Startup Weekend Olsztyn #2

    Friday, April 8 - 10, 2016

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
  7. Blog
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Startup Weekend Olsztyn #2

Friday, April 8 - 10, 2016

Friday, April 8 - 10, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Centrum Innowacji i Transferu Technologii UWM
ul. R. Prawocheńskiego 9
Olsztyn, Poland 10-720

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54 hours to launch your Startup. Second 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 April 8th

5:30 pm
"Drop your socks and grab your crocs, we're about to get wet on this ride" - Arrive at the event and get checked in

6:30 pm
Welcome & Rules
"They are unruly, and therefore cannot be ruled." - review of the agenda

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
"We create our own demons. Who said that? What does that even mean? Doesn’t matter. I said it because he said it." - 60 seconds, a mic, your voice and your idea.

8:00 pm
"Ready, aim, fire" - Attendees vote for the top pitches.

8:30 pm
Forming Teams & Dinner, Networking
“Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist"- Meet your mates, start to formalize teams, work on ideas.

9:00 pm
Begin Work
“I told you, I don't want to join your super secret boy band!” - Start to formalize teams, work on ideas.

9:30 pm
/wɜːk/ or /nɒt wɜːk/
"Sir, I'm gonna have to ask you to exit the donut" - You may stay and work till 10:30 PM. We support workspace, chill, music, food and soda.

10:30 pm
Keep on rollin'
Too much? Lucky 24 people can go bowling (rule: first come first serve)

Saturday April 9th

9:00 am
Rollercoaster #2 arrive, simple breakfast & coffee, begin work.

10:00 am
Workshop #1

11:00 am
Mentors arrive
"We have Hulk"- mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help

1:00 pm
"stop STOPPING !!!" - After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Brain boost

5:00 pm
"It's not a weapon. It's more of highly advanced prosthesis" - Check in for status reports, start crying for help

7:30 pm
"That tastes like coconut... and metal"

7:30 pm
Work hard all night !
Bazzzzinga !!!!!

Sunday April 10th

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

10:00 am
"Well, performance issues. It's not uncommon" - Mentors 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
"Panic I would say, panic is my reaction" - Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place.

4:30 pm
Final Presentations
"Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk" - The demo will be open to the public.

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards
"Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division"- Join the winners, we will not judge you. Oh wait!

7:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home
"That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far."- Celebrate! This is the end. See you soon!

Event Judges

Szymon Fiedorowicz
Founder @ Investcom

Szymon Fiedorowicz own business leads since 2001. He founded Investcom - a technology company based in OPNT Olsztyn, which operates in the field of ITC and deals with the practical implementation of the idea of the Internet of Things. Passionate about the latest technologies. He built a team of dedicated professionals, who are under the brands: 3SAT, Dotsens, Treesat develops and supplies innovative products to the markets of the EU.

Jerzy Kurgan
Innovation Expert, Aviva FTLab

Jerzy is currently part of the team responsible for technology innovations and cooperation with startups in Polish branch of Aviva (insurance company).
He is facilitating cooperation between large, traditional business and the world of startups – his role is to guide startups in corporate realities.
He also mentor teams during startups events, ie. Startup Weekend, HackJam or Design Thinking workshops.
He gained  experience in telco and e-commerce industries while working in companies such as Plus, Netia and Envelo.
During Startup Weekend can especially help with creating and verifying business models.

Coaches and Mentors

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.

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.

Adrian Pietnoczka
CEO in NetLand

CEO in NetLand Ltd. and NetLand Finance Ltd. , Founder and Board of Directors in Globe Of Things Startup, member of Euvic - the international confedaration of comapnies, member of the convention by the Department of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering on University of Warmia and Mazury, for years related with IT and Geodesy.  Several years' experience in the government administration and in the public and private sector. Involved a few modern solutions, such as: Internet of Things, Telemtry, Geodesy, Mobile, Pharmacy. Co-originator of the new approach for the business based on Cross-selling with using devices: Internet of Things (IOT), Geographic Information System (GIS), Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) with Orange support. Privately the enthusiast of team sports, music, sailing and fishing.

