Startup Weekend Algiers

    Thursday, November 13 - 15, 2014

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Algiers

Thursday, November 13 - 15, 2014

Thursday, November 13 - 15, 2014
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Ecole National Supérieure d'Informatique
Oued Smar
Algiers, Algeria

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Startup Week-end Algiers is Back to ESI by CSE

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  
On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Thursday night, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Friday and Saturday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product.

On Saturday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

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Thursday November 13th

4:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

4:00 pm
GDG Bootcamps Opening
Opening Speech, introducing GDG Bootcamps

4:00 pm
GDG Bootcamp
Best Practices in Prototyping ... by Mostefai Mohammed Amine

4:30 pm
GDG Bootcamp
New Technologies for Business ... by Abdelhalim Lagrid

4:55 pm
GDG Bootcamp
It was an idea ... by Mohamed Amine Aboura

5:30 pm
GDG Bootcamp
Building Startups in the Algerian Context ... by Imane Sefouane

5:55 pm
GDG Bootcamp

6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:10 pm
AYRADE, a success story
by Mohammed Lamid Belbachir

6:25 pm
Business Canvas best practices
How to craft a successful business plan ? by Amira Hamdad

6:50 pm
Networking, practice pitches

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Choose your leader to deliver the best pitch he/she can

8:00 pm
Dinner & Voting
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants while attendees vote for the top pitches

8:55 pm
Announcing Results
Best pitches are retained to compete for the final.

9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 pm
Begin Work
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

Friday November 14th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 15th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Abdelhalim Lagrid
Developer Relations Program Manager at Condor ICT

Computer Science Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional, detail-oriented, experienced IT Project Manager with hands-on web development experience. Committed to professionalism, highly organized, able to see the big picture while paying attention to small details, and excellent communication skills. Team player with foresight to understand future consequences.

Amira Hamdad
Director and Founder of JUREX ITEK

Founder at JUREX ITEK, educator of entrepreneurs, graduated in rights & law at Oran University

Mohammed Amine Mostefai
Lecturer at ESI

Lecturer at ESI, Enterprise Architect

Mohammed Amine Aboura
Software Engineer

Microsoft Student Partner, Software Engineering Master Student

Mohamed Lamine Belbachir
CEO, Manager at Ayrade

CEO - Manager at AYRADE - ITIL v3 Certified

Event Judges

Abdessamed Ghomari
External Relations Manager at ESI

Lecturer, External Relations Manager at ESI, Computer Science Engineer

Mohammed Amine Mostefai
Lecturer at ESI

Lecturer at ESI, Enterprise Architect

Coaches and Mentors

Kamel Zekkara
Manager at Duradev

DG groupe ercas /agrifor, ancien Manager duradev , diploma civil engineering  from USTHB.

Mustapha Lakhdari
Manager at Goutra

Manager at Goutra, Consultant in informatic at Barreau d’Alger, Project manager at ‘’StartUp ‘’ incubator ANPT, certified ‘’Manager Entreprendre et Technologies’’.

Abderrezzak Loubar
Development Director at Alcodefi

Directeur de Développement chez Alcodefi, auparavant, sous directeur de la chambre algérienne de commerce et e l’industrie. Détenteur d’un magister en marketing de  l’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Alger.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Algiers team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Algiers is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Chouaib
  • Hakim
  • Sara
  • Abderrahmène
  • Walid
  • Mohammed Chakib
  • Imane
  • Lydia
  • Adnane


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