Vienna Techstars Startup Weekend Women

    Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019


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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Vienna Techstars Startup Weekend Women

Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019



Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Talent Garden
Liechtensteinstraße 111-115
Vienna, Austria 1090

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Your idea in 54 hours

Techstars Startup Weekend Women is finally coming to Vienna! We are excited to bring this amazing format for the first time to Austria! We are collaborating with the local startup community and young entrepreneurs to offer you the best experience.

Have you been thinking how to solve a specific problem but you don't know how to start?
Techstars Startup Weekend Women is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.   

What do you need to bring?  
Energy and motivation! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team. Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.  

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:
   
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!  
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at viennawomen@startupweekend.org   

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!  
No talk, all action!




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 20th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders. welcoming Keynote speech!


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Have dinner, share ideas, get to know fellow participants


9:15 pm
Form Teams
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.


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Saturday September 21st


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Meditation
Arrive and focus on this day


9:00 am
Workshop 1
Business Model Canvas with Asetila Köstinger - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ideas are great fun to dream and to talk about. Nevertheless from idea to a viable business idea is a long journey. Great ideas should also have great revenue models behind that makes them sustainable businesses. The business model canvas is one simple tool that explains a business in nine blocks. It also brings clarity to the question, “How will we make money?”. Join this workshop to learn about the canvas and immediately apply it to your idea


9:00 am
Workshop 2
Personal Branding & Confidence with Nadia Boersch


9:00 am
Workshop 3
Busy vs. Productive with Sinem Günel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oftentimes we waste our time being busy working on the wrong this instead of being highly productive. Productivity is not only about efficiency but also about working on the things that really matter (being effective). The workshop ,,Busy vs. Productive’’ will give an overview of how to identify and eliminate time-wasters and focus on the really important things. You’ll learn about strategies that you can implement into your everyday life to increase your productivity and work on the really important to-do’s. We’ll even take time to analyze your current to-do list and figure out what to eliminate so that you can immediately start being productive instead of busy.


9:30 am
Workshop 4
Personal Branding with Nadia Boersch


9:30 am
Workshop 5
Business Model Canvas with Asetila Köstinger - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ideas are great fun to dream and to talk about. Nevertheless from idea to a viable business idea is a long journey. Great ideas should also have great revenue models behind that makes them sustainable businesses. The business model canvas is one simple tool that explains a business in nine blocks. It also brings clarity to the question, “How will we make money?”. Join this workshop to learn about the canvas and immediately apply it to your idea


10:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:30 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


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


6:00 pm
Workshop 6
Pitch preparation with Alex de Jong


6:00 pm
Workshop 7
Move and dance to energize


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Sunday September 22nd


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Meditation
Arrive and focus for this day


9:00 am
Workshop 8
Money maters


9:00 am
Workshop 9
Pitch preparation with Alex de Jong


9:30 am
Check-In


11:00 am
Mentors Arrive
Great opportunity to ask questions


1:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
After lunch Check-In


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Demo day like - bring your friends and family


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards


7:00 pm
Dinner and networking


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up



Speakers


Irene Fialka
CEO at INiTS

Dr. Irene Fialka is CEO of INiTS, Vienna’s University Business Incubator (UBI) supporting entrepreneurs with R&D-based business ideas serving all academic institutions in Vienna. Dr. Fialka graduated in genetics at the University of Vienna and worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva as well as at the I.M.P., Boehringer Ingelheim’s basic research institute in Vienna. She joined INiTS (founded in 2002) in its early days in 2004. Since then, she has helped to develop services for hi-tech-startups in divers industries and worked with founders of innovative startups, in particular life sciences startups, e.g. the founders of Lexogen, Marinomed, Miracor, mySugr, Origimm, S-target. Dr. Fialka became CEO of INiTS in 2012. Under her leadership INiTS was awarded three times by UBI Global (ubi-global.com) as one of the TOP ranked UBIs in the world. The track record of successful startups that went through INiTS’ intense incubation program in their early days also contributed to the great development of the startup ecosystem in Vienna, one of the rising stars amongst the startup hubs in Europe. INiTS’ startups have proven to be extremely successful in raising funds (12 x the average UBI-supported startup according to UBI Global) and finding strategic partners, e.g. for licensing deals or exits. To further support the collaboration between corporates and startups Dr. Fialka and her team launched the HealthHubVienna (healthhubvienna.com) in 2018, an acceleration program for international health startups. This open innovation initiative is performed in collaboration with academic institutions as well as companies such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer and Uniqa. As an open innovation practitioner Dr. Fialka also lectures startup and innovation related topics at universities.

