Startup Weekend Internet of Things Luxembourg

    Friday, June 5 - 7, 2015

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Internet of Things Luxembourg

Friday, June 5 - 7, 2015

Friday, June 5 - 7, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

9, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 4362

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Startup Weekend Internet of Things Luxembourg


Friday June 5th

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. Introduction by Jacques Touillon.

7:45 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 as late as the venue will allow

Saturday June 6th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

7:30 pm
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 June 7th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Jacques Touillon

Internet of Things / healthtech and wellness / communication tools for behaviour and involvement / communication for the environment protection

communication comportementale et d'adhésion / communication environnementale / communication publique

Event Judges

Jacques Touillon

Internet of Things / healthtech and wellness / communication tools for behaviour and involvement / communication for the environment protection

communication comportementale et d'adhésion / communication environnementale / communication publique

Jean-Yves Hergott
Entrepreneur and Venture Angel at Chameleon Invest

Machine Vision expert, with the passion of IT since the early 80′…,like most of us I turned my passion into my job in 98 as co-founder of Luxscan Technologies.

Later, as Business Angel, I enjoyed sharing experiences and visions with the goal making dreams becoming true.

Today, as “Venture Angel”, investor and board member at Chameleon Invest, I like overall as stated in our teams vision, to drive sustainable economic growth by actively supporting passionate responsible entrepreneurs, and creating synergies in a dynamic and continuously improving ecosystem.
Besides the classic providing capital activities, it is essential to me to share know-how and experience with the creative entrepreneurs in fields like, IT technology / Innovation management, product management and customer service , company operation and growth strategy setup, international deployment, fund raising and negotiation ….

Jan Glas
Promotion of design driven innovation, design management for SME's and institutions, creativity techniques & design

Promotion & advisory of design driven innovation to improve competitiveness of SME's and organisations; promotion of creativity and creative industries in Luxembourg; Innovation & design management; Consulting and project management: Corporate design & communication strategies, corporate identity, product development;

Lauri Paal

Lauri is Director of Business Development at Microsoft, heading up global Skype and Lync business development team. He joined Skype back in 2006 to establish a scalable partnership model for enabling hyper growth of Skype’s paid services business. He have since then played incremental part in shaping Skype’s telecoms product and partnership strategy through number of ownership changes and currently driving growth opportunities for Skype and Lync products through commercial and technology partnerships and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Skype Lauri served in a variety of leadership capacities across the areas of commercial operations and sales in Tele2 Group with most recent position of Operations Director for Tele2 Eastern Europe.

Earlier positions include IT and Communications industry start-up’s, founding marketing and direct sales business and consultancy.

Lauri holds law degree, he is member of communications industry forums and have contributed in EU consultations on access and telecoms networks. He is angel investor and advisor in several start-up’s

Jean-Pierre LeGoaller
Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services

Objective: help companies transform their IT by taking advantage of the business opportunities offered by cloud computing.

IT transformation and innovation
Cloud Computing/AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Management of IT for companies leveraging IaaS, PaaS and SaaS cloud computing.

Profile Summary:
20-year international experience in IT management, IT strategy, cloud computing, project management and software development.
Cloud computing expert: value proposition, impact on business strategy, cloud transformation process, potential for new initiatives such as Internet of Things, architecture, implementation, evangelism.
Management of 24*7 cloud infrastructure: strategy, operations, budgeting, security and compliance, availability, performance and agility.
Management of engineering and operations teams.
Management of relationship with customers, partners and IT vendors.
Comfortable in small and large organizations.
Worked in international environments in the U.S. (14 years), France (4 years), Luxembourg (3 years), as well as several months in Germany, England, and Spain.

Special interest: impact of information technology on renewable energy, the environment, air quality, nutrition, health and sports.

A dual French/US citizen, I am open to relocating globally - in a family-friendly environment - for an exciting management position.

