Startup Weekend Oresund

    Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014

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Startup Weekend Oresund

Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014

Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014
Event starts at 4:30 pm

Tycho Brahe (Scandlines Ferry)
Helsingør, Denmark 3000

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No Talk, All Action

Take part in the very first Startup Weekend in a ferry, in international water, in two countries and two cities at the same time. We are so proud to do this Startup Weekend and in the same time write history. This would of cause only be possible due to our signature sponsor Scandlines Oresund, who provide us with the beautiful ferry, Tycho Brahe. Btw. Tycho Brahe was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer  and has been described more recently as "the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts." We also following the starts - and their will be many of them after October 26th.


Friday October 24th

4:30 pm
Boarding starts at Helsingborg
Pls. be on time due to special boarding procedures

5:00 pm
Boarding starts at Helsingør
Pls. be at time due to special boarding procedures

6:00 pm
Dinner and networking
Enjoy our great STARTUP WEEKEND ORESUND dinner sponsored by HELSINGØR KOMMUNE and meet all the other awesome participants

7:00 pm
Welcome and speakers
From the bottom of our hearts - welcome on board. Please welcome our facilitator Markus Schranner from Startup Germany and our speaker, director and CEO, Martin Miehe-Renard, owner of MakeDo Media and tonic games.

7:30 pm
Pitches starts
Each participants have 1 (one) minute to pitch the best idea

8:30 pm
Attendees vote
The attendees votes for the best ideas

9:00 pm
Teams start forming
The teams starts forming

11:50 pm
Thank you and good night
The brain need some rest and we are closing down the venue for the night. See you saturday morning to a new day

Saturday October 25th

7:30 am
Boarding starts at Helsingor
Goodmorning - boarding starts at Helsingor

8:00 am
Boarding starts at Helsingborg
Goodmorning and welcome on board

8:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Call for needs/skills
Each team is encouraged to call for needs, skills, whatever needed to make success

2:00 pm
Mentors/coaches arrives
Mentors/coaches arrives to help out all the teams.

6:00 pm
Enjoy the saturday STARTUP WEEKEND ORESUND dinner sponsored by cphbusiness.

7:30 pm
Mid-weekend check-in and status
Each team check-in and gives a mid-weekend status

11:50 pm
Thank you and good night
The brain need some rest and we are closing down the venue for the night.

Sunday October 26th

7:20 am
Boarding starts at Helsingor
Goodmorning - boarding starts at Helsingor

7:50 am
Boarding starts at Helsingborg
Goodmorning - boarding starts at Helsingborg

8:00 am
Good morning Sunday, good morning Oresund, good morning breakfast...and a cup a hot coffee

10:00 am
Call for help
Each team is encouraged to call for help in order to succeed.

12:00 pm

3:00 pm
Gut check
Each team is encourage to prepare for presentation

5:00 pm
Each team will do their final 5 minutes presentation for the jury

6:00 pm

7:00 pm
Welcome the mayor of Helsingør Municipality - Benedikte Kiær

7:30 pm
Judging and award
The jury has reached their decision - it's award-time

9:30 pm
Thank you and see you soon again
Thanks to all who made this possible - especially the awesome participants.


Benedikte Kiær

Mayor of Elsinore

Martin Miehe-Renard
Director & CEO

The CV of Martin is impressing – beside being a famous danish actor, writer, producer, director, composer and former theater director – Martin is also founder and CEO of MakeDo Media and Tonic Games.

Event Judges

Sussi Bianco Nielsen
CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco.

CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco. With a background in computer science Sussi specializes in Health & Care Entrepreneurship, collaborating with municipalities and other public partners. Since 2013 she has run CareWare-Next: a national competition in welfare innovation - forming a Health Startup Community and running an accelerator program.. Sussi is an experienced member of the finalist jury in several national and international competitions in entrepreneurship (Guldægget, University Startup World Cup, SXSW) She is chairman of the board in Nonprofit WeLoveStartups and in commercial companies. “I sharpen the profile of companies, build communities and develop concepts leading to action. It is satisfying to act as a catalyst for creating visions and action in businesses, and value for people and in society. Fortunately my work life enables me to do it all” Her motto: Be ambitious. Work hard. Have fun.

Kaare Trudsø

I help my clients develop their full potential by challenging them on what options are there to grow. During my time in Væksthuset I have worked with about 200 small companies to grow their businesses. 


