Startup Weekend Prague – Education

    Friday, October 6 - 8, 2017

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Startup Weekend Prague – Education

Friday, October 6 - 8, 2017

Friday, October 6 - 8, 2017
Event starts at 7:00 pm

Salvátorská 931/8
Prague 1, Czech Republic 110 00

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Join the first Education Startup Weekend in Czech Republic.

Technology created a lot of space for improvement in education. Do you have an idea what to do about do it? Attend Startup Weekend Prague and make it happened. SW is a great platform for meeting new people, building and launching new products.

Startup Weekend Prague – Education  #SWPrague brings together people of all skill sets and experience levels to reimagine the future of education. Over the course of this action-oriented weekend, you will be able to design solutions, tools, and learning spaces to address education's most pressing issues and turn an idea into a startup in just 54 hours.

At #SWPrague you will be able to connect with educators, business professionals, designers, students and developers to conceptualize and build viable products, services, and school models that can revolutionize the ways in which we teach and learn. Join us to explore how innovation can disrupt inequities in education. We highly encourage students to join us. You're the experts. You see the educational problems day-to-day. You know the best what is needed. 
About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Twitter:  @swprague
Facebook: @StartupWeekendPrague


Friday October 6th

7:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:45 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:00 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 October 7th

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 October 8th

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!


Branislav Jakabovic
Co-leader LEAF

After 10 years in management consulting and leading transformation of large financial institution, Brano is passionate to apply his corporation experience to building high-impact society projects. He co-leads LEAF, an educational NGO with an aspiration to grow future shapers of Slovakia and CEE. Excited to both I, Design high-impact solution (all in education, NGOs field, and business) as well as II, Mentor talented young leaders to bring new ideas to reality. Personally, proud Czechoslovak citizen with global spirit and father of three (nearly) teenagers that continue to inspire his views on education and young generation desires.

Olda Neuberger
CEO at

Technologist and entrepreneur. Founder of, Czech social network before Facebook, one of the largest sites in the Czech republic back in 2008. Founder of, social network for meeting new people with 5 mil.+ members from all around the world. Cofounder of, an educational program for prospective internet entrepreneurs. Adjunct lecturer at UNYP and AAU universities.

Event Judges

Petr Koubský
Managing Director at iCollege

Managing Director at iCollege Petr, born 1961, is older than the Internet. After obtaining his PhD in cybernetics, he co-founded the first Czech computer magazine Softwarové noviny, where he served as editor-in-chief for many years. He is currently responsible for iCollege, a company providing entrepreneurial education. Besides, he is a publisher of the magazine; he teaches at the University of Economics in Prague; and enjoys jazz, running, climbing & his family.

Simona Kijonkova
Founder & owner at Roobeto

Simona Kijonková is well known Czech business woman, who is often addressed by the media as the "First Lady of Czech E-commerce". She has been in business since 2008. Her most successful project in the Czech Republic and also abroad is logistics company Zásilkovna, which was established in 2010. Until today, the company has delivered over 11 million packets and it has the most popular network of more than 1200 pick-up points in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to Zásilkovna, Simona is actively interested in angel investing into various technological start-ups; e.g., revolutionary application that helps customers to choose the right size of clothing while shopping online; and, a P2P community platform that mediates various services online. In 2015, she was listed within the prestigious ranking "Top 25 Czech women in business of 2015" for her entrepreneurial and innovative activities. In 2016, she was on the cover of magazine Forbes and was established as one of the 75 most influential women in the Czech Republic.

Daniel Hastík
exFuturelytics, Partner in Nextech Ventures

Daniel Hastik is exCEO of Futurelytics, pioneer in predictive analytics in e-commerce and gaming industry.
Before founding Futurelytics he established multiple online business in Uganda, Kenya, Australia or New Zealand.
He was also involved in data projects in Nordics and can understand the true value in data and how that can impact any business.
Currently is managing Nextech Ventures, VC fund with focus on seed stage tech. startups in US and Europe.
He mentors startups and founders for data related topics, growth strategies, product scaling and investor relations,
and is active in tech, community.

