Startup Weekend Loreto April 2018

Startup Weekend Loreto April 2018

Learn, Network, Startup

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. Your community is here to help you — find an event today! Your idea in 54 hours. Do you have an idea in your head for months and want to start it?


Techstars Startup Weekend is the ideal place to search for a team, build a prototype, validate your business idea and receive feedback from judges and mentors, all in one weekend.

What should I bring?

A lot of desire to work! And an idea to propose to the rest of the attendees. Between all there will be a vote to choose ideas and here the teams will be formed to work. You can come with friends, but the experience is much more complete if they end up in different teams.

Your idea may be of any problem or improvement proposal that you detect within the tourism and hotel sector or simply of a specific problem whose solution you think may benefit more people and have economic viability. Your proposal may involve, for example, the realization of a physical prototype, a service, a new methodology or a web or mobile application. Of course, it is important that you have not previously worked on your idea to develop it better during the weekend.


Time and time again, Mentors (sometimes referred to as Coaches) are described by attendees as one of the most valuable features of the weekend! The one-on-one advice given to teams can be invaluable and a key factor in their growth as a startup. Mentors themselves enjoy working with teams because it’s a chance to share their knowledge and help other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Who makes a good Mentor?

  • Experienced entrepreneurs – These are the best type!
  • Subject Matter Experts – Mentors do not necessarily have to be well-known entrepreneurs: high-quality subject experts that can provide actionable advice on a specific topic can be just as valuable.
  • Investors – The best way to get in touch with venture capitalists and angel investors is through a personal introduction. If you don’t have anyone on your Organizing team who can make an introduction for you, search any of the online Investor directories that allow you to view lists of investors by geographic area.
  • Startup incubators and accelerators – These groups see the ups and downs of early stage startups and can provide valuable insight at the development stage. They may be looking to invite new startups to apply to their programs, and they make great Mentors.
  • Startup attorneys – While Techstars Startup Weekend does not allow Mentors to offer specific legal advice to teams, having at least one lawyer or attorney serving as a mentor can be highly valuable to help teams smooth out (or work around) some of the legal implications of their startup.

Goals for Mentors

  • Guide teams to focus their attention on building a strong foundation for a solid startup (Problem, Solution, Market Size, Customers, Value Prop, Business Model, etc.)
  • Direct teams toward becoming experts in the applicable sphere of their potential startup.
  • Help teams design and carry out effective experiments (most often customer interviews), analyze the data they collect, and guide them in the right direction.
  • Help ensure that teams assume nothing. Identify assumptions being made and force them to tackle those assumptions.




Facilities of Eco-Alianza de Loreto.

Miguel Hidalgo esq. Romanita Col. Centro CP. 23880 Loreto BCS



Thursday April 26th

6:30 pm Registration Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm Dinner & Networking eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm Welcome & Speakers, review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm Pitches start optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm Voting Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm Form Teams, teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm Begin work 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

Friday April 27th

9:00 am Breakfast arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am Begin work teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Check-In After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm Coach meetings coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Check-In After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm Wrap-Up Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 28th

9:00 am Breakfast arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am Check-In coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Coach meetings coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm Presentation prep & Tech Check Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm Dinner

5:00 pm Final Presentations

7:30 pm Judging & Awards

8:30 pm Wrap-Up

9:00 pm Go home, or let’s party to Barba Negra Bar

What are the costs (recovery fee)?

We have 3 packages suited to your needs

All packages include 6 complete (and delicious) meals during the weekend, entrepreneur kit (shirt + thermos), Benefits and discounts from our global sponsors, Awesome advice from mentors, A network of new developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are also excited to be agents of change in the country. All the internet, coffee and cookies that you can consume on a weekend.

Package 1. $ 500 mx

Entrance to the event

Package 2. $ 1100 mx

Includes all of the above and a walk to Isla Coronados, one of the 5 islands that make up the protected area of Bahia de Loreto National Park. Sunday, April 29 at 08:00 am Loreto´s  dock. (the lunch and the access bracelet to the Park goes by our account).

Package 3. $ 2000 mx

Includes all of the above, and 3 nights of accommodation in a shared room at the Desert Inn Hotel.

In the following link you can find information about our sponsors, mentors and online purchase of tickets.


Contact us!

Nidia Ramírez / Loreto

Entrepreneurship Eco Alianza de Loreto AC

[email protected]

(613) 135 1907

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