Techstars Startup Weekend Orleans #6

    Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Orleans #6

Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017

Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Le LAB'O Orléans
1 Avenue du Champ de Mars
Orléans, France 45100

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Startup Weekend Orleans - Classic Edition - 17-18-19 November 2017 at the LAB'O

#TGSW2017 #SWOrleans - Classic Edition 

Over a startup weekend, participants will have 54 hours to set up a startup, coached by mentors. On Friday evening, project initiators will have a minute to pitch their idea. The top 10 will be selected after a by participants. Teams will form naturally, bringing different and complementary skills together. Teams will then have two days to finalise their project as best they can before giving a three-minute pitch on Sunday evening. A jury will pick the three prize-winning projects.   

Sixth edition in November 2017 at the Lab’O  

The sixth Startup Weekend Orléans event will run this coming 17, 18 and 19 November at the Lab’O.
This will be the fourth such event to take place at  Orleans’ digital incubator. Previous events have been a resounding success with 30% of the projects emerging from the weekend established as startups (including RoofMinute, Ma Buvette, Alt Tab GG and Hubert le Majordome).    
  • Startup Weekend Orléans 2016 : 2 events, 185 participants, 60 pitches, 22 projects developed ! 
A "Classic" edition

Following the event on the theme of the ‘SMART CITY’ held in last May, we are returning to a ‘Classic’ edition for the Startup Weekend Orleans #6

Over 54 hours, participants will be getting down to work on their respective projects under the guidance of their mentors to come up with the most innovative startups. As each year, the organising team is looking forward to seeing the future startups in Orleans emerge. 

Would you like to take part? Choose one of three categories
  • Developer/Engineer
  • Designer/Maker (graphic design, artist, DIY, etc.)
  • Business/Communications (marketing, sales, accounting, legal, PR, etc.)
Registration costs €60. Concessions: €40 for students and job seekers (proof required) (meal included).

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Friday November 17th

6:00 pm
Check In - Registration
The Startup Weekend Orleans team welcomes you to the LAB'O

7:00 pm
Pitchs Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:45 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

9:50 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 November 18th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm
A break is needed !

2:00 pm
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

7:30 pm
We take advantage of the meal break ...

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 19th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations
It's time! The time has come to share the fruit of your work.

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards
And the winners of the Startup Weekend Orleans # 6 are...

8:00 pm
Cocktail et Networking

9:00 pm
Go Home
It's time to go home and get some rest ...

Event Judges

Guillaume CHAUBET
Head of Enterprise Market and Specialized Networks - Credit Agricole Centre Loire

Member of the Regional Council with special responsibility for digital - Centre Val de Loire Regional Council

A computer engineer, I have 20 years’ experience in guiding SMEs through the digital transition. Elected in 2004 to Tours municipal council and in 2015 to the regional council, I oversee the region’s digital policy so that each area, each resident reaps the benefits of the digital revolution.

Director - Industry LAB & FabLab Orléanais

A fanatic of all things technological and inventing technical products, the Startup Week-End is an opportunity for me to find new ideas that will hopefully lead to innovative digital products, services and practices for the future.

Insurance Bids and Operations Department - Thélem Assurances

Alexis Menard
Investment Manager - GO Capital

Communication and Sourcing Manager, Partnaire Group

An excellent communicator and facilitator, I have worked in the employment and communications sector for a very very long time! Our company is one of LAB’O’s partners and has invested in numerous innovation projects. Whether as an organiser or mentor, we take part each year and it seemed a natural step to take a seat on the jury.

Co-founder - Softmétrie

A Java architect and writer freelancing for over 10 years, I stepped out of my comfort zone to develop computer vision and deep learning algorithms for Softmétrie. After winning SWO4 with the Softmétrie project, I’m looking forward to bringing my humble business experience to this year's event.

Founder - Wild Code School

Coaches and Mentors

Video maker, Photographer, Graphic designer - Styx Students

I’ve been with Styx Students for a year now, a startup where I look after video and photo content, in particular the content we post on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. I can help you enhance the image of the product or service you want to create. Photoshop, Adobe Première and After Effect are the tools of my trade!

CEO - Géonomie

I am a co-founder of Géonomie, a startup created to help people with their day-to-day mobility, through guidance or assistance.#Marketing #BusinessModel #ESS

Business Process Digitalisation Functional Manager - Thélem Assurances

A big fan of innovation, I work in digital transformation for Thélem Assurances, specifically on cross-disciplinary projects and running the in-house lab. With a background in economics, insurance and IT, I’ve held a variety of posts as a developer, project lead and manager, mainly in the insurance sector.