Terezia Jarošová
Investment Analyst at Neulogy Ventures

Terezia joined the Neulogy Ventures team in 2014, assessing business plans and later managing Neulogy Ventures' investment portfolio, specifically companies in the healthtech industry as well as enterprise productivity softwares. Terezia gained her professional experience as an Institutional Relations intern at Sustainalytics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she worked on development of both internal and external strategies. She honed her analytical skills at a reinsurance company in Bratislava. Terezia holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Hague University and a Master's degree in International Business from the Krems University.

Pavel Jiránek
Analyst at Credo Ventures

Pavel returned to Credo Ventures as an analyst in January 2017 after he took part in the internship program back in 2015. Currently, he is pursuing a Master's degree in International Management at CEMS. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the State University of New York. His main fields of interest are finance and business development. Pavel is also very passionate about aviation and is a holder of a pilot license.

Coaches and Mentors

Pavlína Louženská
Marketing & Love

Pavlína is a marketing and business consultant. She is a Lead Mentor in Google Developers Launchpad and a Strategist in technology studio manGoweb. 6 years ago she founded #HolkyzMarketingu, a female empowerment community for marketing professionals which currently unites 18 000+ women. She is a Transparency International Board member. She was selected to Aspen Institute Young Leaders Program (2017), YTILI Fellowship (2018) and Czech-German Young Professionals Program (2019).

Branislav Jakabovic
Co-leader LEAF

After 10 years in management consulting and leading transformation of large financial institution, Brano is passionate to apply his corporation experience to building high-impact society projects. He co-leads LEAF, an educational NGO with an aspiration to grow future shapers of Slovakia and CEE. Excited to both I, Design high-impact solution (all in education, NGOs field, and business) as well as II, Mentor talented young leaders to bring new ideas to reality. Personally, proud Czechoslovak citizen with global spirit and father of three (nearly) teenagers that continue to inspire his views on education and young generation desires.

Charlota Blunárová
Designer & Visual Storyteller at IDEO

Charlota is a designer at the global design firm IDEO, known for a human-centred approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success. She works in design teams with clients to create new services, products and brands that empower and engage. 
With her multidisciplinary background of product design, user experience and graphic design, she can help you find the fast way of prototyping your idea or craft a strong pitch to share your vision and engage your audience. 

Nikola Obradović
Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Hustler

Nikola is an experienced project / product manager in IT industry with a solid technical and entrepreneurial background who launched and grown several companies, generated millions in revenue. He's responsible for leading, defining and delivering high quality projects and products from scratch. What follows is the 80/20 approach to building a successful business.

Lenka Kučerová
Co-founder & CEO of Starlift

Lenka fell for the support of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley where she founded government program CzechAccelerator that has thus far enabled over 50 Czech technology companies to access some of the world’s most innovative ecosystems. She has run 2 startup accelerators in Prague and has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs and other members of the ecosystem in accessing know-how, experience, capital, networks and business opportunities. In 2015 she co-founded a non-profit with the goal to provide promising software engineers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia to get exposed to the highly entrepreneurial culture in the U.S. by facilitating long-term internships in high growth startups. 

Karel Moric
Principal of school ZŠ a MŠ Ludgerovice

Karel is a principal of school ZŠ a MŠ Ludgerovice, where he implemented iPads into teaching in 2012 and Google Apps in 2014. He has launched a very progressive attitude in the use of technologies in the system of education. Students of Ludgeřovice school can´t imagine a day without Google Apps and almost every day they use about one hundred iPads and Google Apps across all teaching subjects. He is a co-founder of GEG My jsme Ludgeřovice and a website where you can find several information about iPads and applications for education. He likes to share his knowledge and experience so you can meet him in EDU conferences, workshops and other activities for teachers within the Czech Republic.

