Techstars Poznań Startup Weekend: Med-Tech

    Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017


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Techstars Poznań Startup Weekend: Med-Tech

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017



Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 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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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 24th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Welcome & Rules
Let's talk about the agenda for the weekend and learn about speakers, coaches, and community leaders.


6:15 pm
Pitches Start
Line up to give your pitch (you don't have to but we encourage you to do it!)


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants. Teams start forming and discussing ideas.


8:00 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


10:00 pm
Finished for the day
See you on Saturday!

Saturday November 25th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


11:00 am
Check-In
First check-in, status reports, call for help


12:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! Mentors work with the teams till 6 PM.


2:30 pm
Lunch


5:00 pm
Check-In
Second check-in, status reports, call for help. Short presentations on front of organizers and mentors (the team one to one with the mentor).


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. Clean workspace and go home, take some rest before Sunday.

Sunday November 26th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Opportunity to ask questions


10:30 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


1:30 pm
Lunch


3:30 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up


8:30 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Tomasz Czapliński
Managing Partner, SpeedUp VC Group

Tomasz is Managing Partner at SpeedUp VC Group and CEO of LMS Invest, seed investment funds from Poznan. Recently Tomasz was managing several startups. Prior to that he was working as a strategy consultant for both SMEs and large corporations. He graduated in Capital Investments and Financial Strategies from Poznan University of Economics. His focus is on business modeling, financial forecasting and valuations. In his free time Tomasz develops his programming skills and enjoys cabarets.


Maciej Hojszyk
Marketing and Sales Development Director at Eurocash Group

For 10 years Maciej has been tirelessly introducing innovations and new technologies into sales and marketing at Grupa Eurocash. His deep understanding of the market and customer needs led to creating strategy of such products as faktoriawin.pl, czasnawhisky.pl or drinco.pl. He travels around Europe presenting ideas and looking for partners for new ventures. At the same time, he leads marketing efforts for the leader in alcohol distribution. In his free time, he runs marathons and snorkels


Dagmara Nickel
CEO @ YouNick, CEO @ Nickel Development

Entrepreneur, investor and innovator. CEO of Poland's first private technology park YouNick (formerly Nickel Technology Park Poznań) and of Nickel Development – real-estate development company. Member of the Investment Committee and the Supervisory Board of SpeedUp Venture Capital Group. Co-founder and member of the Supervisory Boards of several technology-related start-up companies.

The intention of Dagmara Nickel is to create Europe's leading place for the development of innovative businesses. YouNick technology park, managed by her, combines business with science by supporting the development of new technologies and innovations. With the help of EU funds, it allows for commercialising innovative ideas mainly in Life Science and ICT industries. The effect of the above is 20 portfolio companies, nearly 60 companies using the infrastructure of the park and more than 600 employees working at its premises.




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).


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


Paweł Balsam
Doctor

He graduated from Warsaw Medical University and Warsaw School of Economics. Currently
he is an employee of the First Department of Cardiology, Warsaw Medical University, board
member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), responsible for social media of
ESC and EHRA, member of the Board of Association of Prevention and Epidemiology of the
Polish Cardiac Society and member of the Commission of Informatics and Telemedicine of
Polish Society of Cardiology. Within HeartTeam LLC in cooperation with the Domański
Zakrzewski Palinka law company and companies from the broader world of mobile health,
he founded the Foundation of Telemedical Working Group. From October 2017, he is part of
the expert group on eHealth Strategy at the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of
Digitization. He is the author of numerous mobile applications supporting the work of
doctors and care of patients. Clinically he deals with arrhythmia (ablation proedures), often
using modern imaging technology (3D printing, hologram technique). Private interests are in
cycling, kite surfing and motor sport.


Daniel Banasiak
Xamarin Certified Developer & Microsoft Startup Influencer

I develop applications which use the newest technologies from Microsoft portfolio. My favorite technologies are cross-platform mobile applications and cloud computing. I cooperate with Microsoft as Microsoft Startup Influencer. I help in the development of businesses, startups and organizations.