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

Philippe Papanastassiou
Investor, business developer, tech enthusiast and INSEAD MBA

Philippe brings close to a decade of experience in TMT and professional services. He started his career in Business Intelligence at MACH, the leading roaming clearing house. After a year, he was promoted to sales & account manager with responsibility for the company’s largest customer. During that time, he not only won new clients but also renewed framework agreements and developed new products and services. More recently, he was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and worked with clients in Energy, Consumer Electronics and Financial Services on a number of topics such as strategy, marketing and organization. He now leads Business and Customer Development efforts for TaDaweb.
Philippe holds an MSc from Solvay Business School and an MBA from INSEAD, focusing on corporate finance, venture capital and private equity. He also completed an MBA exchange with the Wharton School in Philadelphia, USA and a week-long entrepreneurship seminar in Silicon Valley.

Inouk Bourgon

Internet of Things Maker since 2009. Cofounder of MakerSpace: Father of NPlug: Now Cofounder @get_alima #iot #airquality #product #design #embedded #software #hardware

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.

Guy Ernest
Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services

Expert in crafting innovative technological solutions for real life problems. 
Leading agile development teams to maximize their potential to deliver clever, simple and high quality software applications.

Specialties:Big Data, Personalization, Cloud, AWS, Mobile Applications, HTML5, Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Development, Agile Programming, Semantic Web, Data Visualization

Rodolfo Baïz
Fab Lab Manager en Technoport SA

Pascal Poeck
Team Leader

Team leader in Luxembourg for 7 years, specialized in collaborative solutions. I always loved sharing my experience with communities. I discover the Maker movement years ago and have a lot of interest in 3D printing technologies and electronics. Co-founder of Bulb Zone, company based in Luxembourg, I continue to participate at different events like Maker Faire around the world. I’m also author for the e-magazine “3Dnatives”, mentor for the “Internet of things” at Web School Factory in Paris and occasionally speaker for different events related to 3D printing.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Internet of Things 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

Techstars Startup Weekend Luxembourg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Diego
    De Biasio
  • Sylvain
  • Yann
  • Georges
  • Benoit
  • Pablo
  • Laurent


Damien Cavailles
Founder -

I'm a developer and an entrepreneur. I founded to help developers find a company they will love to work at.
"Startup Weekend changed my life. I became a SW Facilitator to help others change theirs" - Nick Stevens said that, and I would love to make it mine 🙂

Event Staff

Diego De Biasio

Sylvain Chery
Director, Partner

I started my career in IT consulting and after only a few years I co-founded my current company Agile Partner in Luxembourg. That was in 2004 and within 13 years we have built the local leader in Agile Management and software development with a team of 50+ people. We help organizations of all kinds transform for more efficiency, innovation and happiness at work. We do this by developing great software solutions or by helping our customers' teams do it most efficiently.
I am an entrepreneur, passionate about making things happen. Over the years I grew from analyst to Agile Coach, with enthusiasm about technology and profound respect for people. Very early I started bridging my main areas of interest, which are Agile management, entrepreneurship and sustainable development, by learning and experimenting Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Management 3.0...

Yann Gensollen
Coach Agile

Georges Jentgen
Senior Software Architect at REBORN & Founder at BikeDukes

At the age of 15, I wrote my first HTML markup. I hosted my first websites on free servers - and I had lots of fun doing it. I soon became passionate about designing and building web applications.

I am highly motivated, always trying to push boundaries and learning new things that I can use in my daily work. I am constantly following new technologies, methodologies and trends with the goal to always exceed my expectations and set myself new standards.

During my career I had the chance to acquire a very broad knowledge. I worked as a system administrator, designer, developer and business manager. Therefore I understand all the needs and peculiarities of the application development lifecycle.

I worked several years in the fund industry where I acquired a very keen sense for quality in application development.

In 2011, I founded the Betacube association with a group of friends ( Its goal is to support local web professionals by organising community events, such as themed meetups and conferences with oral presentations held by community members. Betacube provides a platform for networking and sharing of knowledge in Luxembourg and the Greater Region.

To occasionally take my mind off from work, I love going on vacation with my wife and/or ride my motorcycle.

I am a husband/workaholic/developer/nerd/geek/biker/cinephile

Benoit Fortemps

Pablo Bellissimo

Laurent Reisdorff
AXA Agent

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