Startup Weekend Youth Pilsen

    Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Youth Pilsen

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Event starts at 4:30 pm

Cukrovarská 23
Plzeň, Czech republic 301 00

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Your idea in 54 hours

Startup Weekend Youth Pilsen is dedicated to high school studentnts - 15 - 19 years old.
We expect students from Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and Germany across different field of study - information technology, 
design, electronics, transport, mechanics, health, economy, .. you name it :-)

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
  • 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 from last Startup Weekend in Prague below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday May 11th

4:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Couches introduction and best practices for Pitch

6:45 pm
Pitches Start
Pitches - Vote - Teams

7:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

8:00 pm
Finished for the day.

Saturday May 12th

8:45 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Work time!
It's time to start work - define & assigne tasks, ...

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
How to validate your idea?

1:30 pm
Work time!
After-lunch - work time, status reports, call cauches for help

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

5:00 pm
Technical check
Share your progress, ask for help, ...

6:00 pm
Eat food, share your progress, get to know fellow participants

8:00 pm
Finished for the day.

Sunday May 13th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
How to sell your product? How to prepare final presentation?

10:00 am
Work time - Start presentations
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Pitch practice & finishing presentations
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

2:00 pm
Final Presentations

3:00 pm
Judging & Awards

3:30 pm
Wrap-Up, Go Home


Karel Hulec
co-founder and CEO of Solirax Ltd, makers of Neos

Karel is one of the Czech pioneers for virtual reality. He is co-founder and CEO at Solirax Ltd., makers of Neos - operating system for virtual and augmented reality. Their platform, enables students, lecturers and every third party in general to bring their content in virtual reality and ...

Radek Tančouz
Co-founder at RTsoft

Radek founded the firm 16 years ago at the university. The company started from scratch without any external investment. It currently employs 40 people in the field of information system programming. 

Bob Němeček
Co-founder at RTsoft

Two years at school he worked for Radek, then became a partner of RTsoft. Together, they made the first lease of the office. The largest customer is MND and Dobrovský Books. Neither Bob nor Radek were ever employed 😊.

Event Judges

Marketa Havlova
Director of Startup Department at CzechInvest

Marketa is responsible for managing programs and activities for start-up ecosystem and start-ups itself both in the Czech Republic and abroad. She is very passionate about innovation, start-ups and its potential. She is trying to raise awareness about Czech start-up ecosystem. Her work is her hobby.

Evgeny Frolov
Business Development Director at ITACA Business Incubator

Evgeny is responsible for investor’s relations in ITACA Bussiness Incubator. Since 2016 he is an ambassador in Czech Republic of the international startup competition called Seedstars. He has 8 years of his own entrepreneurial experience in very different fields, organize lectures and seminars.

Jakub Michl
Leader in branding & website agency Beneš & Michl

Jakub leads the branding and web agency Beneš & Michl. He is dealing with UX and enjoys creating marketing strategies for other clients. In addition, he is co-founder of startups and

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.

Jana Klementová

Jana has been involved in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation since the ’90s. She admires all those who have courage to start own business and deliver successful innovation on the market. She is managing BIC team that supports startups and help companies to innovate and succeed in their growth phase.  

Coaches and Mentors

Hynek Husník
Co-Founder at Nexter

Hynek is currently engaged in the development of Nexter Company and Koreis-Brown
The biggest success so far has been the establishment, development and sell of startup Storyous last year.

Vlastimil Pěchouček
Founder of

Vlasta is founder of digital agency He focuses on client acquisition and growth-hacking.

Petr Ferschmann
CEO at Dativery s.r.o.

CEO of Dativery web based integration platform. He loves backend thats why he's involved also in He founded cloud based accounting system FlexiBee later acquired by ABRA.

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.

Geraldine Mukumbi
Entrepreneurial Leadership Teaching Fellow, LEAF Academy (Bratislava)

Geraldine teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership (EL) at LEAF Academy. Previously, she taught and designed EL classes at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. Her background in community based theatre initiatives in South Bend, Indiana drives her firm emphasis on empathy as key to problem solving. geraldine graduated from University of Notre Dame and moved to Bratislava to mentor teenagers from Central Europe. 

Lubica Lutz
Entrepreneurial Leadership Teacher, Design Thinking facilitator, LEAF Academy (Bratislava)

Creating something new that can help others is the best feeling ever. Lubica realised that while working during her highschool studies, later helping young professionals to pick and get great jobs. It took her another five years in Bratislava, Abu Dhabi and Prague in HR innovations to realise that teaching was the most rewarding job for her. While teaching Design Thinking to couple of Czech educators, a light bulb came on - What if all teenagers learned how to turn an idea into a real, positive project? Since then, she has been pursuing entrepreneurial education path. 

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.

Graubner Martin
Chief of Aimtec Academy

Martin is co-founder and Chief of Aimtec Academy. He seeks to educate and connect technology enthusiasts . Martin is most engaged in the use of virtual reality in the industry and computer games development.

Tomáš Karas
Manager at Technology Consulting at PwC Czech Republic

Thomas helps companies mainly in the IT field for over 7 years. During that time, he successfully delivered or ordered more than 20 projects. When he does not work, he probably runs somewhere or he's taking photos or watching TED talks on behavioral economics.

Pavlína Fuxová
Consultant at PwC

Pavlína is close to information technology. IT backround Pavlína started building in high school and her enthusiasm for technology was inspired by Czechitas. The PwC projects that Pavlína participates in is the basis for team work and analytical tasks. She likes active relaxation, she likes running and trains crossfit.

Marek Novotný
Senior consultant at PwC

Marek has been in consulting for 4 years. He is interested in new technologies, especially banking and insurance. Teamwork is natural to him and always tries to achieve the best result.

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.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Anna
  • Pavel
  • Vlaďka


Christian Jantz
Digital Native & Founder

Chris grew up with a deep interest in tech which started with developing websites and moving on to administer servers. After working as a Scrum Master for startups and Cloud Expert for corporates he strives to implement lean thinking and see projects evolve to the better. As a founder he started and

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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.

Michaela Königová
Operation & PR at

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