Mariusz Borkowski
Business Unit Manager at Adamed Group

M.D., graduate of the Medical University of Warsaw and of the Warsaw School of Economics where
he received a double Master’s degree in Marketing and in Digital Communication.
Since 1997 he has been working in the pharmaceutical industry.
He honed his skills in companies such as Bioton and Sanofi where gradually climbing the career
ladder he learned the deepest secrets of pharmaceutical marketing.
Always brave and creative, he never backs away from even the greatest of challenges.
Since 2010 he has been involved with the domestic Adamed Group, where initially he developed the
Primera Care area. Feeling that in order to succeed there was but one element missing, he created
the Digital department where, to this day, he occupies the post of Business Unit Manager as well as
that of the head of Medical Information Department.
He has enjoyed plenty of success, including:
- being the first Polish speaker at the EyeforPharma congress in Berlin in 2006
- speaking and leading at Blue Business Media
- becoming an Expert at the European Parliament 2016
- co-creating the innovative- first certified Telemedicine Clinic Medivio solution
- speaking frequently at industry events
Privately, a fan of running- he complited a marathon NY, crossfit and photography, likes travelling.


Michał Cisek
Doctor

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.


Piotr Danielewicz
Investment Manager

Piotr is investment manager at Younick Mint Venture Capital. Has several years of experience in projects that aims to support business and new technologies. Was privileged to cooperate with recognized companies such as Google, Microsoft and Samsung and lot of tech startups. At Younick Mint responsible for investment in the early stages of the business development, especially in consumer software and hardware. Offers operational support in the field of user research and product development, market launch and financial engineering. Founder and co-organizer of many events and initiatives dedicated to tech community e.g. Startup Poznań, Startup Weekend, BIHAPI, Poznań Hackathon and Startup Platforms. Speaker at conferences: ICT Summit, Warsaw Innovation Days Startup Summit and other.
 


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.



Katarzyna Garbaciak
E-commerce Manager at Eurocash Alkohole

Working in the world of e-commerce since 2010. Initially, as a marketer and then as a Product Owner for the Allegro Group's online stores. In the Eurocash Group Katarzyna develops modern web and mobile apps that help traditional retailers attract more and more shoppers. She is responsible for the modern tooling strategy for her business unit, software development and implementation, sales and marketing of the apps. She is a Product Owner for the Leaflet Creator, Drinco mobile couponing app, and PingWin mobile educational app. She says that working in FMCG never gets boring. She loves modern technologies and innovations in the e-commerce world. She is an avid online and mobile shopper and a strong Lean Management believer – even when it comes to managing the family fridge. Privately, she is a happy mom of Leon.


Aleksandra Grajkowska-Marzewska
Senior Product Manager at Sanofi Pasteur

Dietician by profession, marketer by passion. Since 2003 she has been working in the pharmaceutical industry as marketer, starting from Bristol Myers Squibb, VITIS Pharma and finally, since 2010 - Sanofi Pasteur. She is in charge of Travel Vaccines Market Development in Poland and since 2015 in Central Eastern Europe as Traveler Marketing Community Leader.  Main success:
  • double winner of Polish Sanofi contest “Marketing Excellence Club” (in 2013 and 2016)
  • winner of international Sanofi contest “The best innovation award” in 2015
  • speaker on International Congresses for HCP’s about role of marketing and communication in medicine world



Angela Hobbs
Managing Director at Triteq

Angela Hobbs, Managing Director of Triteq appointed to the role in January 2017, with responsibility to create and implement a strong new strategic direction and company restructure. Building on a twenty five year history of product design and development, Triteq focuses on medical device design, underpinned by a commitment to project excellence and exceptional client service. Creating added value and ROI for every client. Angela also judged on a panel of experts at this year’s design council spark event.Angela is was also the founder of Plan Management in 1995, which became an award winning consultancy in five years. Working with Associated Newspapers, ipc and high profile media agencies, before joining Triteq in 2011. 

Passionate about the power of technology to achieve social good and the value of cross-sector collaborations for making this happen, I have designed many early development strategic partnerships and overseen the successful delivery of many initiatives. In 2010 I completed an MSc in Sustainable Business at University of Bath. 