CEO - 3ZA Engineering

An expert in all aspects of the Internet of Things (IOT) as well as monitoring and traceability with 30 years’ experience in R&D in the fields of electronics and telecommunications serving industry and innovation. Professor at Polytech Orléans.

Camille COULON
Conseillère Entreprise - CCI Loiret, Espace Entreprendre

“Je dégage la piste pour permettre votre envol !” J’accompagne les porteurs de projet dans leur démarche de création et de reprise d’entreprise : du modèle économique au plan d’affaires, en passant par la recherche de financements. Je leur facilite également la mise en réseau avec les acteurs de l’écosystème entrepreneurial. Sollicitez-moi pour la construction de votre plan d’actions, ainsi que vos questions sur le modèle économique et la validation clients !

CEO & Founder

Aged 26, the founder of EIGHTEEN VENTURE (e-commerce company) and creator of the Wazashirt label.Wazashirt is a French ready-to-wear label that introduced an innovative concept: the first garment to feature switchable and customisable pockets.

Co-Director - Bonnin-Da Silva

We’re an SME with 33 employees in the building sector next to Sancerre. My company is quite unique in the sense that we handle renovation projects from the initial idea through to the decorative finish. Our Parisian clients choose to work with us because we promise a single point of contact through the entire renovation of their second home. We work with all the new tools available so they can monitor the site remotely and watch it develop as if they were there! In a way you could say we are renovators 2.0!

Stéphane DEBEIL
Development and cybersecurity - Entreloups

An associate at Entreloups, I specialise in website development and security. With a passion for startups, I’ve taken part in many a startup weekend as a participant, mentor and organiser. I’m obviously available to answer any technical questions regarding application development, but am also happy to advise on how to tackle a startup weekend.

Responsable du développement de l’incubateur - The Place

Ancienne consultante en stratégie d'entreprise, spécialisée dans le pitch, j'accompagne aujourd'hui les startups à se développer. Je développe actuellement un incubateur d'éco-entreprises pour la chambre de métiers et de l'artisanat.

Business development – New Technology & Services - Business France

I’m 27, French-Dutch and have been living in Amsterdam for three years. I speak English and Dutch fluently and I help startups and innovative SMEs find customers, partners and distributors in Benelux and the Netherlands in particular.Feel free to get in touch if you want to grow your business in the Benelux zone.

Mélodie FOUREZ
Innovation & Business Development Project Lead - DEV’UP Centre Val de Loire

Presentation: With 10 years’ experience helping people in business implement their innovation projects, economic model and financial plan, I will offer participants my expertise to develop their business model. #innovation #BusinessModel #fundraising #IPR #motivation #GoodMood #StartupSpirit

Co-Funder - Opitrip

Co-Founder and CEO of, the world's leading metasearch engine for travel with sharing economy (vacation rentals, carpooling, experiences, car sharing and more)Specialties : Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Affiliate Marketing, Online Marketing, E-commerce, Strategic Planning, Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Startup and Travel

Angélique GRANGAN
CEO - Dog Hotel Resort

President - Entreloups

With Stéphane, I handle development (web, objects, etc.) and cybersecurity. A jack of all trades, I enjoy challenges and problems that aren’t run of the mill, so I’m completely in my element at startup weekends.

Mathieu JAFFRE
Chargé d'affaires Enteprises Innovantes - Crédit Agricole Centre-Loire

Je suis Chargé d’Affaires Entreprises Innovantes au Crédit Agricole Centre Loire ; j’accompagne les entrepreneurs  dans leur démarche de création et de structuration de projet d’innovation. Conseille les start-ups sur l’ingénierie financière spécifique pour assurer leur développement

Legal Trainer and Company Solicitor - Aurélie Joubert Formation Juridique

A trainer and company solicitor for nearly 10 years now, I specialise in working with small companies. I have a pragmatic approach and my clients love my expertise for simplifying the law and making it accessible for non-lawyers.If you have questions about business law (contracts, sales, intellectual property, companies, digital, labour), get in touch.

Dimitri MARIE
Co-fondateur - Styx Students

Styx Students is an app for students, advertising student jobs, special offers and a calendar of events for students. I also set up three years ago the agency 3collaboractifs which specialises in creating web content (videos - photos - community management).My first professional experience was in events then I moved into community management and digital strategy (Community Manager for E.Leclerc then the Fédération Française de Rugby). Currently, I head up business development and growth for both Styx Students and 3collaboractifs.

