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Startup Weekend returns to Boston, with a themed event centered around the Creative Industries, on November 15th at Boston University's School of Management! We'll be hosting a unique mix of Boston's best and brightest student and professional entrepreneurs, along with coaches and sponsors, to help turn their ideas into validated products over the course of 54-hours! If you'd like to sponsor the event, or an entrepreneur, please email us at!



Mar 8
  • Registration Opens at CIC, Networking, and Dinner!
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Kick Off!
  • Speaker: Michael Sheeley
  • Pitch Fire!
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Get to work!
  • You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here...


Mar 9
  • Doors open at CIC
  • Teams continue to work
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here...


Mar 10
  • Doors open at CIC
  • Calls for Coaches
  • Pitch Practice (Required)
  • Lunch
  • Gut Check!
  • Pitches
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • After Party at Meadhall!

Michael Sheeley

Co-Founder - Kickscout

Michael Sheeley is the Co-founder of Kickscout, an online and mobile shopping service that allows people to work in teams to optimize their retail needs. Michael was previously the COO, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of RunKeeper, a mobile fitness platform that incorporates a unique blend of tracking, sharing, analytics, and coaching to enable runners and other fitness enthusiasts to get motivated, stay motivated, and improve their results over time. Prior to RunKeeper Michael worked for BAE Systems as an engineer and project manager in the area of military planning, strategy, and computer vision.


Karen Katz

Regional Manager, Venture Pipeline - DLAPiper

Karen Katz is the Regional Manager for the Venture Pipeline at DLAPiper. She has served as a business development executive at Mintz Levin, and with Law Practice Consultants LLC, where she specialized in business development training, coaching and strategy. Ms. Katz also served on the Board of The Capital Network and was a founding member of Mass Medical Angels and has worked with Golden Seeds.

Dan Von Kohorn

Principal - Beta Fund

I am a Principal of Beta Fund and portfolio manager of a commodity fund. I serve in technical and advisory roles with several startups, and as a private trustee for individuals and families. My passions are helping people do great things, the efficient allocation of capital, programming, and web apps that use machine learning.

Adam Stroud

Lead Android Developer - FitnessKeeper, Inc.   |  

Adam is the Lead Android Developer for the RunKeeper app and co-author
of “Professional Android Sensor Programming”. He is an active member
in the Android community and has given multiple talks on mobile sensor
development. Adam has a great passion for “all things mobile”.

Eric Rutt

Attorney - Wolf Greenfield

Eric Rutt is an attorney in the litigation practice group at Wolf Greenfield, the largest law firm in New England that specializes solely in intellectual property. Eric’s practice focuses on representing companies of all sizes – including individuals and startups.

Johnny Monsarrat

Founder - Hard Data Factory   |  

Johnny was founder and CEO of Turbine, Inc., which pioneered online video games like Lord of the Rings Online. His new company, Hard Data Factory, is based in the Boston Globe headquarters, building the world’s largest arts calendar.

Silver Sponsors

Yevy Spivak

Director of Product Development - BetterLesson

Yevy began his startup journey in 1998 while studying computer science at Tufts University. He spent the next 12 years sharpening his skills while splitting time between Boston area startups and corporate consulting stints. Now in his third year of service at BetterLesson, Yevy is motivated by the company's socially conscious mission and the enthusiasm of his coworkers. Outside of work Yevy enjoys table tennis and live local music.

Tina Weber

Program Manager III - eBay   |  

Tina is a technologist and an entrepreneur at heart. She has been part of the Lean Startup Challenge (a startup competition) and Startup Weekend teams. She currently manages data-warehouse and web engineering projects for clients of eBay's Global Marketing Services arm.

Valeska O'Leary

Assoc. User Experience Director - Roundarch Isobar   |   LinkedIn

Valeska has designed web apps since 2004. She focuses in understanding people and how they interact with things in physical and digital spaces in order to design interfaces that work for them. She has deep empathy for people. You can tell she loves what she does. She speaks computer, and is obsessed with helping computers speak human.

Mary-Alice Brady

Founder & CEO - mosaicHUB   |   LinkedIn

Mary-Alice Brady is the founder and CEO of mosaicHUB, an online community that connects entrepreneurs with each other and with experts and resources to help launch, run and grow their businesses. Prior to mosaicHUB, Mary-Alice spent two years at the venture capital firm General Catalyst working on their seed, venture and grow investments.

Howard Kaplan

CEO - FutureNow   |   LinkedIn

Since the original days, Howard's been a startup junkie. Having spent over a decade working in, on and consulting to startups, he's burned his hand enough times to know, life's too short to build something nobody wants. Howard currently serves as the CEO of FutureNow, a pioneer in the digital marketing optimization space.

Stephanie Schechter

Founder - Stephanie Schechter Strategic Branding & Design   |   LinkedIn

Stephanie, a graduate of RISD, has spent her career as a graphic and industrial designer creating brand experiences for consumer products and services. She's worked with some of the world’s largest brands to craft solutions that effectively sell their products. She now educates new entrepreneurs on how to build thriving brands.

David Zhou

Co-Founder & CEO - ePowerhouse

David has been a serial entrepreneur since 2009, went through the 1st batch of MassChallenge Finalists and have since founded ePowerhouse, the MIT-supported online platform that makes entrepreneurship easier by building clusters of online startup communities.

Chandra Jacobs

CEO - Tripchi

Chandra Jacobs is the CEO of tripchi, a mobile app that helps you make the most of your time in the airport. It serves up recommendations of things to do in the airport based on your personality, interests and flight info, and offers exclusive deals on food, drink, and shopping opportunities, the ability to connect with other travelers, as well as detailed content to explore the airport.

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