Startup Weekend Bali: Social Innovation

    Friday, June 24 - 26, 2016

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Startup Weekend Bali: Social Innovation

Friday, June 24 - 26, 2016

Friday, June 24 - 26, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Hubud: Ubud Coworking and Community Space
Monkey Forest Road 88x
Ubud, Bali 80571

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No Talk, All Action. Launch Your Social Innovation Startup ... in Paradise ... within 54 hours!

Startup Weekend Bali is back on June 24-26!

Organised by Hubud, in partnership with Kopernik, this time around, it's going to be all about social impact and innovation. If you have startup ideas relating to social entrepreneurship, tech for good, social impact and sustainable solutions ... then this one's for you. Let's catalyse change with action!

Join us and we'll help you launch your social innovation startups in 54 hours. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends gives you the perfect environment to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

About Startup Weekend
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, creating business model development, and basic prototype creation. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

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 2015. 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.

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!

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Friday June 24th

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

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat delicious Balinese buffet by Dayulicious, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:00 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. Finished for the day, but you and your team may stay and work as long as you like. Hubud is open 24 hours!

Saturday June 25th

9:00 am
Good morning! Bienvenue! Have breakfast and get ready to start Day-2!

9:30 am
Coffee time!
Free coffee to all Startup Weekend Bali participants by Uma Kopi and Uma Roastery

10:00 am
Design Sprint session
Understanding project mapping, identify problem, HMW, and user interview

12:20 pm
Team Check-In
Team check-in. Tell us what you want to accomplish today and how the facilitator and coaches can help you to accomplish these goals.

12:30 pm
Brain lunch by Warung Widoerie

12:45 pm
Lunch-n-Learn with Kopernik
Be inspired by the stories of Ewa Wojkowska, the Founder of Kopernik

1:30 pm
No after lunch dip
Work work work! Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day, but you and your team may stay and work as long as you like. Hubud is open 24 hours!

Sunday June 26th

9:00 am
Good morning! Bienvenue! Have breakfast and get ready to start Day-3!

9:30 am
Coffee Time
Free coffee to all Startup Weekend Bali participants by Uma Kopi and Uma Roastery

10:00 am
Design Sprint
Understanding diverge, decide, and prototype.

12:00 pm
Pitch Coaching Session
Learn how to construct and deliver an outstanding pitch, and how to effectively communicate your startup idea to the judges

12:30 pm

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

4:30 pm
Final Presentations - Demo Night

5:50 pm
Off to Yoga Barn!
Pack your stuff ... we're moving to the Yoga Barn

6:00 pm
Dinner at the Yoga Barn by KAFE and Garden Kafe

7:30 pm
Awards and Winners Announcement

9:00 pm
After Party at No Mas!

Event Judges

Ewa Wojkowska
Co-Founder and COO of Kopernik

Ewa Wojkowska is the Co-Founder and COO of Kopernik, a non-profit organisation that distributes low-cost technologies to recipients in less-developed countries. The organisation was born from Ewa's desire to more effectively address development issues. 

Prior to co-founding Kopernik, she worked for the United Nations and the World Bank in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Thailand and New York, focusing on the empowerment of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. She has extensive experience in human rights and justice, and founded the United Nations Development Programme access to justice program in Indonesia. Ewa also founded Centro Feto, a women's empowerment organisation in Oecusse, Timor-Leste. 

Ewa has been recognised as an Ashoka Fellow, an Asia 21 Young Leader, Rutgers University's Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and as one of Advance's 50 emerging women leaders. Ewa studied Asian studies and politics and public policy. Kopernik's name honours Ewa's Polish background and the great Polish scientist Nicolaus Copernicus, who revolutionised conventional thought. Ewa also sits on Kopernik's board of directors.

Ganesh Ramakrishnan
Investor at Monk’s Hill Ventures

Ganesh is an investor at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a technology focused VC that invests in Series A and Series B stage startups in Southeast Asia. Ganesh started his career at Goldman Sachs in 2010 in Hong Kong and was amongst the youngest executive director promotes within the firm’s asset management division (GSAM) in 2016.

Over his six-year tenure at Goldman, he held several leadership roles across product management, distribution sales, and business development in Asia Pacific. Most recently, Ganesh was a founding member of Stanford StartX company Finvoice in San Francisco, where he assisted american small business owners with their working capital needs.

Mike Dannheim
Co-Founder of 1Apeiron

Mike helped lead the international expansion of Groupon throughout the Middle East and Asia. Prior to that, he built FreeLunched, a social advertising platform in Miami.

Currently Mike is dedicated to the development of Sensie, an application that detects the response of the body to different stimulus, known as an intuition trainer. Mike also leads Consciousness Hacking in Miami Beach and is involved in the startup community, offering advisory and business development services to tech companies.

Paul Spence
Co-founder of Iwantmyname

Paul is a co-founder of iwantmyname a Wellington based domain name registrar that serves around 100,000 customers globally. He has also been involved in 18 Startup Weekend events as a participant, organiser, mentor, sponsor or judge, including a recent guest spot as an international judge at Bali Startup Weekend: Social Innovation. Paul is also the New Zealand editor for Startup Digest, a weekly newsletter of all the coolest startup, tech and innovation related events. You can reach him @GeniusNet on Twitter.

Coaches and Mentors

Andy Budd
User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft

User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft, Andy is a best selling tech author, curates the dConstruct and UX London conferences and helped set-up The Brighton Digital Festival. Andy created Silverback, a low cost usability testing application for the Mac, and co-founded Fontdeck, a web typography start-up.

Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like SXSW, An Event Apart and The Next Web. Never happier than when he's diving some remote tropical atoll, Andy is a qualified PADI dive instructor.

Blair Jones
Founder of Offshore Accounting & Finance

Blair is the founder of a company focussing on stripping back the complexity entrepreneurs face operating cross-border businesses. With a background in international finance as a Chartered Accountant, he has a passion for supporting entrepreneurs to fulfil their potential around the world. He has also lived the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurial success and failure, and empathises with the challenges presented by both.

Blair has previously worked in East Africa in a World Bank backed pilot program, assisting with planning and execution strategies to help entrepreneurs gain access to finance and create sustainable employment in the region. He is also a mentor within a Ugandan remote mentoring project, utilising technology to provide guidance and support to Ugandan entrepreneurs.

Colleen Schell
Founder and Creator of The Leadership Revolution

Colleen is the Founder and Creator of The Leadership Revolution, an online training course that gives emerging leaders the tools and capabilities to step fully into their leadership so that they can transform the world. Her current and past clients include global companies like Intel, Google, GAP, and Microsoft, and start up organizations like IGIGI, MindTime, Cortica, and OpenDoor. 

In the past, Colleen worked as the VP of Marketing for the environmental marketing and research agency, ecoAmerica, where she partnered with top organizations (REI, ClifBar, Disney) and NGO's (Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, The Nature Conservancy) to create national programs to change the behaviors of “environmentally agnostic Americans". She also worked as the Director of Business Development at Carat, the world's only independent global communications agency, securing and growing some of the world's leading brands including Microsoft, New Line Cinema, Adidas, Gateway, Sony, Intel, Sprite and CBS. 

Diana Moret
CEO and Founder of Pandorahub

Diana Moret is a social entrepreneur and human-centred designer.

She is the CEO and Founder of Pandorahub, a rural revival and resettlement movement addressed to startups, digital nomads, makers and career-shifters mixing modern and traditional worlds such as entrepreneurship, workation, rural co-working, permaculture, co-living, crowdfunding and healthy living.

Ian Collingwood
COO & Program Director at Startupbootcamp Barcelona IoT & Data

Ian Collingwood teaches companies, teams, individuals and organisations how to think, act and learn like startups.
He is the COO & Program Director at Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data. He has coached founders at all of Europe's finest accelerators: Seedcamp, Techstars, Startupbootcamp, Wayra and Rockstart.

Kai Paul
Vice President of Indosole

Kai Paul is the Vice President of Indosole, a product that conceived a unique and innovative way to combine style and the growing problem of disused tyres from the estimated two million motorbikes on Bali’s road. They are currently converting tires into soles for footwear and looking into tires further as a potential resource in various ways. 

Kai is passionate about producing responsibly made products. 

Maitri Fischer
Founder and CTO at PT Mantra Bali

Maitri is a sustainable development expert in the field of energy and water with over 5 years of experience in consulting and research for various clients and projects including NGOs, private research firms, industry and private businesses in energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable development, energy infrastructure and investment in a variety of sectors within the tourism and environmental development industry.

Having grown up in Bali and being passionate about the environment and business, Maitri came returned to the island to start MANTRA with Sean Nino Lotze, a consulting company in the field of energy, water and waste. The company works closely with large resorts in Bali and develops data driven saving strategies that help save costs and benefit the environment all the while building a database of consumption and waste of the tourism industry.

Maitri is passionate about making a difference in Bali and believes that the island needs innovators and a strong youth movement to push for much needed change.

Melissa Loh
Founding Partner and Executive Coach at Good Startups

Mel believes that business is one of the fastest vehicles for positive change in the world, and in ourselves. She helps leaders, and their teams optimise their performance and build thriving companies. Mel has earned her degree from one of world's top rated entrepreneurship programs and has 10 years of hands-on experience in tourism, international business, entrepreneurship and social enterprise development. 

In addition to business consulting and social enterprise development, Mel is also a founding partner and executive coach at Good Startups. Using scientifically-validated tools, Good Startups helps startup founders and teams jump past key inflection points by giving them real-world insights and tools to overcome time scarcity, transform fear into creative power, and resolve team-killing dysfunction so they can effectively build their business to sustainable success.

Mel has lived in Southeast Asia for 15 years while traveling often to her home countries of Singapore and the United States. When not nerding out on land, you'll find her scuba diving with the fishies or walking through the rice fields with her dog, Hero.

Olivier Pouillon
Founder of Bali Recycling and Gringgo

With more than 19 years of experience in the environmental field, including a job in solid waste management in Indonesia, American-born, long-term Bali resident Olivier lives and breathes waste. Believing “proper waste management is essential to our ecosystems health, economy and future”, he established the pioneering Peduli Bali (The Bali Recycling Company) in Ubud in 2010 – Bali’s first fully licensed waste recycling facility. Of its “zero waste” philosophy, Olivier says: “There’s no such thing as waste, everything is a potential resource!”.

Olivier was the founder of Gringgo (formerly known as Cash for Trash), the winner Startup Weekend Bali 2014.

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The Startup Weekend Bali: Social Innovation team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Hubud is Bali's first co-working space for location-independent, entrepreneurs, startups, creatives and change makers. Our coworking space hosts more than 30 curated events monthly. We are a strong community with over 300 people, working together to find new ways to thrive.

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Google Developer Advocate and Google Launchpad Mentor

Yohan work with Google as Developer Advocate at Google Web Developer Relations team. He is an urban cyclist and web developer who passionate to builds product that make impact. He also a mentor at Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator.

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