Caroline MASSON
Associée Expert-comptable, Commissaire aux comptes - Orcom

Innovative products and services designer - Ultrapetita Studio

A graduate of ESAD Orleans then Politecnico di Milano, my work methodology is based on design thinking. I can help teams define the right method and approach to their work so they can more closely meet customer demand. But also guide them in designing a prototype satisfying the project specs. I am also a dab hand at presentations and pitching.

Communication Manager - Nekoe

I’ve been Communications Manager at Nekoé for three years. My skills lie in communications, marketing, project management, UX and service design. I’m joining the Startup Week-End after having been a participant previously, winning second place with my team.

Associate CEO -

Invite1chef is an online service for booking chefs. In a few clicks hire a chef to come to you and cook a meal, give a class, prepare a cocktail party or brunch, all completely personalised, in the comfort of your own home, at a place of work or on holiday. Invite1chef has served two million plates, has over 250 chefs on its books and has scored 97% satisfaction with customers in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

Expert-Comptable - Soregor

Our organisation offers micro to medium businesses a comprehensive package of services and advice to help directors set up, manage, develop and sustain their company.We are a local team of professionals in permanent contact with heads of business and their staff.

Mathieu PROUX
Co-founder & CEO - G-KEEP

I set up the business in April 2013 and teamed up with three others to develop a fuel management solution. This means a solution for optimising the fuel consumption of heavy vehicles so a fleet manager can ensure every litre of fuel purchased is consumed efficiently.I am available to advise you on your business plan, sales strategy and financing research.

Alexandre SUREAU
Regional Development Manager - Soregor

I have a real passion for entrepreneurship and sales development. I’m in charge of business development for Ile de France, Eure-et-Loire and Loiret for the SOREGOR group. Previously I’ve set up two businesses in the chartered accountancy and digital advertising sales sectors, both profitable and still in business

Maÿlis STAUB
CEO & Co-founder - Pocket Result

After launching Store Performer© when working at SFR, Maylis went solo in 2009 and set up her first company La Mesure Marketing in 2009. She met Christophe Harrer in 2013 and the two joined forces to co-found Pocket Result. They designed then launched an app that brought solutions to problems around measuring performance and exploiting data aimed at managers in marketing, sales, finance and HR. Rapidly growing to a staff of 20, Pocket Result has deployed 100 performance management platforms to 30 Key Account customers in under four years.

CTO - G-Keep

An electronic engineer by education, I am in charge of technology and connected objects at G-Keep. We are developing a sensor that transport companies can use to optimise their fuel consumption and management.

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  • Fabien
  • Stéphanie
  • Dimitri
  • Loïc
  • Rafael
  • Cédric
  • Vanessa
  • Halima
  • Léo
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  • Cedric


Simone Demelas
CEO of / Product Manager of BBE SRLS

Sardinian, currently based in Rome. Degree in Natural Sciences, GIS and Satellite Remote Sensing expert, after working as GIS analyst decides to begin to understand how business works and was amazed by the startup universe. It all started in 2013 with the participation at Startup Weekend Cagliari, from there he fell into the black hole, participating in a lot of startupsweekend and working on his own projects. He is currently CEO of ARMNet, a company that deals with integrating augmented reality to the management of infrastructure networks. Passionate about technology in every aspect, music, fitness, new trends. Crossfit addited but also good food addicted, house music hard listener. There is always a different way to see things and solve problems and there is a song everything. At the moment is focusing on Corporate Innovation.

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Stephan LANDRE
Associé Ageona - Association Voy'elles

Avec plus de 33 d'expérience dans la Tech et plus de 10 dans l'Entrepreneuriat j'aime partager mon expérience auprès des jeunes ou moins jeunes qu'elles soient femmes ou hommes ^^ Je suis associé d’AGEONA depuis 6 ans, et apprécie tous les jours mon nouvel environnement d'expression professionnelle que cela soit dans mon entreprise, au Lab'O, au sein des associations Voy'Elles  qui promeut la mixité des métiers et l'égalité professionnelle femmes/hommes, Nekoe ou Num'O et aussi bien sûr à l'organisation des Startup Weekend Orléans.

Pourquoi la thématique m'est importante? mon féminisme se traduit dans mes actions... Voy'Elles me permet d'aider les femmes dans leur parcours professionnel à développer leurs compétences entrepreneuriales et s'affranchir des freins socioculturels et de l'autocensure...

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