Startup Weekend Utrecht 2017

    Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017


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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Utrecht 2017

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017



Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Social Impact Factory
Vredenburg 40
Utrecht, Utrecht 3511 BD

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No Talk, all action. Launch a startup in 54 hours!

Have a great idea? Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Want to learn more about startups? Startup Weekend is the place for you!

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether you found a company, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 10th


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 11th


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 12th


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


Oscar Kneppers
Founder @Rockstart

Oscar launched, guided, developed and successfully sold a series of media companies (like Emerce and Bright), which eventually led to founding something different from corporates: Rockstart gives the best support for startups in their first 1000 days. Apart from that, Oscar is a licensed Level-1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher and teaches 3 classes a week, also on Thursdays at Rockstart.


Joost Brinkman
Lead Accenture Sustainability Services Benelux

Joost is Director Sustainability Services Benelux at Accenture. Joost has deep experience in Renewables, Innovation and Smart Cities. Before picking up the groundbreaking EU Transform project, Joost was program manager of Amsterdam Smart City. Besides Accenture Joost is in the board of the Green Business Club, a non profit impact organization. Joost graduated at the Delft University of Technology: 1996 (Applied Physics, specialized in Nuclear Reactor Physics).


Marc Wesselink
Managing Partner @Startupbootcamp

Serial Entrepreneur, started 12 companies in FMCG, Home Electronics, Healthcare, E-Commerce, HR and Finance, failed 4 times. Because of this, he has an in depth knowledge on many fields which can help entrepreneurs to maintain a 360 degree view on their business. He is a motivator, business coach, critical optimist. With his skills and experience, he is currently in charge of selecting Startups for the Accelerator programs in Amsterdam and helping the 72 alumni from Startupbootcamp Amsterdam with the execution of their business. In that capacity he sees over 1.000 startups a year and trying to help if possible. Currently trying to set up the biggest Europe Based Startup Seed Investment Fund.


Inez Teunissen
Director Startup Utrecht

Inez is director of StartupUtrecht. StartupUtrecht aims to bring together founders, angels, universities, venture capitalists, creatives, corporates and banks to build and expand the Utrecht startup ecosystem one giant leap at a time. We help startups with acces to capital, corporates (launching customers) and talent. StartupUtrecht is part of StartupDelta.

Inez has a Masters degree in International Business from the University of Maastricht. Inez has experience in general management, business and product development, corporate venturing and marketing and sales.


Richard Van Tilborg
Partner Innovative Technologies @ Ordina SMART

From his fourth year of age Richard was designing technology concepts to make life better. Making innovative concepts/technology applicable, profitable and scalable is a driving force is his life. He combines this passion with vision for the future and social/business insight. He started, designed and growth several (innovative) departments within Ordina. In which he helped startups, scale ups and corporates from inspiration to experimentation, from pilot to scaled profitable environments.

Besides that, Richard is in the board of advisory for Virtual Reality Netherlands, has founded a growing community of 800+ members for Machine Learning Netherlands and has is own Radio Program Smart technology at New Business Radio, in which several startups and corporates tell their innovative stories.


Coaches and Mentors


Martijn Leinweber
Space Business Innovation Centre

Martijn is community manager at ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in Noordwijk. He supports startups who are using space technology for #downtoearth applications. Passion for startups, hospitality and sports. Like to try out new tools, to experiment and love to learn new things.


Ewoud Goorts
Co-founder & Head of Operations @ FlorAccess

Ewoud is Founder and Head of Operations at FlorAccess.com, an online vertical marketplace for the horticulture industry, founded in 2010. Raised in the Netherlands and Spain. Lives to travel while sharing food with (new) friends. Specialized in platforms and product management.


Wendy Mensink
Co-founder & Chief Design Officer @ Viridian Raven

Wendy is a Dutch independent graphic designer who focuses on translating space missions and complex technical content to the public. Next to that, she’s co-founder and designer at Viridian Raven, an application that provides risk assessment for forest management against insect outbreaks, with the use of satellite data.

Wendy graduated from the art academy in Arnhem in graphic design and attended the Space Studies Program at the International Space University.


Jon Woodroof
Cycling Industry & B2B Sales Consultant

Bikes & Tech Since 09. Founder of @twotoneams. We help startups & cycling brands around the world with sales & PR. Also weekly #earlytobedearlytoshred with @rollcallams & co-organizer of @saleshackerams. Formerly SpringestUK & @SpringestDE and led sales @BigNerdRanch in Europe. 


Vincent Hosman
Country Manager @ Foodora

Vincent Hosman is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Foodora, an on-demand restaurant delivery service, in The Netherlands. He has led the team responsible for launching and scaling the business in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Prior to joining Foodora, Vincent was a Strategy Consultant at Accenture working across FMCG, Utilities, Technology and Energy industries.
 
Vincent earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters in International Economics from Utrecht University. He also attended the Rady School of Management at the University of California in San Diego.


Melinda Jacobs
Entrepreneur and User Psychology Expert

Melinda S. Jacobs, M.A. is an entrepreneur and user experience expert specializing in changing behaviour through play and games. She started consulting and creating digital experiences for companies in 2011 and based on this passion she founded her own company Subatomic. She frequently gives talks and workshops on product design, gamification, and play around the world. In her free time she is an avid reader, beer brewer, and N7 paragon.


Claartje Aarts
Director

ProtoSpace is an innovationlab for early stage prototyping. With 3D printing/designing , industrial design and embedded software ProtoSpace has the skills and equipment to prototype almost all physical productideas.

Claartje’s main focal points as director are strategy, co-design, partnerships and acquisition. Claartje has a background in commercial product development for innovative products.


Guilherme Luttikhuizen dos Santos
Entrepreneur

Guilherme is the founder of ExamenOverzicht, a company changing the way Dutch students prepare for their final exams of high school. Prior to that, he was an IT Consultant at KPMG. Specialized in business modelling and leveraging strategic partnerships in order to gain traction. Born in Portugal and raised in the Netherlands.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Utrecht 2017 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 Utrecht is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Job
    Burg
  • Fabian
    Giger
  • Thijs
    Hendrikx

Facilitators


Cindy Spelt
Business Owner



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