Startup Weekend Education

    Friday, April 24 - 26, 2015


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Startup Weekend Education

Friday, April 24 - 26, 2015



Friday, April 24 - 26, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Startup Weekend Education
DNB, Solheimsgaten 7C
Bergen, Norway

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Startup Weekend Education

Bli med og skap løsninger for fremtidens økosystem for læring!

Har du tenkt på hvordan vi skal tilegne oss kunnskap i fremtiden? 
Ønsker du å være med å løfte frem en god idé sammen med andre? 

– En helg, 54 intense timer, sammen med engasjerte mennesker som deg selv.
– Stem frem og løft de beste idéene fra tanke til de første skrittene mot suksess. 
– Få hjelp fra dyktige mentorer til å ta de riktige valgene – gå fra en god idé til en vellykket gründerbedrift.

Startup Weekend Education er din mulighet til å bli med på en 54-timers intens læringstrampoline innen innovasjon og entrepenørskap. Møt andre inspirerende mennesker, få tilgang til dyktige og erfarne veiledere og vær med i trekningen av relevante premier som vil hjelpe deg og ditt team til å bli en vellykket gründerbedrift. 

Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to  transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion & dedication to build a startup quick & smart. Test your idea with real, potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs & industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!

Hva er Startup Weekend Education? 

Her samles vi, en stor gruppe mennesker som brenner for nyskapning, kreativitet og ønsket om å skape bedre løsninger for å tilegne oss kunnskap. På 54 timer forteller vi hverandre våre gode ideer, vi går sammen i lag om de beste ideene, og bygger produkter/tjenester basert på disse. 

Selve helgen starter med en åpen 60-sekunders pitch (presentasjon) fra de som ønsker å ta sine ideer fra tanke til bedrift. De beste ideene stemmes frem, og du er med å velge hvilke ideer du selv tror mest på.
I løpet av lørdagen og søndagen løfter hvert lag sin idé frem gjennom å tydeliggjøre konseptet, teste produktet og å skape prototyper ved hjelp av erfarne veiledere. Helgen avsluttes med en presentasjon i plenum – en konkurranse hvor hvert lag får verdifulle tilbakemeldinger fra et panel av erfarne gründere, mentorer og ledere.

Et lag står til slutt igjen som hovedvinneren av Bergen Startup Weekend Education 2015, og vinner gode premier for veien videre mot suksess.  Om man blir trukket ut som helgens nummer 1 eller ikke; alle tar med seg hjem minner, lærdom og nye vennskap etter denne erfaringsrike helgen!

We bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education.  In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education startups.  Startup Weekend Education begins with open-mic 60-second pitches friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend saturday and sunday focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced mentors. On sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.

Fredag – Pitch

  • Pitch din idé, stem frem din favoritt, skap et lag og kom igang. Har du ingen idé selv? Ikke noe problem, andre trenger deg på sitt lag!
    Pitch your idea, vote for your favorites, form teams, and get to work. Not pitching? Not a problem. Someone needs you on their team!

Lørdag – Skap

  • Arbeid med dyktige veiledere til å utvikle din idé og gjøre den om til et vellykket firma. Arbeid. Spis god mat. Nyt kaffen. Og repetér. 
  • Work with esteemed mentors to further develop your idea and turn it into a viable company. Work. Eat. Caffeinate. And repeat.

Søndag – Take-off

  • Det er showtime! Gjør de siste finjusteringene rundt løsningen og presenter resultatet til dommeren. Vis dem hvorfor ditt lag et det beste firmautgangspunktet. 
  • It’s showtime! Put final touches on your deck and present your case to the judges. Show them why you’re the best startup there.
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 24th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat, 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
Present your idea in 1 Minute


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top Ideas


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 April 25th


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 April 26th


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!



Speakers


Truls Pettersen

Assistant General Manager - Account Officer, SME at DNB.

Event Judges


Christer Gundersen
CTO at NDLA

Christer Gundersen is a technology enthusiast who loves the smell of bonfires and beautiful scenery. Christer is passionate about openness and sharing, he works as the CTO for the Norwegian digital learning arena with
a strong focus on development of open educational learning resources and free software.
Christer has worked extensively with how the reuse and sharing of
technology and digital content can affect our society and he has a strong commitment to the use of free software and digital learning resources as an important part of future projects in developing countries.
Christer has previously held positions for The norwegian government, KS, Microsoft and the Norwegian competence centre for free software.


