Techstars Startup Weekend Aalborg 2019

    Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019

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Techstars Startup Weekend Aalborg 2019

Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019

Friday, November 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Badehusvej AAU & GrowAAL
Badehusvej 11
C. A. Olesens Gade 4
Aaalborg, Nordjylland 9000

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Your idea in 54 hours

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 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 November 8th

5:00 pm
Toke Kruse's inspirational talk
Arrive at the 1st venue (Badehusvej 11 @AAU) and get inspired. Toke Kruse, serial entrepreneur, will share his stories on how to "Start, sell and start several tech-companies"

6:00 pm
Go to the 2nd venue (GrowAAL building) to pick up your Startup Weekend Aalborg 2019 badge & T-shirt. Volunteers will guide you to the main room within GrowAAL which will serve as the main base for the entire weekend.

6:30 pm
Dinner, Networking, Welcoming speeches
Eat and get to know your future team mates. Then, the opening speech and a brief overview of the weekend's agenda and practicalities will follow. To be delivered by the community leaders and organizers!

7:30 pm
Pitching time
Now is the first chance to shine and share your idea with the world. Line up and PITCH your idea!

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the TOP ideas pitched

9:00 pm
Teams formation
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Teams get formalized based on skills and background. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills you need or you can offer during the weekend.

10:00 pm
Begin work
Teams go to their working stations and BEGIN WORK. You can stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Saturday November 9th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Begin Work
The teams go to their working stations and BEGIN WORK

12:00 pm
Lunch & sponsor talks
Have lunch while listening to sponsors of the event, promoting their services dedicated to startups.

1:00 pm
Workshop on BMC & Pitching
Learn how to work with the Business Model Canvas and about the basics of pitching.

1:30 pm
Speed Mentoring & Work
Experienced mentors will be ready to hear your idea and give you feedback. You'll have 5-10 minutes/mentor table, so make the most of it. After discussing with each mentor, get back to your working station and implement what you learned!

6:00 pm
Dinner & then back to work
Warm food will be served! Then back to work

8:30 pm
Evening Check-In
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 November 10th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Morning Check-In & Work
One or two members of each team come in the organizers cave to report progress and challenges. Other mentors will arrive at the venue. This time is your duty to approach them. So is your final chance to ask questions. Work begins!

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Work & engage
More mentors will roam around, so ask your questions. START working on your final presentation slides!

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

3:30 pm
Work & Snack
Snacks will be around to boost your energy!

4:30 pm
Final Presentations Start
Get your slides ready and charm the jury with a kick-ass presentation!

7:00 pm
Dinner - Judging -Awards
Once presentations ended, dinner will be waiting for you. While you enjoy it the judges will deliberate on all the ideas and presentations. Verdict will follow !

8:00 pm
Final remarks, Thank You & Photo session
Final remarks & Thank you notes.

8:30 pm
WrapUp & Afterparty
Congrats!!! You made it. Time to end the weekend, make sure you connect with the participants. A venue has been booked for the after-party - DRINKS are on you!

Event Judges

Kasper Munk-Petersen
Co-founder @

Kasper has been involved in the local startup scene for years; among things, he co-founded, used to lead Kickstart Aalborg and helped organizing Startup Weekend Aalborg for four editions. Kasper also continuously act as mentor and jury in a lot of competitions and workshops for young people in Aalborg with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. For the last three years Kasper has been working in the ICT cluster BrainsBusiness – helping companies network, while tying knots between research, the IT and tech industry and business development initiatives in Denmark.

Marc Munzer
CoFounder @StartupWorks Aalborg

I am a European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney with over 10 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property. My technical focus is mechanical engineering, mechatronics and medical devices.

I was a founding partner of Guardian IP Consulting in 2009. Guardian IP Consulting is a dynamic and fast growing firm of experienced IP professionals. Guardian's main office is located at DTU in Lyngby and we have recently opened a branch office at Aalborg Universitet in Aalborg.

Coaches and Mentors

Jakob Neua
Sponsorship Lead

Since 2000 I have been involved in several successful online-startups. My expertise lies in understanding both the business part and the programming part of the projects.

Also check out my website:

Amine Naimi

Currently at @Mapspeople

Solution oriented and passionate software engineer with experience in mobile technologies and solving mapping and indoor way finding challenges.

I’m also a cofounder of a startup and that gives me an experience with the whole process of transforming a business idea to a tech product

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Aalborg 2019 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 Aalborg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Razvan
  • Andrej
  • Beata


Cosmin Pirvu

Cosmin is an entrepreneur and ecosystem builder, with 4 years of experience in creating awesome events for the local entrepreneurial community.

He is now CEO at Polisensio (a clean-tech startup monitoring air pollution), and also Director at Kickstart Aalborg (NGO focused on supporting the local entrepreneurial community)

Event Staff

Andrej Ivankov
Co-Lead #SWAAL19

I wear many hats, but I've been described as a people person with flair for sales and team leading!

Marie Kotaskova

International in Aalborg with passion for entrepreneurship and working with youth! 

Csilla Fekete
Social Media Lead

UCN student looking for opportunities to grow and network.
Startup Weekend ... you rock!

Rita Szabo
Graphic designer

Young professional looking to expand my network and work on exciting projects!

Kitten Engstrom
Tender & Marketing Coordinator

Young professional looking to help the local community of entrepreneurs through volunteer work.

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