Jackie Ros, Techstars Regional Director of the Americas, to give keynote welcome at #StartupSU

Jacqueline Roos

Jackie Ros will kick off Techstars Blackstone LaunchPad Startup Weekend in partnership with Google for Startups on September 20 at Syracuse University.  Ros will speak at 5:45 p.m. from the big screen at the Lerner Auditorium. Room 007 in the Whitman J. School of Management.  She is the dynamic Techstars Regional Director of the Americas, from Alaska all the way down to Tierra del Fuego, including Brazil. Ros has seen the world of entrepreneurship close up.  She was born in Miami, and has lived in Mexico City, Boulder, and Switzerland. An alum of the Techstars accelerator program where she led her company, Revolar, as CEO, she raised over $5 million from investors such as Foundry Group.  Now based in NYC, she is well known entrepreneur, mentor and author.  Revolar is the personal safety device industry leader, with alerts that can provide user status updates based on GPS location via both text and email.

The weekend agenda:

Friday, September 20, 2019

Martin J. Whitman School of Management, University Avenue

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Registration and networking, Flaum Grand Hall (lobby atrium)

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and Startup Village, Flaum Grand Hall

5:45 p.m., Welcome by Jackie Ros, Techstars, Auditorium, Room 007

6:15 p.m., Rockstar launch, Auditorium, Room 007

6:45 p.m., Pitches start, Auditorium, Room 007

7:45 p.m. Vote for best ideas and team formation, Auditorium, Room 007

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, workspaces and Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library, Waverly Avenue

10 a.m., Light breakfast and check in, LaunchPad, Room 120

10:30 a.m. Morning momentum, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Room 114

11 a.m., Teamwork makes the dream work, workspaces, Bird Library

1 p.m., Lunch, LaunchPad

2 p.m., Mentor magic, workspaces, Bird Library

3:45 p.m., Challenger, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

4:20 p.m., Team mania, workspaces, Bird Library

6 p.m., Dinner, LaunchPad

7 p.m., Mentor check-in, workspaces, Bird Library

7:30 p.m., Pitch practice, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

8:00 p.m., Compete, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

9:00 p.m., Judges deliberate, secret location, Bird Library

9:30 p.m., Closing ceremony, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

Learn more and register here.