Startup Weekend Odense

    Friday, May 24 - 26, 2019

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

Friday, May 24 - 26, 2019

Friday, May 24 - 26, 2019
Event starts at 4:00 pm

Coworking Plus
Kochsgade 31D
Odense, Fyn 5000

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?   Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.   What do you need to bring?   Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.   Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.   Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:  
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!   Still have questions, feel free to reach us at Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!   No talk, all action!

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Friday May 24th

4:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in & Participate in CoWorking friday networking bar

5:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

5:15 pm
General advice on launching a startup.

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:00 pm
Warm-up to pitching
Warm up with socializing exercises

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:15 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 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 May 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Business Model Canvas

10:15 am
Work Starts
Teams go to work

11:00 am
Mentoring Session
First round of Mentoring

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Work Time
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

3:00 pm
Mentoring Session
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

5:00 pm

6:00 pm
Work Time
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

7:00 pm
Customer Development Model

8:00 pm

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

Sunday May 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
How to pitch your idea

11:30 am
Mentoring Session
Your Mentors arrive, it's your time to ask for final questions from them.

12:00 pm

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

6:00 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm
"Where do we take our idea from here?"

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Peter Coco
CEO & Founder

Peter is the CEO and Founder of Vleppo, a Blockchain based ecosystem for freelancers enabling them to secure and protect their digital assets, buy and sell and ultimately secure funding against them. With over 20 years of experience in financial markets, technology project management / delivery and entrepreneurship Peter has an deep understanding of prevailing trends in the technology and finance space with a specific focus on Distributed Ledger Technology. 

Coaches and Mentors

Esben Brandborg Østerby
Founder & CEO

Esben is the networking guru. He runs an immensely successful podcast business - Podtribe Media. In one of his notable programs he have interviewed 50 of the best entrepreneurs in Denmark. Among others the founder of Vivino, Airhelp and Too Good To Go. He has a background within sales, marketing, business development and management.

Helene Fast Seefeldt
Viden- og relationsmægler. Skaberlysten. Certificeret LEGO Serious Play facilitator. PhD, Cand Agro

Helene facilitates workshops based on LEGO Serious Play, she uses her creativity to develop new ways of matching the right people with each other, and arranging events of various art to bring knowledge to the market. She is making people more aware of the potential of diversity in innovation, knowledge sharing and development. 
After almost 10 years of research within cereal science, spectroscopy and scpetral imaging, she changed her career 180 degrees. Her background from applied science gives her different perspectives on dissimination of knowledge and the collaboration between academia and industry.
From her stays abroad she has experienced the importance of cross cultural understanding, and the strength in diversity. In her sparetime, she volunteers to enhance the local community in various ways like creating a culture-and sportscenter. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Reino
  • Maria
  • Reka
  • Niclas de Souza
  • Andreas Fjord


Martin Andrle
Product Designer & Co-Founder

Martin works as a digital product designer at Status Quack which he co-founded and you can blame him for startupweekend movement in Czechia - He has his own non-profit program for young talents, impacttravelers, who are sent to developing countries to make an impact. 

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