Startup Weekend Kraków

    Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Kraków

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Krakow Technology Park
Podole 60
Krakow, Malopolska 30-394

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Transform your idea into MVP in less then 54 hours!

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

Then Startup Weekend Krakow is the place where you need to be! Come and 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 and maybe a pillow for power naps! 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.

Startup Weekend Krakow is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • Meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from global partners of Techstars Startup Weekend
  • 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.
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Friday November 30th

6:30 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 December 1st

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 December 2nd

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Szymon Janicki
CEO in HCM Deck

Co-founder & CEO at HCM Deck. He is responsible for marketing, sales and investor relations. At the age of 16 he made the first "exit" selling a website about computer games to the portal. Prior to HCM Deck created together with Rafał MyNetwork Polska - the largest e-learning company in the country. Participant and speaker at many national and international HR and startups conferences.

Rafał Niesłuchowski
CTO in HCM Deck

Co-founder & CTO at HCM Deck. He is responsible for product, engineering and finance and has over 15 years of experience in the company management - likes challenges. Prior to HCM Deck created together with Szymon MyNetwork Polska - the largest e-learning company in the country. He has received IT @ Bank awards and Forbes Diamonds.

Piotr Bucki
CTO in j - labs

He started his professional career in 2000 as a software developer - he has over a million lines of code in Java. He has worked over 10 years building and developing business. Piotr is the originator and co-founder of j-labs, and since 2018 shares his knowledge in the "Biznes w IT" podcast.

Ross Knap

Entrepreneur with many years of experience. Co-founder and CEO of one of the most dynamically growing startups in Poland - CallPage. A graduate of Warsaw School of Economics, Cracow University of Economics and Strasbourg Business School. In the past, he was a Partner in a consulting company and was the founder of several e-commerce and service companies. Award winner of UPC Think Big competition and Audi Digital Innovation. In 2017, he entered the TOP 20 ranking of European entrepreneurs before 30 according to the EU Startups magazine and the 30 under 30 ranking organized by Forbes.

Wiktor Sarota

Wiktor Sarota started his career as an entrepreneur as early as high school. Here at inFakt his main goal is to help other entrepreneurs by simplifying accounting. He is passionate about building genuine company values and personal development focusing on himself as well as others. Originally from the mountain town of Nowy Sącz, home to many prolific entrepreneurs, Wiktor is married to Monika and a dad to two kids, Ola and Jeremiasz.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Kraków 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 Krakow is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Mateusz
  • Jarosław
  • Bartosz


Iza Bitowt

Unified Factory. PR&marketing ninja :) Pracuje ze startupami i dla startupów, więc żadne wyzwania nie są jej obce. Współorganizowała 6 edycji Warsaw Startup Weekend. Prywatnie kitefreak oraz CEO&designer

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