Startup Weekend Europe - Paris edition

    Friday, March 29 - 31, 2019

  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Europe - Paris edition

Friday, March 29 - 31, 2019

Friday, March 29 - 31, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Parisian campus of the Grenoble Management School
69 rue du Ranelagh
Paris 16, France

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Hello Paris! Are you ready?

From March 29th to 31st 2019, Paris will host the first Startup Weekend Europe. It is the perfect occasion for you to create a business model and a prototype of your marvellous idea and receive feedback from professionals.

  • About the event: 
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 2900 past events in 150 countries around the world. 
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Learn more about it on Startup Weekend website

  • Do I need to come with an idea?
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, thats quite alright! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched and maybe something strikes your interest. The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process. If you have more questions, checkout the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ

  • Why is it called Startup Weekend Europe? 
Our wish here is to welcome as many international participants as possible. You are German, Spanish, Moldovian, Polish, Norwegian, Italian or from any other European country? Then, you are more than welcome to this event. We believe in multiculturalism and in the strength of several European brains working together. Let's show what you are capable of! 

  • What can I win?
Winners of the event will travel around Europe to meet our international sponsors. Get ready to scale up!!

  • How many participants are going to attend the event?
Only 50 tickets maximum are available!

  • For the €25 (student)/ €35 (non-student) tickets you get:
  1. Access to the full weekend-long event.
  2. Mentoring by brilliant and dynamic mentors active in the entrepreneurship and startup scene in Europe.
  3. Tasty meals all weekend (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  4. Beautiful goodies of the event.
  5. Surprise activities for relaxing times.
  6. Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni) #SWMafia 
  7. A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days : a unique and unforgettable experience 
  8. Good vibes and love from the organizing team !!  
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Friday March 29th

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 March 30th

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!

7:30 pm

8:30 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 March 31st

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Alain Garnier
CEO Jamespot

Software Company Generalist - Specialist in Crawling, Semantic, Web, Search Engine, Social Software Business : Business Plan, Strategy & Management, Coach for Entrepreneurs

Candice Capelle
CEO @Heroyn

Entrepreneure depuis 3 ans et demi, Candice a fait ses premiers pas sur les Startup Weekends. Incollable sur les business models, la validation de marché, et la création de MVP, Elle accompagne la stratégie d'innovation des grands groupes et a co-fondé le bootcamp Heroyn dédié aux femmes entrepreneures.

Coaches and Mentors

Matthieu Tran-Van
Global Performance Account Executive @Google


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.

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 :-)

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Europe - Paris edition 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 Paris is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Baptiste
  • Julie
  • Laura
  • Lucas
  • Caroline
  • Héloïse


Khizar Naeem
Head of Integrations @ Starred

Startup and Extreme sports enthusiast. Khizar works as Head of Integrations at Starred, a feedback scale-up in Amsterdam. Khizar has been involved in Startup Weekend since 2013 as a participant, volunteer, organizer, and facilitator. 

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