Startup Weekend Budapest

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

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Startup Weekend Budapest

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Ericsson Hungary Research and Development Center
4 Irinyi József utca
Budapest, Hungary 1117

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No Talk, All Action! Launch a startup in 54 h!

On the 21st November 2014, organized by Colabs Startup Center, Startup Weekend is back in town for the 6th time since 2011 and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Be part of this year's Global Startup Battle the biggest startup competition in the universe with more than than 200 simultaneous events and 30.000 entrepreneurs from all around the world.

90+ creative people with technology, design and business backgrounds will be gathering at Startup Weekend Budapest for a 54 hour frenzy of coding, designing, business model creation and market validation. We invite anyone with an interest in startups, design and technology to come along and get stuck in, flex their entrepreneurial skills and make some new friends.

TOP reasons to attend?

1) Grow Your Network: Join designers, developers, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life, in this melting pot of innovation
2) Build Something Real: Put your talents to work and build a real product, team, and brand for execution in the real world or even just your portfolio
3) Advice: Each Startup Weekend is overseen by a group of mentors, coaches, and judges to turn your startup idea into a success story
4) Refine Your Skillset: Startup Weekend provides numerous opportunities to learn and grow through real world experience and problem solving
5) Get Inspired: Be influenced by the great ideas around you and learn what it takes to create a successful business from the ground up
6) Have fun! The event is fully catered (6 meals included) and rooted in the startup spirit of working hard, but playing harder. Join us for an unforgettable weekend!

It's a life changing event with a legacy of high performing, long lasting teams emerging.

Meet some of the awesome teams that started from here: | 2013 | investor: Traction Tribe
Sopreso | 2012 | investor: Day One Capital
Codie (ex-RoboPhone) | 2013 | investor: iCatapult
Zinbox | 2012 | bootstrap FTW! ;)

What's included in your ticket?

- 6 meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch (3 courses), 2 Dinners
- Drinks and coffee for the whole weekend
- Beer... lots of beer :)
- Access to exclusive tools and resources from our sponsors

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Friday November 21st

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 until midnight.

Saturday November 22nd

9:00 am
Doors open & Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Yoga session
Yoga mats are provided

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

11:00 am
I. Check-in
Check-in, status reports, call for help

11:15 am
Coaches meeting
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

11:30 am
Amazon Web Services workshop

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
3D Printing workshop
FabLab corner

2:15 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm
II. Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work until midnight.

Sunday November 23rd

9:00 am
Doors open & Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Presentation workshop

11:00 am
III. Check-In
Final opportunity to ask questions

11:15 am
Coaches meeting

2:00 pm

3:00 pm
Tech Check
Tech-check for final presentations

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Zsolt
  • Mirjam
  • Kristof
  • Krisztina
  • Ibrahim
  • Daniella
  • Sara
  • Maria
  • Anna


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