Startup Weekend Paris

    Friday, June 20 - 22, 2014

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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Paris

Friday, June 20 - 22, 2014

Friday, June 20 - 22, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

3W Academy
48, rue René Clair
Paris, France 75018

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Friday June 20th

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 June 21st

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!

6:30 pm

7:30 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 June 22nd

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

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Kat Borlongan
CoFounder @ Five by Five

Kat Borlongan is a Founding Partner at Five by Five, an innovation consultancy built for an open generation. Some of her other favorite hats: Director of the Open Data Institute Paris, Google Launchpad Mentor and French Tech Ticket Ambassador.

Event Judges

Raffi Raffi Kamber
VC, Alven Capital

Alven Capital is an independent venture capital firm. Alven Capital contributes to growing companies in the internet, media and technology sectors.

Roxanne Varza

Roxanne Varza is the Director of Station F, which is the largest startup campus worldwide, backed by Xavier Niel. She is also involved in the Conseil national du numérique (CNNum), an organization that works with the French government on digital matters, as well as the European Commission's European Innovation Council (EIC).

Dominique Meyer
Partner at OCP Incubateur

Didier Tranchier
Innovation Professor, Entrepreneur and Investor

Coaches and Mentors

Didier Tranchier
Innovation Professor, Entrepreneur and Investor

Michel Duchateau
Partner at Convidencia

Innovation coach, Partner & Chief Innovation Officer at Convidencia,

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.

Aymar de Scorbiac
Secrétaire Général de la division StartUp & PME de MAZARS

Daniele Beccari
Travel PM at Criteo

Vincent Richard
VP Business & Operations @Madinventors

Vincent has a wide experience in the IT and telecom sectors. He held different positions in Telco companies, Investment fund and strategy consulting. He is passionate about new technologies. He enjoys transmitting his knowledge to others that is the reason he has been mentoring several startups in addition to his entrepreneurial activities. He is an engineer from ISEN and has an MBA from IE Business School

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Paris 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

  • Wessel
  • Marc
  • Victoria


Wessel Kooyman
CEO of Cole Street

Wessel is a technology expert and entrepreneur, who's been active in the startup world since 1998. He spent 8 years in Silicon Valley, and is a mentor at Le Camping, Seedcamp, and other events and accelerators. Cole Street is a web and mobile development company that specializes in working with startups.

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