Startup Weekend Odense

    Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Odense

Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017

Friday, April 21 - 23, 2017
Event starts at 5:10 pm

SDU Cortex Lab
Cortex Park 26
Odense, Denmark 5230

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1st time in Odense - Startup Weekend is here.

Are you a developer, designer, business or entrepreneurial person and does launching a startup in 54 hours sound like fun?

GREAT NEWS! We have put together a great weekend for you. 

You don't need to pitch an idea on Friday evening, but you need to be there
. 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. 

Ticket info:

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

Max participants: 50

What is included?
  • The proven Startup Weekend experience
  • 7 meals throughout the weekend
  • Free .co domain
  • A chance to win awesome prizes
  • Get a discount on Vimeo membership
  • $300 Developer credits to Google Cloud Platform

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! 

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Friday April 21st

5:10 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 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

7:50 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

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

Saturday April 22nd

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

9:30 am
Simple breakfast & coffee

12:20 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

12:30 pm

1:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:20 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm

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

Sunday April 23rd

9:00 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

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Joao Carvalho
2 x Former Startup Founder / UX Designer at Universal Robots

Joao has entrepreneurial experience after building 2 startups in Portugal. He built his first startup in 2010 called Bunker Studios, a digital agency, after creating track record as freelance designer. After almost 2 years, he built his second startup called Skilleo, which sold it by the end of 2015. Since then, Joao built several smaller projects together with friends, organized events related with startups like a Product Hunt meetup in his hometown Porto, in Portugal and he is a volunteer at Startup Odense. While managing 2 startups, Joao got experience in strategy, business development, product management, investment analysis and user experience design.

Sine Berg Schuwendt
Chief Networking Officer at SDU Cortex Lab

Nicole Sophie Christiansen
Board Member at Startup Odense / Innovation Consultant at Syddansk Innovation

Coaches and Mentors

Mads Fugl
Cofounder of Coworking Plus

Mads has wealth of experience when it comes to entrepreneurship. While finishing his Professional Bachelor Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, he had cofounded Club Commander. After which while doing his Master Degree in Strategic Entrepreneurship at University of Southern Denmark he had cofounded Coworking Odense which is now known as Coworking Plus. In addition to cofounding/owning several companies, Mads has worked as Startup Consultant for Odense Municipality and board Member of Fyske Erhverv Next Generation. Mads will offer his experience in business development in Odense and understanding of the entrepreneurship environment to assist teams in strategic business modeling. 

Niels Kondal
Cofounder at Daxiomatic

Niels Kodal is Entrepreneur, founder and partner, of the successful Danish ERP business Daxiomatic - Simply Dynamics AX. Niels works with great passion and dedication to both people and projects on the road to success, driven by a great curiosity, compassion and drive. He is dedicated to creating new ideas and translate them into reality. With a good start in running a business, he has great experience with the opportunities and challenges this may cause. He has also started a new business inside the business of Daxiomatic, with a focus on AI. As a background as a developer, Niels can give you advice on both the technical side and the business side.

Ehsanullah Ekhlas
Cofounder of Mimac

Ehsan has been involved in the entrepreneurship community for long time. He has been working on several startups, in both e-commerce, consultancy and the Med-tech. In addition to this he has been former Regional Manager for Venture Cup,  taught in ideation and entrepreneurship at the University of Southern Denmark. He was heavily involved with the inception of Startup Odense. Currently, holding  MSc. Eng. in Product Development and Innovation and is currently working on several different project within both med-tech and fashion industry.

Giedre Doliebaite
Scrum Master at Ordbogen

With the experience in the Global Entrepreneur Network in India, Giedre can help teams to focus in on what they are trying to achieve in order to deliver greater results, reach the real customers and validate their ideas. "Many entrepreneurs pitch great ideas but they are typically all over the map." Giedre asks the critical questions that uncovers the core challenges they face in scaling their business. In addition, working as a Scrum Master in IT company Giedre is great in aligning goals and expectations, and enhancing great communication between diverse team members.

Petar Bivolarski
Founder and CEO at Webstyr

Petar is an experienced digital developer with a mind for strategy. He has been working with web development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and PPC Advertising (Adwords) for more than 8 years, which culminated in his newly founded startup Webstyr. There, he develops, hosts and optimizes the websites and webshops of other fellow entrepreneurs, and he is always available for a sparring session about his clients` business challenges. Petar has a Bachelor in International Sales and Marketing Management from VIA University College and a Master in Strategy and Organization from SDU Odense. He has 3 years of experience in management consulting in Insero and is a former chairman of the Odense`s Student Entrepreneurship Society (OSEC).

Pia Tasior
Good Karma Officer at Daxiomatic

Pia Tasior, is the Good Karma Officer at Daxiomatic. Actually the first of its kind. Pia knows how to really pitch an idea. Latest she was at the stage, in the famous TEDx Talk, to talk about one of the many inventions, that comes from her creative mind. Pia pushes the traditional ways of doing business. Pia always have a unique view on developing and evolving, both businesses, and people. 
You will often see Pia come up with a new daring idea, and live it out, in the real world, with great results. There is no guarantee for the companies winning awards on her way of doing business – but the history proves it happens, quite often. 
Pia have started her own business before, and has many new projects on the way. When it comes to concept development, communication, people, and business development, Pia is the person to go to. When you come and talk to Pia, make sure you know your purpose and the purpose for your business idea.

Christian Juhler

Christian was introduced to the world of entrepreneurship few years ago. Since then he has been working with many different startups and is still very active in Danskjagtformidling, Hairconnection and Jagtauktioner. Christian loves to work with websites, SEO and concept developing. He spends a fair amount of his spare time working for a web bureau “Coweb” in Odense, where he is involved in various cases of their customer’s solution no matter if it regards developing, SEO or consultancy. Christian is currently studying Business and Management at his 4th semester.

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Odense is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Jeffery
  • Aleksander
  • Jernej
  • Juliane
  • Rafael
    Moreno Aranda
  • Christoffer
    Laurits Ravn Rahbek


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