Startup Weekend Amsterdam - Future Cities Edition

    Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Amsterdam - Future Cities Edition

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

WeWork Weteringschans
Weteringschans 165 C
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1017XD

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018

Startup Weekend Amsterdam - Future Cities Edition

Share your ideas, join a team, iron out your business model, and build away! Techstars Startup Weekend is a unique event that creates a perfect environment for smart and active learners. In just 54 hours, 50 developers, designers, and business experts will come together to create startups from scratch and, guided by a pool of experts & mentors, learn about entrepreneurship in a hands-on and meaningful way.

Startup Weekend Amsterdam Future Cities is here to empower the community of (aspiring) entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a positive impact in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. This means we will be focusing on startup ideas that contribute to the improvement of the city and its surroundings, for example: integrating new technologies, ways of supporting social interaction, or creating a healthy environment for personal and professional lives.

Whether you would like to continue working on a startup or not, the ultimate goal of the event is to equip you with the powerful toolset to take any idea from the concept stage to the creation stage.

Come join us for a very special weekend!

Your ticket includes:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night
  • Mentoring by experts from the tech startup community
  • Collaboration with awesome technical professionals
  • All-star judges panel lead by influencers and leaders in the industry
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
  • Awesome post event workshops
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
  • Over 100 awesome new friends!

Do I need to come with an idea?
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don’t have an idea, that’s all right too. Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers.
  • Laptop
  • Power cord
  • Business cards
  • Camera – take pictures and video!
  • Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, etc…. set yourself up to be productive!
  • Lots of creative energy
If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ.

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Friday May 11th

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

7:30 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 May 12th

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 May 13th

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Lars Böhm
Co-founder at Unless

Designer, philosopher, programmer.

Michèle de Bruyn
Co-founder at Unless

Ambitious developer, facilitator & coach

Wibke Sandau
Agile Coach I Design Thinker I Innovation Strategist

Wibke is an experienced facilitator and Human Centered Designer, committed to trigger social change for the good.

Annet Kloprogge
Learning Designer

The combination of making people understand each other in the fields of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship has been my passion for the past years. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Amsterdam - Future Cities 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.





Organizing Team

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

  • Camille
  • Khizar
  • Rehan
  • Jorien
  • Quirine
    van Willigenburg
  • John
  • Natalia
  • Ionela
  • Igneta


Tina Yazdi

Tina is an ex-market launcher at Uber challenger (and the Middle East's latest unicorn) - Careem! She also has +3 years of experience working with and coaching early-mid stage startups on their business and operation models in the MENA region. She has a background in advertising as a Strategic Planner with Leo Burnett MENA. Talk to her if you want to know about scaling up, expanding to new markets, operations and the Middle East!

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