Startup Weekend Torun. No Talk, All Action.

    Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014


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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Torun. No Talk, All Action.

Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014



Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Torun Technology Park
Włocławska 167
Toruń, Poland 87-100

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Launch a Startup in 54 hours. Startup Weekend is coming to Torun!

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!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

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.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.

Point of contact
Lukasz mob. +48 669 339 859
Mirek   mob.  +48 795 123 660
email: torun@startupweekend.org
fb: https://www.facebook.com/StartupWeekendTorun




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 7th


5:30 pm
Registration
"The riskiest thing is to take no risks" - arrive at the venue and get checked in.


6:00 pm
Welcome & Rules
"Screw it, let's do it" - review agenda for the weekend and introduce coaches, mentors and community leaders.


6:30 pm
Pitches Start
"Take your time but hurry up" - pitch your idea. You have 60 seconds.


7:00 pm
Voting
"Whatever the problem - be part of the solution" - attendees vote for the top pitches.


7:30 pm
Forming Teams & Dinner, Networking
"You don't need a 100-person company" - eat pizza, drink soda and get to know fellow participants. This is the time to start forming teams and discussing ideas.


8:30 pm
Begin Work
"Make it work, then make it better" - formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


9:00 pm
Work & Work
"Life is short. Do stuff that matters" - You may stay and work till morning. We support workspace, chill, music, food and soda.

Saturday November 8th


9:00 am
Breakfast
"Stop sketching. Start building" - simple breakfast & coffee, begin work.


10:00 am
Workshop #1
"It's simple until you make it complicated" - MVP workshop.


12:00 pm
Mentors arrive
"Experiment. Fail. Learn. Repeat" - mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help.


1:00 pm
Check-In
"Passion never fails" - check in for status reports, call for help .


2:00 pm
Lunch
Top up your batteries!


5:00 pm
Check-In
"Innovate or Die" - check in for status reports, call for help.


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up
"Go offline" - finished work for the day. Time to rest or see Torun by night.

Sunday November 9th


9:00 am
Breakfast
"Finish What You Started" - arrive, simple breakfast & coffee, begin work.


1:00 pm
Workshop #2
"Likes' don't pay the bills. Sales do" - elevator pitch. Session one-on-one with Piotr Bucki.


2:00 pm
Lunch
Enjoy your food!


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
"Done is better than perfect" - final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place.


4:00 pm
Final Presentations
"Make Something People Want" - the demo will be open to the public.


5:00 pm
Judging & Awards
"Think Like a Customer" - let the best team win!


6:00 pm
Wrap-Up & go home
"Begin anywhere. Your passion will guide you" - thank you guys, see you next year!


Event Judges


Bartłomiej Gola
Managing Partner @ SpeedUp Group, Investor

The Managing Partner of SpeedUp Group, an entrepreneur and innovator. Co-creator of over a dozen technological startups. He studied at the Poznan University of Economics. After graduation he worked within the marketing field where he worked through all career levels up to the Managing Partner in the BTL Group (shareholder and co-creator) and TEQUILA\ Poland. He was the creator and Managing Director of the first Polish advertisement holding company INDIGITY SA. He is also an author of many publications in the field of marketing and business strategies. For many years he has been the Director of the Stowarzyszenie Marketingu Bezpośredniego (Polish Direct Marketing Association).


Marcin Kilanowski
Director of the Centre of Entrepreneurship @ Nicolas Copernicus University

Marcin Kilanowski is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Centre of Entrepreneurship at Nicolas Copernicus University. He completed his studies in philosophy and law at Nicolas Copernicus University and Harvard University. Besides previous work as a law tutor at Harvard College he has worked on the development of Regional Strategy for Development of Innovation within the new EU financial perspective 2014-2020 and as a member of The Prime Minister of Poland Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility.


Wojciech Daniel
Vice President @ Torun Regional Development Agency

Vice President of Torun Regional Development Agency, Ph.D. in physics, 1993 - 1998 worked for the state; 1999 - 2002 consultant at the World Bank and afterwards as an independent consultant for the European Commission, the Polish Ministry of Regional Development and many domestic and foreign companies. Since 2008 the Vice President of Torun Regional Development Agency, the organization responsible for the EXEA Data Center (www.exea.pl) and EXEA Smart Space (www.smartspace.io) projects' realization.


Jakub Probola
Managing Director @ hub:raum Krakow

Jakub Probola – Managing Director of hub:raum Krakow, the Innovation Hub for CEE startups baked by Deutsche Telekom Group (www.hubraum.com). In the past was heading innovation unit at T-Mobile Poland for 3 years where together with his team was tasked with finding new potential value streams that could be delivered to the customers. He is enthusiastic about new technologies, very obsessed and passionate about innovation and new services. Gathered knowledge and experience in technical and business implementation of services. Presents really open attitude and eager to learn and explore new opportunities. Kuba is a huge fan of aviation (most probably if he hadn’t have been this what he is right know he would have been an airline pilot) and running.


Piotr Zalewa
Senior Web Developer @ Mozilla

Piotr Zalewa is a Senior Web Developer at Mozilla's Dev Ecosystem team. Working on web apps. He is the creator of JSFiddle. He enjoys playing modular synths and spending time with the family.


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 ( www.exea.pl ). Always looking to the future, always learning, forever hungry for new things.


Krzysztof Muzalewski
Senior Webdeveloper @ Allegro Group

Front-end enthusiast, HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript passionate. Believes that esthetics and UX are as important as coding itself. Member of few teams developing portals for Allegro Group. At the moment deeply involved into website optimalisation  for desktop and mobile.


