Pre-Startup Weekend Helsinki VII Bootcamp

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Pre-Startup Weekend Helsinki VII Bootcamp

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Event starts at 5:45 pm

NewCo Helsinki
Ensi linja 1
Helsinki, Uusimaa 00101

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Your chance to find out how to take the most out of Startup Weekend Helsinki VII in April 2016!

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 Helsinki VII. 

Detailed programme will be announced later, stay tuned! 

The bootcamp is free to attend for all, get your ticket here

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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

6:15 pm
Business Model Canvas crash course
With Povilas Valiauga

6:30 pm
Lean Methodologies
With Laura Carnicelli

6:45 pm
Coffee break

7:15 pm
Pitching 101
With Junting Zhao

7:30 pm
Startup Weekend Helsinki Success Stories
Brennan Clark from Froodly

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 ;)


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. 

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. 

Junting Zhao
Investment Director at INVENTURE

Junting works at Inventure, an early stage VC based in Finland and Stockholm. Junting has held pitching workshops and also acted as a pitching judge at many startup conferences around Europe and Asia.

Brennan Clark
Co-Founder at Froodly

Co-Founder of Froodly, a company aiming to fight the growing problem of food waste in our society through technology. 2nd year International Business student in Jyväskylä, Finland. As the only North American student in my graduate class, I have developed important intercultural and interpersonal skills that would not have progressed so much without such a great opportunity overseas.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Pre-Startup Weekend Helsinki VII Bootcamp 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

NewCo Helsinki offers a wide range of entrepreneurship support services from basic entrepreneurship education to how to create a global high potential growth company. Our objective is to make the first steps of entrepreneurship easier, lower the obstacles related to entrepreneurship and decrease the risk of failure.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Aleksandra
  • Armand
  • Ekaterina
  • Lien
  • Mario
    Di Florio
  • Steve
  • Vasilis

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