Event Judges


Irene Fialka
CEO at INiTS

Dr. Irene Fialka is CEO of INiTS, Vienna’s University Business Incubator (UBI) supporting entrepreneurs with R&D-based business ideas serving all academic institutions in Vienna. Dr. Fialka graduated in genetics at the University of Vienna and worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva as well as at the I.M.P., Boehringer Ingelheim’s basic research institute in Vienna. She joined INiTS (founded in 2002) in its early days in 2004. Since then, she has helped to develop services for hi-tech-startups in divers industries and worked with founders of innovative startups, in particular life sciences startups, e.g. the founders of Lexogen, Marinomed, Miracor, mySugr, Origimm, S-target. Dr. Fialka became CEO of INiTS in 2012. Under her leadership INiTS was awarded three times by UBI Global (ubi-global.com) as one of the TOP ranked UBIs in the world. The track record of successful startups that went through INiTS’ intense incubation program in their early days also contributed to the great development of the startup ecosystem in Vienna, one of the rising stars amongst the startup hubs in Europe. INiTS’ startups have proven to be extremely successful in raising funds (12 x the average UBI-supported startup according to UBI Global) and finding strategic partners, e.g. for licensing deals or exits. To further support the collaboration between corporates and startups Dr. Fialka and her team launched the HealthHubVienna (healthhubvienna.com) in 2018, an acceleration program for international health startups. This open innovation initiative is performed in collaboration with academic institutions as well as companies such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer and Uniqa. As an open innovation practitioner Dr. Fialka also lectures startup and innovation related topics at universities.


Stefan Bauer
Director at Talent Garden Innovation School Vienna

Stefan is an innovation enthusiast, education designer, and a passionate researcher. He is a university lecturer at several universities amongst others University of Applied Sciences Vienna & University Reykjavik. In 2016, he received a doctoral degree in Information Systems with a focus on organizational culture by applying psychological theories. Prior to joining Talent Garden as Innovation School Director, Stefan was driving the digital transformation of traditional banking business by developing a digital banking platform at BAWAG P.S.K. Moreover, he was awarded the ERSTE Bank Prize for Research in CEE 2012. His scientific work has been published in top academic journals, including Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and Computers & Security.  


Dudu Gencel
Startup Consultant, Vienna Business Agency.

Dudu is very passionate about empowering founders throughout the Viennese Startup Ecosystem. At Vienna Business Agency she works with international and national startup founders who want to establish their business in Vienna. She loves to match like-minded people and brainstorm about new business ideas! 


Amarilla Nirmala
Co-Founder | Chief Marketing

Co-Founder, planner and a creative flair specialist of KulturenReich. With a rich experience in executing and developing marketing strategies, Amy’s expertise spans from Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing; and Sales. She is our go-to person for marketing and external outreach. She previously worked in Oxford – United Kingdom, Dubai – UAE, and of course Vienna.


Coaches and Mentors


Hemma Bieser
Founder and Owner of Avantsmart

Hemma Bieser, MSc is the founder and owner of avantsmart, a consulting and innovation company. She is passionate about designing new business models and bringing strategies into action. Her industry background lies in the field of renewable energy, smart city, smart energy systems and digitalization in the energy sector. She works as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien and the University of Applied Arts Die Angewandte in Vienna.Hemma holds a diploma in Physics (University of Technology, Vienna), a master degree in Environment & Management and certificates in Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking and Agile Leadership. For more information see www.avantsmart.at


Sinem Günel
Entrepreneur

Sinem Günel is a 22 year old entrepreneur and self-development trainer. She studied business administration but at the age of 18 she realized that many critical skills were missing in the formal education system. Thus it became her mission to build a digital platform and provide trainings to provide young people with the best and most efficient way of self-development.