Coaches and Mentors


Michal Frackowiak
CEO @ Wikidot.com

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


Luca Gibelli
CEO @ Skylable

Luca Gibelli, CEO of Skylable, started his adventure in the open-source world in 2002 as cofounder of ClamAV, the leading open-source anti-virus for UNIX. The project was acquired by Sourcefire in 2007 and later became part of Cisco. After 10 years in cybersecurity, Luca put his know-how to good use to solve the problem of storing massive amounts of data in private clouds and Skylable was born.


Magda Borowik
VP @ Techfuture.pl



Emilia Ostapowicz
Financial Analyst @ XevinLab, CFO @ Migam.pl

She is a Financial Analyst at accelerator XevinLab and Shareholder & CFO at Migam.pl
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.


Dermot Corr
CEO @ TechSorted.com.

Developer of Value Propositions , Strategic Product Development and Commercial Strategies and Implementation Serial Entrepreneur Set up ,developed and exited numerous companies Commercial Strategist - Currently Provides C level Strategic Road Maps for BlueChip Companies. Founder of TechSaturdays.com. Currently CEO of TechSorted.com. Currently mentoring/ advisor/ Shareholder in almost 80 startups. Advisor to high net worth individuals , VC funds Wealth Management Companies and Government Agencies.


Piotr Bucki
CMO @ XVentures, Founder Bucki PRO

I have always considered myself a modern day Hermes - I am a great researcher and I combine different inspirations to come up with new solutions. I collect ideas and merge them into new ones. I work in Marketing and R&D but I also teach at 3 different universities. My main areas of interest are - UX, visual communication, PR and Marketing strategies. I am an early adopter surrounded by amazing mavens. In my work I use all the tools possible to come up with the most precise consumer insights. I love to discovering zeitgeists and personas.


Dominik Pokornowski



Marcin Szelag
Partner @ Innovation Nest

Marcin is a partner at Innovation Nest. Startup evangelist focused on SaaS. Marcin helps startups with their business models and growth strategies. In past Marcin worked at Gruner und Jahr(Pixelate Venture) and one of the first polish social networks called Epuls.pl. In love with internet. Happy dad.


Adam Zajdzik
Co-founder @ Kekemeke

Co-founder at Kekemeke. Worked for several big companies on both popular (as in “millions of users”) and “important” or strategic products. Quit to take his turn at trying to change the world. Hates compromises and mediocrity.


Mayel de Borniol
Co-Founder & Architect @ Babelverse

Mayel calls himself glomad - in the past few years he has spent time in about 20 countries. He'd love to be able to speak dozens of languages, to communicate with everyone in the world. In the meantime he's working on Babelverse, a solution that quickly connects you with someone who speaks any language, who can help you remotely. He's been hacking together online platforms and communities since the mid-90s, and building startups for almost 10 years. But he's still learning every day.


Igor Zacharjasz
Leader @ IBM Ecosystem Development

Igor Zacharjasz is a leader for IBM Ecosystem Development and Global Entrepreneurs Program in IBM for Poland and Baltic countries. He is responsible for cooperation with Independent Software Vendors and Startup communities. He also manages the partnerships with academic communities which comprise IBM’s industry-leading ecosystem of influencers. He is working in the Software business for the last 14 years. Author of numerous technology publication and speaker on many conferences. He is also leading IBM Innovation Center team and IBM Eclipse Support Center in Poznan. Privately addicted to new technologies and internet.


Kamil Janiszewski
Co-Founder & Chief of Sales @ Listonic.com

Kamil Janiszewski Co-Founder & Chief of Sales at Listonic.com – handy shopping list and Kupony Żbik – grocery coupons. Ha has a great pleasure to have his interests in nice technology and work interconnected. He pursues his passion for politics at Liberte.pl. He is a anarcho-liberal freethinker, he listens to jazz, and jazz-like music, he travels a little bit and promises himself to learn to play sax sometime.


Piotr Jachimczyk
Chief Information Officer @ Aviva Poland

Piotr is an IT executive with over 15+ years of experience in insurance and telco sector. As an IT development director and chief architect was responsible for concept, design and delivery of enterprise scale solutions in the field of sales and operations support, ERP, insurance policy admin and claims and risk. Worked also on technology platforms. Such as portals and ESB for largest Polish companies - PZU, Orange and BRE Bank. Graduated Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science and Jagiellonian University Institute of Audiovisual Arts. 
Will help you with testing your business model and also advise on back-end systems capabilities and architecture.Will help you with testing your business model and also advise on back-end systems capabilities and architecture.


Jakub Probola
Managing Director @ hub:raum Krakow

Jakub Probola – Managing Director of hub:raum Krakow, the Innovation Hub for CEE startups baked by Deutsche Telekom Group (www.hubraum.com). In the past was heading innovation unit at T-Mobile Poland for 3 years where together with his team was tasked with finding new potential value streams that could be delivered to the customers. He is enthusiastic about new technologies, very obsessed and passionate about innovation and new services. Gathered knowledge and experience in technical and business implementation of services. Presents really open attitude and eager to learn and explore new opportunities. Kuba is a huge fan of aviation (most probably if he hadn’t have been this what he is right know he would have been an airline pilot) and running.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Torun. No Talk, All Action. team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Startup Weekend Torun is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Tomasz
    Urbanowicz
  • Lukasz
    Ozimek
  • Miroslaw
    Manelski
  • Artur
    Jablonski
  • Borys
    Musielak
  • Kasia
    Urbanowicz
  • Anna
    Grabowska

Facilitators


Irina Albu

CEO@TechAngels Romania, SW Organizer since 2010


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