Startup Weekend Aarhus Health 2016

    Friday, February 12 - 14, 2016

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Aarhus Health 2016

Friday, February 12 - 14, 2016

Friday, February 12 - 14, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

VIA University College Aarhus Campus N, Hedeager 2, 8200 Aarhus N
Hedeager 2
Aarhus N, Denmark 8200

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Your opportunity to make a dream come true

Do you want to improve the current Danish healthcare system? Do you want to learn about building a business? Do you have an idea you would like to test and develop? 
Then join Startup Weekend Aarhus Health for a 54 hours fun startup event about idea generation, business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.   

If you have a business idea, this is your chance to go ahead with it and form an awesome team. If you are simply an entrepreneurial passionate with no idea currently, you can come and join someone else’s team. It is all about the start-up spirit!   

Who should attend Statup Weekend Aarhus Health?
Come join us if you are a nurse, programmer, designer, doctor, developer, marketer, researcher, physiotherapist, student, engineer, work in a company, social care helper, entrepreneurial spirit or a whole third.

Why should you attend? 
- Expand your network
- Gain insight into competences different from your own
- Enjoy good food for a whole weekend – for next to no money
- Find out what it takes to get from idea to action to results in 54 hours
- Get advice from mentors from established businesses
- Find future partners – and with some luck – the idea you will be partners on 
- Be seen by potential customers and investors
- Have great fun   

Why Startup Weekend Health?
This Startup Weekend puts the spotlight on Health because it offers both huge challenges in our society as well as great business potentials. Our goal is to bring together the healthcare community, designers, IT-profiles and entrepreneurs to facilitate the formation of new ideas. 

Practical information
You can sleep for free at the event venue. You need to bring a sleeping bag and/or blanket. 

If you want
 to watch the final pitches and celebrate the winners bye a Sunday ticket which includes a sandwich and drinks.


Friday February 12th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Leave your sleeping gear at sleeping area if you are going to stay over night.

5:30 pm
Health challenges of 2016
Presentation of the hottest challenges from the danish municipalities. And the LEO Innovation Lab Startup Weekend Challenge.

6:00 pm
Ice Breaker

6:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

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 all night long! It is possible to sleep at the venue (take your sleeping bag and sleeping pad)

Saturday February 13th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Teams Check-in and Mentor sessions
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

3:00 pm
Break - Coffee and cake

4:00 pm
End of Mentor session

6:30 pm

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday February 14th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Work, Work, Work

10:00 am
Voluntary SHORT Pitch Training session

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Mandatory Pitch Training session

2:30 pm
Tech Check (14:30-15:30)
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm
Coffee & Cake

4:30 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm
Judging & Dinner

7:30 pm
Awards & Networking

9:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home!

Event Judges

Claus Hommelhoff
Bestyrelsesformand Hospice Søholm

Formuepleje A/S (Ltd.) is Denmark’s largest privately-owned and independent fund manager founded 1986. Our portfolio amounts to 5 billion euro invested in bonds and stocks through eight investment trusts – seven are quoted on The Nordic Exchange.From offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen, our 20 highly qualified and specialised employees serve 20,000 Danish and international clients. Our core competence is the Formuepleje investment trusts - an investment model with the objective of generating an absolute return that is to ensure that our investors always receive the best return among the best 10 per cent in the market.The Formuepleje investment trusts are based on the best investment theories combined with more than 25 years of investment experience.

Anette Nørgaard
Microsoft Partners, Bizspark and Dreamspark

Anette started her career by developing applications on mainframes, converting these to PC applications. She got into the world of XAL, Axapta and ended up at Oracle before starting a business with Microsoft. Since 2010 she has been working with small and medium companies through Microsoft BizSpark and DreamSpark. With a wide set of expertise from technical areas as cloud computing and SQLserver to business development and startups. 

Trine Winterø

• Building and implementing new organizations, innovative environments, companies and projects
• Management and Board experience
• Investment and development experience from venture capital
• Professional network and relations in the biotech, medtech and pharma industry and at Universities
• Bridging the gap between different cultures and segments (university, industry, hospitals)
• Commercial, scientific and strategic experience in building organizations and product pipelines
• Focus on business development and business intelligence in high-tech companies
• Healthcare, medtech and life science experience
• Network and knowledge on Danish and European venture capital industry
• Driver of processes and negotiations
• International experience
• Communication and sale of business concepts

Ivan Kjær Lauridsen
Head of Health and Assisted Living Technologies, Municipality of Aarhus

Ivan Kjær Lauridsen has years of experience with implemention of the latest welfare technology in Aarhus municipality. He has a sharp eye when seeing economical and wellfare gain when using new solutions and technologies for the elderly and in rehabilitation. Ivan is a proponent of the long term benefits of the municipalities early involment in selected projects.

Aase Lydiksen
Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences at VIA University College

Aase Lydiksen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Faculty has seven professional bachelor degree programs in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Biomedical Laboratory Science, Nutrition and Health, Global Nutrition and Health, Relaxation and Psychomotor Therapy and Prosthetics and Orthotics. Being the dean includes being responsible of the research, the economic, the development and entrepreneurship at the Faculty. As a Dean, Aase is a part of Board, which is highest authority of VIA University College. The board is overall responsible for managing VIA University College and determining the framework of its organization, long-term activities and development. Aase Lydiksen has a Master of Health Science, a Diploma of Education and a Master of Public Governance.