Nermina Mumic
CEO & Founder of Legitary GmbH

Nermina Mumic is CEO & founder of Legitary GmbH, a tech-startup based in Vienna and winner of the Midemlab 2019 in the category 'Marketing & Data/Analyitics'. Legitary provides an algorithm to detect anomalies and in particular fraud in streaming revenues and enables music labels and artist managements to audit royalties arising from music streaming.
Nermina has a background as data scientist, she graduated with honors from Vienna University of Technology with a master's degree in Mathematical Methods in Economics and Statistics. After her master studies she worked as data scientist in a leading IT consulting company, developing forecasting and text mining tools for various industry applications.  Within the scope of her PhD in Technical Mathematics she developed a new statistical method for fraud detection in streaming data. Based on her research results, she founded Legitary GmbH as spin-off from Vienna University of Technology. 



Eva Arh
Principal Capital 300

Eva is a Principal at capital300, a leading European venture capital fund that invests together with international top VCs. Previously she was with Austria’s biggest high-tech incubator, leading activities related to fundraising & internationalisation. She has also served as a CFO and Investor Relations manager in tech startups. She holds a Master Degree in International Management / CEMS from Vienna University of Economics and Business.


Petar Iliev
CEO & Co-Founder at getsby

Food lover with a technical background. Studied process engineering & physics at the TU Vienna & University of Vienna. Optimum driven and always looking for the most balanced solution.


Alex de Jong
Founder and CEO Skyrocket – Brand Storytelling Agency 

Alex (www.alex-dejong.com) is a trainer and coach for startups, incubators, corporates and fashion brands with +10 years’ experience in saving the world from boring PowerPoint pitches. As the youngest ever UK Public Speaking champion and European finalist, he’s coached 500+ professionals in 13 countries on how to bring out their authentic story when the pitch their brand. How? By bringing out the authentic, engaging speaker inside you who will WOW investors and win customers.  When he’s not travelling the world delivering training, he lives in Vienna and runs Skyrocket to help people pitch it perfect.


Alexandra Nitzlader
Funding expert

Alexandra Nitzlader has over 20 years expertise in the finance industry and is a funding expert for early and later stage instruments. She is a limited partner in Rising Tide Europe, a European program to increase women`s participation in angel investing. Being a social entrepreneurship enthusiast, it is her passion to build bridges between social entrepreneurs and the corporate world.


Adrian S. Frey
Future mobility & energy enthusiast // Lecturer // Father of 2

Adrian is a passionate advocate for sustainable mobility & energy solutions and engages in active knowledge transfer on future trends. Adrian has led many colourful roles, originating with an academic background in the field of renewable energy, environmental management and diplomacy. Thereafter he gathered many years of extensive international experience in Safety & Environmental Leadership within the global energy industry, onshore and offshore, including postings in New Zealand, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, and Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Few years ago Adrian returned to Austria as Sr. Expert for Future Mobility with OMV, fostering initiatives about electric vehicles, hydrogen economy and greening-the-gas. Currently he is taking a prolonged parental leave, introducing the world to his daughters, and his daughters to the world.
Adrian is also engaged as university lecturer for Innovation Leader- and Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, and active as presenter, speaker, and Climate Reality Leader, all encouraged by his guiding principle that "Leadership is action, not position". 


Cyndi Moyo
Founder of HeadLo

Cyndi Moyo is the founder of HeadLo and loves helping users to rock their hair through technology.She strongly believes that everyone can have the hair of their dreams, beauty tech just needs to catchup.Her work in the Energy sector, where she developed cutting edge and life-saving software solutions, has shown her that so much is possible with technology.Cyndi is also passionate about empowering women to reach their ambitions through her work as Regional Leader for Lean In Vienna. Through Headlo she is on a journey to revolutionise hair tech to empower both women and men. 