Ida Nerbø
Creative consultant and business developer

Ida Nerbø is a creative consultant and business developer. 
She is co-owner of Robotbutikken and co-founder of Robotmerch, currently developing a model for band merchandise production. With a background from consulting, her mission is to help anyone who wants to kickstart their business. She keeps an extra eye on querky, creative and out-of-the-ordinary ideas. 
She is a Lean Startup evangelist, and certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 
Ida shares this advise with Startup Weekend participants: "Work hard, have fun and be a team player. Everything else we can fix."


Truls Pettersen

Assistant General Manager - Account Officer, SME at DNB.


Coaches and Mentors


Ida Nerbø
Creative consultant and business developer

Ida Nerbø is a creative consultant and business developer. 
She is co-owner of Robotbutikken and co-founder of Robotmerch, currently developing a model for band merchandise production. With a background from consulting, her mission is to help anyone who wants to kickstart their business. She keeps an extra eye on querky, creative and out-of-the-ordinary ideas. 
She is a Lean Startup evangelist, and certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 
Ida shares this advise with Startup Weekend participants: "Work hard, have fun and be a team player. Everything else we can fix."


Sylvelin Gunnarson

Gunnarson er banksjef i DNB Bedrift og sitter i Divisjonsledelsen på Vestlandet. Medlem av Storbyrådet for DNB i Bergen. Hun er utdannet ved Bankakademiet og har diverse kurs fra NHH. De siste 25 årene har hun hatt lederjobber innen privat- og bedriftsmarkedet.


Pål Frønsdal
COO @ NDLA

Pål Frønsdal is a entrepreneurship enthusiast with strong feelings both for nature and learning. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership training and is the owner of S-P-O-R-, an educational concept using activities in nature as the classroom for learning. He works as the COO for the Norwegian digital learning arena and has a strong focus on development and optimization of learning resources for the secondary school in Norway. Pål has worked extensively as a entrepreneurship mentor for several start-ups, and he is the co-author of the book "Lean Business", published on Universitetsforlaget in August 2013. "Lean Business" was the first book focusing on the practical side of lean start-up methods in a nordic business environment. Pål has previously been co-founder and entrepreneur of companies like Karabin and VARIG, and has been a management, strategy and business development advisor for the past 17 years.


Bård Krabbedal

Jobber i dag som kundeansvarlig i bedriftsmarkedet i DNB. Hovedsaklig med oppgaver bestående av finansiering av boligprosjekter, næringsbygg samt driftskreditter, garantier og oppfølging av kundeportefølje. Har også ansvar for og kunder i oljeservice industri på Sotra, Ågotnes, Bergen Vest, herunder mindre lokale virksomheter / SMB.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Education team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Prizes


Organizing Team

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

  • Dinesh
    Ram
  • Alessandra
    Deidda
  • Jørgen
    Eriksson
  • Jarl
    Totland
  • Lene
    Larsen
  • Sonia
    Pandher

Facilitators


Kristjan Kristjansson

Kristján is VP of Icelandic Business at Meniga. Before joining Meniga in early 2014 Kristján was CEO of Klak Innovit Entrepreneurship Center, which focuses on empowering the Icelandic Entrepreneurial Eco-system. For several years, he has played a leading role in Iceland´s vibrant startup scene. He managedStartupReykjavik (2012-2013), the #1 Seed Accelerator in Iceland. He is also an accredited Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend (2009-), who has facilitated more than 10+ Startup weekends in diverse places, ranging from Reykjavík, Iceland to Tehran, Iran (2012-). He was the global partner for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Iceland (2009-2013), TEDxReykjavik licensee (2011-2013) and the former manager of Iceland’s largest idea competition, the Golden Egg (2009-2011).Kristján is an experienced speaker, who has given dozens of keynotes on a variety of topics such as Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Business Models. He has also been involved in teaching Entrepreneurship courses (2010-) at the University of Iceland, Bifrost University and at the Reykjavík University.
Kristján is a board member in a number of small startups in Iceland, as well as the Icelandic Water Holdings (2012-), which distributes Icelandic natural water widely across North America, Europe and Asia.
Kristján has founded two small startups of his own. First, a small and an honest failure, a software company, and second a souvenir startup which sells volcanic ash from the Volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland.
Kristján has a Bachelor degree in Political Science with emphasis on economics and a master’s degree in Marketing and International Business.
Kristján is also a travel writer at inside.co


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