Startup Weekend Strasbourg 2015

    Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

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Startup Weekend Strasbourg 2015

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Pôle Formation CCI Alsace
234 Avenue de Colmar
Strasbourg, France 67100

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur ?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Alsace Digitale organizes the 5th edition of the Startup Weekend, as part of the European Entrepreneur Week. Held over three days -from November 20 to 22– in Strasbourg, this event is open to everyone (students, developers, experts, project leaders, etc.).

The Startup Weekend is about elaborating and testing a startup idea. Each participant has 60 seconds to present his idea and receives feedbacks and votes from his peers. Teams are formed around the best ideas. Then, they all have 54 hours to make their projects come to life through various works such as market researches, prototyping, and the elaboration of a business model. Throughout the weekend, conferences and mentoring are provided to speed up the development of the projects. On Sunday night, the teams will have to convince a jury made up of professionals who will elect the three most persuasive of them.

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Friday November 20th

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, practice pitches, 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. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 21st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Keynote with Rémy Perla
Rémy Perla will tell how he built Rêves aux Lettres and what he learned in the process.

6:00 pm
Yoga Time

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
A little surprise...

Sunday November 22nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

11:30 am
Keynote with Jean Gay
Jean Gay, 24 years old, will tell us how he started his private airline company.

1:00 pm

2:00 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!


Rémy Perla
Founder et CEO @ Epopia.

Founder et CEO @ Epopia.

Jean Gay

Founder and CEO @ Altijet.

Event Judges

Francesco Paolo De Sanctis

Accompany innovative startups at SEMIA.

Laura Fort

Co-founder and CEO at Studio PixMix.

Eric Riehl

Avocat spécialiste des startups @ Mazars Société d'Avocats.

Virginie Vinet

Founder and CEO at Lady Green.

Jérémy Wies

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

Coaches and Mentors

Gilles Auberger

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

Stéphane Becker

Entrepreneur et développeur. Founder et CEO @ Method in the Madness. Président d'Alsace Digitale.

Véronique Campillo

Coach en expression et présentation orale. Founder et CEO @ Colligence. Founder @ Dôme Incubateur.

Laurence Cuillier

Business lawyer at EY.

Yan-Erik Decorde

Business coach @ Programmer La Réussite. Founder @ Dôme Incubateur.

Sébastien Derivaux

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

Olivier Gramling

Expert comptable @ Mazars.

François Huynh

Communication digitale, marque, marketing. Founder et CEO @ AD Avenue. Founder et CEO @ Invite The Media.

Yann Klis

Founder et CEO @ Scalingo et Novelys.

Philippe Kuhn

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

Marc Liebrich

Conseiller création et reprise d’entreprises à la CCI Strasbourg et Bas-Rhin.

Pierre Parrend

Head of Computer Science service at ECAM Strasbourg-Europe

Kathleen Rousset

Graphic Designer, Founder and CEO @ Logomotive.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Strasbourg 2015 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

  • Catherine
  • Sophie
  • Polina
  • Nicolas
  • Florian
  • David
  • Thomas
  • Guillaume
  • Solen
  • Camille
  • Marine
  • Lucile


Kathleen Fritzsche
Startup Enthusiast

Kathleen attended her first Startup Weekend in 2010 and has been co-organizing and facilitating several events since then. She co-founded StartUp Stuttgart in 2011, the main startup community in Southwest Germany, and Accelerate Stuttgart in 2012, with the vision to support early-stage startups in the region. Kathleen is also a travel and startup enthusiast, writing about her experiences on her own blog.  

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