Stefan Steinberger
Co-Founder New Austrian Coding School

Stefan has worked in a bank and as a teacher with Teach for Austria for two years before he cofounded a programming school for refugees in 2016. Today the programming school offers a programming course for refugees and unemployed people and supports them finding a job in Austria after successfully completing the course. (www.newaustriancodingschool.at). He studied Economics and Business & Psychology and his strengths are in the area of Business Development, Sales and Storytelling.
Stefan is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and likes to find win-win-win solutions.
In his free time he likes running, playing soccer or basketball and board games.


Okan McAllister
Founder of PRIME MOVERS

Okan McAllister is the founder of the award winning social enterprise PRIME MOVERS as well as kindby, ONE DAY, Mission Liftoff among others. Driven by the inspiration of work that aims to solve complex societal challenges, he specialises in capacity building in various areas for future entrepreneurs and organisations. As a strong believer in the power of the right mindset, he’s also been a mentor in several international organisations in the field of entrepreneurship.


Lara Lammer
Founder at m2a institute & Service robotics product development at TU Wien

Since 2009 Lara Lammer has been working on service robots, especially for young people and seniors. As a long time project and product manager in international companies and research projects, she has a special focus on the product design process setting human needs in the center: that is either the customer or user, or the project team members with their interests, strengths and skills. She recently founded the m2a institute (m2a-institute.eu​) to support her community spread skills for the age of digital automation, like​ technological literacy and scientific thinking.


Gregor-Robert Posch
Project Manager

Gregor-Robert Posch is project manager for start-up programs at the Vienna Business Agency and has 10+ years of experience as a business consultant in various industries like Finance, Banking and in the Creative Industries. He has supported several start-ups in fashion, art and design in their beginnings and in their first steps in growing to a sustainable company.


Christoph Jeschke
Expert Startup Collaboration

Over the last 14 years Christoph gained experience in the fields of startup collaboration, online marketing, wealth management and arts management. He started at Viennese & Liechtenstein private wealth management firms and set up a Viennese auction house on the side. Later he specialized in online marketing with a focus on Social Media and worked for a Viennese marketing agency. In 2013 Christoph co-founded and managed AustrianStartups, an NGO to promote and support startups in Austria. In 2017 he joined the finance startup FINABRO where he developed a B2B pension scheme product and set up the B2B multichannel sales. Now Christoph is in charge of startup collaboration at OMV, an integrated oil & gas company.


Jasmina Henniova
Connecting Tech Innovators

Jasmina is acting as the Head of Startups & Community Partnerships at Pioneers. She has been an active member of the international startup scene for the last 4 years, working on improving the quality of the ecosystem. She has been identifying and supporting the top deep tech startups across industries, curating the startup selection and programs at various events. She is working closely with the ecosystem’s key stakeholders, mainly investors and accelerators, on supporting their portfolio companies. Thanks to her knowledge of the ecosystem, she is often invited to speak at events or to take part as a jury member at startup competitions. She has a great passion for deep tech, mainly for the healthcare, energy and agriculture fields.  


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Vienna Techstars Startup Weekend Women team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Asetila
    Koestinger
  • Elisabeth
    Siencnik
  • Gabriela
    Petrov
  • Raphael
    Jochmann
  • Maria
    Martinez
  • Liliya
    Buhela
  • Iva
    Tsolova
  • Ivana
    Kisin
  • Svitlana
    Kalitsun

Facilitators


Joy Taylor
Organiser

Coworking Community Manager ⌘ Lean Startup Coach ⌘ Airbnb Advocate ⌘ Startup Weekend Facilitator ⌘ CoderDojo Champion.
This is Joy's 12th Startup Weekend, having been a participant in 2, an organiser of 7 and a facilitator of 2. Joy focuses on keeping everyone on track, aware of what they have access to and making sure no one gets left behind!


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