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).


Julia Kosela
CEO at Proper Medical Writing

President of Proper Medical Writing Sp. z o.o. - a consulting company, created in 2009, dealing with clinical research management; preparation of application and all documentation (including ISO and QMS) required for the CE and FDA certification; preparation of scientific articles; and related services for the medical and pharmaceutical industries, particularly for mHealth startups. Julia 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, marketing and sales. A graduate of Oxford Brookes University (MBA) and the University of Greenwich (BA).


Piotr Najbuk
Associate at Life Sciences Practice Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k.

Piotr Is a lawyer, Medical Doctor, and the economist.  He was  was one of the founding fathers of the Telemedical Working Group Foundation, and proposed the regulatory changes in 2015, that opened telemedical and outsourcing market in Poland. Piotr is also a founder and the vice Pesident of the Polish Chamber of Unmanned Vehicles (drones). Piotr provides legal assistance to the innovative medical and technological entities, including start-ups.  He has carried out sophisticated projects related to the healthcare sector, e.g. for a leading insurance group and telecommunications companies and also for the Healthcare IT Systems Centre (CSIOZ), as well as for the biggest global IT companies for the CEE region.


Maciej Połoński
Product Owner

Maciej has worked for Allegro and Onet as a Product Owner. Maciej is responsible for developing complete products and functionalities from idea to deployment according to strategic business priorities and goals. He can design how the product will work and earn money, see it through development and deployment and work with data to improve its KPIs while it’s live.


Wojciech Radomski
CEO at StethoMe

Since 2015 Wojciech Radomski is CEO and co-founder of StethoMe™- world’s first electronic wireless stethoscope that works together with a smartphone and features also a built-in thermometer and smart sound analysis system. StethoMe™ is an innovative product that has already won many prestigious awards including Philips Champion Award 2017. Before he began his adventure with StethoMe™ he gained experience in leading and developing the IT company Programa™, as well as in managing innovative projects of renowned brands. He is one of the founders of iTraff Technology - the image recognition technology used by companies like CocaCola, EA or PepsiCo. 
He works great in a team, and any idea that convinces him becomes a passion of his that he is fully devoted to. When it comes to the quality of products, he does not like compromises. Privately, he loves adrenaline. He likes challenges - they build his character. He likes simple and clear forms of communication. He sees the potential in people and he knows how to develop it.



Justyna Uman-Ntuk
Pharmacist

Pharmacist by education, designer and organizer of med-tech events. Justyna
understands well medical industry thanks to her previous experience working for big
pharma company, government organization and medical device producer. She can be  a
great help to understand how medical practitioners works, think and act. Autor of articles
in Mam Startup about medical startups. Fields of expertise include also medical 3D
printing, innovative tech solutions in medicine like mHealth, robotics and
interdyscyplinary communication.


Mateusz Wilczyński
Android Developer, Allegro

Mateusz works at Allegro where he is responsible for maintaining and developing applications for the Android platform. Mateusz has been in relationship with Android for 4 years, and who knows how long this love will be true as 1. Hi attended several hackathons: BrainCode (as a participant and mentor), BattleHack, NetHack, HackWAWa so if you have any questions please ask him.

In his free time Mateusz tries to write his master thesis, but usually he spends time running, skiing (loves it), riding motorcycles and doing other weird things.



Michał Zawiasa
CEO & Co Founder at Glodny.pl

Michał Zawiasa - CEO & founder of Glodny.pl - the online platform for ordering food, which was first created in Sweden as Hungrig.se and soon will be also present in Denmark as Sulten.dk. Graduate of Management and Finance at Brunel University, London. His experience has been gained - among others in KMPG - in the execution of projects for Cyfrowy Polsat, Marquard Media (publishers of Harper's Bazaar), LOT, Intelligence, Ricoh and many other global brands. For almost 10 years he has been investing in new technologies - both in the Swedish and Polish markets. In his free time he travels, cycles, runs and spends time with his friends.


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  • Mateusz
    Iwiński
  • Magda
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    Kowalski
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Facilitators


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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