Poznań Startup Weekend: Med-Tech

    Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017

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Poznań Startup Weekend: Med-Tech

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Stary Browar Słodownia +1
Półwiejska 42
Poznań, Poland 61-888

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54 hours to change the medicine with technology!

This year’s participants, under the supervision of mentors, will be developing solutions in the field of connecting new technologies with medicine. During the weekend solutions will be established for fields such as health, insurtech, telemedicine, hardware, IoT and others, and they may positively influence medical sector, both for hospitals and patients. We will invite representatives of leading companies in the medical sector, as well as doctors and specialists. They will have the opportunity to examine the aforementioned solutions in accordance with their practical use.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Let’s meet over the weekend of 24-26 November in Stary Browar in Poznan!

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Friday November 24th

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 November 25th

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 November 26th

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

Amalia Agathou
Fashion/Tech, Strategy and Innovation Consultant, SW mentor & organiser

• 9 year experience in the European startup ecosystem
• 7 years experience in the fashion/tech landscape and the media industry
• proven leadership capabilities in building communities, teams, strategizing, and implementing workable marketing plans in the physical and digital world.
• digital visionary with ability to find innovative and creative solutions and design projects that merge various industries with technology

Kuba Dudek
Investment Manager, 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.

Maciej Połoński

Dariusz Knopiński
Product Area Manager at Grupa Allegro

Dariusz Knopiński has graduated from Poznań University of Economics. He earned the title of Master of Arts in Computer Science and Econometrics on Economics Department. He worked as an SAP consultant (controlling modules), as an analyst of technical and business solutions for banking in Accenture's Warsaw office. Thereafter he joined Allegro Group to Marketplace business unit running Allegro Trading Platform in Central and Eastern Europe. He started as a Product Manager, where he ideated and later lead to release first fully electronic installment product and was Allegro Platform's first Scrum Product Owner. Next he managed whole Product Managers team developing Allegro Platform's functionalities, then Product Owners team taking part in one of the largest operation of scrum implementation in Poland and CEE. Currently he manages Sellers' Product and Functionalities Area where he leads a team of 10+ fully qualified Scrum Product Owners with their scrum development teams. Darek is responsible for complete products and functionalities development from ideas to deployment according to Platform's strategic priorities and goals. He specializies in business and functional development of high scale transactional platforms developed in agile environments (Kanban, Scrum) and is devoted to Metrics Driven Design and conversion funnels. He is Blackblot Certified Product Manager and Professional Scrum Product Owner (scrum.org).

Bartosz Kudliński

Doctor, specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care. Passionate of intensive therapy for critically ill patients. For years, actively searching for and implementing new medical technologies in the area of ​​the most severe clinical conditions.
Its main field of activity is hemodynamic monitoring of the circulatory system, conduction, treatment of septic shock and extracorporeal therapies - renal and other supportive.
In addition, he is professionally involved in vascular access, implantation of vascular port for chemotherapy, dialysis vascular catheters and anesthesia of high risk patients in dentistry.
Lecturer at Polish and international scientific conferences. Member of the Polish Association of Intestinal Intensive Therapy, Polish Society of Intensive Interdisciplinary Therapy, Polish Cardiological Society, Polish Society of Vascular Access, European Society of Intensive Care Medcine.

Educators in anaesthesiology and intensive care in the field of specialty anesthesia nursing. Lecturer in the field of medicine, anatomy and physiology in the field of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanics, University of Zielona Góra.
In 2008 the patient's votes were awarded the title of the specialist of the year in a competition organized by Gazeta Lubuska.

Julia Kosela

President of Proper Medical Writing sp. Z o.o. - a consulting company, created in 2009, dealing with clinical research, preparation of scientific articles, writing ISO documentation; Preparing the application and all documentation required to obtain CE; Document preparation for the FDA and related services for the medical and pharmaceutical industries, particularly for mHealth startups. He has over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical industry in the area of introducing new products and services to the market, building business development strategies and marketing and sales. A graduate of Oxford Brookes University (MBA) and the University of Greenwich (BA).

Michał Cisek

Graduate of the Medical Academy in Wroclaw. Currently in the course of specialization with
Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy in the Provincial Specialist Hospital in
Wroclaw. Areas of interest are robot anesthesia, bariatric,
regional as well as synthesis of the above.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Poznań Startup Weekend: Med-Tech 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 Poznan is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Joanna
  • Piotr
  • Monika
  • Joanna
  • Maria
  • Magda
  • Mateusz
  • Jasiek


Armand Dupuis

I am a French Developer who's passionate about education in IT and entrepreneurship topics.

In that effort, I am currently a Freelance Developer (soon to be a startup-er? ;p) and a Facilitator for both Startup Weekend and Hacking Health.

As a facilitator I'm focusing on validating that each attendee (you) is learning what entrepreneurship means and push them (still you) to test their ideas, meaning: no talk, all action !

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