Pre-event Bootcamp for Startup Weekend Helsinki 2015

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Pre-event Bootcamp for Startup Weekend Helsinki 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Event starts at 5:45 pm

Kaisaniemenkatu 13A
2nd floor
Helsinki, Uusimaa 00100

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Your chance to find out how to take the most out of Startup Weekend Helsinki in November 2015!

What is this bootcamp? 

We know that during a Startup Weekend event there isn't a lot of time to learn new things. You come in with the tools you have in your belt, and you do the best you can with those to succeed. But sometimes those tools aren't enough, which is why we're running this pre-Startup Weekend bootcamp to introduce you to some of the tools that will help you succeed at Startup Weekend. 

For whom is this bootcamp?

This is for all the future attendees and those of you who haven't decided yet whether to attend our awesome Startup Weekend! Come find out more what's in it for you, talk to organisers and sponsors and meet (future) fellow attendees!

At the Bootcamp we will also introduce you to the dynamics and flow of Startup Weekend, best pitching practices and more reasons for coming to Startup Weekend. 

Detailed programme will be announced later, stay tuned! 

The bootcamp is free to attend for all. 

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5:45 pm
Doors open
Arrive at the venue

6:00 pm
Introduction to Startup Weekend
Get to know more about Startup Weekend. Extensive intro by Helsinki organising team

6:10 pm
Microsoft presents BizSpark
Learn about the great tools Microsoft is sponsoring Startup Weekend with

6:30 pm
Pitching 101
How to make your pitch to stand out from the crowd with the huge experience and wisdom of Mike Bradshaw

6:45 pm
Coffee break

7:00 pm
Team dynamics
How to create a stellar team out of nowhere, and feel good about it, by Laura Honkapirtti

7:15 pm
Business Model Canvas crash course
Ever heard of BMC? No? Fear not, Povilas Valiauga will guide you through it

7:30 pm
Startup Weekend Helsinki Success Stories
Hear the stories of previous attendees who have achieved a lot after Startup Weekend

7:45 pm
Q&A and Networking
Ask your questions from organisers and network with fellow attendees

8:30 pm
See you at Startup Weekend
Remember to buy the ticket ;)


Miikka Viittala

Miikka is CEO and Co-founder of Faraday, student at Aalto University and entrepreneur who found himself last summer, after participating toStartup Weekend in June.

Coaches and Mentors

Mike Bradshaw

Mike can often be found coaching early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs in the fundamentals of pitching. The one true way to annoy Mike, is to read "bullet point" slides (as bullet point slides are a crime against Humanity). Mike's current day job is Evangelist at Solu. In his free time he is; a Coach at StartupSauna, a co-driver with the Travelling Salesman project, organiser of for the last five years and holder of a British passport.

Laura Carnicelli
Partner at Courage Ventures

Laura is one of the partners at Courage Ventures. She has a lot of experience in project management and design thinking. Laura has been involved in the organisation of previous Startup Weekends in Helsinki. 

Povilas Valiauga
Partner at Courage Ventures

Povilas has been at the forefront of startup & entrepreneurship wave both in Finland and Lithuania since 2009. He has been deeply involved in Startup Weekend network, bringing and running a number of events in both countries, mentoring start-ups as well as co-developing few own ventures. Currently he is co-developing Courage Ventures - a company which provides entrepreneurship training and development services. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Pre-event Bootcamp for Startup Weekend Helsinki 2015 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

Microsoft is generously sponsoring Startup Weekend Helsinki in 2015 by offering our attendees exclusive access to its BizSpark tools.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Ekaterina
  • Mario
    Di Florio
  • Steve
  • Armand

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