Startup Weekend Health Copenhagen #CPHSW

    Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015

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Startup Weekend Health Copenhagen #CPHSW

Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015

Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Nørre Allé 20
Building 42
Copenhagen N, Denmark 2200

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Startup Weekend Health Copenhagen #CPHSW


Short VIDEO about the weekend in November 2015 [2min] 


5min VIDEO Copenhagen Startup Weekend Health 2015. THANK YOU!

Don't miss our Startup Weekend Health Copenhagen 2015 #CPHSW Booklet online

What is Startup Weekend?

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

We will begin with open pitches on Friday, attendees will work on concepts with teams focusing on customer development, idea validation and creating a viable product. By Sunday evening, teams will demonstrate their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts–competing for prizes that help speed them to launch.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!


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. We all face challenges such as the aging society in Denmark and hospitals running out of capacity. We wish to bring in new technologies which have potential of improving the Danish healthcare system and draw attention to the new areas of tele-healthcare and general health-empowerment.

We aim to engage public and private companies and organizations which are involved in healthcare system, as well as inventors of technologies, software developers, designers and students with interests in Healthcare and E-health. They participate as mentors, judges, in the organizer team and as participants.So, if you know how you would like to improve the current Danish healthcare system, come to Copenhagen Startup Weekend Health register now and let us look into your ideas together.


250+ Cities. Thousands of entrepreneurs. One battle. Founder teams in 250+ cities are preparing for intense 54-hour Startup Weekend boot camps on the two weekends surrounding Global Entrepreneurship Week. Each team will work almost around the clock to turn promising concepts into new startups and compete against one another in a virtual Global Startup Battle. Winners from each local event then compete in a virtual Global Startup Battle for various prizes. 

SW Copenhagen is associated with Global Startup Battle as well. If you can’t attend one, help us by using #CPHSW in the Global Startup Hashtag Battle and put Copenhagen on the startup map.


Ticket info

Students - enjoy the discount: 375 DKK (limited amount!)
Non-student ticket: 600 DKK 

Max participants: 125

What is included?
  • The proven Startup Weekend experience
  • An awesome and unique Startup Weekend T-shirt
  • 7 meals and snacks throughout the weekend
  • Drinks for the entire weekend
  • Free .co domain
  • A chance to win awesome prizes
Don't have time to participate? Join us on Sunday for the final pitches and networking with dinner included: 100 DKK


Please do no hesitate to contact us via email:

Event will be held in English. See who signed up for the event so far. 

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#CPHSW Team 


Friday November 13th

5:00 pm
Registration @ Nørre Allé 20 (Build. 42)
Arrive at the venue and get checked in Nørre Allé 20 - Building 42

5:45 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 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

11:45 pm
Get some rest and get fresh for tomorrow!

Saturday November 14th

9:00 am
Breakfast @ Nørre Allé 20 (Building 42)
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee - Nørre Allé 20 (Building 42)

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

1:00 pm

1:30 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. VENUE CLOSING AT 11:45pm Get some rest and energy for Sunday's finale!

Sunday November 15th

9:00 am
Breakfast @Nørre Allé 20 (Building 42)
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee - Nørre Allé 20 (Building 42)

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:30 pm

1:00 pm
Pitch Training
Train your pitch together with great mentors

3:00 pm
We will move to Ovnhallen, Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg Where will start at 5pm.

5:00 pm
Final Presentations
PLEASE NOTE: The venue for the final presentations is switching to: Ovnhallen, Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg.

6:50 pm

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. 

Erik Damgaard
Founder @ Straticator and Damgaard A/S

Stephan Christgau
Investment Director @ Novo Seeds

Stephan joined Novo A/S in September 2007 as Investment Director of Novo Seeds.
Stephan obtained his MSc degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 1988 and his PhD degree in 1992 from the Technical University of Denmark, for a project in diabetes immunology, conducted at Hagedorn Research Institute and University of California, San Francisco.
Prior to joining Novo Seeds, Stephan was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Osteologix where he played a leading role in the development of the company, taking the lead candidate drug through all stages from lead identification to Phase II testing for osteoporosis treatment. He also played an active role in the company’s financing including a public listing in the USA on the OTC exchange through a reverse merger with a public shell company. Previously Stephan has worked in the metabolic bone disease and arthritis areas in Nordic Bioscience and Osteometer Biotech and as a protein chemist in Novo Nordisk A/S.
Stephan serves on the Board of Directors of Adenium Biotech ApS, Aros Pharma ApS, Forendo Pharma OY, Galecto Biotech AB and Lysogene SA. He also serves as chairman for VentureCup, a non-profit entrepreneurship organization.