Janusz Żebrowski
Co-founder K2 Group

Entrepreneur and investor. Co-founded K2 Group and led the development from the start-up phase (12 people) to post IPO (staff of well over 300). K2 Group is a holding company that controls Polish leading digital marketing and technology agencies such as K2, K2 Media, Good and Fabrity. While at K2 helped to establish Audioteka (leading mobile audiobook provider), Oktawave (IaaS/PaaS public cloud services provider) and S3 (SEM/SEO/Social marketing automated services for SMEs)

Kuba Dudek
Investment Manager at SpeedUp Group

The leader of many projects in the field of capital markets and financial strategies of enterprises. He studied at the University of Economics in Poznan, previously worked among others in Fortis Lease and BNP Paribas, and also helped in the development of several micro and small businesses. Involved in organizing lectures and meetings devoted to innovation, vc and capital markets. Co-organizer of many events dedicated to startups, including Hive61 - monthly meetings in Poznan community startups.

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.

Grzegorz Zabielski
CEO @ Programiści

Grzegorz Zabielski has worked on many positions in his career (ex. programmer and project manager) so he understands problems from the inside out. He worked in Orange for more than 5 years, 3 of which he worked on the position of team manager responsible for IT tools used in sales. Grzegorz is passionate about new technologies and solutions, that’s why from 2015 he is CEO and Co-owner in Programiści software house. Grzegorz is also finishing MBA for IT at ALK. What is more he was one of the judges to choose startups for Warsaw accelerator .

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

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

Jerzy Kurgan
Innovation Expert, Aviva FTLab

Jerzy is currently part of the team responsible for technology innovations and cooperation with startups in Polish branch of Aviva (insurance company).
He is facilitating cooperation between large, traditional business and the world of startups – his role is to guide startups in corporate realities.
He also mentor teams during startups events, ie. Startup Weekend, HackJam or Design Thinking workshops.
He gained  experience in telco and e-commerce industries while working in companies such as Plus, Netia and Envelo.
During Startup Weekend can especially help with creating and verifying business models.

Marcin Stefaniak
CEO@ Sugester / Fakturownia

He is directing software company which is creating in the SaaS model.  Its main product is, which has already gained more than 150 000 customers in Poland and abroad, and - modern CRM for small businesses. One of the members of Startup Poland foundation program board. He founded his first software company at age 17. He was a finalist for the computer science Olympics and graduated from the University of Warsaw. While he was still a student, he founded Javatech and directed it for 5 years. At that time the company was twice awarded by Deloitte Fast50 CE as the fastest growing IT company in Central Europe. In 2016, he was in "Ranking the 50 most creative people in the business."

Marta Zakrzewska-Kisiel
Senior Communication Planner, Havas Media

Media communications professional with over 6 year experience, responsible for developing media strategy, media budget setting and defining effective media channel mix. Currently working for NC+.
For four years she was a part of TV Team in Havas Media, where she was planning and buying TV campaigns for agency clients such as: Credit Agricole, Oriflame, Sephora, Orangina Schweppes.
She is a member of Havas Innovation Lab. Havas Innovation Lab is a cross-disciplinary team of professionals, who blend digital, data, technology and art to create meaningful marketing solutions.
Marta is also involved in a series of lecture “Media Planning” at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management.

Łukasz Kruszewski
CMO @ freedom nieruchomości

Real estate broker, philosopher, marketer . On the market since 2008. He gained experience as a real estate agent, the owner of the estate agency, marketing manager in IT company. Currently is working for Freedom Real Estate where he is responsible for managing the marketing department.

Łukasz Leśniak
Co-owner of Senfino

Co-owner of Senfino for almost four years. He is dealing with administrative matters. In his career, he had worked in the biggest Polish banks, where he gained experience in the areas of HR and ePR.

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  • Katarzyna
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Bartosz Staryga
Software Engineer at Ve Interactive

Software Engineer at Ve Interactive and Chelsea FC lover who joined Startup Weekend because he loves to enable creative people to chase their dreams.

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