenrauch

Co-Founder / Educator

Jenny is the co-founder of DoTheData.com and an experienced educator with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She teaches a self-contained classroom for students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities. She also serves as a lead trainer for the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's TEACCH program. In that role, she trains professionals from around the world how to teach and better measure the progress of students with autism. Jenny and Wendy share a commitment to see the power of DoTheData harnessed within the classroom environment, thereby increasing teacher effectiveness and promoting student achievement.

Mark Easley

Mark Easley has established Goldhat Advisors in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina after a 25 year career in high tech marketing, sales, and engineering in Silicon Valley. Mr. Easley has experience in the semiconductor business and related software and development tool products. In addition to his startup advisor activities, he has been on the executive board of the Atlantis Angel Investor Group and a member of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. Mr. Easley provides mentoring direction to startups and potential entrepreneurs in the areas of business planning, marketing strategies, investor presentations, and management systems.

Mr. Easley has previously held engineering, sales, marketing, and executive VP management positions in the semiconductor industry at PLX Technology, Adaptec, Intel, and HP.

Mr. Easley is also a popular guitar teacher on YouTube and has over 100 guitar lesson videos for the music of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, and other favorites of the 60s and 70s. Over 12,000 subscriber guitar students learn songs at www.youtube.com/goldhat3 and www.goldhat.net.

Richard Kristof

Richard Kristof has over 20 years in executive management positions and has served in several professional learning development capacities. His primary responsibilities at both VSCHOOLZ and VenueGen include strategic client relations, sales and marketing with a focus on learning in immersive worlds. Mr. Kristof is active in advancing learning technologies including next generation corporate university infrastructure and instructor led immersive learning. He serves on the advisory boards for Wake Technical College and Triangle Game Initiative. Prior to joining VenueGen he co-founded ARI a full service training development and systems provider, he was Vice President, Worldwide Business Development at Global Knowledge in Cary, North Carolina where he had held that position since July of 1996. While at Global Knowledge, he was instrumental in seven acquisitions and he co-created two best-selling technical book series, which sold over 1.4 million copies. His expertise includes structuring profitable partnerships and launching new business initiatives.

Brett Erpel

Lead UI Developer

Brett Erpel is the Lead UI Developer at Path.To where he spends his time using Ruby, HTM, CSS, and Javascript to improve the job seeker experience. He is a user advocate that loves simplifying complicated web interactions. Outside of the office Brett regularly works with local startups and small businesses such as Sportsyapper and Oyova. He co-founded and developed Music Archive an iOS app that accesses and streams over 100,000 live shows and is excited to be demonstrating his latest brainchild, Eventhash, at OneSpark this April. When he is not hacking away at code you can find him baking, watching hockey, and playing disc golf, that is of course after he has caught up on the latest internet cat videos.

Karl Rectanus

Founder   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Karl Rectanus is a social entrepreneur passionate about many things, but few more than the 1-2 punch of systemic change and recurring revenue.

Originally an educator in the US and abroad, Karl leveraged his domain expertise to build products, teams and sales at eCivis – a SaaS company transforming local government, education and non-profit grants management – leading to 70%+ annual growth for 7 years. In 2008, he became founding leader of NC STEM Community Collaborative, which rapidly became North Carolina’s public-private partnership for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, there he instigated communities, leaders, businesses and foundations in every sector to improve access, policy and impact of STEM education for all kids. He also has helped lead the creation and growth of many large- and small-scale innovations across public and private sectors, including STEMX (the national network of STEM states), the Global Schools Network (advancing student achievement through global education, coordinated by VIF International Education), ibility (NC’s advanced med-tech center of innovation), Futures for Kids (e-mentoring for middle school), the Battelle STEM Innovation Laboratory, and the Joining our Businesses & Schools (JOBS) Commission.

Karl is founder of TechExecutives, helping high impact leaders and high-growth organizations in education, technology, and social good to move from idea to execution. He, his wife and three daughters now live in Raleigh, NC.

