Startup Weekend Strasbourg

    Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016

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

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

CFA CCI Alsace - Pôle Formation Strabourg
234 Avenue de Colmar
Strasbourg, France 67021

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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 6th edition of the Startup Weekend, as part of the European Entrepreneur Week. Held over three days -from November 18 to 20– 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 18th

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

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:30 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 19th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

11:00 am
Public keynote #1
Alexandra Lopez, juriste fondatrice du cabinet JURIEST : “Panorama des différentes formes juridiques pour exercer une activité en France : entreprise ou société ?”

12:00 pm

5:00 pm
Public keynote #2
Second keynote : Maxime Durand

6:00 pm
How to pitch
Short conference by Véronique Campillo on how to pitch (at least one person per team should attend)

7:00 pm
To be announced...

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
A little surprise...

Sunday November 20th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

12:00 pm

1:30 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

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards

7:30 pm

8:00 pm
Go Home!


Maxime Durand

Founder et CEO @ Terrimetrics.

Véronique Campillo

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

Alexandra Lopez

Juriste fondatrice du cabinet Juriest.

Event Judges

Gilles Auberger

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

Michel Hussherr

Directeur @ SEMIA.

Rémy Perla
Founder et CEO @ Epopia.

Founder et CEO @ Epopia.

Eric Riehl

Avocat spécialiste des startups @ Mazars Société d'Avocats.

Caroline Scheidt

Chargée de projets et responsable innovation @ Alsace Innovation.

Coaches and Mentors

Martin Alexis

Coach en propriété intellectuelle. Chargé d'affaire @ INPI.

Stéphane Becker

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

Philippe Borne

Coach propriété intellectuelle. Délégué régionale @ INPI.

Apolline Busch

Coordinatrice de l'incubateur SEMIA.

Frédéric Cambecèdes

Business coach. Business Angel @ Alsace Business Angels.

Véronique Campillo

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

Julia Coffre

Designer @ Spécial Coffre Studio Graphique. Professeur de design @ Unistra.

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.

Marie Hunyadi

Communication digitale, marque, marketing. Professionnelle de votre communication. Responsable Grand Est @ InviteTheMedia.

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.

David Lichtlé

Développeur et entrepreneur. Founder @ NovaBeez. Membre du bureau d'Alsace Digitale.

Marc Liebrich

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

Pierrick Nass

Avocat d'affaire @ Mazars Société d'Avocats.

Damien Senger

Développeur UI/UX @ Racoon Studio.

Samuel Siegwalt-Ross

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

Bastien Stella

Expert comptable @ Mazars.

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

  • Sophie
  • Thomas
  • Armand
  • Lesya
  • Pauline
  • Florian
  • Olympe
  • Nicolas
  • Elodie
  • Polina
  • Catherine


Laura Calmore
European Relations Manager @ Iceberg & VP @ Digital Women's Day

With a multicultural background, Laura ties relations between the French & CEE ecosystems, hoping to bridge emerging ecosystems to developed ones, by connecting their key financial & community actors, to help startups scale, get funded & be more diverse. She has also initiated the creation of the Global AI initiative through Techstars Startup Weekend to democratize AI in emerging and developed tech. Ex-International ecosystem relations manager for Bpifrance Le Hub, the scaleup accelerator for the 2nd largest sovereign bank in the world, Head of Community & Communication at France Digitale, the French alliance of entrepreneurs & investors, she sharpened her perspective on innovation in France and of different global ecosystems. Advisor to startups on their international approach, fundraising & content creation. 

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