Startup Weekend Olsztyn

    Friday, March 27 - 29, 2015

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Olsztyn

Friday, March 27 - 29, 2015

Friday, March 27 - 29, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Centrum Innowacji i Transferu Technologii
Prawocheńskiego 9
Olsztyn, Poland 10-720

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54 hours to launch your Startup. First Startup Weekend in Olsztyn!

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Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Olsztyn designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!


Friday March 27th

5:30 pm
"Yeap, it's really happening" Arrive at the event and get checked in

6:30 pm
Welcome & Rules
“Let’s do it! Let’s do it better” review of the agenda

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
“If you have no idea if your idea matters until you share it” 60 seconds, a mic, your voice and your idea.

8:00 pm
“Whatever you’re thinking, think BIG” attendees vote for the top pitches.

8:30 pm
Forming Teams & Dinner, Networking
“Individuals don’t build great companies, teams do”. Eat pizza, start forming the teams and discussing ideas.

9:00 pm
Begin Work
“So... where is your team?” Start to formalize teams, work on ideas.

9:30 pm
Work or not to work ?
“Work smarter” You may stay and work till 12:00. We support workspace, chill, music, food and soda.

Saturday March 28th

9:00 am
“Lose control” simple breakfast & coffee, begin work.

10:00 am
Workshop #1

12:00 pm
Mentors arrive
“No conflict, no interest” mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help.

1:00 pm
“The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing” check in for status reports, call for help.

2:00 pm
Brain boost!

5:00 pm
“Criticism is the best sign you’re onto something” check in for status reports, start crying for help

7:30 pm
Simple, good food for your brain.

8:00 pm
Work hard all night !
... or die

Sunday March 29th

9:00 am
“Rollercoaster #3” arrive, simple breakfast & coffee, begin work.

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to panic, cry and ask questions

11:00 am
Workshop #2

1:00 pm
Last meal...

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
"Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk" - Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place.

4:30 pm
Final Presentations
"Expect the unexpected" - the demo will be open to the public.

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards
"Mess with the best..." - let the best team win!

7:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home
Wrap-Up & go home "Any time is a good time to start a company" - Go home or go to celebrate! See you soon!

Event Judges

Katarzyna Frala
Director. Production and Services @ ZETO Software

She is responsible for the nearly 100-person team of analysts, designers, developers and other professionals in the field of software development.
Responsible for both the maintenance and cooperation in multi-annual software projects as well as for creating new visions of ZETO Software products.
  For many years she  has led R&D team at ZETO Software, where crucial and innovative solutions for customers have been created.

Aleksander Jarmołkowicz
Executive Vice President @ SPRINT S.A.

Executive Vice President and co-owner of the company SPRINT SA
In addition to the function of the Vice President, he is also president of the Aero Club of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, and a member of the Rotary Club of Olsztyn.

Karolina Bołądź
COO @ Zortrax

Karolina is the COO and co-founder of Zortrax, polish manufacturer of 3D printers for professionals in prototyping and design. She specializes in marketing, business models and strategy for implementing innovative tech products. Karolina was responsible for marketing and PR coverage for the firsst successful Polish Kickstarter campaign with $180k funding. Her role in the company is to transform skills of many people from different fields into one value and bring it to the market.

Radosław Cielicki
CEO & Founder of BanFi Group

Radosław Cielicki - for over ten years, he has significant operations
in the areas of entrepreneurship and finance. He is one of the
the founders of BANFI Group that assists customers by offering
the business process outsourcing - accounting, tax, human resources and
wages or the secretariat services - by means of supported IT system that helps
manage business information in companies. He is also the Chairman of the Board at
BusinessCaddy Enterprise Development Foundation, which activates
development of start-ups and micro and medium enterprises.

Coaches and Mentors

Marcin Przasnyski
Director at APP Global Ltd

Marcin has been working in media industry since 1986 when he joined Bajtek - the first computer magazine in Eastern Bloc. During his years in press publishing he started and co-funded other well known magazines such as Top Secret and Secret Service. Then he has managed a handful of computer titles and automotive titled at a global publishing house Axel Springer. In 2006 Marcin left offline media and moved to digital sector where his most notable projects are: a global developer and publisher of videogames 11 bit studios, and a high profile portal for investors and traders

Zuzanna Stańska
Founder at Moiseum

Art historian, founder at Moiseum which develops mobile apps for museums. Founder at DailyArt - mobile app presenting one piece of fine art every day, popular around the world and praised by international media. In 2014 included in “50 the most creative in business” by Brief Magazine, winner of Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards, mentioned on "New Europe Top 100 Challengers" list. Long, long time ago she used to work in a VC investing in startups, where she was responsible for PR and marketing. 

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.

Emilia Ostapowicz
Financial Analyst @ XevinLab, CFO @

She is a Financial Analyst at accelerator XevinLab and Shareholder & CFO at
She has a 4-year experience in the financial area with regard to verifying investment projects, budgeting IT ventures, preparing forecasts, financial analyses and business plans as well as obtaining financial resources for the launch and development of technological projects (EU funds, loans, investors). She advised in a number of transactions related to investments in IT projects.

Monika Synoradzka
Head of Communication and Corporate Relations, SpeedUp Group

Monika is a real PR Person: she eagerly plays with marketing tools, does not like monotony and inactivity. She has a thirst of knowledge and exploration of everything that is connected with marketing, public relations, e-commerce and new technologies. She is organizer Geek Girls Carrots Poznań, Hive61 and co host of other initiatives. As the Chief Marketing Officer in the SpeedUp Venture Capital Group she is responsible for: promotion of the fund, supporting of startup society, organization of meetings with potential innovators and the help in promotion of companies from SpeedUp VC Group portfolio.

