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Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, University Of Zilina

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

After last years introduction of Startup Weekend format to Zilina, we are looking forward to bring you second year of this great event. The event will take place at Faculty of Management Science and Informatics of University of Zilina during last november weekend. We are awaiting to meet all of you curious, passionate, willing to verify your ideas and gain a lot of new experiences on Friday 29th of November.

Schedule

Friday

Nov 29
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers (HOUR)
  • 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
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

Saturday

Nov 30
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Go and get things done
  • Speaker (Tomas Stanik)
  • Lunch
  • Speaker (Peter Strazovec)
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams. They are here to help!
  • Speaker (Petra Ticha)
  • Dinner
  • 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

Dec 1
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Speaker (Introduction to presenting - Johannes Ellenberg)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Speaker (Milan Dubec)
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Speaker (ZSK)
  • Judging & awards
  • Dinner
  • Wrapup
  • Go home or to afterparty
  • Afterparty (http://www.smerrpub.sk/)
Coaches

Johannes Ellenberg

Co-founder and CEO of Accelerate Stuttgart   |   LinkedInGoogle+

As cofounder and CEO of Accelerate Stuttgart, Johannes is building an accelerator program for startups in the Neckar-Valley. His main goal is to establish and maintain a vibrant startup community in Baden-Württemberg. Find out more and connect at http://accelerate-stuttgart.de.

Johannes loves bringing ideas to live and because of that he is organizing and facilitating Startup Weekends. The Startup Weekend in Stuttgart takes place for the fourth time this year.

In the past four years, Johannes founded two companies, took his MBA in Marketing at the Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation and was working as a strategy consultant in the fields of e-commerce and internet technology.

Jiri Knesl

CEO Sprint Masters   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Lector and coach mainly in software development companies. Writes, draws, codes and continuously conducts experiments within different areas related to productivity, income, software development and creativity.

Don't get fooled by the decent photo, Jiri is indeed a cyberpunk personality.

Clemens Hammerl

Defect Radar Co-founder   |  

Clemens started as freelancer in 2007, since then he founded appingo (www.appingo.at) which is a mobile and web development company in 2009, he also cofounded the startup DefectRadar (www.defectradar.com).

His deep knowledge of mobile app development already served on several marketing, mobile and web projects in the pharmaceutical and multimedia industry.

Andrea Corejova

Forensic expert in the field of industrial property and controlling   |  

Andrea Corejova is devoted to intellectual property.

She is forensic expert in the field of industrial property and controlling. At the moment she is working at the University science park of University of Zilina. Her focus of activity are strategies for transferring knowledge into practice.

She looks forward to help Startup community to set up the processes of creation and protection of their potential intellectual property which this community might create during weekend with emphasis on economic impact on the newly-established enterprise.

Constantin Köck

Defect Radar & straight4ward.at Co-founder   |   LinkedIn

Constantin is one of the cofounders of the Austrian startup DefectRadar.com and since 2013 also cofounder of straight4ward.at.
He cofounded KWMedia 7 years ago, which is a Software Design and Development company, and Constantin developed him self to an experienced software engineer. His experiences come from the public sector, the finance industry and also the pharmaceutical industry.

Peter Simun

CEO @Seges and @Synapso co-founder   |   LinkedIn

Peter is CEO and co-founder at @Seges and @Synapso. He is interested in UI/UX, tech and startups. Also well-known for organizing of Google Developer Group and Java User Group in Bratislava.

Jaroslav Lupták

Head of Business Consulting @ Neulogy   |   LinkedIn

Also co-founder at Startup Awards.SK. I am passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. I love to work with startup companies solving real problems and founders who aspire to make a difference.

Martin Adamek

Co-founder of inloop.eu   |   LinkedIn

Martin Adamek is the first developer from Slovakia and Czech Republic, who published an application on Android Market, as early as in 2008. After a few million downloads and working as an independent developer Martin is now a partner in the company inloop.eu.engaged in the development of mobile applications. He dedicates 100% of his time to Android.

