Startup Weekend Ghent - Open & Shared data

    Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017


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Startup Weekend Ghent - Open & Shared data

Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017



Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Co.Station Gent
Oktrooiplein 1/201
Gent, Belgium 9000

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Startup Weekend is back – bringing Open Data to Ghent!

54 Hours of Testing your Idea to Impact the Open Data System. Are you in?Have you ever had an idea that would change the way we buy things? Is your idea one that could impact the sharing economy system? Do you have something to say about infrastructure? Here’s your opportunity to transform your thoughts into action. Startup Weekend Open Data is a 54 hours hackathon to test your concept and create your own startup venture.You can choose from the following topics:
  • Retail;
  • Sharing economy;
  • Mobility;
  • Sustainability;
  • Infrastructure, city and buildings.
Find folks with the right skills, passion and dedication to help make your startup idea a reality. During the weekend you will test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your venture to the next level!Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful startup while addressing real challenges we face in our open data system.
We bring together a bunch of innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, graphic designers, … and let them create, cooperate, innovate and see what they present on Sunday!
We provide the space, food, beverages and connections to local resources to keep you going throughout the hackathon. Your task is work together to form teams and innovate new ideas. This is your testing ground to experiment and see results come to fruition.Every idea around Open Data you bring up is welcome. Surprise us!You will:
  • Pitch your idea (if you want to; its an open stage format)
  • Form a team around an idea and make it real
  • Get grilled and coached by some of the toughest industry experts
  • Present to a panel of expert judges and win amazing prizes
  • Test the limits of sleeplessness 😉
Come and join in for a three day marathon of co-creation, making and growth-hacking!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 21st


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


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


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


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 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

Saturday April 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


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


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

Sunday April 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

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

  • Askim
    Kintziger
  • Jasper
    Goyvaerts
  • Jasper
    Goyvaerts

Facilitators


Serhat Kaya
Entrepreneur, Sales & Marketing Professional and SW Organizer

Serhat is a sales and marketing professional. He is Founder and Managing Director of XPERIENTS, a Hamburg based digital communication agency. Formerly he worked at the recruitment firm D-Level as well as at Toptranslation, where he was responsible for the sales strategies. He was organizer of Startup Weekend Hamburg in Germany until 2016 and is Global Facilitator for Techstars Startup Programs since 2016.


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