Kasia Stempniak
PR Manager @ Infinity Group / CEO GoPoland

Kasia started her career in e-marketing 9 years ago. She works as PR Manager in interactive agency Infinity Group. She is also coordinator of Geek Girls Carrots Bialystok and co-founder / CEO of GoPoland foundation. Kasia loves technologies that connect people.

Artur Jablonski
Online Marketing Consultant

For three years responsible for marketing communication at Smart Space - incubator of the Exea brand. Trains and gives advice to many companies: from startups to corporations. Teaches at few universities and postgraduate studies. Worked in advertising industry for many years and developed strategies or creations for brands such as Polpharma, Makro, Danone or

Agnieszka Lewandowska

Specjalista w zarządzaniu projektami internetowymi. W ciągu 10 lat swojej przygody z branżą internetową zajmowała się business development-em, project management-em oraz edukacją początkujących przedsiębiorców. Pomogła rozwinąć biznesy ponad 100 osobom, z którymi wyinkubowała ponad 60 projektów oraz przeprowadziła warsztaty z tworzenia modeli biznesowych dla kilkuset osób.

Tomasz Kolinko
Founder @

Tomasz Kolinko is a serial entrepreneur. He launched a few iPhone apps, and one of the first and best tools for App Store SEO in the world. For years now he's been telling polish startups to forget about the tiny local market go out and conquer the world. He's got stories to tell, and lessons to teach on the subject. As seen in Brief magazine, Techcrunch, and Fast Company.

Michał Frąckowiak

Michał, both an entrepreneur and a developer, has scientific background in theoretical physics and astrophysics. His passion for the Internet motivated him to start Wikidot - an increasingly popular online service that allows anyone to create a wiki website. Wikidot was a finalist of 2012 AWS Global Start-Up Challenge. Michał is constantly looking for new opportunities and ventures.

Chris Kwacz
Head of Concept @ VMR Interactive Agency

Head of Concept at VMR Interactive Agency. Internet of Things and VR/AR evangelist, building the HighTech solutions while working on FIBARO and Monster & Devices Projects. He spent over five years in Allegro Group being responsible for overall strategy and developement of all Social Media Channels. Lecturer at Collegium Da Vinci New Marketing Studies. Co-founder of Get More Social Agency. Main organizer of Internet Trends and E-nnovation Conferences. Startup Weekend, Demo Camp and Startup Sprint Mentor. Long distance runner writing the blog called "On The Move". Huge Fan of an alternative electronic music.

Wojciech Kłujszo
Business and System Analyst @ ZETO Software

For 10 years he has worked at different projects from mobile applications up to governmental platforms.
He prepares visions of products, verifies assumptions of projects prepared by customer, creates business
and system models.
Fan of agile methodologies, prototyping on paper sheets and in Dart programming language.

Piotr Pietrzak
CTO @ IBM Poland

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of IBM Poland and the Baltics countries. A technological enthusiast and evangelist that is associated with the IT industry for 17 years now. He specializes in businesses transformation and optimization projects. He is a member of the 32-person Innovation Network group, a body within the IBM structure that deals with developing innovative solutions. He is also responsible for working with the VC / PE investment funds through the IBM Global Entrepreneur program. Author of numerous publications that deal with IT. He is a person that likes to break stereotypes and promote innovation. An enthusiast of fast motorcycles, open minds and standards.

Rafał Tomasiak
CEO @ Zortrax

Rafal Tomasiak is the CEO and co-funder of Zortrax, polish manufacturer of 3D printers for professionals in prototyping and design. Rafal and his team created an integrated 3D printing environment from the ground. Zortrax M200 3D printer is considered to be one of the best on the professional market.The M200 has been voted the best plug&play 3D printer by the 3DHubs community and is now available in 49 countries worldwide.

Łukasz Sobczak
Senior Vice President at Citi Handlowy, R&D Center Lead

Lukasz is associated with Banking industry since year 2000. Currently leading the innovations team, providing end-2-end solutions to diversified banking products and processes, within Retail sector (internet, mobile & SMART banking), Treasury, Transactional Services and supporting functions (e.g. Operations, AML, Finance, Risk Management, Strategy) in Citi Handlowy. The concept of the solutioning covers UX (User Experience), BA (Business Analysis), Project Managers, Developers and Architecture domain enthusiasts working as the team, enriching business needs in demanding environment. Previously Lukasz hosted various roles like Crisis & Business Continuity Management, Technology Finance, Risk & Compliance, Technology Outsourcing & running complex Programs in the Bank. Lukasz graduated from University of Warsaw, International Business Program, holding Master's degree.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Olsztyn is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Paweł
  • Marcin
  • Katarzyna
  • Agnieszka
  • Marek


Andrei Munteanu
Community wizard

Tech savvy traveler, Startup Weekend Global Facilitator and running all the place. 
Organizing startup events within the community in the past 5 years, co-ordinating volunteers and making sure the community gets their dose of Startup & Tech events on a regular basis. Co-founder of Cowork Timisoara, Startup Survivor true believer, Community Manager at FintechCamp and always on the lookout for a good espressoh. 

Event Staff

Kamila Sabisz

Łukasz Konopko
Development Manager at

Development Manager at portal, and active investor; at work mainly responsible for establishing and maintaining business relations. He also advises about online advertising campaigns and coordinates development projects at the portal. Privately destroyer of ideas – he will always tell you why your startup can go wrong

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