Startup Weekend Copenhagen

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Copenhagen

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 4:30 pm

Founders House in Startup Village
Njalsgade 19D
1st floor
Copenhagen, Denmark 2300

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Copenhagen Startup Weekend is back in town. 21-23 November.

Great news! Copenhagen is part of global startup battle 2014 and you don't want to miss it! 

Most of you already know the concept - 120 people with various ideas, skills and motivations come together for one weekend to build new products and startups. Some will have a great experience and some will turn their lives around.

It's been two years now since we hosted a general startup weekend. This time we have no themes, no suggestions and no restrictions. It's all freestyle, so whatever you have on your mind, come and give it a shot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event is going to be held in English. 
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Friday November 21st

4:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:20 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:40 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. You have time until 24.00.

Saturday November 22nd

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!

6:00 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

8:00 pm
Get back to work. The venue is available until 24.00.

Sunday November 23rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Status update from groups

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Presentation Prep and Trial Pitches
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations and trial pitches with coaches.

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:00 pm

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards

7:30 pm
Heading to After Party
Secret location to be announced.


Adrián Ferrero
FIWARE Speaker from Accelerace

Nicolaj Højer Nielsen
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

Nikolaj Nyholm
Four-time Entrepreneur and Partner at Sunstone Capital

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. 

Martin Thorborg
Founder and CEO at Dinero. Founded Amino, Co-Founded Agera and Jubii. Serial Entrepreneur and Speaker.

Cofounded Denmarks first consumer ISP in 1995. Then cofounded Denmark's largest internet portal Jubii, sold to Lycos Europe. 
Jubii was build by loads of PR and good craftsmanship. 
Extensive knowledge of brand building, Internet marketing and serious innovation.
He is one of the most used innovation and entrepreneur speakers in Denmark.
Currently Martin is the CEO at Dinero, and still working with Agera and Amino.

Jon Schäffer
Co-founder & CCO at Conferize

Jon is the co-founder of Conferize and working as the CCO in the company.  With a firm familiarity in multi-sided platforms, offers great insight into both consumers and enterprise.  Jon helps setting vision, getting product right, designing commercial model, getting right people on the team, fundraising and getting to market.

Helle Uth
Investment Manager at SEED Capital

Helle is Investment Manager at Seed Capital investing in new upcoming (Danish based) start-ups within the information technology sector.
Helle has a strong background from telecommunication through her many years of experience at TDC. Before joining SEED Capital she was working at the danish startup Komfo within operations. 

Coaches and Mentors

Zenia Francker
General Manager at Founders House

David Ventzel
Business Accelerator & Investor at Accelerace

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Kristian Klausen
Attorney-at-Law at Rønne & Lundgren

Jakob Marovt
Marketeer and Co-Founder at Pipetop

Willi Wu
Founder & Lead Developer at Robocat

Sidsel Hauge
Partner, European Patent Attorney at Awapatent A/S

Sune Pedersen
Serial Entrepreneur and Special Projects Director at Scanbuy

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Aleksander
  • Monika
  • Jernej
  • Kim
  • Martin
  • Bibiana
  • Anas
  • Mette


Eric Brotto
Co-Founder and Principal, Creative Bytes

Eric is currently the International Program Specialist at Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

From 2014 to 2015, Eric was the Alumni & Partner Specialist for Startupbootcamp where he supported 240 startups in fundraising, connecting them with 20+ of the UK’s top investors. He also managed corporate partnerships with Samsung, Amazon, DT, PayPal, and Google. 

In addition, Eric is a Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend where he has organised and/or facilitated events in London, France, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Norway and Malaysia. He has spoken at numerous events including Eon Guardian Roundtable on Digital Innovation (London), Digital Shoreditch (London), GSY Summit (Malaysia), PODIM (Slovenia), Pirates On The Shore (Oslo) and Signal Conference (Northern Ireland). Startup Reykjavik contracted Eric as their Lean Startup Mentor in Residence during their summer 2014 programme.

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