Startup Weekend Luxembourg 10th edition!
Friday, December 7 - 9, 2018
Friday, December 7 - 9, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
9 avenue des Hauts Fourneaux
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world
- All the internet and coffee you can consume
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3. Immigration/Integration. The number of individuals who were forced to flee their homes has skyrocketed drastically in recent years. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (iDMC) reported that 31.1 million individuals were displaced in 2016. Displacement could occur after natural disasters or throughout war. Unfortunately, displaced individuals have increased to approximately 59.5 million due to continuing conflict in the Middle East. In Syria alone, there are about 11 million refugees, which include young children.
- Lack of access to education: The right to education is not guaranteed within developing countries because of issues such as inequality among different ethnicities or classes, interstate or intrastate conflict, and poverty. 72 million children are unschooled, and about 759 million adults are illiterate. Additionally, girls are the least likely to receive an education.
- Excess of high educational profiles: Millennials are the most educated generation in history. This sounds exciting, but with the supply of educated workers much higher than the demand for them in the workforce, it has created a perfect storm for unemployment, and a flat-out frustrating beginning to our career. Then there's college debt, albeit not so much in Europe.
6. Gender Inequality. Due to gender inequality, education and economic opportunity are inaccessible to many women of all backgrounds. About 150 countries have laws that discriminate against women’s rights. Underrepresented in governmental bodies, women only hold an average of 23 percent in parliamentary seats.
7. Ageing. According to data from World Population Prospects: the 2017 Revision, the number of older persons — those aged 60 years or over — is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million globally in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050 and 3.1 billion in 2100. Globally, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups.
8. Water scarcity. Like with food, there is actually enough fresh water for each person currently living on the planet. However, access to that water is not always possible for everyone. Poor infrastructure and conflict mean that many people often have to use unsafe water sources and, as a result, many people each year die due to poor sanitation.
9. Well-being. Millennials are reporting the highest levels of clinical anxiety, stress, and depression than any other generation at the same age.
10. Too Connected. The excessive use of the smartphone (and so the constant exposure to electromagnetic wave) leads to eyesight problems as well as a negative impact on attention, memory and cognitive performance. Moreover, it is confirmed the presence of a dependence on web and social networks with its related psychological problems, for instance the so-called FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Also, the majority of jobs today are carried out in front of the PC: a too much sedentary job badly influences health problems regarding weight, cardio vascularity, posture and eyesight.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday December 7th
Saturday December 8th
Sunday December 9th
Coaches and Mentors
Dan was IT Director of Hiwave GmbH, Germany's first system house for Mobile Marketing technologies that mainly operate on the basis of Bluetooth®, infrared, WLAN and NFC. Dan develop the first proximity marketing network in the o2 Word Arena in Berlin where Digital Signage meets Proximity Marketing. Dan was Board Director of Cellixx S.A. , the European leader in mobile software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Dan created a mobile ecosystem based on secure and trusted transaction that give a maximum on reliability for mobile environment. As founder and Chief Software Architect, Mr. Romescu knows this business inside and out.
In 2000 at The Microsoft Partner Congress, when he was CTO of Vision to Reality, helped launch—with Compaq, T-Mobile, Microsoft –“the first Data GPRS Application worldwide.” Still, Mr. Romescu is most proud of (and globally respected for) the Home Zone Project for mm02 plc. Taking the market by storm, the Home Zone Project formed the base of the Genion Leadership Product by mm02.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Luxembourg 10th edition! 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Luxembourg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Previously Tracy has won best pitch at Startup Weekend Dublin and has also organised and been lead organiser at Startup Weekend Dublin!
She runs a number of community events, holds a board seat on the Irish Internet Assoc. and has experience in getting multiple startups off the ground.