Startup Weekend Brno Space

    Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019


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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Brno Space

Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019



Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

KoPlac, z.s.
Příkop 2a
Brno, Czech Republic 602 00

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From Idea to Startup in 54 Hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?  
Techstars Startup Weekend 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.   

You are not a Space Engineer or Scientist and you are asking yourself if this event is for you?
   
Definitely it is! Innovation is not possible without diversity and influence from different disciplines. A startup weekend works by a variety of skills and experiences. Designer & creatives,  software & hardware developers, business & industry experts, people with ideas & co-founders, students & professionals meet at Startup Weekend Brno Space to form teams and work on startup ideas.     

What do you need to bring?
 
Lots of energy! 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:
 
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • 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.

Prizes for winners of Startup Weekend Brno Space:

  • Main prize for winner team:
Voucher from KPMG

  • Prizes by CZECHINVEST:
Tickets for workshop Entanglion (22.11.2019): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vyrob-si-kvantovou-deskovku-u-prusi-tickets-63553309660
Entanglion - The World’s First Open Source Quantum Board Game: https://entanglion.github.io/index.html

  • Prizes by KoPlac:
Voucher for one year entry to coworking space in KoPlac. With this voucher you can use coworking space for meeting with your team and continue to work on your Startup.
Voucher for individual mentoring by Jan Orava and Luděk Kühr.

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 brnospace@startupweekend.org
          

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 8th


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 November 9th


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 November 10th


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!


Event Judges


Petr Kapoun
Chief Executive Officer at S.A.B. Aerospace

Petr is an enthusiast to technologies, start-ups and with a vision of changing today´s society at least a little bit (to it´s better). Throughout the years he was at the establishing of dozens of companies.To this day he is in startu-up environment. He established Cape Free company, which supports and invests to newly born companies. He spreads education about finance, building start-ups, investments and mainly space activities in the Czech Republic.In 2014 he co-established space start-up S.A.B. Aerospace, which is engaged in development of space technologies. Last but not least, he initiates opening the technological centre Tech Nest, where will be developed a teleport in the future.


Lukáš Košut
Associate Manager at KPMG

Lukas has been working with KPMG Czech Republic, a
provider of advisory, audit and tax services, for nine years. He
graduated from Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk
University in Brno and is a member of the British Association of
Chartered Certi ed Accountants. His audit clients comprise
international corporations as well as local companies, including
start-ups. He is a Associate Manager in KPMG’s Brno.
 


Coaches and Mentors


Jan Orava
Co-founder

Jan is one of the founding members of the coworking space KoPlac in Brno, where they support startups and young entrepreneurs. BizGarden is a research organization specialized in space downstream sector. They are ESA contractors and they currently work on two projects developing drone platform for use in the tourism, agent detection and area monitoring. Jan will be happy to discuss you business idea, marketing plan and possible funding of the project.


Luděk Kühr
Manager and Business Developer

Ludek co-founded a private company advising Czech and Central-European private companies in the national and regional funding schemes and managing development projects. Ludek also works as a manager of research projects and studies at BizGarden.


Jana Šmotková
Organizer, ESA BIC Prague

Jana works as Head of Project Department at CzechInvest Agency while being responsible for space/earth observation related projects and SME’s support projects. At ESA BIC Prague she focuses on start-up scouting and technological competition and other knowledge & innovation events like hackathons, data trainings etc.She is responsible for Copernicus user uptake in the Czech Republic while working as the core member of National Secretariat of GEO/Copernicus.


Markéta Filipenská
ESA BIC Manager at South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC)

Markéta, ESA BIC manager at South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC), is experienced consultant of EU research and innovation programs. She focuses on strategic partnering, international innovation projects and international funding of research.


Jakub Kapuš
Chief Technology Officer at Spacemanic

Jakub is one of the founders of Slovak Organisation for Space Activities (SOSA) which he led for 5 years as a chairman. Jakub is a leader of the first slovak satellite project skCUBE project, which was launched into space in 2017. Currently he works on development of international cooperation and projects under SOSA. His goals are also to start up space spin-off companies in Slovakia. He established Spacemanic, s.r.o., company focusing on nanosatellite technologies. He represents Slovakia in ESA Programme Board for navigation and also in Scientific-Technical subcomittee of COPUOS.


Barbora Zemanová
Business Growth Manager at JIC

Barbora, Business Growth Manager at JIC is mainly designing workshops for Would Be Enterprenerus who have idea and would like to start their own business. She is also taking care of internal community of JIC clients by organizing various activities such as workshops, mentoring or knowledge sharing.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Brno Space 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 Brno is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Soňa
    Vanyová
  • Jan
    Orava
  • Luděk
    Kühr
  • Lenka
    Kührová
  • Solomiya
    Myronyuk

Facilitators


Jan Orava
Co-founder

Jan is one of the founding members of the coworking space KoPlac in Brno, where they support startups and young entrepreneurs. BizGarden is a research organization specialized in space downstream sector. They are ESA contractors and they currently work on two projects developing drone platform for use in the tourism, agent detection and area monitoring. Jan will be happy to discuss you business idea, marketing plan and possible funding of the project.


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