What can I offer as an expert?

Our goal at Startup Central is to empower members through education, collaboration, services and skill sharing. We want to give them the best chance to move their products from ideation, to MVP – then production.

To accomplish this mission, experts are critical. Building a solution from MVP to a scalable model is challenging. We want our members to acquire the knowledge, skills and resources to have that competitive edge to be successful.

We are currently seeking experts to participate as speakers, instructors and service providers. Check out the categories and associated tracks below to see what we are covering service our members.


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Creative
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CREATIVE TRACKS

UI/UX Design

Photography

Video

Copywriting

Audio Engineering

Industrial Design

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Creatives are needed in many stages of a startup's life cycle.  Startup Central wants to offer our members the best creative resources through education, empowerment and services.  Designers are essential, regardless of type of product or service, to creating the overall user interface and experience of the solution including the branding identity, website and other promotional materials.   Product and hardware startups are becoming a common occurrence now.  Industrial designers are now becoming more in demand, we want you.   Telling the story about the startup and it's solution is tough, the current trend is leveraging imagery and motion picture - so Startup central want's to enlists the help of writers, photographers and videographers to support our members through education and services.  We are building a community of experts and creatives - a center of expertise where members and experts can get things done, including studios and other resources.  Creativity is a major initiative for Startup Central to support our community - join us to make it happen.

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Developer
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DEVELOPER TRACKS

Wearbles

watchOS/Android Wear/Pebble

TV

tvOS/Android TV/FireTV/Roku

AngularJS

NoSQL

iOS

Android

Ruby on Rails

 Ionic Framework

Javascript Frameworks

ReactJS

MeteorJS

JQuery

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Backend as a Service

Parse

MixPanel

Built.io

Big Data Platforms

AWS

Developers absolutely are in demand in today's startup world.  So many options, so many frameworks and platforms.  Startup Central wants to educate and support the community to leverage the best out of these options to build solutions.  Startup Central have identified technologies to focus on including emerging platforms that have come of age and are ripe for development focus such as wearables, TV and tablet devices.  We also want to focus on great tools for advance prototyping and scalable platforms to build solutions to support millions of end users.  Start central will become a center of expertise for many of the frameworks, tools and platforms itemized above with the support of experts.

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Startups
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CREATIVE TRACKS

Lean Startup

Marketing

Funding

Mentors

Agile

Legal

Startups may sometimes need a little support creating, scaling and operating a business.  Startup Central wants to enlists the help of experts to educate and advise these newly formed entities and teams through the path ahead.  Best practices leveraging lean principles may apply to most new startups, so we want to support in the education and application with our members.  Product and project management is another track that is a necessary ingredient in the recipe to a successful MVP and scalable business.  Marketing is also necessary to successfully tell the story of the  startup and the products/services that are offered.  Funding isn't easy, so advisors will always be needed.  Legal needs, depending on product or service, may be required early - so we want those assets on hand, in residence to support the community.  Business development is a critical track that we want to support for the community.  We want give our members the best chance to succeed in their endeavors.

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Tech
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TECH TRACKS

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Electrical Engineers

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3D Modeling

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Raspberry Pi

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Android Firmware

Robotics

Internet of Things (IOT)

Arduino

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Tech startups are hot and we want to do everything to support them with experts.  Hardware startups are building prototypes on a routine basis leveraging open source tools and resources like Arduino, Raspberry Pi and others.   Startup Central wants to cover these platforms extensively from prototyping to scaling up to a production ready solution.  These devices need production ready firmware, so expert firmware engineers  will always be needed to as a resource to port the latest and greatest that is best fit for the job to the targeted device.  Startup Central also wants to enlist the help of experts to establish and build out maker and hacker spaces.

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How do I get started?

Well, you have already taken a big step towards participating in our program. Now we just need to know a little more about you, and what you want to offer as an expert to our members. Now for the next step, an introduction highlighting your:

  • Skills, experience, and portfolio
  • Education and accomplishments
  • Topics and a brief description of what you want cover

What’s next? Come to one of our info sessions for potential Startup Central featured experts. Meet the team and some of our community motivators. Learn more about our programs.

Who are Startup Central experts?

Experts are everything to us. Nothing replaces experience. Experts help build and execute the curriculum for our community. Experts share their skills as speakers, instructors, mentors and service providers.

Startup Central provides the community with many ways to interact with experts:

  • DNA Series events, a way for experts to showcase their latest projects.
  • DIVEs are another way for experts to share, a series of interactive events where members get hands-on experience and instruction with a topic of choice.
  • Workshops, also know as deep dives, and Immersives, where experts lead short and long interactive classes covering a specific track.
  • Sometimes members need that extra attention, LABS, 1 on 1 and services allow experts to support the community on individual consultation.

Good stuff. Want to know more about these different ways experts share and interact with our community? Check them out in a little more detail below..


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