Startup Weekend Prague: Communication

    Friday, October 4 - 6, 2019

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Startup Weekend Prague: Communication

Friday, October 4 - 6, 2019

Friday, October 4 - 6, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Palác ARA
Perlová 5
Prague 1, Czech Republic 110 00

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Join the first Startup Weekend in the Czech Republic focused on Communication 🚀

Join the first Communication Startup Weekend in Czech Republic 🚀

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Technology created a lot of space for improvement in communication. 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 – Communication #SWPrague brings together people of all skill sets and experience levels to reimagine the future of communication at any kind of level. In between people, machines, interaction of people and machines, communication of brands, you name it :). 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 (speakers, IoT experts, yes we think communication can happen in between machines as well) to conceptualize and build viable products, services, and solutions that can revolutionize the ways in which we interact with each other, machines..we communicate. Join us to explore how innovation can disrupt inequities in communication. 

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 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   
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Friday October 4th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:00 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
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 5th

8:30 am
Morning yoga

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 6th

8:30 am
Morning yoga

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Darya Hvizdalova
Head Of Solutions at JHV

Head Of Solutions at JHV Expanding the portfolio of the market leader in industrial automation: consulting services, internal and external product development. Initiating and supervising the corporate restructuring, R&D investment and acquisition strategy with the focus on spin-offs and joint ventures in the innovative technological fields: AR, AI.

Jernej Dekleva
Program Manager @ InnoPeaks

Jernej is originally from Slovenia and has recently relocated from Denmark to Switzerland. After working at Y Combinator backed startup, he joined an accelerator as Program Manager at InnoPeaks, where he is helping entrepreneurs scale the next generation of healthtech and insurtech companies. He attended his first Startup Weekend in 2012 and he is an organizer and facilitator of Startup Weekend since 2014.

Jernej was a lead organizer at Europe's first ever Startup Weekend Mega. A Startup Weekend with 4 tracks: Smart City&IoT, Healthcare, Media and Services running simultaneously at same venue over a weekend. By this date it's Europe's biggest Startup Weekend with 300+ attendees. 

Michaela Fiasová
Art Director & Brand Designer

An Art Director, Designer, Strategist and Consultant with the entrepreneurial spirit. With more than 6 years of experience in the design business field, she helps brands uncover deep insights about themselves and help them share inspiring stories. She has worked with brands of all sizes to develop successful strategies which help launch new products, services and experiences into the world. 

You may see one of her events, read her articles or seen her work in Forbes, Computer Arts Magazine, Startitup, Trend,… I've been fortunate to make ideas reality for clients like Volvo, Lenovo, Alpine pro, TEDx or Solved.

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.

Alina Friedrichs
Co-founder of Jesango

Alina has five years of experience in building up the Mynd from 3 up to 100 employees as Head of Production and People & Culture. She loves to set up teams, structures and processes and is fascinated by the idea of creating meaningful workplaces. Alina brings in experience in new work, operations, leadership and business development. Before Mynd she was working as project manager for the Deutsche Bank Art Collection. She just started her own Startup for fair & sustainable fashion.

Peter Chrenko
Partner at PwC

Peter is a Partner in PwC focusing on Tax Function and Tax Administration of the Future and improving organisational performance through enhancing motivation and engagement of employees through organisational culture, user experience and technology. Before joining PwC he was a Deputy minister of Finance who introduced the concept of Single revenue agency (JIM) new Income tax code (customised for individual taxpayers) and Large taxpayers office.

Miloslav Mikulcik
Product Manager at O2 Czech Republic

Miloslav Mikulčík is product manager of O2 Smart Box and project manager for new innovative projects in IoT and smart home field. He has experience as a project manager and design engineer in industry from Switzerland and the Czech Republic (projects for EMEA region). He was also a project manager and member of working group for Prague energy conception. His main focus was in benefits of data usage combined with utilities, energy and buildings. Miloslav studied Entrepreneurship and management in industry at Czech Technical University with University of Economics in Prague. He also graduated in Intelligent buildings at CTU. He is able to share the business point of view to your technical ideas.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Prague: Communication 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.
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  • Jan
  • Kristina
  • Martin
  • Tina
    Zhou Hui
  • Jan


Juan Diego Jaén

Estudiante de Comunicación Colectiva con énfasis en Publicidad de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Estudios en Ciencias Políticas finalizados. Coordinador de Proyectos en Yo Emprendedor. Intereses especiales en producción audiovisual y desarrollo de emprendimientos creativos. Participe de la promoción de cultura emprendedora a través de la organización de Startup Weekend y la plataforma de visibilización de emprendimientos Ping Pong

Event Staff

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.

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.

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