Startup Weekend Fintech Copenhagen

    Friday, March 3 - 5, 2017

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Fintech Copenhagen

Friday, March 3 - 5, 2017

Friday, March 3 - 5, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Applebys Plads 5
Copenhagen, Denmark 1411

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Startup Weekend Copenhagen FinTech 2017



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Once again Startup Weekend and Copenhagen Fintech have partnered up to create another memorable edition of Startup Weekend Fintech in the great facilities of Finansforbundet.

It will be 54 hours packed with entrepreneurial minds and focus on FinTech.

Are you a developer, designer, business or financial professional 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 and March 2016 we had great chapters of SW Copenhagen Finance. Now we are back!

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


Ticket info:

Students - enjoy the discount: 250 DKK
Non-student ticket: 400 DKK 

Max participants: 80

What is included?
  • The proven Startup Weekend experience
  • An awesome and unique Startup Weekend T-shirt
  • 7 meals throughout the weekend
  • A lot of drinks for the entire weekend
  • Free .co domain
  • A chance to win awesome prizes
  • Get a discount on Vimeo membership
  • Traditional trip to Christianshavn Canal for the bravest Startup Weekend survivors [optional] See the video.  

Don't have time to participate? Join us on Sunday for the final pitches with dinner included: 100 DKK. We start at 17:00

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 3rd

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

5:50 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:30 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

8:30 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.

11:55 pm
Wrap up!
Get fresh for the next day! We will stay at the venue until 1AM

Saturday March 4th

9:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:10 am
Workshop: Test your idea
Join TestLab and learn how work with interactive prototyping

11:15 am
Christianshavn Canal
Startup Weekend FinTech tradition! We will jump into cold canal and everyone are welcome! :)

12:30 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

11:55 pm
Finished for the day. Get some rest for Sunday

Sunday March 5th

9:30 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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm
Time for networking

11:00 pm
Closing down the venue

Event Judges

Ken Villum
Founder and CEO @ Lunar Way

Susanne Brønnum
Group Executive Vice President @ Nets Denmark A/S

Stefan Olofsson
Investment Manager @ SEB Venture Capital

Thomas Krogh Jensen
CEO @ Copenhagen FinTech

Coaches and Mentors

Anja Thrane
Partner & Chief Advisor @ Advice

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Robert Bo Jensen
Partner @ PwC

Tanja Lind Melskens
Attorney at Law specialised in FinTech and Digital Innovation @ Kammeradvokaten/Lawfirm Poul Schmith

Jacob Høeg Madsen
Partner @ Kromann Reumert

Mikael Braagaard
CEO @ Festina Finance

Rafal Lipinski
CEO and Co-founder @ Hufsy

Søren Nielsen
CEO and Founder @ ERNIT

Avishay Gaziel
Head of Digital Lab @ Nets

Shaun Dickie
Design Lead @ Hello Group

Michael Camphausen
Partner, Attorney-at-law @ Camphausen|Co

Ole Bruhn Kyhnæb
Head of Business Development for eBanking & Payments @ SDC

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Fintech 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.

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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
  • Martin
  • Alexandra
  • Geza
  • Sigitas
  • Amandeep
  • Erica Baena
  • Emil
  • Alex
  • Ana
  • Lina
  • Radoslav
  • Erik
  • Aristeidis


Simone Demelas
CEO of

Sardinian, currently based in Rome. Degree in Natural Sciences, GIS and Satellite Remote Sensing expert, after working as an analyst in the GIS field decides to begin to understand how to do business and was thrown in the startup universe. It all started in 2013 with the participation at Startup Weekend Cagliari, from there it was swallowed into the black hole, participating in a lot of startups weekend, working on his own projects. He is currently CEO of ARMNet, a company that deals with integrating augmented reality to the management of infrastructure networks. Passionate about technology in every aspect, music, fitness, new trends. There is always a different way to see things and solve problems

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