Startup Weekend Copenhagen FinTech #CPHSW

    Friday, June 15 - 17, 2018

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
  7. Blog
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Startup Weekend Copenhagen FinTech #CPHSW

Friday, June 15 - 17, 2018

Friday, June 15 - 17, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Kalvebod Brygge 3
Copenhagen, Denmark 1780

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Your idea in 54 hours

Startup Weekend and Copenhagen Fintech Week together
This event is part of Copenhagen Fintech Week. 
Copenhagen Fintech Week is a one-week international fintech event organized by Copenhagen Fintech. Copenhagen Fintech Week showcases top fintech talents, bridges the gap between fintech startups and corporates and provides the startup ecosystem with cutting-edge insights, networking and business opportunities.

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.
Workshops & Resources 

You can dive into the "Future of Home" challenge or the "Business Banking Service Challange" with API's ad data supplied by Nykredit and BEC and you can use the extra ressources from Geomatic, Nordic API Gateway and Virtual/Augmented reality tools from VMA Nordic. We will also have perfect swimming and diving possibilities at best spot at the Habour, Fifa World Cup Denmark-Peru on huge Nykredit screen & boatcruises in our brand new Fintech Lab Boat!

All participants get free tickets for the Copenhagen Fintech Week, Winners are invited to the best fintech incubation program in the nordics and there are great special prizes from Nykredit and BEC

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 June 15th

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

5:55 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:40 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 as late as the venue will allow

11:55 pm
Venue closes

Saturday June 16th

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

9:20 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

11:30 am
API Workshop
Introduction to NRP API and Geomatic API

12:40 pm
Check-in, status reports, call for help

1:00 pm

1:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:40 pm
Check-in, status reports, call for help

7:00 pm

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

11:55 pm
Venue Closes

Sunday June 17th

9:00 am
Begin work
Venue opens and you can start working

9:20 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Pitch Training
Coaches arrive… Prep and test your pitch

4:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Thomas Krogh Jensen
CEO @ Copenhagen FinTech


Coaches and Mentors

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Kirsten Marie Petersen
Assistant Attorney @ Kammeradvokaten


Søren Nielsen
CEO and Founder @ ERNIT

Catalin Ionut Miclea
CTO at Grandhood


Oliver Sjostedt
Head of Startup Growth @ Copenhagen Fintech


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Copenhagen FinTech #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.

Signature Sponsors



Organizing Team

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

  • Emil
  • Aleksander
  • Jernej
  • Radoslav
  • Amandeep
  • Ana
  • Aristeidis
  • Alex
  • Erik
  • Martin
  • Michael
    Schou Larsen
  • Ivan
  • Thomas
  • Frederik
  • Niels


Rick Nassar
Blockchain Startups Analyst | Global Facilitator | Tech YouTuber

Blockchain Startups Analyst, Tech YouTuber, Social Entrepreneur & Global Facilitator. 

"One of the Top 50 Tech Movers & Shakers in Ireland" By Business & Finance Magazine
Apart from moonlighting as an Internet Creator, Rick is always excited to speak and moderate at events, as well as advising companies on their business models, communications and development strategies. Currently, his main work is with Blockchain Reactor in Development and Strategy.

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