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Monday, April 18
 

12:00pm EDT

Lunch and Learn: Term Sheet Basics
Mark Mohler and Reed Clary from Corridor Legal Partners, LLP will give you a primer on the basic investment types being used to fund start ups. And walk through the basics of a term sheet. If you have heard the term convertible note and have been wondering what that means then this Brown Bag is for you.

Organizers & Speakers
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Starter Studio

Director of Programing and Operations, Starter Studio


Monday April 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Canvs 101 S Garland Ave

6:30pm EDT

Founders Talk
Steve Brown CEO of accesso will be telling his story and talking about what he learned along the way. As Chief Operating Officer – North America and Europe at accesso, Steve Brown leads the day-to-day operations throughout North America and Europe. Like many attractions industry veterans, Brown’s early theme park career began during college as an hourly employee at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. After a break to pursue his MBA, he returned to Disney where he held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in financial planning and pricing strategy including development of revised multi-day admission offerings to incorporate the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In 1999, Brown was named Director, Walt Disney World Ticketing where he led all aspects of the Resort’s ticketing process across its nine gated attractions including pricing strategy, fulfillment operations, training and financial management. In 2002 he was named Vice President, Revenue Management for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Brown successfully drove dramatic growth in park admissions and hotel revenues through significant changes to strategic and promotional pricing, the introduction of new ticket options and by leveraging technology to expand sales distribution channels. In this broad based executive role, he held primary financial accountability for the Resort’s hotel and ticket revenues, led all promotional and strategic pricing efforts, and managed the attendance forecasting and visitation research functions. In 2005 his role was expanded to encompass line-of-business responsibility for the Disneyland Annual Passholder program including acquisition and renewal marketing, passholder experience optimization, CRM and pricing strategy. Brown’s contributions were key to the Disneyland Resort’s 2005-2006 record financial performance during the celebration of the landmark attraction’s 50th anniversary. Prior to joining accesso, Brown served as the corporate Vice President of Ticket Strategy and Sales for Six Flags. While at Six Flags, he led a 220 person sales force responsible for driving nearly 35% of the company’s admissions revenue. Brown championed an overhaul of the company’s eCommerce process, which doubled the already significant online sales and established Six Flags’ national partnerships with major distributors including Expedia, Travelocity, Best Buy Reward Zone and Costco. He led a comprehensive, research based review of the company’s ticket pricing and developed the strategic plan for 2007 price adjustments across the company’s North American theme parks and water parks. The implementation of this plan contributed significantly to 2007 attendance growth and the company’s positive cash flow results for the first time in its history. Brown received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta and graduated with a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Organizers & Speakers
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Starter Studio

Director of Programing and Operations, Starter Studio


Monday April 18, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Canvs 101 S Garland Ave

7:00pm EDT

Ignite Orlando
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? Ignite Orlando Tech Week is a night of high-energy, fast-paced lightning talks where slides advance automatically every 15 seconds - that's the fun of Ignite! Join us on the first night of Tech Week to hear about interesting topics delivered to you in a brand new way.

Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd, all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds.
Talks cover a wide range of (often geeky) topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors.

#igniteotw 

Moderators
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Carlos Souza

Author, Code School
Software Development & Education

Monday April 18, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
PowerDMS 101 S Garland Ave
 
Tuesday, April 19
 

8:30am EDT

Insider Update: The Region's Entrepreneurial Tech Industry
RSVPhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/orlando-edc-insider-update-registration-22043581947

Focus: The Region's Entrepreneurial Tech Industry featuring leaders from Fattmerchant, OTA and UniKey. Orlando EDC will highlight the latest tech trends in Orlando, as well as provide an opportunity to network with local business and thought leaders.







Sponsors
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Orlando EDC

OrlandoEDC
The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that works to attract, retain & grow jobs for Orlando


Tuesday April 19, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown 191 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801

12:00pm EDT

Busines Model Canvas - Lean, Lunch, and Learn
I will walk you throuhg the basics of how to use the Business Model Canvas tool. Then dive breifly into the next steps of validating and testing your business model.

