TECHSTARS Startup Weekend Øresund

    Friday, March 16 - 18, 2018

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TECHSTARS Startup Weekend Øresund

Friday, March 16 - 18, 2018

Friday, March 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 4:30 pm

M/S Tycho Brahe
Færgevej 16
Helsingør, Denmark 3000

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#GiveFirst - Profit through Principles

Dear friends 
Welcome to the 4th edition of Techstars StartupWeekend Oresund. This year we bring up an important issue - we wanna contribute to United Nations 17 Goals for a sustainable future and we ask you to help us.

We challenge you to create a startup addressing one of the UN's 17 goals for a sustainable future - do you dare?

We think you dare - because you think like we do: #GiveFirst

See you Friday the 16/03/2018 on the ferry M/S Tycho Brahe (Yes - it's converted and now runs on's a TESLA on water) and we are looking forward to cross the strait of Oresund 108 times together - it's gonna be an rock'n'roll weekend.

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Friday March 16th

4:30 pm
Check-in + Boarding (Helsingborg)
Arrive at the station, get checked-in, board the ferry.

5:00 pm
Check-in + Boarding (Helsingør)
Arrive at the station, get checked-in, board the ferry.

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

6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitch start
Optionally line up to give your 30 seconds pitch

8:30 pm
Voting & teams
Voting for the best pitches and start forming teams

9:00 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

11:00 pm
Done for today
We onboard the ferry around 11 PM.

11:15 pm
(Hostel Helsingør)
For those of you are sleeping at the hostel in Helsingør we will walk there together.

Saturday March 17th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:30 pm

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

4:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

11:00 pm
Finished for the day. We onboard the ferry together.

11:15 pm
(Hostel Helsingør)
For those of you are sleeping at the hostel in Helsingør we will walk there together.

Sunday March 18th

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

4:30 pm
Final Presentations

6:15 pm

7:15 pm
Judging & Awards

7:45 pm

8:30 pm
Go Home!


Juan Recinos Jensen
Business and start-up consultant

His dream of entrepreneurship emerged when he was a child working on a coffee farm in Guatamala and was later on carried through by starting the company DanLat that is advising Danish companies in export to the Latin-American market. He has also started FIBF which is a voluntary association in Gribskov helping refugees with entrepreneurship. Today he is working in the municipality of Helsingør where he is trying to get refugees from government support into self-employment  through entrepreneurship together with helping current companies created by new-Danes to healthy operations and growth.

Event Judges

Klavs Hjort
Head of Business Innovation in Danske Bank

Today Im running Business Innovation in Business Banking. Our task is to improve the customer experience through development of new products, services and concepts with speed matching the needs of the specific segments. We pay special attention to the small growth companies that is important for the Nordic economy and are eager to help them being able to scale with speed. We try to engage the startup community with an open agenda, mindset and are happy to share our insights and competences. Visit to get a glimpse of one of our initiatives.

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Johan Röstin

Johan is the CEO at HH Ferries Group AB prior to that is was CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port. He has a strong interest in a green society. 

Coaches and Mentors

Dimitrij Aleshkov

Dimitrij is a serial entrepreneur, husband, father, and owner of Bitkeeper AB. Lives in Helsingborg, plays chess and hangs out with friends. #hacker

Karsten Deppert

Karsten Deppert is an german born entrepreneur living in the Nordics. He is involve both in the startups Contentor and Motiomera, as well as being a mentor at Think Accelerator and the E-commerce Incubator, as well as being the initiator of

Alexander Bastien
Managing Director

I’m a ’jack of all trades’, I’ve worn many hats in my professional career, as a result I’m fluent in geek, startup, sales guy, marketer, trainer, disgruntled customer and more.
I value process over goals, goals are just dreams unless you have a repeatable and scalable process to help you achieve them. I’m always looking to help startups solve problems, if you’ve got something you need hand with, feel free to contact me.

Specialties: Startups, Sales & Business Development, Customer Development, Business Models, Growth Strategy, Agile Sales, Scrum in sales, Sales Management, Sales Operations, Strategic Partnerships, Customer Service, Saas.

Jeremie Poirier
Managing Director at Malmö Startups

I am interested in getting involved in great projects in an advisor/contributor type capacity in the areas of innovation, tech, and all things international. 

I have had the opportunity to live, travel and/or work in over 20 countries, from the richest to near poorest. These experiences, in a variety of industries, have helped me to become easily adaptable to environments, develop my cultural intelligence and gain a better understanding of global business. I create the most impact in an atmosphere that values entrepreneurial minds, a people-first approach to leadership, and where innovation is of great importance. innovative startups from around the world, helping them to better understand their business and international markets. Jeremie has business development experience within the music industry, social technology and renewable energy sector, and has conducted business across North & South America, West Africa, Europe and East Asia. 

Mikkel Skott Olsen
Chief Corporate Responsibility Consultant

Chief Corporate Responsibility Consultant

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Rune
  • Lasse
  • Amanda
  • Aamir
  • Aleksander
  • Jernej
  • Muhammad


Nick Stevens
Chief Digital Officer at Digital Office Groningen

Nick has been as part of more than fifty Startup Weekend events, as attendee, winner, organiser and facilitator. He is an entrepreneur, ecosystem builder, and professional event MC/host. When he’s not drinking nerdy coffee, he mostly spends his time helping others to navigate towards an uncertain future. His ability to cut through bullshit in a heartbeat ensures that there is never a dull moment around him. Speaking about and helping people to make business an impactful force for good (by combining purpose with innovation) is where you’ll feel his real energy

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