Startup Weekend Kaunas

    Friday, April 25 - 27, 2014

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Startup Weekend Kaunas

Friday, April 25 - 27, 2014

Friday, April 25 - 27, 2014
Event starts at 1:00 pm

Museum of Communication history in Kaunas

Kaunas, Lithuania

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Startup Weekend Kaunas

"Human mind overwhelmed by new idea will never return to its original state. I left for a trip, life changing experience trip, I suppose. Startup Weekend is not just a project – it is my chosen way of life further. Believe me, I know what I’m saying. I am writing to you from the beach in Tel Aviv Israel, where I was led by this idea…” – Solveiga Kurgonaitė, author of 3D knitting machine and participant of Startup Weekend Lithuania. Don’t you want the same feeling?Only a few months passed after Startup Weekend Lithuania and this event comes back again! This time we are going to Space, together with our inovative ideas and the whole crew! All preparation works and final “take-off” to Mission “Startup Weekend Kaunas” will be held in Communication History Museum. Within 54 hours we are planning to prepare teams and ideas for their final take-off to the space full of future posibilities and hopefully successful business on Sunday evening. Please take into account few very important details if you’re planning to join this mission:
  • Our crew size for this mission is limited, so only .
  • Cost of the trip is  (we have to buy some rocket fuel).
  • You don’t have to bother about any meals or infrastructure, just have your laptop.
In our humble opinion, despite the fact that this might be your life changing adventure, we are going to offer you well-prepared programme and inspirational people to meet! During these three days you will be lead by our mission leaders, who already had their own trip with their business ideas, which took them high above the ground! We love to introduce you with Claudio Santori, founder of “Bliu Bliu”, increadibly successful startup, Darius Dulskis – expert in management and marketing, Mindaugas Glodas, who is general manager at Nextury Ventures, Arturas Bulota, who is extensively consults Lithuanian and foreign clients in shaping the brand image and strategy! For  the rest of the team scroll below!Everyone is welcome, either you have your business idea or just know how to make a simple sketch on the computer! Startup Weekend Kaunas is about gathering people with different skills, experience and view of life into one place connecting them in order to generate incredible and amazing ideas which can grow into real business!
Startup Weekend Kaunas is going to be held at the perfect place for events – Communication History Museum in Kaunas. TEO LT provides Fiber-Optic internet for participants of the event, so you’ll be able to feel the quality and speed! Startup Weekend Kaunas mission is lead by KTU Startup Space with huge support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Social Fund (Second and third day logistical expenses are covered by project INOVEKS No. VP2-1.4-ŪM-05-V-01-006). Nextury Ventures, Data Dog, Informational supporter “Kas Vyksta Kaune”, Mineral water Vytautas. Coffee Inn, Helis, Foosin, Producters and AdForm.

Nokia Lumia phones for the whole team provided by Microsoft.

1000 euros worth KTU voucher for device or devices which will be chosen by team.

Tennis Table from Data Dog!
Foosball Table Garlando F-100 from “Foosin” and  ”Producters”.

Device to have fun (Stay in tune) from Nextury Ventures

iPad for the winners from Startup Highway

Day with the Senior Developer from Data Dog

Android Academy Courses from Telesoftas

Digital Commercial Campaign Provided By AdForm

10 Coffee Sessions with separate work place at Coffee-Inn + 100 coffees from Coffee-Inn

SEO know-how seminar for the team + SEO for their website from SEO Helis
This year we have amazing additional prize for the  from “Foosin” – company that promotes and builds table Foosball community in Lithuania, and  ”Producters” – experienced software geeks and tech entrepreneurs who adore creating fascinating software products!Startup Weekend Kaunas is organized by KTU StartupSpace team (see below!)Contacts for more info:
Antanas Štrimaitis
Tel: 8 630 50 092

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Friday April 25th

1:00 pm

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

6:30 pm
Opening & Speakers
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Introduction of Judges
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
Voting for the ideas
Attendees vote for the top pitches

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 April 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

12:00 pm
Checkpoint 1
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm

7:30 pm
Checkpoint 2
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 27th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Call for help
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

11:00 am
Checkpoint 3

1:00 pm

2:30 pm
How to pitch like a rockstar?
Seminar about pitching

3:00 pm
Gut check.
Start prepping for presentations. Tech check and pre-pitching in front of mentors

5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Pitches for the investors, experts and the guests

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm
Wrap-Up and go home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Antanas
  • Jonas
  • Liutauras
  • Tomas


Alejandro Saucedo
Co-founder at Hack Partners

Alejandro is co-founder at Hack Partners, running HackTrain, together with five of the largest transport owning groups, and the department for transport. Currently two of their ongoing programmes include the RailTech accelerator and the HackTrain hackathon.

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