Organizers & Speakers
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Starter Studio

Director of Programing and Operations, Starter Studio


Tuesday April 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Canvs 101 S Garland Ave
 
Wednesday, April 20
 

12:00pm EDT

The One Page Leadership Tool to Transform You, Your Culture & Your Team...
Often times we launch a company because we love what we do or have seized an opportunity. Sometimes leadership isn't our natural gift, talent and well, this people thing, creating a culture, work family and leading is way, way over our heads. Pam Hoelzle is a life time entrepreneur who has taught business at the MBA and undergraduate level and coached and consulted thousands of founders. Pam's leadership style was developed in the crucible of a service organization she and her business partner built- leading a team of 500 team members serving 23,000 clients a week -Pam failed her way to becoming the leader she is today. In an attempt to create an empowering and liberated work- family culture Pam spent six years re-inventing her company culture. Along the way she created a one page leadership tool which she now shares with her clients and founders, leaders. This will be a high energy, interactive leadership workshop experience and you will leave with Pam's one page leadership tool ....when it's all over.

Organizers & Speakers

Wednesday April 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard 101 S Garland Ave

1:00pm EDT

Meet The Startups: Startup Expo
The 8 companies of Starter Studio class 5 and other companies from Canvs will have tables set up to display their ideas, products and services. Come out to meet our Starters.

Organizers & Speakers
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Starter Studio

Director of Programing and Operations, Starter Studio


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Church Street Exchange 101 S Garland Avenue, Orlando Fl, 32801

2:00pm EDT

Founders & Funders

weVENTURE Orlando presents Founders & Funders.

Let’s look at the modern funding continuum for startups, match local resources to where they fit in that continuum & discuss where the gaps are and how we can remedy them as a community.

Register for weVENTURE Founders & Funders here!  


Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm 

@Canvs
101 South Garland Avenue 
 Orlando, FL 32801


Organizers & Speakers
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WeVenture

weVENTURE Orlando
WE ARE ENTREPRENEURIAL WARRIORSTogether, we RAISE the profile of women in businessWe embody the NEW POWER and the new economyWe are proud to generate WEALTH for ourselves and othersWe ask our girls to consider FUTURES as entrepreneurs and technologistsWe are REDEFINING the conversation... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
TBA
 
Thursday, April 21
 

8:30am EDT

Diversity in Tech
Diversity is a hot topic in technology circles these days with several prominent companies like Google, Facebook, & Apple being more transparent about their workforce and their concerted efforts to make their teams more reflective of the communities they serve. Recent studies and data have shown that companies with a diverse workforce often perform better in many ways, including increased innovation and a better bottom line. 

A distinguished panel of technology leaders from our community have agreed to help facilitate discussion on this important topic.We are inviting you to join us to bring together our technology community to have an open and honest discussion about the challenges and opportunities in developing more diversified talent as well as attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce. We’ll hear some personal experiences of success, set-backs, and suggestions on how we can create a more diverse and successful work environment.

The meeting will be held at PowerDMS’ offices downtown in the Exchange Building, 101 S Garland Ave, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32801.

A light continental breakfast will be provided,.

To help us plan accordingly we would appreciate your RSVP online. 

Sponsored by the Orlando Tech Association (OTA) and the Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). 

Moderators
avatar for Timmy Rupeiks

Timmy Rupeiks

Senior Vice President, VALiNTRY

Sponsors

Thursday April 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
PowerDMS 101 S Garland Ave

9:00am EDT

3rd Thursday Free Coworking Day
Work free today at Catalyst, Orlando's most inspiring coworking space.
Has your boss done his Michael Scott impression one too many times? Are you tired of waging war for a power outlet at Starbucks? Is finding yourself in pajamas at 4 pm when working from home bringing you down? 

It’s time for a change of pace!

