hackout: thE world's only LGBTQIA-themed Startup Weekend event
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The Austin Chronicle - April 9, 2019
Techcrunch - June 5, 2019
START A STARTUP
🏳️🌈 Startup Weekend HackOut 2019 🏳️🌈
Startup Weekend HackOut is the world's only LGBTQIA-themed Startup Weekend event!
The hardest part of starting up is starting out, and the purpose of this event is to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the LGBTQIA community to learn the ropes of validating an idea for a startup or lifestyle business and turn that idea into a business venture.
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.
Startup Weekend HackOut is presented by Twillio, which powers the future of business communications online. The weekend is also being organized in partnership with StartOut, the national nonprofit supporting LGBTQIA entrepreneurs.
#SWHackOut is being hosted in Austin, TX at The University of Texas at Austin's Rowling Hall.
Your community is here to help you. Regardless of your professional background — 🏳️🌈 SIGN UP NOW 🏳️🌈 for Startup Weekend HackOut presented by Twillio in Austin, TX!
April 11-14, 2019
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
SUNDAY, April 14
2019 JUDGES & MENTORS
Support and guidance from top industry distinguished judges and expert mentors from the tech industry
Geoffrey Brown - Mentor
Local Outreach Representative - GoDaddy Social
Geoffrey has been a member of GoDaddy Social's local business outreach team since 2015 finding success with social media and online reputation management for local businesses.
Hayley Netherton - Mentor
Senior VC Associate -
Early-stage investor in technology startups, passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives, and dedicated consumer of breakfast tacos.
Shelly Carpenter - Mentor
Software Development Manager - Amazon
Shelly is a reproductive justice activist and 20+ year tech industry veteran.
Ian Carrico - Mentor
Revenue Engineering Manager - VOX Media
Ian is the manager of the revenue team at Vox Media. He has been an open source contributor and performance advocate in several open source projects.
Lynn Yeldell - Mentor
Partner & Director, Strategy - Seventh Scout
New Orleanian by birth. Austinite by Katrina. Sales, Marketing, and Travel for a living. Cooking and photography for a passion. Petter of Winnie.
Startup Weekend HackOut is a volunteer effort!
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Mobile Engineering Lead - KKCO
Kelly is a mobile engineer/woodworking enthusiast laser-focused on writing great code, code review culture, and empowering women and LGBTQ in tech through community involvement.
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