Startup Weekend Øresund (Elsinore/Helsingborg)

    Friday, October 28 - 30, 2016

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Startup Weekend Øresund (Elsinore/Helsingborg)

Friday, October 28 - 30, 2016

Friday, October 28 - 30, 2016
Event starts at 4:45 pm

HH Ferries, M/S Tycho Brahe
Stationspladsen 2
Helsingør, Denmark 3000

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Go Crazy - build your state-of-art IoT startup within 54H

Ready to board M/S Tycho Brahe? This year Startup Weekend Oresund will take place from Friday Oct.28th until Sunday Oct. 30th. HH Ferries has again invited us on board for a 108 ride on Oresund. More info will follow soon.


Friday October 28th

4:45 pm
Boarding Helsingborg
Get on board!

5:15 pm
Boarding Helsingør
Get on board!

5:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:00 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

9:00 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. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday October 29th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 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

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

Sunday October 30th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:15 am
Presentation by Ricardo Koanuka about how to make the perfect pitch

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

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Ricardo Koanuka

I was born natural leader. However there came a time when the other boys grew but my physical development stopped. From being a leader I was now thrown on the trash. At home I tried to get my father’s confirmation and prove there are other ways then study to get a job to succeed in life. My parents could not be the role models or give me the guidance I needed. I felt my essence was of no value anymore.

Frida Frost

I have extensive knowledge within the technological field, from my professional experience and also with an educational background as graduated master in Engineering. Additionally, I am an experiénced entrepreneur with own consultancy firm counselling clients who operate within the energy technology industry. The past five years I have held Board Chairman positions for several associations, including the Danish Society of Engineers, IDA. It has provided me with a broad set of competences at board level and also an extensive Network including top individuals from interest groups, former and current ministers, and executive directors from top companies, namely within the technological industry.

Event Judges

Michael Huss Svejstrup

Michael is the new ‘Dean of Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ at Cphbusiness. Prior to working for Cphbusiness, Michael worked for The Danish Agency for Higher Education and for the Ministry for Business & Economic Affairs. During his time spent in these public bodies, he primarily worked on international cooperation and development of higher education, including a strong focus on how innovation and entrepreneurship increases quality of higher education and equips students with most relevant competences. Michael holds an MA from the University of Aarhus, Denmark in Political Science & Nordic Literature and Languages. 

Johannes Ivarsson
Manager at THINK Accelerate

Johannes Ivarsson has extensive sales experience, both as an entrepreneur and as the CEO of a fast growing technology-focused management consulting agency in southern Sweden. Johannes’ main interest lies in the intersection of design, business and technology. Johannes holds a M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management and is a co-founder and manager of the THINK Accelerate program in Helsingborg, Sweden. 

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.

Jens Ole Hansen

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. 

Coaches and Mentors

Mark Dencker

Mark Dencker er CEO & Co-Founder i Wiredelta, et hurtigtvoksende udviklingshub med aktiviteter i +20 lande og fokus på at blive den hub man får udviklet sing apps og hjemmesider fra. Mark har en baggrund indenfor investment banking med en M.Sc. i economics og en MBA, men har altid programmeret. Under sin MBA på European University i Barcelona mødte Mark sin Co-Founder, Thibaut Delarbre, som også læste i Barcelona men er oprindeligt fra Frankrig. Resten er historie, og i dag er Wiredelta et af branchens mest innovative firmaer, hvilket er tydeligt hvis man ser på kundesegmentet, som blandt andre tæller Novo Nordisk og TV2.

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

Christian Klemetsson

Christian Klemetsson is the CEO and co-founder of DeviceRadio, a new way of connecting software developers with hardware over the Internet without having hardware expertise. He has a broad technical experience in everything from electronics, embedded, back-end and front-end development. Previous experiences includes electronics for military submarines and running startups within network security and ERP systems. Most people have a microwave oven in their kitchen, Christian has a reflow oven for soldering PCBs instead.

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

Jes Svare
Head of marketing

Tobias Grundtvig
Lecturer, Data specialist

Joel Larsson
Entrepreneurial polyglot

Startup Founder, data scientist, software developer and now Managing Director of Fast Track Malmö - a startup accelerator in Malmö, Sweden. We offer $30k investment, Free office space and world class mentors, applications for next batch open in November.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Øresund (Elsinore/Helsingborg) 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
  • Oliver
  • Sebastian


Filippos Protogeridis

Filippos is a User Interface Designer based in Athens, Greece. With great interest in emerging technologies, usability and innovation, he has been a member of several university research groups as well as board member of student entrepreneurship organisation ThinkBiz until mid 2014. Filippos has worked with technology oriented companies in Greece (Warply, as a UI/UX Designer focused on web and mobile, and is currently also serving as board member and creative director for Sneak Aces, Athens-based streetwear clothing brand. His aim is to effectively combine functionality with clean aesthetics in order to deliver solid, useful products. 

Event Staff

Edvinas Narbutas

Edvinas Narbutas - 3 Semester Multimedia Designer and 2 Semester Computer Scientists. Skills in PHP, HTML, SQL Javascript languages. Software tools - Adobe Creative suite, MySQLworkbench.
Personal preference: Hyperactive, open, straight forward, smart, funny, could be your best friend or the most annoying person you ever meet.

Martin Chabior

Linda Hulthen

Cindy Schmidt

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