Startup Weekend Belgo-French (Lille)
Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
CCI Grand Lille
40 Place du théâtre
Let's learn with your neighbours !!
Then grab your ticket to the Belgo-French Startup Weekend TODAY !
Everyone is welcome ! Never mind if you are a business specialist, designer, developer, student, founder or founder to be ! All teams will have the opportunity to work and pitch in English.
NEW : Intrapreneurship is welcome ! You are a company or a partner and you want to register a team ? It is now possible !
There's just one requirement : all participants should have the same initial conditions. Therefore, the only restriction is that you are not already working on your business (research for the pitch preparation does not fall under this rule).
Why a Franco-Belgian SW ?In a global environment we believe that projects should face intercultural challenges from the earliest stages of conception and design. There is no better way to test and validate a business idea than collaborating with different people from different backgrounds.
Our devoted and passionate mentors all have an international background to help the teams address this specific issue. We expect teams to be as mixed as possible and hope this edition will be the first of many to come !
What you can expectAll Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model : anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of Belgian and French entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
There are many awards and business opportunities for the teams :
- Free access to French AND Belgian coworking spaces
- Pitch session at the start of the event "Salon Créer" in Lille the next Monday morning in front of the entire local entrepreneurial community for the winning teams
- Professional coaching with international experts
- Free entries to Koezio indoor game to build a strong team
- International exposure and press release
- 3 day supply with food
- free drinks all the time
- flipcharts, paper, pens, etc.
Can I stay in Lille for the night ?We set up a dedicated facebook group where French participants can propose a room and Belgian ones ask for one. Let's welcome your neighbour !
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Coaches and Mentors
Michel supports organisations and entrepreneurs developing cooperation, agility, innovation and a sustainable performance. Actively involved in multiple startup communities, he coaches startups and animates hackathons and conferences. He collaborates with accelerators, incubators, business schools and public institutions in Europe.
Michel is Facilitator at Startup Weekend, author of the Hackathon Canvas and co-author of ParticipAgile.
Son leitmotiv est d'agir en donnant du sens à ses actions.
"Startup Weekend a changé ma vie. Je suis alors devenu facilitateur pour aider d'autres à changer la leur." - Nick Stevens.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Belgo-French (Lille) 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Lille is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Jernej is a community builder and helping SME's build their own community around the product/service through Community Canvas.