Organizers & Speakers
avatar for Dennis R. Pape

Dennis R. Pape

Managing Director, Catalyst Spaces


Thursday April 21, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Catalyst Spaces 1 S. Orange Ave., Fifth Floor Orlando, FL 32801
 
Saturday, April 23
 

8:30am EDT

Space Apps Challenge
JOIN US FOR SPACE APPS 2016!

NASA is preparing for the next International Space Apps Challenge. Space Apps is an international mass collaboration that takes place in cities around the world, embracing collective problem solving with a goal of using NASA's open data to produce open-source solutions that can advance space exploration missions and improve life on Earth. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and local partner organizations.

Organizers & Speakers
HA

Holly Akers

Educator/Organizer, Home School/NASA Space Apps Lead
avatar for Valerie Cepero

Valerie Cepero

Local Lead, Space Apps Orlando
avatar for Mika Gainer

Mika Gainer

Orlando SpaceApps


Saturday April 23, 2016 8:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Melrose Center 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

9:30am EDT

BarCamp Orlando

BarCamp Orlando is Saturday April 23rd at Church Street Exchange Building starting at 9:30 AM!  If you want a T-shirt and a speaking slot I highly recommend you come early (as in before 11 AM).  We always seem to run out of both as the day progresses.

Presenting

  • If you plan to present with slides, please bring the proper VGA adapter for your laptop and do not depend on / expect any wifi.  Also please try to ensure your talk does not go too far beyond the 20 minute mark.  Each talk slot will be on the hour and half hour, allowing for a little time for questions (5 mins) and for foot traffic (5 mins).
  • The board will open for talk signups at 9:30 AM and the first talks will start at 10 AM.

Venues

  • The venue's this year will be Canvs, the Iron Yard, and maybe a few other spaces.. depending.

Helping Setup

  • If you want to help setup (which mostly means unload chairs), feel free to come hang out around 9 AM.  

Here is the Schedule for Saturday (right off the website)

  • 9:30 am Doors open, people can sign up for talks on the big whiteboard.
  • 10:00 am Talks start. There are three rooms for presentations, and each presentation will have 25 minutes and they will be spaced out. We recommend that you limit your talks to about 20 minutes to allow 5 minutes for discussion (and incase you run long).
  • 12:00 pm Lunch, we take an hour break.
  • 1:00 pm Talks resume.
  • 5:00 pm BarCamp ends and the after-party starts !

Sponsors
avatar for UCF Coding Boot Camp

UCF Coding Boot Camp

Become A Web Developer in 24 WeeksClass starts June 13 at UCF Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and June 20 at UCF Valencia West Campus - Learn Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Responsive Design, Bootstrap, Node.js/Express, MongoDB, PHP frameworks like Laravel, MySQL, Heroku, Security... Read More →



Saturday April 23, 2016 9:30am - 5:30pm EDT
Church Street Exchange 101 S Garland Avenue, Orlando Fl, 32801
 
Sunday, April 24
 

8:30am EDT

Space Apps Challenge
JOIN US FOR SPACE APPS 2016!
For 48-72 hours, problem solvers like you all over the world will join us for NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathons in the universe. Empowered by open data, you collaborate with strangers, colleagues, and friends to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways -- from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping. Beginners, students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers -- Space Apps is for you! We welcome ALL passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators. Participants from across the globe have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design.  Join us on our open data mission April 22-24, 2016, and show us how you innovate.

Two of the best project teams in Orlando will win local prizes as well moving on to the international competition judged by NASA executives. The top 5 international teams will have a chance to watch a NASA launch behind the scenes and  be featured on Open NASA!

What will you create at Space Apps 2016?

For more info and official registration please go to: 
https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/orlando-fl-usa


Organizers & Speakers
HA

Holly Akers

Educator/Organizer, Home School/NASA Space Apps Lead
avatar for Valerie Cepero

Valerie Cepero

Local Lead, Space Apps Orlando
avatar for Mika Gainer

Mika Gainer

Orlando SpaceApps


Sunday April 24, 2016 8:30am - 6:30pm EDT
Melrose Center 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801