Startup Weekend Wroclaw

    Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017

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Startup Weekend Wroclaw

Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017

Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Slężna 132
Wrocław, Poland

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Startup Weekend Wroclaw #5

Do you want to be a tech entrepreneur?

17nd-19th Nov 2017, we invite you to join us for an extended weekend in Wroclaw where you will form teams, formulate startup ideas, work intensively on them and finally pitch them to a panel of judges and investors. You will be supported by leaders in the tech & startup community: entrepreneurs, business leaders, technical experts and experienced managers. They will mentor you and guide you through these intense three days, making sure your idea will translate into actual businesses.

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroot movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest global community of passionate entrepreneurs; as of November 2014, over 2900 events have been held, involving over 193,000 entrepreneurs across 150 countries and over 23,000 startups have been created.

The hardest part of starting up is starting out.

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. 

I love it. But I don’t have an idea!

It’s not just about the idea, it’s about the team! Teams are formed around top ideas pitched on the first day, so you can contribute your expertise and experience to the business idea that inspires you most. Everyone counts at StartupWeekend Wroclaw!

Do I have to be a programmer or have technical skills?

Innovation is not possible without outside influence. Success in entrepreneurship hinges on the input from all disciplines. If you are an artist, marketer, planner, programmer, lawyer, economist or educator, you too have a role. Join us in shaping the future!!

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Friday November 17th

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 18th

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 19th

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

Marcos Bravo
Marketing Expert, Startup Mentor, Keynote speaker. Creator of K.L.A.P. pitch system

Marcos Bravo is the Marketing and Business Developer for Tooploox here in Wroclaw. He has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Sales for a huge variety of products like beer, diamonds, education, art and most recently video games for Techland. He is an expert on how to reach and engage customers outside the polish market and he is a mentor for Startup Chile, Switzerland and Polish companies. He is also the co-founder of “BRAVO! Cultural and business trainings” and the author of the upcoming book. “K.L.A.P. The pitching method”

Mike Szyndel
CTO @ Stagelink

Derk Steemers
Digital Strategy Consultant

Derk Steemers is a Digital Strategy Consultant for World of Digits in Brussels, Belgium. He specialises in scaling startups and entering new markets. Over the last few years Derk has worked with startups from all over Europe, including Poland. Previously he was the brand strategist for Arkley VC and worked intimately with Lovely on their launch.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Wroclaw team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.



Organizing Team

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

  • Jan
  • Agata
  • Olga
  • Kasia
  • Patryk


Adrian Pica
Founder & Editor @

Adrian is the founder of, a news/media outlet that covers tech and startups in the CEE region. He also founded Oblico ( , a location based networking app for events and conferences, a project that came out of a Startup Weekend, was part of the TechPeaks accelerator and received a grant from Telecom Italia. Currently he's creating awesome stuff as Product Manager at Telenav INC. He is a lean startup fan and experienced in pitch training and public speaking. He’s an organizer and global facilitator at Startup Weekend, organizer at the Central European Startup Awards. He’s an early adopter and you can reach him anytime on FB. He has one of the biggest collections of Startup Weekend T-shirts.

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