Startup Weekend Belgo-French
Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
CCI Grand Lille
Place du Théâtre
Let's learn with your neighbours !!
Then grab your ticket to the Belgo-French Startup Weekend TODAY !
The goal is to work out a complete startup idea and examine its marketability and feasibility. Ideally you are ready to get your idea on the road right after Startup Weekend Belgo-French. The event’s culmination is on Sunday evening, when all teams present their results in front of a jury of local entrepreneurial leaders. Whether entrepreneurs start companies, find cofounders, meet exciting new network contacts, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5 job routine, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life !
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.
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 for three months 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 team
- Participation to LMI days, two days of intensive working sessions with entrepreneurship experts
- 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 !
Friday September 9th
Saturday September 10th
Sunday September 11th
Coaches and Mentors
"Startup Weekend changed my life. I became a SW Facilitator to help others change theirs" - Nick Stevens said that, and I would love to make it mine 🙂
Bienveillant, il saura vous conseiller dans votre démarche pour devenir un grand chef d'entreprise !
J’ai beaucoup contribué à la croissance des audiences de grands sites et à l’amélioration de la rentabilité de E-commerçant.
Plus récemment, j’ai mis en place une structure dédiée à l’innovation autour du commerce digital. Puis j’ai créé HtoH Marketing, un terrain de jeu où toutes mes expériences prennent du sens pour vos clients et leurs clients.
Je vais tenter de vous aider à penser votre projet pour vos clients / utilisateurs. Avec mon expériences mais aussi à l’aide d’un peu de méthode de Marketing Agile ou Lean marketing. Je peux aussi aider à vous mettre dans l’esprit du Growth Hacking.
Dispo : tout le weekend
Intro : Flash Conf' du Samedi Matin
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Belgo-French 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
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.
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