Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Paris 2018

    Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Paris 2018

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Blue Shaker
54 rue de Monceau
Paris, France 75008

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Let's make the future of AI in 54 hours !

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.

A bit of history...

From November 4th to 6th 2016, Paris hosted the 1st Startup Weekend dedicated to artificial intelligence. Last year in October, more than 11 cities around the world joined forces to draw the future of AI for the first ever Global Startup Weekend Artificial Edition. 

Global SWAI is back again in 2018, and Paris edition is gonna be LEGEN - wait for it - DARY ♥ 

Data scientist, robotics specialists, developers, marketers, business developpers, AI fans or just curious and eager to learn ? Come test your ideas or join a team and participate in creating the future of the French artificial intelligence at the Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence - Paris Edition!

What are Startup Weekends ?

With more than 4,000 events held in 150 countries since 2009 and a global community, Startup Weekend is often considered as the largest incubator in the world!
  • 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.

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Friday November 30th

6:00 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 December 1st

8:30 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

11:55 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday December 2nd

8:30 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

10:00 pm
Go Home!


Aleksander Callebat
Data Scientist @Microsoft

Data Scientist @Microsoft
My work mainly revolves around building solutions with partner ISVsin the cloud Azure, but I'm glad to talk about/work with any new technologies in this domain.

Event Judges

Sylvain Theveniaud
Founder & Managing Director @Allianz Accelerator

Sylvain est le fondateur et directeur de l'accélérateur Allianz qui a été créé en 2015 et a accéléré 50 startups (dont Bodyguard, Exactcure, Ledger, Rogervoice,Vulog …) qui ont levé un total de 250 millions d’euros.

Coaches and Mentors

Jean Lebret
Responsable d'activité Smart Survey @Bouygues Energies & Services

15 ans d'expertises opérationnelles dans le BTP, au service de l'innovation pour anticiper les mutations des marchés.
Aujourd'hui, Jean Lebret s'investit dans l'enseignement et les associations de PME pour accompagner la révolution du Big Data et de l'Intelligence Artificielle. C’est ainsi qu’il participe à des projets innovants dans ses phases d’idéation puis dans leur accompagnement vers l’entrepreneuriat.

Compétences :
Technique (si besoin) – Agilité – Idéation – Business model – Packaging d’Offre

Roberto Bolelli
Digital Transformation Project Director @Groupama

Roberto Bolelli has 15 years of experience in strategy consulting and innovation management. Over the course of his career, Roberto Bolelli has assisted more than fifty organizations in various sectors, which allowed him to acquire a complete vision of the business, technological, human, organizational and financial issues related to projects. innovation and growth. For 8 years, he was in charge of the innovation management course at Ecole Centrale Paris.

Skills: Strategy - Management Technology and Innovation - Business Model - Business Planning - Project Management - Innovation Marketing

Juliette de Maupeou
Digital Transformation Consultant & Co-founder of SIBLINGS

More than 10 years in various HR functions. 

Then in charge of digital transformation of all industrial activities of TOTAL (Improve business performance and organization efficiency with digital innovations such as internet of things, connectivty, mobile devices, robotic, analytics, collaborative environment,... using all acceleration methods such as incubation, think tank, fablab, hackaton, learning expedition....)

Now Freelance consultant on digital transformation and open corporate community building. 
Also entrepreneur within

Aleksander Callebat
Data Scientist @Microsoft

Data Scientist @Microsoft
My work mainly revolves around building solutions with partner ISVsin the cloud Azure, but I'm glad to talk about/work with any new technologies in this domain.

Wafae Bakkali
Data & Machine Learning Scientist @Orange Labs

Data and Machine Learning Scientist at Orange Labs (Wafae holds a Ph.D. degree in Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication from Telecom Bretagne. She also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Centrale Supélec and as a research engineer in "Institut Français de Pétrole et des Energies Nouvelles", where she was involved in various industrial projects related to various fields including the topic of geolocation techniques for Internet of Things (IoT). She is passionate about innovation through science, technology and entrepreneurship. She participated and mentored in several previous editions of Startup Weekend (SW) Paris including SW Artificial Intelligence and SW IoT)

Vivien Barbier
Innovation & Strategy Consulting - Manager @Bengs

Vivien has a 5-year experience in a High-Tech startup and a 6-year experience in Management & Innovation consulting. He has put in practice his expertise on Blue Ocean strategies and other innovation approaches in various industries (Nuclear, Logistic, Oil & Gaz, Transportation, …). As a Strategy and Management consultant, Vivien has helped define growth strategies for companies ranging from startups to large corporations. He is passionate about how technologies can enhance human interaction and businesses.

Robotics - Embedded-systems - Video processing - Micro-finance - Pitch

Abdoulaye Sy
CEO and Founder chez Obconnect

Abdoulaye Sy pourra vous conseiller au niveau développement informatique, choix technologique et tout ce qui rentre dans le domaine de l'AI et de l'IOT.  Abdoulaye est un  entrepreneur qui évolue dans l’univers de l’informatique, notamment dans les domaines de la robotique, de l’intelligence artificielle et des objets connectés.
CEO de Deepen dont le slogan est la transformation digitale par la gamification et fondateur de la plate-forme « OBCONNECT » (connexio ergo sum), qui est à la fois une appstore pour les objets connectés et une interface de mise en relation, entre constructeurs et acheteurs d’objets connectés.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Candice
  • Laura
  • Lucia
    Cardenas Melgarejo
  • Marie
    De Bona
  • Melisande


Zoheb Iqbal

Working with startups around the world, London-based Zoheb helps to accelerate and strengthen the growth of a world wide network of entrepreneurs. From early stages of the entrepreneurial journey to innovation within industry with companies such as Aviva, Lloyds banking group,  IBM, Google and EDF as well as governmental institutes, Zoheb works to facilitate, mentor and coordinate the experience of entrepreneurs everywhere. Challenging entrepreneurs to build in intensive programs centered on action, innovation and education. Zoheb is also an architect and co-founder of several startups.

Event Staff

Remy Ramirez
Program Manager Innovation @Société Générale

Accélérateur d'innovation, j'accompagne les entreprises à mettre en place des dispositifs pour passager d'une idée à un projet industrialisé en interne ou via des startups.
J'interviens également en tant que Product Manager sur des projets utilisant des nouvelles technologies.
Actif dans le réseau Startup Weekend, j'ai participé et organisé une dizaine d'évènements en en France et en Inde.

Alexandre Matencio


Julie Delevoie
Digital Marketing & Communication @Modis


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