Coaches and Mentors

Martin B. Justesen
Manager @ SUND Innovation Hub

Martin has been heavily involved in the startup and entrepreneurship community in Denmark for many years. He was the Business Developer and Founder of the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) Lab, a startup incubator based at Copenhagen Business School. Since 2007 CSE Lab has helped more than 370 teams develop early ideas and start their own businesses. He has been the go-to guy for coaching and feedback at CSE Lab, and his innovative problem solving style has been considered invaluable by the teams.

Martin has served on a number of business advisory boards and is particularly interested in online business development. He has previously served as a juror in competitions such as Young Enterprise Denmark, the VELUX Idea Competition and the Venture Cup Competition in Denmark, so he knows a thing or two about what it takes to make a winning Startup team.

Martin has just changed job to build a new innovation hub for students with ideas within health at University of 
Copenhagen Faculty of Health. 

Jakob Marovt
Marketeer and Co-Founder at Pipetop

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.

Lars Bukhave Andersen
Vice President @ LEO Project Management at LEO Pharma A/S

Lars started his job at LEO pharma in 2006 as an Executive Management Assistant and he scaled up the ladder quickly and he currently serves as the Vice President of LEO Project Management. He has a big responsibility in terms of managing global R&D pipeline projects and also works for life cycle management efforts of drugs & devices produced by LEO. Through his diverse experience at LEO, he is a go-to-guy who has a very good holistic understanding of pharmaceutical industry ranging from clinical development, market research and access to business development.
Lars is also very closely associated with the Bioentrepreneurship/Bio-business (BBIP)program at CBS and he is very open to interaction with young students and entrepreneurs

Lars Lüthjohan Jensen
Partner at Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen og Partnere

Lars Lüthjohan Jensen is a partner at Mazanti-Andersen, Korsø Jensen law firm in Copenhagen.
Lars has for the past 20 years been specializing in M&A, venture capital investments and capital markets transactions, including IPOs. In the field of biotech and IT start-ups, Lars has assisted listed and unlisted Danish companies in raising capital in excess of DKK 6 billion and has additionally represented a number of national and international venture capital funds with their investments in Danish companies. Lars assisted TopoTarget A/S (Onexo), LifeCycle Pharma A/S (Veloxis) and Ascendis Pharma A/S from inception through to IPOs, with the latter being the second Danish biotech company to successfully list on NASDAQ, USA.

Line Langballe
Health Innovation and Business Network @ Rigshospitalet

Line helps start up innovative processes with a business design approach combining design thinking and traditional business strategies. As an interaction designer she has worked primarily as a project manager in innovation and transformation processes where she combines design thinking and traditional strategies to inspire new perspective and insights. Her effort is grounded in user centered design, marked research and a visionary approach to new products and processes.

Line have experience in entrepreneurship and the public sector and have applied her knowledge across a diverse landscape of network, strategies, processes of transformation, development of new products and composite materials. Line works cross disciplines with stakeholders, customers and designers to reveal the findings creating the best possible foundation for the future design and strategy.

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Monika Luniewska
Project Officer @ Novo Nordisk Foundation

Birger Lindberg Møller
Professor of Plant Biochemistry at University of Copenhagen

Kristian Kolind
Senior Strategy Manager @ Novo Nordisk

Mads Weidemann

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Aleksander
  • Jernej
  • Thomas
  • Masih
  • Geza
  • Erica Baena
  • Emil
  • Mette
  • Rok
  • Bryony
  • Martin
  • Kamilla
  • Kristaps
  • Viktor
  • Lorena
  • Alex
  • Raju
  • Sigitas
  • Jonas
  • Christoffer
  • Valentin
  • Jonas Arnold
  • Sasha
  • Jacob


Maria Calafatis
Co - Founder Cube

Co - Founder at The Cube Athens, Athens’ largest co-working community, which hosts some of Greece’s best experts in technology.
The Cube is also home to most of Athens’ technology events, hackathons, innovation sessions and training events.
Maria has been involved with Startup Weekend since 2009, having facilitated over 20 events around the world in cities such as Torino, Athens, Volos, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Patra, Vlasic, Copenhagen, Limerick, Moldova and more.
Her first business was founded at a Startup Weekend.
Maria was invited to join as a fellow to the RSA community in 2016 which provides a platform for the world's leading thinkers, sharing their ideas online, while their Action and Research Centre searches for new and innovative ways to solve society’s greatest challenges.
She loves challenges and connecting with people with the same mindset as her own and turning nothing into something huge & impactful.
A mother to two young boys Panos 14 & George 12, loves to travel and staying fit & active, and loves trying out extreme sports.
Maria's Moto: "It's suppose to be Hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it Great"

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