Matej Loncko

Senior UX Designer & owner at UP   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Matej is making small and big ideas alive for clients from all around the world. In the last 10 years he finished many of contract projects and several of his own.
He loves his family, taking pictures, good music and, of course, playing with Lego

Buganova Lenka

Marketing specialist at hour.sk   |   LinkedIn

Lenka likes new challenges when she can apply her creativity and unconventional solutions. Her capabilities were used on the field of marketing at the bank sector, where she has performed as a spokesman and external communication specialist. Almost 6 years at the cooridination department of Japanese company changed her view to the job – it has to be pleasure, not duty. Currently she´s forming marketing and communication processes at the software company HOUR.

Judges

Simona Bubanova

co-founder & CEO Creative Department   |   LinkedIn

Studied at VSVU Bratislava and E.N.S.B.A Paris.
Worked for office of the president Vaclav Havel.
Member of the Supervisory board of foundation Socia.
Founding member and the first Chairperson of the Art Directors Club in Slovakia.
In1996 co-founded 360º advertising company Creative Department servicing many local and international brands. Represented several international networks e.g. Scholz & friends, Ogilvy & Mather and Soho Square in Slovakia.

Milan Dubec

Founder and General Director Azet, a.s.   |   LinkedIn

Milan started his own internet portals as high school student in 1996 and he is still working on this projects as CEO of Azet.sk. His dream was to have most visited website in Slovakia... and he made it :).

Roman Lisican

General Manager at Transcat PLM GmbH   |   LinkedIn

Roman Lisican is experienced business developer and manager thinking on global scale. He is interested in innovative methods and gives big importance to personal development of his team.

Andrej Dziacky

Real estate developer and business angel

Andrej started his career providing consulting & legal services for foreign investors as well as a support during their business establishment in Slovakia. Andrej also successfully supported some of angel projects such as legal company Vojcik & partners. Later Andrej proceeded with his own real estate businness project Livingcentrum.sk. Actually he is running his own bussines in real estate, legal and consulting services, personnal leasing and is searching for new investments in angel projects.

Jaroslav Lupták

Head of Business Consulting @ Neulogy   |   LinkedIn

Also co-founder at Startup Awards.SK. I am passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. I love to work with startup companies solving real problems and founders who aspire to make a difference.

Speakers

Petra Ticha

Sourcing Recruiter EMEA   |   LinkedIn

Highly motivated recruitment & personal branding focused professional offering outstanding people and project management skills. Proven experience of resourcing & recruiting in London and Budapest based recruitment agencies. Solid background in marketing, sales and recruitment, working in multicultural environments.

Petra is creative, self-motivated and people oriented with an inspiring personality. Having previously co-owned a company, while living in London, she will happily share her story with you and will tell you why closing down the business did not make her bitter. She will talk about what she would have done differently as well as why she likes living by the motto: "Every experience is a lesson learned."

Passionate about traveling, inter-cultural relations, on personal and professional level, and dancing - which is probably the only kind of "exercise" that she does regularly. Recently started studying Arabic, to bring an interesting challenge to her life and a new addition to her language collection.

Tomas Stanik

Founder of Remote Assistant   |   LinkedIn

Tomas is a co-founder of Mapz (www.mapzproject.org), a school project that uses mobile technologies to help visually impaired people in everyday life. After graduation he founded Remote Assistant, a mobile app that enables blind people to use eyes of their friends remotely (www.remoteassistant.me). This startup is currently being accelerated in Wayra Prague. He is experienced in mobile apps development and passionate about new technologies, learning and self improvement.

Peter Strazovec

Consultant @STRAPE.co   |   LinkedIn

Peter is for more than 15 years in IT production related areas of different industries - security, automation, telco, financial, gaming - responsible for project architecture, team setup and conducting, resource allocation and overall project execution.

Currently as an independent consultant for mid-to-enterprise sector, leveraging his rich experiences, he is focusing on technology transfer, project management, team play coordination, resource planning and general operations including international certification (experience with Big Four audit firms).

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