Startup Weekend Pilsen

    Friday, February 15 - 17, 2019

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Pilsen

Friday, February 15 - 17, 2019

Friday, February 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Cukrovarská 20
Plzeň, Czech republic 301 00

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Your idea 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.   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
  • Startup Weekend Pilsen T-shirt
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • You can stay over night directly at the venue (bring your own cover)

Who can join

  • We are targeting the Startup weekend at high-schools and university students
  • anyone with the interest in tech, business and design ... and of course startups
     The primary language of the event will be English. All the pitches must be done in English. Within a team during your work you can speak whatever language you like :-).
     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 Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!   No talk, all action!

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Friday February 15th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:45 pm
Pitch practise

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

9:00 pm
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 February 16th

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

Sunday February 17th

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!


Libor Hoření

Libor Horeni is a young businessman, a graduate of Newton College in Brno. At the age of 17 he started an internet cookbook, which is used for inspiration by 2,5 million people every month. He also opened a mobile cafe in Brno, where people don´t pay with money, but with good deeds. He also invested in several companies.

Event Judges

Pavlína Louženská
Marketing & Love

Pavlína is strategist focused on delivering integrated campaigns blending storytelling with a data-driven approach. Campaigns which are both creative and convert. She is acquainted with the newest online marketing tools and she aims for their innovative use for the best results. 
Beside that Pavlina is great communicator with an extensive network of contacts in CEE and have passion for connecting people and businesses. She is also a published author and a public speaker at international conferences with a Top30 CZ&SK Klout score. 

Marek Aldorf
Head of ESA BIC Prague

Marek works as ESA BIC Prague Programme Manager at the CzechInvest. His aim is to look for entrepreneurs and young start-ups with innovative ideas for exploiting space technologies and help them to develop their businesses on (and around) Earth.

Martin Andrle
Product Designer & Co-Founder

Martin works as a digital product designer at Status Quack which he co-founded and you can blame him for startupweekend movement in Czechia - He has his own non-profit program for young talents, impacttravelers, who are sent to developing countries to make an impact. 

Coaches and Mentors

Pavol Hejný
Fullstack developer @ H-edu

Pavol is a recent participant of 2 Startup Weekends - Prague(with Max who is here as a mentor) & Olomouc and lot of hackathons. He is developer currently working on interactive math textbooks. He loves and create things in new technologies like VR, crypto, etc.

Maxim Kozlov
Recent winner of 2 Startup Weekends, IXPRENEUR YouTube channel

Winner of 2 Startup Weekends, startup & marketing geek, content creator & event organizer.

Maxim is a recent winner of 2 Startup Weekends, Prague & Olomouc. He's currently working with the startup Lafluence on revolutionizing influencer marketing in Central & Eastern Europe, organizing iflix Tech Talks & the Startup Weekend in Prague. With his content, he’s focusing on bringing the topics of startups, entrepreneurship and marketing closer to the youth. He loves incredible views, doing backflips & pizza with pineapple.

Matěj Suchánek
Creator in PrusaLab

.Matěj recently started his own startup around robotics education for children. As he is taking a year off school, gap yearing, right now, you can always find him in the PrusaLab making something. He has done a lot of interesting projects, that you may also see at various festivals in the future.

Jan Sláma
Co-founder & CEO @ FaceUp Technology

Jan has been in the world of technological startups for several years. He founded a development studio working with clients like Toyota or Nikon, and released number of succesful projects and mobile apps with hundreds of thousands users. He is CEO of FaceUp Technology - Startup, which si helping bullied kids in 1,260 schools in Europe, India, South Africa, Silicon Valley and other places.

Martin Vítek
Co-Founder at Fundchaser USA, Inc.

Martin Vítek má za sebou zkušenosti z několika oborů podnikání, a to v České republice i v USA. Martin se také zapojuje do vzdělávacích aktivit, konkrétně jako předseda dozorčí rady Nadačního fondu vzdělávání a podnikání, který organizuje program iKid pro žáky základních škol a program Soutěž a Podnikej určený středoškolským studentům.Během své aktivní činnosti získal a stále zdokonaluje své znalosti a schopnosti v oblastech crowdfundingu, nemovitostí i mezinárodního obchodu, které využívá během působení ve společnostech Fundchaser, Beta Property a Avalounge. Martin vystudoval DePaul University v Chicagu, IL.

David Špunar

I've been a tech entrepreneur since I created my first mobile app at 13. In 16 I applied for getting a legal capacity by the court, so I could establish my first company. These days I'm the Co-Founder of FaceUp Technology, the globally oriented startup in education which fights against bullying.

In a previous life, I was Co-founder and Co-CEO of Wapps, a development studio focused on mobile apps and websites. In my capacity as CEO, I worked and negotiated with companies such as Nikon and Toyota.

Matěj Včelák
Sales Executive at Aimtec

Matěj is in AIMTEC responsible for finding new business opportunities on the European market. He has to find out what problems the customer has and how they can be solved.

Pavelec Josef
Business Development Manager at AIMTEC a. s.

Josef is responsible for international sales at Aimtec. 
As a short break he pursued the opportunity to study and teach at the Northern Arizona University in the US for over a year and finish his studies by Master’s in the Mathematics field. Throughout his life he is impressed by travelling, hiking, adventure, sports, motorbikes, music and good time with his friends and interesting people.

Veronika Zelinková
Recent winner of 2 startup weekends, Fullstack developer at IBM

In the past, Veronika absolved both internships at Microsoft & IBM. Later she was building the first version of the SpaceFlow app, local community management connecting people, worked with, the largest Czech e-shop, as an Android developer and an IT business partner. In DHI, she helped to create MIKE 21, the most versatile tool for coastal modelling improving the efficiency of ports all around the world. She gives back by teaching JAVA to pre-schoolers. In 2018, she was awarded “The Most Active Female High-schooler in Czechia” prize and the EURO magazine put her in their 20 under 20 list.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Pavel
  • Tadeas
  • Anna
  • Markéta
  • Filip
  • Jakub


Andrei Cosmin Munteanu
Community wizard

Tech savvy traveller. I'm a guy with a Computer Science background who found a really cool environment in Startup Weekend. I've first participated at a Startup Weekend in 2013. It was a really awesome experience and that's why I decided to be part of this great movement and the impact it has on local communities. It's a really cool experience, you get to learn a lot and meet many great people. Startup Weekend Global Facilitator with lots of energy!

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