Sidd Chopra

DTM, PMP

Sidd Chopra is a software developer, entrepreneur, certified project management professional, author, and award-winning speaker. At the age of 15, he was one of Apple Computer’s youngest salesmen. In his career, he developed critical systems for the Neurotoxicology Department of the u.S. environmental Protection Agency, SAS Institute, the u.S. Army, and several fortune 100 companies.

He was a finalist in a national public speaking contest and, in 1999,
toastmasters International awarded him the Distinguished toastmaster
Award, its highest award. In 2010, the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global declared him a Subject
Matter expert. 

He is a founding member of the Indus entrepreneur (TiE) Carolinas. He currently serves on Strategic Advisory boards at N.C. State university and at Wake technical Community College.
He has traveled to over 35 countries on six continents

Mike North

Lead Software Engineer, ImageQuix

Mike North is the Lead Software Engineer at ImageQuix, where he writes mobile, desktop and web applications that photographers use to market and sell their pictures online. His education is in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Product Development, and Physics, and he regularly uses Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby and C/C++. As an experienced mobile, desktop, and web UI designer, Mike obsesses over making his projects intrinsically usable and intuitive. Earlier in his career as a contractor/consultant, he helped many non-technical entrepreneurs get their projects off the ground.

When he's not working, Mike enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and drinking craft beers.

Justin Goeres

Marketing Manager & Consultant   |  LinkedIn

Justin Goeres is the Marketing Manager for JKI, a provider of software and consulting services for high-tech startups and scientific instrument creators. He is an expert in product messaging and market positioning, and also an award-winning speaker. Justin has lived every aspect of the software startup experience from the garage to the board room. He is passionate about helping brilliant inventors find the perfect point of engagement for their customers.

Justin holds degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and harbors a passion for STEM education. He mentors a FIRST Robotics team in Cary and loves introducing kids to the joys of programming.

When he's not changing the world at work, Justin enjoys exploring the world closer to home with his two small children, his wife, and two dogs.

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Judges

Tracy L Nagel

Co-founder   |  LinkedIn

Tracy founded a SaaS business delivering analytical services in a highly complex industry. She has worked with companies of all size and scale to generate returns, integrate information and promote workflow efficiencies utilizing emerging technologies. Tracy applies her experience in transformational strategy to design holistic, enabled approaches to actualizing goals. She is co-founder of SideCar Equity, a small business accelerator and is founder of Templeton Advisors, a leadership and organizational development consultancy. Tracy earned MBA and BA degrees from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, OH.

Brian Marks

CTO   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Brian Marks was the founding CTO of WebAssign, an online homework service used primarily in STEM disciplines at the University and High School levels. He has experience building scalable SaaS applications for students and teachers using agile methodologies and is familiar with integrating solutions into existing tools such as Course Management Systems. Brian is passionate about using technology to help students learn more effectively. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from NC State University.

Jerri Bland

Assistant Vice Chancellor   |  LinkedInGoogle+

Jerri Bland is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Applications division in Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the comprehensive approach and delivery of the University’s enterprise applications. She oversees the daily operations of ConnectCarolina the enterprise resource planning (ERP) project that is upgrading the administrative systems for student, human resources and finance business functions.

Jerri has extensive PeopleSoft application and project management experience. Prior to joining UNC-Chapel Hill, she was Senior Program Manager implementing PeopleSoft for various federal government agencies. Jerri holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Public Administration degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently pursing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Her research interests are the digital divide in higher education and measuring the success of ERP systems.

Host Sponsors
Organizers
Mital M. Patel
Janet M. Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
Damond Nollan
Greg de Lima
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Schedule

Friday

Mar 8
  • 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

Saturday

Mar 9
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • 1st set of coaches arrive
  • Lunch!
  • 2nd set of coaches arrive
  • Call for needs & skills
  • 3rd set of coaches arrive
  • Dinner (food truck!)
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work until midnight. And then it's closing time (you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!)
  • Daylight Savings Time - SPRING AHEAD 1 Hour!

Sunday

Mar 10
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Lunch (Fuel before presentations)
  • Final Presentations DUE to Dropbox
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS (Junior League Training Room, connected to HUB Raleigh)
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • After-party at Tobacco Road, Glenwood Ave