Jindřich Fáborský
Founder of Marketing Festival

Czech entrepreneur and digital marketer, listed in the Czech Forbes '30 under 30' in 2016 and founder of Marketing Festival and Digisemestr. For the last five years he has been on a mission to improve marketing conferences and education. His Marketing Festival is one of the biggest European digital marketing conferences and is hopelessly sold out each year with over 1.700 marketing experts attending. Jindrich also runs Digisemestr, an educational project where he and other experts teach 250 aspiring young marketers the basics of digital marketing. He has also joined the judging comittee in prestigous both European and US Search Awards to help choose the very best case studies in the field of digital marketing.

Martin Scavnicky
VP of Engineering at Represent

A software engineer by trade. Martin currently runs the engineering team at Represent, a crowdfunding platform for influencers. Here he does data-driven product development and builds software with a healthy dose of pragmatism. Prior to that, he worked in an investment bank in London, trying to apply his machine learning degree. He can help you with product validation and prototype creation.

Daniel Hejl
Founder & CTO at productboard

Daniel is a founder and CTO at productboard - a product management platform that helps discover and prioritise features people really want. He spent years talking to product managers and startup founders across the globe to learn the best practices for user research, market segmentation and how to develop a winning product strategy. Prior to that, Daniel worked at Silicon Valley startups as well as Czech corporations, including Česká spořitelna, where he led the development of an award winning enterprise social network. 

Jakub Stránský
Founder of Teachambition

Jakub started Techambition with his brother Jan at 2012 during studies of Civil Engineering at CTU in Prague. In 2013 Techambition got awarded from Google and EduIn for its contribution to the education. In 2014 Techambition was developing interactive tools for PhD students of thermodynamics at Stanford University. In 2015, Techambition finished seed round of funding and developed product for high-school math. In 2016 almost 200 czech schools used payed version. Recently, Techambition won local round of the biggest Startup competition in the world Get in the Ring and is focused on testing in Singapore and Spain.

Matej Ďuriš
New Business Development Team @ Slovak Telekom

Product Specialist for more than two years helping Slovak Telekom to develop new, non-core products and services , currently involved in creation and development of Family Assistant tele care service. Responsible mostly for technical development, but also involved in idea development, go-to-market activities, suppliers management and many more. Previous experience with financial analyses and strategy from Slovak private equity sector and foreign corporation. Occasional mentor at Startup weekends and in programs organized by DT’s hub:raum Krakow.

Can help you with: product validation, tech development, building a business case and market modelling

Petr Bela
Co-founder & CTO at Flex TV

Petr is an experienced software engineer, entrepreneur, investor and advisor. He currently serves as CTO of Flex TV, the first live social home fitness workout platform. Prior to starting Flex TV, he worked at Chute, a San Francisco-based YC W12 alumni, for almost four years, helping scale the platform from seed stage to becoming a global player in the visual marketing automation space. Before joining Chute, he co-founded two startups in the Czech Republic: one fail and one exit. Petr can help you with identifying your customer, scaling your application, and focusing on building the right thing.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Prague – Education team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.



Organizing Team

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

  • Martin
  • Zuzana
  • Jan
  • Vladimír


Samantha Deakin Hill
Founder and Director at Campus Capital

Samantha Deakin Hill is the Founder of innovative venture capital firm, Campus Capital. She has 8 years experience of supporting high growth potential businesses to scale and has mentored these ambitious founders from concept validation and first product launch, through to Seed and Series A investment and beyond. Samantha is a Techstars Community Leader and Global Facilitator and is the curator of Startup Digest, Sheffield's premier startup events calendar. She lives for events like this and loves the opportunity to see ideas right at their birth at Startup Weekend. Outside of work, Samantha is also Mummy to a gorgeous little girl, reads epic fantasy novel series, and occasionally climbs the odd rock.

Event Staff

Andrej Grman
Student at LEAF Academy

After having an experience of attending Startup Weekend Prague as a participant, Andrej is more than happy to help the organizing team prepare a great event for you. He studies at LEAF Academy, a boarding school for future leadership located in Bratislava, Slovakia. He spent his last summer working for an international real estate developer HB Reavis, where he ran an internal project and helped with operations. Personally, Andrej loves playing team sports, exploring the world, meeting new people and never says no to a big piece of juicy steak.

Květa Lišková
MashUp Production at ImpactHub Ostrava

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