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Startup Weekend San Francisco

Join us for a high energy weekend of building, coding and creating in downtown SF. The event will be held at the Dev Bootcamp office.

Dev Bootcamp is a 10 week intensive program that teaches Ruby/Rails web development. Expect there to be a high number of Dev Bootcamp students, grads and mentors in attendance to build beautiful and meaningful things.


Things to bring and remember:

1. Bring a laptop

2. Bring headphones if you need to drown out all the noise while working

3. We have a ton on monitors at the site, so bring a VGA or DVI cable if you want to hook up you laptop

4. Parking really sucks at this location. We recommend BART or MUNI. We are also on a moderate hill, so be prepared for a bit of exercise.

5. Check out this site of super useful resources:

6. Great intro to Stocks and Options for founders by one of the event’s judges:



Sep 21
  • Registration for Project Management Class
  • Project Management Class by Mindjet
  • General Registration
  • 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
  • End of day one


Sep 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • 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


Sep 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Legal Advise from WSGR
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Tech Check. Make sure laptops are working with AV system
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • After Party
  • Go home!
Gold Sponsors

Michael Staton

Founder of

Tommy Leep

Floodgate Capital   |   LinkedIn

Tommy helps startups get off the ground and grow. As Chief Connector at Floodgate, he helps founders find the right people and information to resolve bottlenecks. Floodgate is an early-stage VC firm founded by Mike Maples, Jr, and Ann Miura-Ko. Their investments include Twitter, Chegg, Demandforce, ngmoco, TaskRabbit, and Zimride.

David Weekly

CEO Gaston Labs, Founder of PBworks, Hacker Dojo, Mexican.VC   |   LinkedInGoogle+

A Boston native and son of a MIT engineer, David has been programming
since he was five and has coded for MIT, Harvard, Stanford,,
atWeb, and Legato. David wrote the first layman’s description of MP3
in early 1997 and graduated in 2000 with a BS in Computer Science from
Stanford, where he was a President Scholar and a finalist in the ACM
International Programming Competition.

David started Mexican.VC, Silicon Valley’s first seed stage fund for
Mexican Internet companies, PBwiki (now PBworks) where he is still
Chairman, and is currently full-time at Gaston Labs, working on, a family sharing application.

David is a Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, a non-profit community
center aimed at providing programmers in the SF Bay Area a place to
collaborate and innovate. (Pinterest was born at Hacker Dojo!) The
Dojo sprang from SuperHappyDevHouse, a monthly hackathon co-founded by
David, whose 50+ Saturday gatherings of upwards of thousands of
programmers have produced many projects, companies, and friendships.

David earlier founded of the California Community Colocation Project,
which provided free colocation services to over 130 non-profits and
after merging with the Online Policy Group successfully sued Diebold
Election Systems in Federal Court (see OPG v. Diebold).

David likes to bring people together, fly helicopters, scuba dive,
adventure, and make useful things.

Lachy Groom

Startup Founder and Advisor to Dev Bootcamp

Lachy is the founder of 4 successful online businesses including consumer facing startups, front-end consultancies and an eCommerce startup. He had his first successful exit at the age of 15 and since then he has sold multiple companies, spoken at conferences and has participated in discussions related to online education and the future of programming education.

Lachy currently advises Dev Bootcamp, a 10-week intensive Ruby on Rails training program in San Francisco, CA. In his capacity at Dev Bootcamp he provides expertise in marketing and PR and he has spoken on "The Future of For Profit Education".


Jesse Farmer

Instructor at Dev Bootcamp and Founder of Everlane

Tim O'Connor


Bio... Entrepreneur in Residence at an EdTech in the Bay Area and Co-Founder / CEO of a stealth mode EdTech company targeting to transform a $5 billion piece of the education industry. Formerly launch VP Marketing at UniversityNow, CMO Ashworth College (80,000 online students), Managing Principal at Zyman Group, SVP Marketing at Unisource, VP Marketing for Siemens AG Center of eExcellence. Brought to the market over 20 products with multi-million first year annual revenues from a few $ million to $100 million. Kellogg MBA, BA LaSalle and former Captain US Army Corps of Engineers. Loves the outdoors especially scuba diving and hiking in/around the hills and beaches of Marin County.

Kevin Bird

Peter Ehrlich

Mark Reinstra

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

Misha Chellam


I've launched a rock band, a commercial real estate company, a European tech accelerator program, and a medtech startup. I enjoy team dynamics, competition, and tackling complex challenges creatively.

Connecting, product strategy, writing, business strategy, sales & marketing.

Shafath Syed

Co Founder at Mezz

Product management and marketing professional with experience at Adobe, Apple, Microsoft. Started two mobile app companies.

Managed complete lifecycle of over 30 products and services. Direct revenue responsibility for $130M product portfolio.

Managed teams of product managers and product marketing managers. Know how to inspire and support my teams to meet business objectives.

Proven ability to work cross-functionally with engineering, marketing, sales and support organizations.

Mobile development, Product management, product marketing, strategy development, user experience design, HTML5 and native mobile apps

David Ladowitz
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