Startup Weekend Utrecht
Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
(Jaarbeurs BeatrixGebouw entrance)
No Talk, all action. Launch a startup in 54 hours!
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. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world.
Friday November 11th
Saturday November 12th
Sunday November 13th
She has over 15 years of experience in innovation leadership, working as intrapreneur for corporates and small businesses in health & wellbeing, consumer durables and insurances. She has been at the forefront of business solutions like Senseo, Philips Personal Digital Health and Menzis Leefkracht, to address social challenges, enable people to achieve a better everyday life and create healthy communities. Her current focus is on leading customer-included innovation and transformation programs in the domain of health & wellbeing, evangelizing lean startup and agile. In addition, Wendelien teaches Ashtanga yoga in Utrecht.
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
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.
Wendy graduated from the art academy in Arnhem in graphic design and attended the Space Studies Program at the International Space University.
Startup Weekend inspired Henk to build a local startup community in Zwolle. Thats why he founded Launchlab, helping other startups by sharing everything he learned along the way. Launchlab is the local tech startup community where purpose driven entrepreneurs and a growing support network work together and help each other succeed.
Expect some magic from our local startup scene and watch out for a Startup Weekend Zwolle edition in 2017!
Elmar attended multiple Startup Weekends and won the 2014 Startup Weekend Utrecht with the Greenbricks team and is looking forward to share his experience as a mentor this year.
In his free time he plays golfs and works on open source project to sharpen his handicap and coding skills.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Utrecht 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.
In Kind Sponsor
Techstars Startup Weekend Utrecht is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
This is Stavros' first trip to Canada so we welcome his insight into the ocean sector and the opportunities that participants will explore.