Startup Weekend Strasbourg

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Strasbourg

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm

4 rue du Dôme
Strasbourg, France 67000

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Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Why attend a Startup Weekend event?

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top eight:

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.

Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.

Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Save money & get stuff:
Startup Weekends typically cost between $75 and $150 (less for students).  Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee you can drink.

Join a global community:
Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.


Friday November 21st

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:20 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

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.

Saturday November 22nd

9:00 am
Simple breakfast & coffee

11:00 am
Speaker : Jérémy Wies
Meet Jérémy Wies, founder of New-Web and Synovo, listen to his story and ask questions.

1:00 pm
Lunch & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

6:00 pm
Speaker : Jérémy Chatelaine
Meet Jérémy Chatelaine, founder of, listen to his story and ask questions.

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

9:00 pm
A little surpise...

Sunday November 23rd

9:00 am
Simple breakfast & coffee

1:00 pm
Lunch & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

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


Jérémy Chatelaine

Founder and CEO @

Jérémy Wies

Co-founder and CEO at Synovo, founder and CEO at New-Web.

Event Judges

Célina Barahona

Girlz In Web co-founder

Alexis Brenner

CEO @ Marcel Bauer, Business Angel and Advisor.

Stéphanette Englaro

Founder and CEO @ In'Air Solutions.

Dominique Formhals

Founder and CEO @ Aquatic Show.

Gilles Grand

Director @ SEMIA.

Amandine Mazenc

Aussi loin que je me souvienne, j'ai toujours admiré les entrepreneurs qui, acteurs de leurs destinées, ont réussi à s'imposer là ou personne ne les attendaient. Ainsi, j'ai poursuivi mes études en entrepreneuriat, pour pouvoir guider ces entrepreneurs vers le chemin de la réussite et leur épargner, autant que possible, les embûches. 

Estelle Pebay

Founder and CEO @ Confluence Alsace.

Eric Riehl

Avocat spécialiste des startups @ Mazars Société d'Avocats.

Coaches and Mentors

Gilles Auberger

Founder et CEO @ ADN Factory, Founder et CEO @ TheConnectingPlace, Founder @ Dôme Incubateur, Business Angel et Advisor.

Eric Brucker

Tax Lawyer @ EY.

Alban de Claverie

Audit Senior Manager @ EY.

Francesco Paolo De Sanctis

Accompany innovative startups at SEMIA.

Aurélie Denonnin

Lawyer @ EY.

Sébastien Derivaux

Entrepreneur. Business coach. Business Angel @ Alsace Business Angels.

Thierry Erb

CEO @ Novea.

Jean-Christophe Gay

Founder and CEO @ Astelos.

Olivier Gramling

Expert comptable @ Mazars.

Thomas Gresset

Founder and CEO @ Invata, Red Kiwi and Cap Eco.

Yann Klis

Founder et CEO @ Scalingo et Novelys.

Philippe Kuhn

Founder and CEO @ La Clef Des Champs. Business Angel and Advisor @ Alsace Business Angels.

Rodolphe Mathus

CEO @ SEM E Puissance 3. Founder and CEO @ Eleate Consult.

Marjorie Meyer

Associate Director @ PR Agency Comme LM.

Jeffrey Nadison

CEO @ Agri-Esprit, Business Angel and Advisor.

Véronique Pietri

Business Lawyer.

Maxime Rolling

Chartered Accountant @ Mazars.

Kathleen Rousset

Graphic Designer, Founder and CEO @ Logomotive.

Samuel Siegwalt-Ross

Entrepreneur. Founder @ NovaBeez. Founder @ Organisateur des Apéro Entrepreneur Strasbourg.

Thierry Stiegler

Web / E-Commerce Production Director @ Maetva.

Yves Tévonian

Business Development Expert, Founder @ OneInfiniteLoop.

Léo Unbekandt

Founder and CTO @ Appsdeck

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Nicolas
  • David
  • Stéphane
  • Thomas
  • Polina
  • Maxence


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