Startup Weekend Zwolle 2018

    Friday, November 23 - 25, 2018


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Startup Weekend Zwolle 2018

Friday, November 23 - 25, 2018



Friday, November 23 - 25, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm



Zwolle, Netherlands

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

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.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “
zwolle@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 23rd


6:00 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


7:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:45 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 24th


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 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 25th


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


Danny Mekić
Entrepreneur, Technology and Innovation expert

As an entrepreneur, investor, opinion leader and boardroom advisor, Danny Mekić has challenged dozens of multinationals, government bodies and non-profit organisations to make sure they are future-proof. That means accounting for the impact of new, cutting-edge technologies and innovations, and considering the organisation's role in the future.

Danny launched his first technology company when he was just fifteen years old. Two years later he made a clear choice and left high school to follow his entrepreneurial instincts and has now become the foremost Dutch authority on technology and innovation


Diem Do
Alpha Gorilla bij CodeGorilla

Co-Founder of Codegorilla.

Codegorilla offers coding bootcamps for anyone who want a career in IT. We have a strong focuson the 21st century skills and combine technological knowledge with entrepreneurial learning. 


Özgür Çolak
Lawyer

Özgür Çolak works as a lawyer for Arslan & Ter Wee advocaten. She is part of the corporate and commercial law team. Her practice focuses on commercial contracts, tenancy law and intellectual property law. Find out how to protect your most valuable asset: your ideas.


Harm Jan Luth
Co-founder REBBLS and UX Lead at Xebia

Harm Jan Luth has championed UX for over fifteen years, working as a user experience designer, user researcher, strategist, and mentor. He designs experiences for startups to multinational corporations and recently co-founded REBBLS, a company that designs digital brands, products and experiences. An evangelist of user-centered design, you can connect and follow Harm Jan on Medium.com, or find him on LinkedIn.


Marc Huitink
Co-Founder

Marc is partner of Dockpoint, and co-founder of Dillenburgh.

He has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and management in various industries. In recent years, he has been particularly successful in the  expansion and sale of the company Homesafety.

Recently, Marc initiated the creation of social impact hub "Buitengoed de Herfte" where currently 7 social impact companies are situated. 


Coaches and Mentors


Geert Zomer
On Stage Communication Expert



Jaline Laarman
Financial Advisor at Deloitte

Expert in financial data analysis and automation of administration processes to save time and money.


Petro Vosselman
Director SME Deloitte

Director of SME Deloitte Zwolle, 20+ years experience in accountancy & management, boosts innovation


Özgür Çolak
Lawyer

Özgür Çolak works as a lawyer for Arslan & Ter Wee advocaten. She is part of the corporate and commercial law team. Her practice focuses on commercial contracts, tenancy law and intellectual property law. Find out how to protect your most valuable asset: your ideas.


Martijn Schreurs
Financial Director at New York Pizza

Functie
- Eindverantwoordelijk Finance, IT en personeelszaken
- Optimaliseren automatisering
- Optimaliseren en implementeren financial en non-financial control tools
- Big Data (van data naar informatie t.b.v. strategie en sturing van het bedrijf)
- Eindverantwoordelijk voor de totstandkoming financiering t.b.v. eigen organisatie als ook de 
franchiseorganisatie


Milou van Elburg
Innovation coach at Rabobank

Milou helps Rabobank and her customers innovate to validated new businessmodels using Lean Startup en Growth hacking techniques.


Tom Koenderman
Founder/ new business strategist at Cloud Garden/ indoor

Tom Koenderman the founder of Cloud Garden. With a background in both Biology and Business Economics he now combines both. Cloud Garden, a Zwolle based development company, spends its time creating technology that combines science and nature with high-tech systems. Together with his multi-disciplinary team, Tom aims to create a new generation of living technology that benefits the well-being of people. His friends often say: "Tom, you are such a nerd", he tries to hide it well, but start talking about science and technologie and you will find out. 


Aditi Gupta
Design Thinking Consultant/ International Business Expert

I help business, educational institutions unleash their true potential by innovating their strategy, product/ service, user experience etc by steering the design thinking process. 

Let's face the challenge and collaborate to solve it out. 

As an educationist, I work with a mission to help young business professionals unleash their creative confidence. 


Anko Scholtens
Founder - by WeConnectCompanies

With the hands-on and personalized outreach campaigns from WeConnectCompanies, B2B companies can easily reach their target group on a large scale and in a GDPR-friendly manner. Our campaigns offer companies new opportunities to approach prospects, connect with them before contacting them by telephone.


Eric Roetman
Researcher Circular Economy at Windesheim University of Applied Science

At Windesheim I work as a researcher and focus on the topics of Polymer Engeneering and CircularEconomy.


Joost van der Sluis
Investment Manager at Bolster Investment Partners

Ambitious investment professional focused on creating value for all stakeholders.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Zwolle 2018 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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Reindert
    Westrik
  • Carmen
    van de Beek
  • Thijs
    Loggen
  • Manon
    Slomp
  • Tim
    de Weerd
  • Henk
    Beijert
  • Helene
    Schnelle
  • Sandra
    Oldengarm

Facilitators


Karita Kasurinen
Marketing



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