Startup Weekend Aalborg 2017 #SWAA17

    Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017

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Startup Weekend Aalborg 2017 #SWAA17

Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017

Friday, February 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Rantzausgade 4
Aalborg, Denmark 9000

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Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Aalborg. Sixth edition of SW Aalborg is on the way.

For the sixth consecutive year, Kickstart Aalborg is organizing one of the most popular entrepreneurship events in the world: 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. 

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.

In the past five years, we have seen more than 50 startup projects launched in Aalborg through Startup Weekend, more than 250 participants getting involved and over 300 hours of hard work and intensive learning. 

Join us for the sixth edition on 10-12 February 2017!

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Friday February 10th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:45 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
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 11th

8:00 am
Doors open

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 12th

8:00 am
Doors open

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
The big moment is here! Get ready to pitch !

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards
The panel of judges is debating which one of the great ideas we saw during the weekend is going to win !

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
You made it!
Congratulations on completing Startup Weekend Aalborg 2017! You are all winners! Feel free to stick around for more networking and a well deserved beer!

Coaches and Mentors

Mario Filchev
CEO, Obiplus

4+ years of building startups and innovative projects. Holding master's within Entrepreneurship. Mostly experienced within project management, concept development, customer development, validation, business modeling, pitching.

Jacob Lundberg
Co-founder, Entire Software

Jacob is the Co-founder of Entire Software and has been part of several startups, mostly focused on software. He is also passionate about building companies and geeking out to the latest tech trends. Currently, he is transitioning from an entrepreneurial work life to an academic one.

Morten Ellegaard
CEO & Founder, ellegaard ID

Morten is the CEO and Founder of Ellegaard ID and he thrives on networking, but has a slightly pessimistic approach to any bright idea, thinking "What will it do to make MY life easier?

Jakob Friis
CEO , Meptek

Jakob is a young entrepreneur, public speaker and CEO of Meptek. He has a strong focus on the communication between people and loves the hustle of running a company. Jakob also is an avid stock market investor and board member.

Lone Jensen
Project Lead, StartupWiseGuys

Lone is Project Lead at Startup Wise Guys, a B2B accelerator based in Estonia with activities around Europe. She rocks both on managerial level and with regards to culture, teams, recruiting and startups. Strong focus on business and strategy. She has a background from software, e-business, project management, leadership and strategy with experience in mentoring of startups and the early stage challenges they face. Will especially challenge on validation, how to go to market, team commitment, and the potential for taking the idea further.

George Jordanov
Developer, Obiplus

George can bring some ideas and help when it comes to technical feasibility and execution of the ideas as well as preparing and bullet proofing business cases and pitches.

Mark Rosener
Business Developer, Aalborg University Start Up Incubator

Mark has formed and exited several companies. He took his latest IT company, Peerpilot, from AAU student project to international success. Exit in October 2015. He knows what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and his main skills are: business Development (early stage) , sales, team formation & partnerships, Funding, strategy & user driven & lean product Development.

Adam Haluska
The Lean Traveler

He has experience mostly in health, fitness, food, tech and service industry. His main goal as a mentor during SW will be to test whether the team actually understands the nature of the 'problem' and the critical impact factors around what they try to solve or the opportunity they try to utilise. Do you understand the problem? Are you solving the right problem? Do you ask the right question(s)? Are you developing the right solution?

Sina Jolandeh
CEO, Welcome Drinks

Owner and founder of Welcome Drinks mobil-APP. He bought the cow instead of a class of milk. So now he can offer free Welcome Drinks to everyone. Every morning when he wakes up, his mission is to make as many people as possible happy with drinks.

Lasse Frimand Jensen
Project Manager, International House North Denmark

Project Manager at International House North Denmark, and member of the City Council in Aalborg Municipality

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Aalborg 2017 #SWAA17 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 Aalborg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Cosmin
  • Kalle
  • Andrei
  • Razvan
  • Adam
  • Michael
  • Alexandru
  • Rares
  • Irina
  • Adam


Jernej Dekleva
Co-Founder of Norvai - Nordic Venture and Innovation

Jernej is originally from Slovenia and has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark for his last 5 years. He is a Co-Founder of Norvai - Nordic Venture and Innovation, where together with corporates are bringing new startup projects, services and experiences to the market. He attended his first Startup Weekend in 2012 and he is an organizer of Startup Weekend Copenhagen since 2014. 

Jernej is a community builder and helping SME's build their own community around the product/service through Community Canvas.

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