Techstars Startup Weekend Aarhus Sustainability: Food & Climate Change

    Friday, May 22 - 24, 2020

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  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Aarhus Sustainability: Food & Climate Change

Friday, May 22 - 24, 2020

Friday, May 22 - 24, 2020
Event starts at 5:00 pm

INCUBA - Katrinebjerg
Åbogade 15
Aarhus, Denmark 8200

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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 May 22nd

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

5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

5:50 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:30 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 May 23rd

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 May 24th

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

Niclas de Souza Hannisdal
Lead Organizer Venture Cup

MSc. Management of Innovation Processes

Kim Søgaard
CEO & Partner at TEXTA

Content-connoisseur og e-commerce-ekvilibrist med datadrevet forkærlighed for inbound marketing 🙌🏼

Peter Kragh Lauritsen
CCO & Partner @ TEXTA

Indholdsstrateg og e-commerce-ekvilibrist med en brændende tro på inbound marketing.

Jeg arbejder som CCO i det århusianske bureau TEXTA, som jeg også var med til at stifte i 2015. Her er mit ansvar at koordinere og eksekvere på vores salgsaktiviteter i tæt dialog med Marketing og Operations.

Jeg er en vaskeægte vestjyde med fødderne plantet solidt i den jyske muld. Jeg vægter ærlighed, faglighed og gennemsigtighed højt og tror på, at relationer og menneskelighed er de to vigtigste komponenter i enhver succes. Det værende i din karriere, din fritid eller derhjemme.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Aarhus Sustainability: Food & Climate Change 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.


Community Partner

Organizing Team

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

  • Lukas
    Siim Sørensen
  • Lasse
  • Guillem
    Pujol Griño
  • Aleksandar
  • Katja
  • Adrian
  • Nicki
  • Aghiad
  • Angelo
  • Ilina
  • Sagar
  • Rune R. B.
  • Marie Catherine
    Virginie Le Gall
  • Aveli


Stavros Messinis
Startup Weekend Facilitator

Stavros is a sought after Startup Weekend facilitator who enjoys the economic empowerment aspect of the events worldwide.
Founder of The Cube Athens, a startup cluster in Athens, he also works in the maker space by hosting events and mentoring young startups.

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