I have over 20 years experience in management, sales and marketing. In our efforts to foster the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, I am a great advocate for all employees involved in the emerging work from the start. Contact me if you want to be challenged on your business strategy and open up new opportunities to grow your business.

Christian Walther Øyrabø

Chairman of D-I-F

Patrik Widerberg

Patrik Widerberg 

Senior Advisor at Öresundskomiteen 

Working with Knowledge, Innovation and Event 

Trained working scientists 

Have previously worked that: 

Deputy Director of the City of Malmö in charge of urban development, and unit manager in charge of Traffic Development. 

Have also driven consulting firm with a focus on project development.

Mikael Bonde Nielsen
Public Affairs & Communications Director, Coca-Cola Nordic

Mikael Bonde Nielsen 

MA in Political Science from the University of Aarhus 

Public Affairs & Communications Director, Coca-Cola Nordic. He has worked in communications and marketing for several years, including TDC, EG and Cohn & Wolfe. 

Served as a lecturer Department of Political Science and Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen during several periods. 

Member of the Advisory Board Study of Strategic Market Creation by CBS.

Hans Nelson

Coaches and Mentors

alan friis

Alan Friis founder of Tech4Bizz  focusing on introducing new technology in manufacturing companies. Alan has extensive knowledge of technology and start-up companies based on technology previously vice president at DTU Nanotech, where he was responsible for innovation activities with a focus on business development and also has an MBA in technology management and innovation. Alan is experienced mentor from a variety of activities around entrepreneurship and business start-up.

Lasse Sørensen
Lecture and Consultant at Væksthuset Hovedstadsregionen

Kaare Grundtvig

Kaare Grundtvig is an art director and worked in the advertisning industry for more than 25 years.During these years Kaare has build experince within generating ideas.Ideas for companies such as Carlsberg, Unilever and Amnesty International.This experince has been translated into educating others in creative thinking.In advertising as well as product- and service development.Beside art direction Kaare educates people in creativity at Copenhagen School of Design and Technologyand has helped companies such as Rockwool and Geelmuyden.Kiese(PR) in developing new productsor emprove the creativity.

Michael Holm Hansen

Michael Holm Hansen has 18 years of experience within Innovation and Entrepreneurship at various start-ups and international market leaders within Medical devices. He holds a Master in Marketing and has defined hundreds of concepts – and some has changed the market place. Michael has a strong track record within boosting value creation & reducing development speed, and has a  special interest in user needs and concept scoping.Today Michael teaches Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Cph Business, and previously worked as Front-End Innovation Director at Coloplast.

Charlotte Appelgren
General Secretary

M. Sc., General Secretary of Cine-Regio since 2006 author of The Fine Art of Co-producing (2002, 2007, 2010), board member of (online news), on the European AV Observatory’s advisory committee and in the European Commission’s digital film expert groups. Business & marketing studies in USA, Singapore, Ireland. Completed the WIPO workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes, Geneva.  She has previously worked at Merlin Films production (IR), MEDIA Desk DK, Festival Manager for the Danish Film Institute and at two Danish production companies. CineRegio is based in Brussels and is representing the interest of 43 film funds in Europe from 16 countries with a total funding capital of EUR 165 million. 

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

Torben Nordquist

Profile:                Finance, Management and Administration Now:      Associate Financial Advisor - Venture Cup, Chairman and Lecturer within Finance Previous:           CxO within IT sector, Industrial sector, Service industry, Credit card and Banking industries. Startup, Small and medium size and stock listed companies. Board:                 Wide experience as chairman and board member in Denmark and aboard – from small to stock listed companies.

Jes Svare
Head of marketing

Marc Adams
Senior Manager

Marc is a Senior Manager in EY’s transaction Services department, with 10 years of Consulting experience. Marc has during the last ten years advised a large number of financial and strategic investors on their investment decisions. His advise was mostly focused on the financial matters of those investments. Marc has a Master degree from the University of Bamberg (Germany) focusing on Finance, Corporate Management and Controlling and International Management.

Marcia Schranner

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Oresund 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

Scandlines - the connector and integrator at the region of Oresund and is the largest ferry operator in Europe.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Rune
  • Paula
  • Ruta
  • Jakub
  • Mihail
  • Nele
  • MaiBritt
  • Edvinas
  • Linda
  • Cindy
  • Marcel


Markus Schranner
Gründer von Startup Germany e.V.

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