Startup Weekend Fintech Copenhagen #CPHSW

    Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016

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

Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016

Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016
Event starts at 4:30 pm

Applebys Plads 5
Copenhagen, Denmark 1411

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Startup Weekend Finance Copenhagen 2016


[VIDEO] CPHSW Fintech March 2016 3rd Edition - Copenhagen Startup Weekend 

Watch the VIDEO HERE! 


All 80 tickets are gone a month before we kick off! We are also happy to announce that we got a very diverse participants for the weekend:

  • Designers and Developers - 45%
  • Financial professionals - 24%
  • Non-technical - 31% 
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter @cphSW and Instagram @cphsw or use #CPHSW hashtag on Twitter for latest SW Finance updates during the event!

[PDF] Copenhagen Startup Weekend FinTech - March 2016 


54 hours packed with entrepreneurial minds and focus on FinTech.

Are you a developer, designer or business person and does disrupting finance sounds like fun?

GREAT NEWS! We have put together a great weekend for you. You don't need to have a background in finance and it's not obligatory to pitch an idea on Friday evening. That's why we have mentors for you coming on Saturday to help you with an idea and give you an input on your concept. What you need to have is a desire to learn, time to be present throughout the weekend and be willing to meet new people :) 

Join other enthusiast for a weekend of networking, learning, mentoring and lot of great experiences. 

FinTech in Nordics is booming more than ever today. Back in 2012 Copenhagen was the first city to host a Startup Weekend Finance. In May 2015 we had another great chapter of SW Copenhagen Finance. Take a look of how intensive weekends are and how much fun we had at SW Finance CPH 2015. [VIDEO]

Check out if your friends are joining for the workshop as well! Event will be held in English

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter @cphSW and Instagram @cphsw

Follow #CPHSW hashtag on Twitter for latest SW Finance updates during the event!


Ticket info:

SOLD OUT! Early Bird - 250 DKK (Until February 8th) Limited amount! SOLD OUT!

Students - enjoy the discount: 375 DKK
Non-student ticket: 450 DKK 

Max participants: 80

What is included?
  • The proven Startup Weekend experience
  • An awesome and unique Startup Weekend T-shirt
  • 7 meals and snacks throughout the weekend
  • A lot of drinks for the entire weekend
  • Free .co domain
  • A chance to win awesome prizes (see below)

Don't have time to participate? Join us on Sunday for the final pitches with dinner included: 100 DKK [Sunday Guest Tickets] We are starting at 17:00. 


The Schedule (4-6 March 2016)

Here’s what will happen during a Startup Weekend Finance CPH:

Day 1: Meet, Pitch & Team Up
  • Dinner & Networking – Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
  • 60 Seconds to Pitch – Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
  • Choose Your Project – From the top projects – Choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.
  • Build a Team – Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend. 

Day 2: Learn & Work
  • Learn from the Best – Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through  the hard problems.
  • Get to Work – We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be there to help when you need it.

Day 3: Present, Network and Celebrate
  • Present in Front of Panel Judges – You will have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts. 
  • Celebrate – Watch other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.    

Have more questions? Feel free to read Startup Weekend Attendee FAQ for questions related before, during and after the event.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email:

We are looking forward seeing you! 

#CPHSW Team 


Friday March 4th

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

5:30 pm
Review agenda for the weekend.

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch. 60 sec.

8:40 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 until 1AM!

11:55 pm
End of the day!
Wrap up. Go Home and get fresh for the next day! We will stay at the venue until 1AM

Saturday March 5th

9:20 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:40 am
Morning check-in, what will you do today?

1:00 pm

1:35 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

5:30 pm
Bye to mentors. check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm

8:30 pm
Social Wrap-Up
You may stay and work until 1AM!

11:55 pm
End of the day!
Wrap up. Go Home and get fresh for the next day! You can work until 1AM

Sunday March 6th

9:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

11:00 am
Christianshavn Canal
We will jump into cold canal and everyone are welcome! :)

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Pitch Training

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

5:20 pm
Final Presentations
Doors open at 16:45

7:20 pm

8:00 pm
Judging & Awards
We will announce who the Jury voted as winners and runner-ups. But all attendees are winners.

8:50 pm

Event Judges

Susanne Brønnum
Board member and business angel


Alexander Korre Horten
Investment Manager @ SEED Capital Denmark

Kristian Pitzner-Jørgensen
Co Founder @

Stefan Olofsson
Investment Manager @ SEB Venture Capital

Coaches and Mentors

Lasse Birk Olesen
Chief Product Officer @ Coinify

Asger Trier Bing
CEO & Founder @ Lendino

Maria Flyvbjerg Bo
CXO and co-founder @ Hufsy.

Jacob Høeg Madsen
Partner @ Kromann Reumert

Christian U. Weiss Bruhn
Attorney-at-law, LL.M. @ Kromann Reumert

Jakob Mikkel Hansen
CFO and Partner @ Hippocorn

Thomas Weikop
Head of Strategy, MobileLife @ Danske Bank

Mark Rees-Andersen
Corporate Entrepreneur @ Danske Bank

Ditte Graa Wulff
Founder @ Meet Better (Mødehuset) and former CEO @ 23 Video

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Robert Bo Jensen
Partner @ PwC

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. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Fintech 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.

Signature Sponsors

Copenhagen Fintech Innovation and Research (CFIR) is a non-profit association open to companies and organisations with interests within the finance IT area. CFIR develops research, innovation and education within financial technology.

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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
  • Annine
    Nordestgaard Bentzen
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Kamilla
  • Kristaps
  • Sigitas
  • Alex
  • Boru
  • Geza
  • Ana
  • Arturs
  • Emil
  • Jonas


Zoheb Iqbal

Working with startups around the world, London-based Zoheb helps to accelerate and strengthen the growth of a world wide network of entrepreneurs. From early stages of the entrepreneurial journey to innovation within industry with companies such as Aviva, Lloyds banking group,  IBM, Google and EDF as well as governmental institutes, Zoheb works to facilitate, mentor and coordinate the experience of entrepreneurs everywhere. Challenging entrepreneurs to build in intensive programs centered on action, innovation and education. Zoheb is also an architect and co-founder of several startups.

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