Startup Weekend Luxembourg

    Friday, November 25 - 27, 2016


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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Luxembourg

Friday, November 25 - 27, 2016



Friday, November 25 - 27, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Technoport
9, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
Esch-sur-Alzette / Esch-Belval, Luxembourg L-4362

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 25th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 26th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


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


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


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

Sunday November 27th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


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


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Raz Bachar
Business Development Manager - EMEA StartUp Community at Amazon Web Services

I’m a Technical Sales and Business Development at Amazon Web Services. 

Amazon Web Services is the leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud computing platform, with new services benefiting enterprises, SMBs and StartUps being added at an amazing rate. 

After a strong background in software development during my Information Systems Engineer studies including database programming, Extensive knowledge in multiple programming languages and development methodologies, I moved to HP as Technical Consultant focusing on Storage and infrastructure projects. After a short ramp up I felt very comfortable in this area and is accompanied by a number of major projects around converge infrastructure solutions. I've been able to improve my presentation skills a lot of which led me to present in several HP partners and customers events. It is very important for me to identify myself at work I do and get immediate feedback so you can provide the best results possible.
• Up-to-date with current technologies and trends.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with client orientation of all managerial levels, colleagues (local and overseas) and vendors.
• Multitasking, experienced in working under pressure, dedicated, and organized.
• Ability to take end to end responsibility, creative, motivated and motivating, positive and a team player.
• Broad cultural view and cross-cultural awareness 
• Able to work independently and take ownership of work. 
• Ability to learn new business concepts quickly and thoroughly.

Specialties: Cloud commutingPresale, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Storage - SAN, NAS, Sales life-cycle, Virtualization, Public speaking


Warrick Cramer
Global Head of SCM Commercial Innovation at Vodafone

Leading a fantastic dynamic team in Supply Chain Management (SCM) that is dedicated to bringing innovation to the business. We have a global view and look for any size business that can change the way we interact in our daily lives.


Cedric Dockendorf
Innovation management at Enovos Luxembourg S.A.



Sebastien Wiertz
General Manager – Paul Wurth InCub | Global Innovative Technology | Entrepreneurship | Start-ups | Business Development

Creative critical thinker with extensive executive leadership experience honed through progressively more responsible roles in information technology, engineering, and business operations. 

Definitive and proactive leader, passionate about innovation and change management. Widely recognized as an expert and coach in knowledge management and team leadership.


Coaches and Mentors


Laurent Kratz
Entrepreneur and Investor

Internet Entrepreneur, IT Professional services background. Knowledge in innovative business models, business mutations.Specialties: Free software, Intellectual property, Internet strategy


Florence Roux-Christmann
Operations and Network Development Leader at PwC's Accelerator

Operations Leader at PwC's Accelerator.
I am also in charge of building, together with Laurent Probst, Founder and Leader of the Accelerator, a growing network of Accelerators within the PwC network, to accelerate even more our value proposition to innovative SMEs going global.


François Scalais
Head of Start-Up Development

Creative, Dynamic and Resilient Business Professional, rewarded "Most Creative Young Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2013 with 16 years experience in a variety of management roles in the Medical Device and Medical Imaging industry, holding a MBA, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary skills and multi-management background (Business, Sales & Marketing Management), demonstrated leadership strengths and proven ability to manage and inspire teams, proven track record of successful business development, ability to identify new business opportunity and growth, out-of-the box thinker in identifying problems and implementing innovative strategies and solutions.


Candi Carrera
Country Manager at Microsoft Luxembourg

Country Manager - Microsoft Luxembourg


Diane Tea
Senior Manager - Procurement of Global IT Infrastructure at Vodafone Group

- Results oriented
- Passionate to deliver value in all forms for my Company
- Highly committed
- Striving to find win-win situations with a long term business development perspective for my Company and Suppliers
- Successful proven track records in negotiating multi-million contracts/deals and delivering multi-million dollars/euros savings to my Companies while considering TCO and improving efficiency
- Creative in finding innovative deals
- Experienced in global multi-cultural environment work at all levels including CxO level
- Breadth of knowledge in all IT arena (SW, HW, Licensing, DataCenter, Services, Network/Telecom)
- Strong business and legal experience

My professional goal is to make a difference for my Company in all my endeavours.


Marek Blizco
SMB Sales @ Google

Passionate about inspiring people and SMBs to grow in all dimensions, always looking for an innovation and driven by great team collaboration.

Specialities and expertise: Business strategy formulation and planning • Intense international business and life experience from various markets (lived and worked in RU, UA, US, CA, UK, IE, ES, CZ, SK, PL) • Fluency in 6 foreign languages • Planning and delivery of sales targets / quotas • People management • Project Management • Vendor management • Change management • Process and operations improvements • HR management and People development • Global launches of the new online products • Online marketing campaigns management • Online marketing agencies development.


Martin Guérin
CEO at nyuko

Strategic vision, pragmatism, multidisciplinary team management.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Luxembourg team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Diego
    De Biasio
  • Benoit
    Fortemps
  • Sylvain
    Chery
  • Georges
    Jentgen
  • Laurent
    Reisdorff
  • Pablo
    Bellissimo
  • Olivier
    Zephir

Facilitators


Gerson Ribeiro

I’m a startup founder myself with multiple experiences and recently started a micro-VC fund in Brazil. As a Techstars Facilitator I'm connected with all
startup communities in Brazil through Startup Weekend. My daily podcast is TOP 6 on iTunes Business Brazil with more than 200,000 downloads,
our newsletter reached 17,000 weekly viewers and our last event, Brazil Startup Summit, was acknowledged as the largest startup online conference 
in Latin America, with more than 10,000 participants and 50 speakers, including Arielle Zuckerberg from KPCB.


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