Coaches and Mentors

Tom Quast

Tom is a developer and entrepreneur. As a partner at Creative Vikings he is responsible for projects ranging from development of websites to wearable apps. His daily work includes all stages of development: early research, requirement definition, testing and implementation. If you have any questions regarding app/wearable development he will gladly share his experience.

Henrik Ernst

After 15 years of being director of different residential homes for children and families in Aarhus (Denmark) it was clear to me how much we needed a simple, manageable IT-solution for employees to handle the documentation of the behavior and improvement of the children. This is the background of SofusCare ; turning the everyday practical documentation into a simple software-solution.

In Denmark, approximately 12.000 children are placed in institutions such as residence homes and child care families. To support the development of the child in the best possible way, it is an absolute necessity to write down and document the many different aspects of the child/family's development. All this is possible with Doegndata’s IT-solution - SofusCare. 

All of Doegndata’s solutions are very simple, manageable and easy to learn. Any employee can use the SofusCare systems, and no additional education is required.

Finn Støy
Business developer at Aps. Experienced leader, advisor and investor in IT companies.

Finn has core competencies in business models, go-to-market strategies as well as managing sales and marketing activities. Finn was co-founder of bioinformatics company CLC Bio A / S in 2005 and board member and investor until exit in 2013, when  CLC Bios was sold to the international biotech company Qiagen.

Furthermore Finn was chairman of the board and investor in healthcare IT company Cetrea.  Cetrea was started in 2007 and sold to the  Getinge / Maquet group in July 2014.
 Finn has previously had a 20 year career at IBM with a final position as branch manager in Aarhus.  From 2004 to 2012 Finn was CEO for IT Forum – the biggest network of IT-companies in Denmark”

Thomas Fogt Jensen

I've been an entrepreneur for nearly all of my professional life, have no formal higher education and I learn by doing.
I have bought, sold and failed companies in my time and have a huge network in the startup and online communities.

Dorthe Stricker

Dorthe Stricker, Crowdfunding manager hos CrowdsWhoCare - crowdfunding og crowdsourcing af behovsdreven innovation indenfor sundhed og pleje. Ejer af New Media Mob: Social Medie og Content Marketing

Sussi Bianco Nielsen
CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco.

CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco. With a background in computer science Sussi specializes in Health & Care Entrepreneurship, collaborating with municipalities and other public partners. Since 2013 she has run CareWare-Next: a national competition in welfare innovation - forming a Health Startup Community and running an accelerator program.. Sussi is an experienced member of the finalist jury in several national and international competitions in entrepreneurship (Guldægget, University Startup World Cup, SXSW) She is chairman of the board in Nonprofit WeLoveStartups and in commercial companies. “I sharpen the profile of companies, build communities and develop concepts leading to action. It is satisfying to act as a catalyst for creating visions and action in businesses, and value for people and in society. Fortunately my work life enables me to do it all” Her motto: Be ambitious. Work hard. Have fun.

Lasse Chor
CEO of Happy 42 - Entrepreneur and Investor

Lasse Chor is a Danish entrepreneur who founded his first company at the age of 13-years-old. Since then he's been heavily involved in the Danish and global entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Through his current company, Lasse is currently mentor for a number of startups around the world, and advisor to a handful of large corporations including some Fortune 500 companies. Bonus info is that Lasse’s mom thinks that he’s is the best son in the world.

Gyda Bay

Gyda Bay is the chief of innovation at Future Food Innovation. Amongst other activities Future Food Innovation can potentially invest in innovative food startups. 
Future Food Innovation is an innovative environment, where knowledge, business and users come together to develop new and innovative products or technologies to create growth and jobs in Central Region Denmark.

Bjørn Salskov
Commercial Director Creative Vikings

Bjørn works with scaling companies in different sectors. He focuses on B2B markets and has great experience in bringing ideas to market. He mainly works in the app and wearable field, and will gladly share his ideas on how to build a business, that not only creates value for the customer, but also profit for the company itself. Bjørn is the Commercial Director at Creative Vikings.

Kristian Jenssen-Tusch
Salesspecialist, Acute Care at GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Aarhus Health 2016 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 Aarhus is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Birgitte
    Woge Nielsen
  • Christine
    Leonhard Birk Sørensen
  • Sussi
    Bianco Nielsen
  • Arturs
  • Arne
  • Mads
  • Lars
  • Peter
  • Astrid Høegh
  • Frederik
    Agge Ronex
  • Paula
  • Sander
  • Rasa
  • Roman


Michel Duchateau
Partner at Convidencia

Innovation coach, Partner & Chief Innovation Officer at Convidencia,

Michel supports organisations and entrepreneurs developing cooperation, agility, innovation and a sustainable performance. Actively involved in multiple startup communities, he coaches startups and animates hackathons and conferences. He collaborates with accelerators, incubators, business schools and public institutions in Europe.

Michel is Facilitator at Startup Weekend, author of the Hackathon Canvas and co-author of ParticipAgile.

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