Startup Weekend Łódź 2015

    Friday, January 16 - 18, 2015

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Łódź 2015

Friday, January 16 - 18, 2015

Friday, January 16 - 18, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm - here you find all you need
Tymienieckiego 3
Łódź, łódzkie 90-365

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What is it: 
Exactly what it says on the tin! A 54-hour event for developers, designers and entrepreneurs to hack on your latest fintech idea. You will be able to present your own concept and form a team around it or join forces with someone else. Over the weekend, you will be putting the foundations of a business case, designing and building a product prototype, testing your assumptions with a potential customers, and, on Sunday night, pitch the results of your weekend's work to a panel of investors and industry titans from across banking, insurance and payments. What's more, over the weekend, you will have access to over ten industry experts and mentors to help you bring your ideas to life. 

Who is it for: 
Anyone with a passion for fintech is welcome! If you've been toying with an idea, but need a final push to make it happen, if you are looking for ways for form a great team, or if you are simply excited to get involved with a fintech startup at its conceptualisation, this weekend is for you. 

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Friday January 16th

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 January 17th

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 January 18th

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

Wojciech Drewczyński
Black Pearls VC

Entrepreneur, art of innovation enthusiast, R&D Director in Black Pearls. His professional career is connected with ITC industry, project management and startups. Since 2008 he has been managed more than 50 web projects, including several with valuation over 1 000 000 PLN. In Black Pearls responsible for: project management and R&D. Creator of the new method of brainstorming and generating new ideas. Actively involved in development of the Tri-City startup ecosystem.

Igor Gnot
CEO at Connect Medica

Borys Musielak
CEO @ Filmaster.TV

Founder at personalization and analytics startup. Also created startup mansion and helped found StartupPoland foundation. Geek. Film buff. Bulls fan.

Artur Urbański
Director, Digital Experience at HYCOM

Consultant and manager with 20 years of experience in Internet consulting for corporate clients covering digital strategy, e-commerce, self service and customer experience.
As a co-founder of gained experience from all phases of company development from 3 folks startup in 1996 till several hundred people IT consultancy company with exit to Bull Group along the way. As a head of Internet consultancy practice of an contributed to hundreds of projects for Polish and international corporate clients including Bank Millennium, BZ WBK, Danone, Dell, Empik, Grupa Żywiec, mBank, Orange, PGNiG, P&G, Sephora, Whirlpool. 
As independent IT consultant specialized in digital strategy, customer experience, e-commerce, customer and employee self service contributed to e-commerce and digital content projects to Ruch, Nexto, Desa and Etos.
Co-founder of music incubator Bajkonur, former academic teacher in Lodz Filmschool, co-founder of Polish chamber of IAB and advisor to various startup initiatives.

Piotr Wilkowiecki
Investment Analyst at Experior Venture Fund

Coaches and Mentors

Marek Kapturkiewicz
Partner at Innovation Nest, Investor

Filip Miłoszewski

Cezary Stacewicz
Manager at Business Link Łódź

Łukasz Felsztukier
Founder&CEO at Linteri

Marcin Fejfer
Investment Manager, SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Marcin is responsible for scouting and analysis of promising startups, as well as for investment process management and startups mentoring. He has profound understanding of internet marketing, product development and innovation management. Before joining Speed Up Venture Capital Group he has been working in various internet marketing and technology companies in Poland, Portugal, Denmark and in India. Marcin was coorganizer of Startup Weekend Poznan, Startup Sprints and Startup Pirates Poznan. He is graduate of MSc. Global Innovation Management - double diploma programme of University of Strathclyde in Scotland and Aalborg University in Denmark. He also earned BSc. degree at Poznan University of Economics.

Dominika Łobodzińska
HR Manager at Black Pearls

Kamil Adamczyk
CEO&Founder at Intelclinic

Krzysztof Gontarek
Co-Founder at Dziennik Internautów

Adam Zajdzik
Co-founder @ Kekemeke

ill gotten, ill-spent

Adam was involved in programming in, creating products in Gadu-Gadu and in Agora. A few years ago, he created a Kekemeke app which, with the principle of "ill gotten, ill-spent", gave away free burgers and beer worth over 3 million zlotys. Currently he is building Icebreaker

Mark Zollner
Communications & Product Consultant

Product developer, copywriter, entrepreneur. Worked with tech startups to multinational corporations on product and communication strategies. Previously co-founder of Skilldu. Currently helping Polish startups break through on the international stage.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Łódź 2015 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Lodz is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Jakub
  • Stanisław
  • Marcin
  • Karolina


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