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Schedule

Friday

May 31
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner (The Flying Stove) & Networking
  • Welcome (Kenton Hansen, Organizer) & Speaker (Richard Stevens, Attorney)
  • 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

Saturday

Jun 1
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch (Mead's Corner)
  • Call for needs & skills - Sign up for coaching
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner (Public)
  • 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

Sunday

Jun 2
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch (BBQ)
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Second coaching opportunity
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner (Pizza)
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Tier 1 Sponsors
Speaker

Richard Stevens

Attorney at Martin Pringle Law Firm   |  

Richard C. Stevens’ practice emphasizes business and transactional law for a variety of industries, including computer software and hardware, and commercial real estate. Richard attended Wichita State University, graduating in 2000 with a major in management information systems and a minor in accounting. For more than five years, he worked in the information technology field. In law school, Richard earned a Certificate in Business and Transactional Law, which focused on linking a client's financial and business needs to effective legal planning. Richard’s education and experience in business and technology provide him with a distinctly valuable perspective on advising business people. Understanding and speaking the language of technology also helps Richard clarify complex transactions for his clients.

Trish Brasted

President & CEO of Wichita Technology Corporation   |  

Ms. Brasted joined WTC in 1996 and currently serves as President/CEO of Wichita Technology Corporation and is the Managing Member of Wichita Technology Ventures. Under the leadership of Ms. Brasted, the WTC organization has consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs, assisted in raising over $100M dollars from private investors leveraged into 40 technology companies, representing 60 patented technologies.

Ms. Brasted, also a successful entrepreneur, founded her first company in 1995 and is an active angel investor and a frequent speaker on accessing venture capital and angel investing. Her diverse background and entrepreneurial drive have allowed WTC as well as its clients to achieve commercial success. Ms. Brasted is the current chair of the National Association of Seed & Venture Funds and serves on the Boards of several technology companies. She earned her bachelors degree from Wichita State University and an MBA from Baker University

Tier 2 Sponsors
Judges

Dominic Flask

Designer at Dangerdom Studios   |   LinkedIn

Drawing and design give me the creative outlet that my existence requires. That outlet has provided unique and interesting opportunities for me to continue my mission to make the world a more beautiful place to live in, one small piece at a time.

I have an MFA in Graphic Design from Fort Hays State University and spend my spare time educating budding designers at Wichita State University. My obsession with mid-century modern design and children’s books provides an endless supply of inspiration and an ever-growing Amazon wish list.

I have experience with illustration, motion graphics, interactive design, mobile applications and branding and identity design. I have created work for everyone from international corporations to local small businesses. At Justin McClure Creative I had the chance to work for American Airlines, GoWalla, Flight Track, Sonic, Country Music Television, SyFy, The Science Channel, The MLB All-Star Game, Quicken, Dell Computers and Sprint.

Mark Janzen

President of Applianz   |   LinkedIn

Richard Stevens

Attorney at Martin Pringle Law Firm

Richard C. Stevens’ practice emphasizes business and transactional law for a variety of industries, including computer software and hardware, and commercial real estate. Richard attended Wichita State University, graduating in 2000 with a major in management information systems and a minor in accounting. For more than five years, he worked in the information technology field. In law school, Richard earned a Certificate in Business and Transactional Law, which focused on linking a client's financial and business needs to effective legal planning. Richard’s education and experience in business and technology provide him with a distinctly valuable perspective on advising business people. Understanding and speaking the language of technology also helps Richard clarify complex transactions for his clients.

Tier 3 Sponsors
Coaches

David McGraw

Co-Founder and Developer at Evomail, Inc   |   LinkedIn

David is a developer and entrepreneur with a passion for making things happen. His wide array of experience and curiosity has built a breadth of invaluable knowledge. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems, including a minor in Business with an emphasis in Finance. Upon graduation David left Kansas to join a Disney startup in Northern California, and used his spare time to found iGotIt Games. After leaving Disney in 2010, David returned to Wichita and went on to build his own consulting firm, Moonlit Technology Solutions.

Today he is laser-focused on working to build an amazing new email experience for mobile devices as a co-founder at Evomail, Inc. Since returning home to Kansas, David has committed himself to promoting the growth of the tech industry in Wichita.

John Gendron

Senior Product Manager

John Gendron started working with NetWork Kansas in 2005 as a part-time referral coordinator, while still a full-time college student and entrepreneur. He graduated in 2006 from Wichita State University with degrees in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. John was awarded the product manager, Internship upon graduation and was hired full-time in 2007. While working full time and operating a business, John completed an accelerated MBA through the Center for Management Development at Wichita State University. John was then appointed Senior Product Manager, Expertise in the spring of 2008. In this role, he manages Economic Gardening and the NetWork Kansas resource clearinghouse.

Dustin Commer

Art Director at Associated Integrated Marketing   |   LinkedIn

As a native from Wichita, KS, I earned my degree in graphic design from Wichita State University in 1997. Over the past 16 years, I have worked on branding companies, developing corporate campaigns and designing icons, logos, brochures, apparel, advertising, packaging, web sites and trade show booths for local and national clients.

My work has been published in numerous national design books, such as Logolounge, American Corporate Identity, Creativity, Graphic Design USA, and Logos Redesign and I’ve won awards from the American Advertising Federation and American Institute of Graphic Arts. I have also curated two local art shows featuring a variety of artists and won the Wichita River Festival Poster Competition 3 times

Chris Broberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Wichita State University

Chris Broberg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University. He received his Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from Texas Tech University and teaches courses in new product and new venture development at WSU. His current research interests include business model innovation and the characteristics of high growth firms and successful customer value propositions. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Chris was a management consultant for six years with the Gallup Organization working with such companies as Best Buy, Toyota, US Bank, Fairview Health System, Carlson Companies, Excel Energy, and Ryder Systems.

Jessica White-Padgett

Founder & Owner, Fresh Spa Market

Instructor of Entrepreneurship, Wichita State University

Jessica White-Padgett attended Wichita State earning her undergraduate degree in Finance in 2000 and MBA in 2002. She spent the first 9 years of her career in corporate finance, before leaving to pursue her entrepreneurial aspirations.
Four years later she is a local small business owner who isn't interested in sugar coating what it's really like to run your own business.
A great love for business and curiosity about the entrepreneurial process led her to join the staff at Wichita State's Center for Entrepreneurship 3 years ago.

Tier 4 Sponsors
Organizers
Jonathan George
Kenton Hansen
Kiet Tran
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