Startup Weekend Prague - Public Services

    Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Prague - Public Services

Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018



Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

HubHub
Na Příkopě 854/14
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

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Join the first Public Services Startup Weekend in Czech Republic.

Technology created a lot of space for improvement in public services. 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 – Public Services #SWPrague brings together people of all skill sets and experience levels to reimagine the future of public services or simply irritate the current state. Over the course of this action-oriented weekend, you will be able to design solutions, tools, and learning spaces to address public services most pressing issues and turn an idea into a startup/solution in just 54 hours.

At #SWPrague you will be able to connect with business professionals, designers, students, developers and domain experts (majors, public service solution experts, etc.) to conceptualize and build viable products, services, and public services solutions that can revolutionize the ways in which we interact with government and its services today. Join us to explore how innovation can disrupt inequities in public sector. We highly encourage public sector representatives to join us. You’re the experts. You see the 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.

Videos from the previous SWPrague: 
Video from last SWPrague
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We are social: 
Twitter:  @swprague Facebook: @StartupWeekendPrague

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 12th


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 October 13th


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 October 14th


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!



Speakers


Hizam Sahibudeen
Head of Engineering at iflix - Czech Republic

Hizam is a Software and Computer Engineer with over 18 years of experience, He joined iflix as the Head of Engineering to build and lead the development centre in Czech Republic. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in embedded systems, application development and development of telecommunication protocols. He has worked in numerous industries such as surveillance systems, semiconductor, e-commerce, telecommunications and broadcasting. Prior to joining iflix in 2014, Hizam was the CTO of idottv, where he lead a rapid development team to the completion of design and development of mobile applications and solutions for telecommunication companies across South East Asia.


Michal Koran
Founder of Global Arena Research Institute

Michal Kořan is the President of the Board of the Global Arena Research Institute and the former Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Central Europe. Until June 2017, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations based in Prague (Czech Republic) where he previously acted as a Deputy Director (2013 – 2016) and a Head of Research (2009 – 2013). He is also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University in Brno, where he received his Ph.D. in 2008. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at the Harvard University. He focuses on foreign policy analysis of the Central European countries, Central European sub-regional cooperation and Central Europe in European and World Affairs and in Trans-Atlantic Relations. He is the lead-author of an annual book analysing Czech foreign policy and founder and programme chair of an annual International Symposium Czech Foreign Policy. In 2013 – 2014 he was a vice-chairman of the Programme Council of the Czech-Polish Forum. He was a main coordinator of the Strategic Grant of the International Visegrad Fund

Event Judges


Michal Koran
Founder of Global Arena Research Institute

Michal Kořan is the President of the Board of the Global Arena Research Institute and the former Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Central Europe. Until June 2017, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations based in Prague (Czech Republic) where he previously acted as a Deputy Director (2013 – 2016) and a Head of Research (2009 – 2013). He is also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University in Brno, where he received his Ph.D. in 2008. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at the Harvard University. He focuses on foreign policy analysis of the Central European countries, Central European sub-regional cooperation and Central Europe in European and World Affairs and in Trans-Atlantic Relations. He is the lead-author of an annual book analysing Czech foreign policy and founder and programme chair of an annual International Symposium Czech Foreign Policy. In 2013 – 2014 he was a vice-chairman of the Programme Council of the Czech-Polish Forum. He was a main coordinator of the Strategic Grant of the International Visegrad Fund


Coaches and Mentors


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. 


Darya Hvizdalova
Project Manager at GoodAI

Daria's mission in GoodAI is shaping AI ecosystem in CEE to empower the research on general-purpose AI - software that can learn, be creative, and adapt to the environment in the way a human does. This is done via various activities, lectures, events and projects both for research and businesses - such as General AI Challenge, an international citizen science project launched by GoodAI with $5mil in prizes. With background in IT management consulting and business development in Russia, Belgium and Czech Republic, Daria can offer a unique combination of business and technical expertise.


Michal Šimonfy
Designer at Represent

Michal is an experienced product designer and software engineer currently working at Represent, a crowdfunding platform for influencers. He's passionate about all emerging products, especially those with potential social impact. 

He's a co-founder of Odkazprestarostu.sk - an established platform which allows citizens to report problems to local municipalities and his work has been recognized by New Europe 100 - a list of innovators from Central and Eastern Europe. 

He will be able to help you prototype and validate your idea. 


Barbora Buhnova
Associate Professor at Masaryk University

Bara Buhnova is an Associate Professor at Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics (FI MU) in Brno, acting in the management of the Association of Industrial Partners of FI MU (30 companies), being deputy chair of the Department of Computer Systems and Communications at FI MU (with 20 professors), leading multiple research teams at both FI MU (software architecture, smart cities) and the Institute of Computer Science of MU (big data analytics), serving in the Academic Senate, organizing conferences around the globe (this year being part of the core organizing team of ICSA 2018 and ICSE 2018, besides others), and still spending much of her time outside the university. She enjoys breaking stereotypes, especially when it comes to girls in tech, which is why she is in the management of the Czechitas non-profit organization (acting as Technology and Course Development director), whose aim is to inspire and empower new talents for stronger diversity in tech, mainly via making IT skills more accessible to youth and women of any age (reaching to 8000+ graduates from their courses so far).


Hizam Sahibudeen
Head of Engineering at iflix - Czech Republic

Hizam is a Software and Computer Engineer with over 18 years of experience, He joined iflix as the Head of Engineering to build and lead the development centre in Czech Republic. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in embedded systems, application development and development of telecommunication protocols. He has worked in numerous industries such as surveillance systems, semiconductor, e-commerce, telecommunications and broadcasting. Prior to joining iflix in 2014, Hizam was the CTO of idottv, where he lead a rapid development team to the completion of design and development of mobile applications and solutions for telecommunication companies across South East Asia.


Kotmel Benedikt
Head of Prague Data Platform Department

Benedikt works for Operátor ICT as Head of Prague Data Platform Department. Benedikt is leading a team of developers, data analysts and consultants with the aim of integration of various city data sources to Prague Data Platform, interconnection, evaluation, visualization and provision back to the city and the public in both open data format and user-friendly form. Over the past four years, as a civil servant at the Ministry of Finance, Benedikt has strongly focused on Open data and transparency and received various awards for promoting and explaining the concept to public administration. Benedikt has previous experiences from IT & Management consulting and market research.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Prague - Public Services 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 Prague is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Martin
    Andrle
  • Zuzana
    Maderová
  • Pavol
    Hejný
  • Kateřina
    Marková
  • Petr
    Holík
  • Vendula
    Debnárová
  • Maxim
    Kozlov

Facilitators


Tetiana Siianko
Sweden Foodtech Program Manager

Love making things happen #artstech #foodtech


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