Startup Weekend Chambéry

    Friday, February 1 - 3, 2019

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Chambéry

Friday, February 1 - 3, 2019

Friday, February 1 - 3, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Centre de Congrès Le Manège
331 rue de la République
Chambéry, France 73000

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Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday February 1st

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

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 February 2nd

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
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 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 February 3rd

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

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Michel Cezon
Entrepreneur, Coach, Business Mentor

Michel is a certified Professionnel Coach and engineer in Artificial Intelligence, Robotic and Vision. With more than 35 years of experience in Industry, SMEs and Research, he created three startups in AI (Singapour, France and a spin-off in the USA). Founder and manager of Cogiteo since 2010, he helps startups and technology companies’ managers and entrepreneurs thanks to coaching, consulting and training. He teaches in Industry, in incubators, in Business schools, works as a certified mediator and belongs to a Business Angels network. It will be his 14th SW :-)

Thibaut Bourgon

Géraldine Corso
Chargée d'affaires entreprises

Chargée d'affaires marché entreprises au Crédit Agricole, Géraldine Corso a précédemment travaillé pour In Extenso en tant que chargée de développement des entreprises.  Diplômée du Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers en gestion de projet entrepreneurial, gestion, fiscalité, droit commercial et pilotage de projet, Géraldine souhaite avant tout  Rencontrer des gens qui ont de belles idées et qui acceptent de se faire challenger!

Luc Millet
Coach, agiliste

Certifié coach professionnel et ingénieur informatique, mes compétences s'appuient aussi sur des expériences multi-métiers (facilitateur, coach de start-ups, management, développement logiciel).J’ai une expérience de 25 ans dans des entreprises allant de la petite startup aux grands groupes, pour des secteurs aussi divers que l'industrie, la gestion ou la recherche. Je suis également membre actif de la communauté agile, passionné par l'agilité et l'amélioration continue sous toutes ses formes.Durant le week-end, je mettrai toutes ces compétences pour vous aider à avancer !

Alexandre Jenny

Entrepreneur et fondateur du Hub des Alpes, Alexandre saura vous apporter une vision orientée produit, une force de réalisation et vous aider à structurer votre projet !

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Chambéry 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Marlène
  • jean sebastien
  • Magali
  • alex
  • Céline
  • Cécile
  • Anne


Bernabe Chumpitazi
Innovation Facilitator & Startup Advisor

Bernabe funded 100+ startups at pre-seed or seed stage. Challenging entrepreneurs and facilitating innovation is the core of what he does: customer validation, value proposition design, business model design, prototyping & testing (MVP)... In a nutshell, Design Thinking applied to startups.

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