Startup Weekend Torun: Internet of Things

    Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017

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Startup Weekend Torun: Internet of Things

Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017

Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Toruński Park Technologiczny
Włocławska 167
Toruń, Kujawsko - Pomorskie 87-100

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Startup Weekend Toruń 2017: Internet of Things

This time, the event will focus on the idea of Internet of Things and all thing related, because you’ll work near huuuuge DATA CENTER! We hope that the teams and their projects will try to challenge the Internet of Things, Big Data or Smart City field but remember - it's not neccessary. Any other startup projects are most welcome. Awaiting all startupers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about: mobile apps, games, virtual and augmented reality, web apps, e-commerce ....and many many more! So come on!   

Do you remember how exactly Startup Weekend works? 
Here’s a quick reminder:

IDEA - Launch your startup in 54 hours
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!  

 Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision.On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.  

PLACE - Heart of local startup community
 Event will take place at EXEA Data Center - one of the bigest, modern data center in Poland and in SMART SPACE, place where modern architecture meets innovative solutions and you can work side by side with unique startups or extraordinary, creative people. Place where community of innovators create unique atmosphere. See for yourself!   


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Mirek   mob.  +48 882 141 620

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Friday February 24th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:15 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

7:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

9:00 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 February 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

1:00 pm

3:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

4:00 pm
Lean Canvas Workshop
Plan your business!

8:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday February 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

12:45 pm
PITCH workshop
Short training before presenting your demos!

2:30 pm
eat some +100 to productivity

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
Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm

6:25 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Lukasz Ozimek
COO at Exea Data Center, Head of Smart Space

Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Exea Data Center (, Head of Smart Space ( incubator for tech startups, Senior Advisor to the Board of Regional Development Agency. Professionally involved in the development of Technology Park. Activist in the community of startups. Co-organiser of Startup Weekend, TEDx and many more. Knicks fan.

Romuald Gierszal
CEO and owner of Optiguard

 the CEO and owner of Optiguard – a leader in electronic security systems industry in Poland, a finalist of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the services category, as well as a winner of many awards in the entrepreneurship category, a man with passion, tirelessly pursuing his aims

Krzysztof Koman
Business Support Centre in Toruń Director

Krzysztof Koman – Business Support Centre in Toruń Director. PhD candidate at Faculty of Law and Administration of Nicolaus Copernicus University. Expert in implementing smart city projects, event management and marketing strategy design. Passionate about new technologies and sustainable development. Former advisor to Mayor of Toruń.

Karol Polasik
Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce in Torun, CEO of computer company VOBACOM sp. Z o.o.,

He graduated from the Management and Marketing at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, as well as postgraduate studies in Management and in the field of Psychology in Management at WSB in Torun and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Since the beginning of career is associated with modern technologies (IT / ICT).

Coaches and Mentors

Michał Olszewski
Lead Mentor @Impact Poland

Michał is a Lead Mentor at IMPACT_POLAND acceleration programme. Previous he was a Head Coach of the Starter Rocket acceleration programme. In the past he managed an internal ideas-to-prototypes incubation programme for Agora SA using lean methods and customer development approach. His previous assignments include managing a seed-level investment fund operating in Polish ITC market (LMS Invest) and another successful business accelerator - Huge Thing.

Mateusz Belattaf
Digital Strategy, Social Media, Marketing Automation, Growth Hacking, BI, Analytics

He remembers BBS and the Mosaic browser, active on the Internet since 1997, promoter of open source implementations of WordPress as a CMS. Confessor inbound marketing practices of SEO / SEM and Social Media. From the beginning he worked as a freelancer, then in British Telecom, Content Forces, Ogicom ... managed campaigns for Facebook Ads and designed apps for Facebook/OpenGraph actively developing He built analytical tool for monitoring and optimizing online business focus - smarter analytics ( and for Youtube (YourMuse.IO) and organized meetings for lovers of new media and social marketing - Social Poznan (

Currently he advises companies and startups in product development, usually through strategies Growth-hackings. His motto: "Analyze -> Optimize -> Synergize."

Privately devoted music fan drum & bass, networking, psychology.

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

Michał Meina
Assistant at the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics NCU in Torun

Assistant at the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics NCU in Torun. He realized many R&D projects in the field of data analysis, the internet of things and wearables sensor networks. Carries consulting services in the field of technological support. Research interests are mainly focused around sensor networks, location-inside the building and accelerometry.

Michał Kordyzon
System Consultant at IBM Poland

Michał Kordyzon is technology enthusiast, engineer and sales person working for IBM Polska. Strong supporter of mainframe technology, has experience with z/OS, Python, neural networks, node.js, and Hyperldedger. Supporter of few Poland-based startups. Believes that we are rather moving to next revolution inspired by AI than that we are about to face stagnation.

Andrzej Rutkowski
Assistant at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, NCU in Toruń

Worked on multiple projects involving medical image processing and visualization. Aside from teaching, working on augmented reality solutions for medical training. His interests revolve around human computer interaction, position tracking, artificial neural networks, image processing, computer graphics, VR and AR. Engaged in popularization of science, programming and tinkering. Co-organized multiple hackathon-like events.

Bartosz Celmer

I graduate local university as master of IT. OpenSource enthusiast, and from about 20 Arduino boards ago also OpenHardware. A few years ago, I felt on my own what is a variable overflow when the drone rotor cut up my leg when I tested my own flight controller. This made me realize that a piece of code can actually affect the world around me. I connected oscilloscope to a wide range of radio modules, sandwich electronic stuff and most recently to functional magnetic resonance imaging device which is used for observation to the human brain.

Sławomir Kozłowski
Managing Director @ Exea Data Center

IT engineer, administrator and consultant from the early days. Started as an administrator of the single server, ended as creator of the first data center in Poland, build from scratch as cloud computing innovative technology center ( ). Always looking to the future, always learning, forever hungry for new things.

Wojciech Nowakowski
the Managing Director of Optiguard

He gained the experience, allowing to develop the company, particularly in export and activities relating to creating innovative products that are in line with market needs (R&D) in such companies as: group, Optimus SA/, Orange. He joined the Optiguard crew in 2006 as R&D Manager. In 2013 he took up a position of Managing Director, within which he is responsible for activities aiming at maintaining the leadership in electronic anti-theft security systems as well as for development, promotion and sales of OPTIGUARD products all around the world.

Adam Rudnicki
Founder / head of sales w Grupa NEUCA /

Founder of - online shop with medical devices and person responsible for sales at Grupa Neuca. He specilizes in eCommerce, and builiding customer loyalty.  

Cezary Mikowski
Main Specialist at Product Management Team at Apator S.A.

Cezary Mikowski has been working for Apator SA since 1990. He is wide range of measuring equipment designer (heat, water, electricity meters, both electronics and firmware) and a number of patents and utility models co-author. Encrypted data exchange e.g. prepayment meters systems were also successfully developed by him. Winner of President Economic Award and numerous industry exhibitions and contests.

Marcin Zawadzki
Startup Cloud @ Exea Data Center

Work as Project Manager at Exea Data Center with B2B projects. He is specializing in the Cloud Computing technology. Fan of  AGILE and SCRUM methodologies.

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The Startup Weekend Torun: Internet of Things 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 Torun is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Miroslaw
  • Tomasz
  • Ania
  • Emil
  • Małgorzata
  • Michał
  • Piotr
  • Patryk


Tetiana Siianko
Sweden Foodtech Program Manager

überpassionate about making things happen, smart people, music, art, skiing and dance. Working on saving the world via foodtech and bridging the gap between arts & technology. Love doing silly movies in my free time.

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