Bergen Startup Weekend Mobile

    Friday, May 27 - 29, 2016

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Bergen Startup Weekend Mobile

Friday, May 27 - 29, 2016

Friday, May 27 - 29, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Bergen Startup Weekend Mobile

Nordre Nøstekaien 1
Bergen, Norway

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In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you!

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Friday May 27th

6:00 pm
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
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 May 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 29th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Roald Brekkhus
Lean Entrepreneur & Investor

Roald Brekkhus is an experienced serial entrepreneur, investor and Lean Startup enthusiast. He recently exited the mobile messaging company PSWinCom, a company he co-founded and grew to 100M in revenue before selling it to Link Mobility Group. Roald now works as a business angel investor, startup advisor and lean startup practitioner in addition to developing new ventures. He brought the Lean Startup Circle network to Bergen after his stay in Silicon Valley, and is also a former Startup Weekend participant. 
Roald holds a BSc in Software Engineering and a Master of Technology from NTNU/UC Berkeley with focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Coaches and Mentors

Thomas Knutsen
Serial Entrepreneur

Thomas Knutsen started with building baby shops back in 1995, opening a total of 6 shops, had a sweet exit in 2010. Since 2007 he helps small and medium size 
companies with their marketing. Currently he runs “Guess the Price” , a consumer game he developed,  and a Market Research Tool for businesses. From Success and Failures he keeps learning. Just back in Bergen after a year in the Berlin Startup Scene, he is ready to help startups to avoid his mistakes and find alternative and untraditional business plans.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Bergen Startup Weekend Mobile 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Stian
  • Ivan
  • Puja
  • Jørgen
  • Hans-Jørgen
  • Khalid


Anca Albu
Social Architect @ CEE Changers

Anca had a crucial role in the Startup Weekend core team since 2010, and as their Central and Eastern Europe Regional Manager, she was one of the most instrumental people in setting ablaze the startup revolution that engulfed the region. As the founder of CEE Changers, she is currently working on creating and growing the global startup community, focusing on post-communist countries and the way cross-sector collaboration and shared values can create a collective impact in the East-Central European region.

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Dinesh Ram

Dinesh is a software developer and an entrepreneur. He won the Startup Weekend in November 2013 and has been a startup weekend organizer in June 2014, November 2014 and April 2015 and November 2015.

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