Bergen Startup Weekend

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Bergen Startup Weekend

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014



Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm

NCE Media
Nordre Nøstekaien 1
Bergen, Norway

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Join Bergen's most creative weekend!

  • Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup workshop which is held regularly in Bergen, now for the 5th time and in conjunction with Global Entrepeneurship Week and Global Startup Battle. The format of the workshop was developed by UP Global, a global non-profit organisation that is run by local volunteers.  Bergen Startup Weekend creates magic and chaos by bringing together a bunch of designers, coders, business developers, problem solvers, hackers, grandmas, students and serial entrepreneurs in order to exchange and test ideas, start projects and found businesses. The startup workshop culminates in final pitches of the projects in front of an interested audience and judges giving constructive feedback and tips on how to go on. Win prizes, learn something new, meet inspiring people, test your startup gene and have tons of fun!
 Delta på Bergens mest kreative helg!
  • Startup Weekend er en 54 timers gründerworkshop som arrangeres jevnlig i Bergen, nå for femte gang og i forbindelse med Global Entrepeneurship Week og Global Startup Battle. Arrangementet kommer fra UP Global, en global non-profit organisasjon som drives av lokale frivillige. Bergen Startup Weekend lager magi og kaos når et mylder av designere, utviklere, forretningsutviklere, entrepenører, problemløsere, hackere, bestemødre, studenter og seriegründere går sammen om å teste ideer, starte prosjekter og opprette bedrifter. Gründerworkshopen eskalerer frem mot en finalepresentasjon for publikum, dommere og  potensielle investorer. Vinn premier, lær noe nytt, møt inspirerende mennesker, test dine gründerevner og ha det gøy!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 14th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:15 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


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 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 15th


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, brainfood breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch
Coaches arrive


12:30 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


1:30 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


11:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Sunday November 16th


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, brainfood 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
Invite your friends and family to the final pitches and closing party!


7:30 pm
Wrap up, Judging & Awards


9:00 pm
Celebrate!
Sunday closing party at Ferdinands på Engen! http://goo.gl/akyXdE



Speakers


Rune Smistad

Prosjektutvikler i NCE Media

Event Judges


Linn Søvig
Project manager - center for game development in Norway at Spillmakerlauget

Linn Sovig is currently building a Norwegian Resource Center for Game Developers. The game development industry in Norway is booming and Linn’s work is focused making sure that the industry is here to stay and will become a serious contender on the global game market.Linn Sovig is a media scholar who was late in discovering the magic and possibilities of computer games, and has since been committed to telling the world about the possibilities of our century’s most popular communication medium. She has hosted several events with a focus on computer games and computer games culture. Linn has worked as a journalist, speaker and communication consultant. She’s co-founder of Spillpikene.no and Girl Geek Dinners Bergen.


Njål Wilberg
CEO of Beat.no

Njål is a true serial entrepreneur with interests in mobile technologies. He has created a number of companies within media, IT and mobile including AskAdam which was acquired by 1881 Opplysningen after 9 months of operation. Currently, he serves as CEO of beat.no, the Bergen based fast-growing music streaming startup that has partners such as Tele2, Altibox and RiksTV. Njål also is the Chairman of the Board of the famous Utkant music festival - testimony to his passion for Rock’n’Roll and technology.


Lise Godfrey
Founder and CEO of Magnet Strategy and Marketing Partners AS

Professional leader, commercially strong and with consumer driven innovation as her guiding star. Fields of specialization is innovation driven, profitable growth and brand building. 

Lise has an MBA from NHH (the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration). She has always been responsible for global brands such as Procter&Gamble and Mars, as well as market leading domestic brands like Toro, Q-Meieriene and Kavli. She has been responsible for the commercial development, innovation and brand building of Q-Meieriene for over six years. Lise has a track record of continuous sales growth and increased profitability, as well as a number of Norwegian and international awards and recognitions for innovation and brand building achievements.


Coaches and Mentors


Anette Bergo
Developer of products, projects and people at Bouvet.

