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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!

Schedule

Friday

Nov 7
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • 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

Nov 8
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • 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

Nov 9
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
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Speakers
Gold Sponsors
Judges
Silver Sponsors
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Radovan Debnar

Co-Founder / CEO at Learn2Code   |   LinkedIn

I am startupist by myself, always looking for a cooperation with passionate people. I can help Startups with the business model and product strategy. In project Learn2Code we are teaching beginner how to build web and mobile apps. We operate already in 7 cities.

Lukas Imrich

UX Designer at Usability People International GmbH   |   LinkedIn

I believe in design as strategy, process that ultimately creates value for customers/users.
I finished Masters in Usability Engineering with the thesis: The Role of Design in Startups. Most of my time, I am based in Cologne, where I am working as with corporate clients as well with startups. I can help you to turn your assumptions into facts.

Jay Surovy

Founder / CEO at SportPass   |   LinkedIn

I am pro startup and against corporate methodology. As a startup founder I have profound knowledge in investments, finding co-founders, growth hacking, go to market strategies, sales and public presentations. I ran two projects in NYC so I can provide information about the way of things in the US market.

Organizers
Daniel Harcek
Anna Zavodska
Andrej Rybovic
Veronika Sramova
Andrea Kovalova
Zuzana Danechova
Marek Kovac
Andrea Fuskova
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