Techstars Startup Weekend Smart Solutions MEGA Copenhagen #CphSW

    Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017

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Techstars Startup Weekend Smart Solutions MEGA Copenhagen #CphSW

Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017

Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Fruebjergvej 3
Copenhagen, Denmark 2100

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The Smart Solution Track

Techstars Startup Weekend MEGA Copenhagen has 4 tracks: 

Health  Media  Services  Smart Solutions

Smart Solutions

Are you passionate about solving big problems with small computers? Join the Smart Revolution! Smart Track means we will be focusing the ideas we select on solving problems in the space of IoT, Smart Cities and Clean Tech. With the explosion and growing number of internet enabled devices for just about any realm of life, this edition will be as broad as your imagination allows and focused on addressing the problems and opportunities related to these devices.

What is Startup Weekend?

Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
- get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
- learn the process for going from concept to creation,
- meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs,
- join or build an all-star team,
- learn and practice new skills to take back to your job, or
- take your own idea from concept to creation

What is the concept behind Mega?

We`re going big! We believe that meeting inspiring people and creating a kick-ass network is one of the most valuable part of any Startup Weekends. Therefore we decided to organise the biggest Startup Weekend in Europe to make sure that all of our participants will have an extraordinary experience.
Imagine it like 4 parallel Startup Weekends ran at the same venue. Each tracks will have their own topics (Smart, Health, Media, Services) and their own Facilitators. There will be space for 80-120 participants in each Tracks, and we`ll make sure that you will have the chance to meet participants from other tracks.

Who is Startup Weekend For?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
- developers and other tech-related professionals,
- designers of all types,
- non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, healthcare, finance, legal, etc.),
- students from universities and even high schools,
- professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills,
- passionate visionaries, and many more!

Your ticket includes:

- Access to the full weekend-long event
- Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night- Mentoring
- 7 Tasty meals, snacks and refreshments all weekend
- All-star judges panel
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni),
- A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
- New awesome friends and connections!

Do I need to come with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite all right! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers. If you have more questions, please feel free to reach us out.

Are you excited yet?

We`re looking so much forward to meet you in November and to experience the biggest Hackathon in Denmark ever. It will be simply an amazing!


Friday November 17th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 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 November 18th

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 November 19th

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!

Event Judges

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. 

Peter Torstensen

Maj Brincker Højring

Tommy Andersen
Managing Partner @ byFounders

Coaches and Mentors

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Sally Khallash

Nicolaj Højer Nielsen
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

David Ventzel
Business Accelerator & Investor at Accelerace

Bo Koch-Christensen
Business Mentor

Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen

Monika Luniewska
Project Officer @ Novo Nordisk Foundation

Nicki Friis

Helena Levison

Kim Døfler

Simone Chimera

Marianna Lubanski

Ulrik Lehrskov-Schmidts

Ann-Lena Jahnsen

Kristian Holte

Alexander Avanth

Catalin Ionut Miclea
CTO at Grandhood


Josefin Ittichai
Entrepreneur and Management Consultant

Diana Sofia Manrique de Lara
Horten Advokatpartnerselskab, Advokatfuldmægtig

Steffan Elley
Venture Cup/Program Manager

Maria Schmiegelow
Horten, Attorney

Dan Nielsen
Vertical Strategy

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Smart Solutions MEGA Copenhagen #CphSW 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 Partners

Organizing Team

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

  • Aleksander
  • Jernej
  • Geza
  • Frederik
  • Martin
  • Jonas
  • Erik
  • Radoslav
  • Emil
  • Boru
  • Julian
  • Ana
  • Alex
  • Amandeep
  • Alexandra
  • Sigitas
  • Thomas
  • Aristeidis
  • Arturs
  • Goran
  • Guillermo
    Agustin Papetta
  • Razvan
  • Michael
    Schou Larsen
  • Ivan
  • Kristina
  • Barbora
  • Sabina
  • Peter


Jose Iglesias
Regional Director EMEA at Techstars

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