Anette is simply unable to say no to anything interesting, and as a result has lived and worked with teams all over Australia, India, Philippines, the UK and of course her home town of Bergen. She is a specialist in agile and lean product development, as well as an accomplished speaker and coach on topics ranging from from software development to organisational change. Anette runs evening lectures for students on topics of software development tools, teaches kids to code with Scratch, and is in the process of refining the automated greenhouse she and her partner built using an Arduino and other bits of plastic and electronics earlier this year. She is also one of the organisers of Boosteconf, the annual software conference in Bergen.




Håkon Nilsen
Entrepreneur

Håkon started his career in IT at the startup Web2Wap in the year 2000. The company aimed to solve important issues, like sensor monitoring on the go at oil installations, or provide patient medical information to nurses working in home care. Mobility and mobile has remained close to heart ever since, and after his studies at UiB he ended up as a chief consultant at EVRY with a responsibility for their mobile business, up until the summer of 2014. He currently works to start his own business by building the company VARIG. As a consultant, Håkon has built the first mobile banking solution for DNB in 2011, and has worked close to two years on the mobile banking solution for Sparebanken Vest. He is co-founder of the Bergen chapter of Google Developers Group.


Linn Søvig
Project manager - center for game development in Norway at Spillmakerlauget

Linn Sovig is currently building a Norwegian Resource Center for Game Developers. The game development industry in Norway is booming and Linn’s work is focused making sure that the industry is here to stay and will become a serious contender on the global game market.Linn Sovig is a media scholar who was late in discovering the magic and possibilities of computer games, and has since been committed to telling the world about the possibilities of our century’s most popular communication medium. She has hosted several events with a focus on computer games and computer games culture. Linn has worked as a journalist, speaker and communication consultant. She’s co-founder of Spillpikene.no and Girl Geek Dinners Bergen.


Giedrius Statulevicius
Project Manager at Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

Giedrius is a serial entrepreneur from Lithuania and Norway. In Lithuania he ran a project of manufacturing design furniture and vintage car rental.  Currently he is working on his own startup in a media sector by using innovative technologies for video recording.Giedrius is active in entrepreneurial environment in Norway and he was a participant of the Startup Weekends (Bergen, Amsterdam ), accelerator program (Startup Summer Oslo 2014 ) and are a proud member of the winning team at the Startup Weekend Bergen 2014.Giedrius is also part of Lithuanian- Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC ), where he works with building an entrepreneurship culture among Lithuanians in Norway.During his work with his several startups Giedrius managed the knowledge of business model generation, lean canvas, lean start-up and scrum frameworks. Giedrius love to lead creative processes transforming ideas into business.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Bergen Startup Weekend 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.


Main Sponsor

Prize Sponsor


Organizing Team

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

  • Kathrine
    Marthinsen
  • Alessandra
    Deidda
  • Jarl
    Totland
  • Jørgen
    Eriksson
  • Ana Jorge
    Finnigan
  • Øyvind
    Randa
  • Julia
    Schölermann
  • Sonia Kaur
    Pandher
  • Alok Kumar
    Gupta
  • Dinesh
    Ram

Facilitators


Alistair Shepherd
Facilitator

We have the pleasure to introduce you to Alistair Shepherd from UK who will facilitate the weekend. Alistair Shepherd started his second company, Saberr, at a startup weekend in Seattle two years ago and it's still going strong! He's also a Global Scholar and Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Startup Weekend Facilitator and Research Fellow, an Engineering Researcher and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Southampton, a guest lecturer at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Southampton and is also the Chairman of the Board for the Student Kitesurfing Association.

Event Staff


Ingrid Kristiane Fardal

Ingrid Kristiane is operations manager and makes sure that nobody has to go hungry or thirsty!


Kathrine Marthinsen
Facilitator

Kathrine is a public health worker and a social entrepreneur passionate about building healthy social and happy communities. She founded a public health company Folkelig where she develops projects like Smaksverkstedet and Gategym. Kathrine is based in Bergen, Norway.


Tor Olav Gabrielsen

Without Tor Olav, there wouldn't be a Startup Weekend as he is in charge with securing sponsors.


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