On 17–19th November, there will be the 5th edition of the Startup Weekend Wroclaw #5. Join us for an extended weekend in Wroclaw where you will form teams, formulate startup ideas, work intensively on them and finally pitch them to a panel of judges and investors.
You will be supported by leaders in the tech & startup community: entrepreneurs, business leaders, technical experts and experienced managers. They will mentor you and guide you through these intense three days, making sure your idea will translate into actual businesses.
Reserve your ticket here: https://goo.gl/bCgnh9
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroot movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest global community of passionate entrepreneurs; as of November 2014, over 2900 events have been held, involving over 193,000 entrepreneurs across 150 countries and over 23,000 startups have been created.
The hardest part of starting up is starting out.
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.
I love it. But I don’t have an idea!
It’s not just about the idea, it’s about the team! Teams are formed around top ideas pitched on the first day, so you can contribute your expertise and experience to the business idea that inspires you most. Everyone counts at Startup Weekend Wroclaw!
Do I have to be a programmer or have technical skills?
Innovation is not possible without outside influence. Success in entrepreneurship hinges on the input from all disciplines. If you are an artist, marketer, planner, programmer, lawyer, economist or educator, you too have a role. Join us in shaping the future!!
Coaches and Mentors
Marcos Bravo, Marketing Expert, Startup Mentor, Keynote speaker. Creator of K.L.A.P. pitch system
Marcos Bravo is the Marketing and Business Developer for Tooploox here in Wroclaw. He has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Sales for a huge variety of products like beer, diamonds, education, art and most recently video games for Techland. He is an expert on how to reach and engage customers outside the polish market and he is a mentor for Startup Chile, Switzerland and Polish companies. He is also the co-founder of “BRAVO! Cultural and business trainings” and the author of the upcoming book. “K.L.A.P. The pitching method”
Mike Szyndel, CTO Stagelink
Michał is an entrepreneur, engineer, and manager with more than 10 years of experience building internet products. He is an alumnus of Techstars Accelerator which he attended as a co-founder and CTO of Stagelink. Lately, he has been enjoying the life of a freelancer building apps and bots for startups from Germany and Silicon Valley.
Derk Steemers ,Digital Strategy Consultant
Derk Steemers is a Digital Strategy Consultant for World of Digits in Brussels, Belgium. He specialises in scaling startups and entering new markets. Over the last few years Derk has worked with startups from all over Europe, including Poland. Previously he was the brand strategist for Arkley Venture Capital and worked intimately with Lovely on their launch.
Tomasz Karwatka, CEO at Divante
Tomasz Karwatka is the CEO of Divante, OEX Group, one of the biggest eCommerce agencies in Europe. Divante works for clients such as Intersport, Solar, LPP, Smyk, Odlo, Sportofino designing and implementing Omnichannel solutions. Tomasz co-founded and then sold a blog aggregator (to Agora media holding) and an online store (to a trade distribution network). Along with Divante, he was an early investor in QuarticOn recommendation system (European and Chinese market leader), WellCommerce eCommerce platform and Ideacto interactive agency. Currently, he actively supports startups associated with eCommerce, Mobile, Mar tech and SaaS.
Dr. Saul Reichman
Active figure in Israel’s ‘Start-up Nation’ ecosystem. He established Renault’s Open Innovation Lab in Israel in partnership with Renault’s local importer (Carasso Motors), including the recent win for an ‘Innovation Lab’ tender by The Israel Innovation Authority. Saul is also an angel investor and Founder of the Israel Multinational Automotive Forum (IMAF). In addition, he is a mentor, jury member in various start-up related competitions and public speaker.Until the termination of Challenge Fund — Etgar II L.P. in 2014, Saul served as an Executive Vice President and a member of the fund’s investment committee. Prior to assuming his role at Challenge Fund, Saul was Scientist-in-Residence at Precede Technologies, an early-stage Cleantech oriented venture arm of Pitango VC and Evergreen Venture Partners. In addition, he is familiar with the entrepreneurial rollercoaster after successfully licensing technologies from the Israeli academia: A.I.T. a small wind turbine start-up (CEO & Founder, Technion); Lunaros an online liquid monitoring start-up (Co-founder, Weizmann Institute of Science).He was appointed as the Chairman of the Israel-Korea Desk on June 2015 and serves since then as a Board Member in the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce. He also serves several NGOs as Board Member.
Monika Czaplicka, Blogger in czaplicka.eu
Working in the social media industry for 11 years in her agency called Wobuzz. Blogger in czaplicka.eu, administrator of famous polish fanpage “Crises erupt in social media at the weekend” (Kryzysy w social mediach wybuchają w weekendy). Published book about social media crisis, one of the authors of the E-business Bible Volume II (the part about hate). Often on conferences and giving lectures where she gets rewards for best talks. Working with brands around the globe.
My friends say I am “the hurricane of words”. My name is Aleksandra Szczepaniak and I am public speaking trainer and a master of ceremonies. As a master of ceremonies in 2017, I lead the Polish Finals of the ClimateLaunchpad Programme for Climate-KIC at the Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Wałbrzych. As a public speaking trainer in 2017, I had prepared the contestants of The ClimateLaunchpad and Accelerator Programs for pitching in front of the jury. Apart from start ups, I coach entrepreneurs, managers and all self-development interested people in presentations, effective communication and public appearances in a variety of industries, like construction, sports, healthcare or new technologies. I am a multiple speech competition laureate for Toastmasters International. Currently, I run my own company, WeDo Academy, offering public speaking trainings in Polish and English
Aleksandra Herbeć, Digital Health Consultant, Psychologist and Behavioral Scientist
Aleksandra Herbec, MA (Hons) MSc, is a behavior scientists, psychologist, and a consultant specializing in digital health and behavior change, with broad experience in project and product management, and in application of quantitative, qualitative and UX methods, as well as creativity, to identity and solve problems. To date she has worked on a range of project with different academic, clinical, and IT teams in Poland, UK and US, as well as with healthcare start-ups and large companies. Aleksandra is currently completing PhD at University College London on development and evaluation of smartphone-based complex interventions supporting quitting smoking and medication adherence, is an ambassador for Clinical UX Association that promotes best practice UX in healthcare settings, as well as a Consultant and Clinical Project Lead at Health Promotion Foundation/Fundacja “Promocja Zdrowia” in Poland.
Ahmad Piraiee, CEO at ITKeyMedia
CEO of ITKeyMedia, Global ambassador at Global Startup Awards, COO at Unified API and the board member of Polish — Iranian Chamber of Commerce. He can be proud of a strong international background, diverse expertise in sales, finance, content marketing, business development and social media strategy. He is providing consultancy to fortune 500 companies and has numerous experience as MC, speaker, and moderator at international events.
CEO @ITKeyMedia, Entrepreneur, MCP, MBA, watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.