Startup Weekend Wrocław

    Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Wrocław

Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016



Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

IBM Client Innovation Center
Muchoborska 8
Wrocław, Poland

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Startup Weekend Wrocław

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.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 4th


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


5:30 pm
Welcome & Rules
Welcome presentation and rules


6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


9:00 pm
Pizza
Pizza, Networking & Forming Teams

Saturday March 5th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Mentors arrival
Short presentation of mentors and further work with them


2:00 pm
Lunch


6:00 pm
Supper


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 6th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


2:00 pm
Lunch


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


5:00 pm
Judging & Awards


6:00 pm
Wrap-Up



Speakers


Malcolm Ridge
IBM Client Innovation Center - Wroclaw & Katowice - Executive

Citizen of United Kingdom and now resident in Poland as Director of Client Innovation Center Wroclaw & Katowice. Previously European Delivery Center Operations Leader for IBM located in the Strategic Integration Hub (SIH) in Dublin, Ireland. From 2010 - 2012 Malcolm was based in Bangalore, India as the IBM European Delivery Executive.  He spent the first 16 years of his career working in Retail IT and Manufacturing for the Boots Company in Nottingham, England. He has three growing children and a Spanish wife. He enjoys working with people and hardly ever finds time to play golf.



Hubert Piotrowski
Senior Engineer and Scrum Master at Mobile Vikings

He says about himself:
'Software developer and python ninja. I like to use Python as an ultimate tool to deliver results driven software. With my 15 years of software development experience I learned many things and after so many years of writing the code one thing hasn't changed at all in my professional life - if Google doesn't have an answer to my question it looks like what I'm trying to achieve is like nobody tried or... it is just not possible:-)

Event Judges


Piotr Krupa
Co-founder and CEO of KRUK S.A.

Piotr Krupa is a co-founder and CEO of KRUK S.A. - leader on the debt collection market in Central Europe. In 1996 Piotr Krupa graduated from the Department of Law and Administration at the University of Wrocław. After graduation he completed judge's training and later also became a legal counsel. He is the 92nd wealthiest in Poland according to Forbes.





Malcolm Ridge
IBM Client Innovation Center - Wroclaw & Katowice - Executive

Citizen of United Kingdom and now resident in Poland as Director of Client Innovation Center Wroclaw & Katowice. Previously European Delivery Center Operations Leader for IBM located in the Strategic Integration Hub (SIH) in Dublin, Ireland. From 2010 - 2012 Malcolm was based in Bangalore, India as the IBM European Delivery Executive.  He spent the first 16 years of his career working in Retail IT and Manufacturing for the Boots Company in Nottingham, England. He has three growing children and a Spanish wife. He enjoys working with people and hardly ever finds time to play golf.



Angus Kidd
Head of Credit Suisse Centre of Excellence Poland

Head of Credit Suisse Centre of Excellence Wroclaw, Poland. Executive oversight across Investment Banking, Private Banking, Finance,Operations & IT, Risk, General Counsel, Talent & Branding and Internal Audit divisions primarily supporting London and Zurich. Leading a growing knowledgeable and innovative talent footprint of 4000 people.


Marek Kapturkiewicz
Co-founder, Investor & Partner at Innovation Nest

Co-founder, investor & partner at Innovation Nest (seed/VC fund) & co-founder of SPIN (entrepreneurship school). Previously i.a. long-term executive board member, COO and senior vice president of the Onet.pl (the largest horizontal portal in Poland and one of the biggest in Europe) and director of Promotion and Product Development Department in Tymbark SA (important FMCG company in Poland); Having rich experience in internet, marketing, media, technology and investment; engineer - constructor with long experience (electronics, IT) at the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology in Cracow.


Bartosz Gola
General Partner and CEO at SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Managing partner of the SpeedUp Group, entrepreneur and innovator. Co-creator of numerous technological startups. He studied at Poznan University of Economics. After graduating, he worked in marketing field where he moved up through every career level to become the Managing Partner of BTL Group (co-founder and shareholder) and TEQUILA\Poland. He was the founder and the President of the Board of Poland's first advertisement holding INDIGITY SA. Author of numerous scientific publications in the field of marketing and business strategies. Long-term President of Direct Marketing Association.


Piotr Krzysztofik
Head of Atos Global Delivery Center Europe

We are happy to announce our next Judge - Piotr Krzysztofik - Head of Atos Global Delivery Center Europe with its headquarters in Wrocław (previously Head of Atos System Integration Poland, Regional Director of Siemens), with rich experience on executive oversight positions. Currently, managing the team of over 700 employees in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria. As P&L owner is responsible for managing, business development and delivery of projects and services for Atos clients all over the world in the business areas of Solutions, Application Management, Project Management and SAP. Promoter of improvements, responsible for various ideas, patents processes and initiatives over last years. Mentor and advisor of several startups and innovations.


Hubert Piotrowski
Senior Engineer and Scrum Master at Mobile Vikings

He says about himself:
'Software developer and python ninja. I like to use Python as an ultimate tool to deliver results driven software. With my 15 years of software development experience I learned many things and after so many years of writing the code one thing hasn't changed at all in my professional life - if Google doesn't have an answer to my question it looks like what I'm trying to achieve is like nobody tried or... it is just not possible:-)


Coaches and Mentors


Marek Kapturkiewicz
Co-founder, Investor & Partner at Innovation Nest

Co-founder, investor & partner at Innovation Nest (seed/VC fund) & co-founder of SPIN (entrepreneurship school). Previously i.a. long-term executive board member, COO and senior vice president of the Onet.pl (the largest horizontal portal in Poland and one of the biggest in Europe) and director of Promotion and Product Development Department in Tymbark SA (important FMCG company in Poland); Having rich experience in internet, marketing, media, technology and investment; engineer - constructor with long experience (electronics, IT) at the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology in Cracow.


Bartosz Gola
General Partner and CEO at SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Managing partner of the SpeedUp Group, entrepreneur and innovator. Co-creator of numerous technological startups. He studied at Poznan University of Economics. After graduating, he worked in marketing field where he moved up through every career level to become the Managing Partner of BTL Group (co-founder and shareholder) and TEQUILA\Poland. He was the founder and the President of the Board of Poland's first advertisement holding INDIGITY SA. Author of numerous scientific publications in the field of marketing and business strategies. Long-term President of Direct Marketing Association.


Tomasz Karwatka
CEO at Divante

Tomasz Karwatka is the CEO of Divante, OEX Group, one of the biggest eCommerce agencies in Europe. Divante works for clients such as Intersport, Solar, LPP, Smyk, Odlo, Sportofino designing and implementing Omnichannel solutions. 

Tomasz co-founded and then sold a blog aggregator (to Agora media holding) and an online store (to a trade distribution network). Along with Divante, he was an early investor in QuarticOn recommendation system (European and Chinese market leader), WellCommerce eCommerce platform and Ideacto interactive agency. Currently, he actively supports startups associated with eCommerce, Mobile, Mar tech and SaaS.


Michał Sadowski
Founder & CEO I Brand24

Founder & CEO at Brand24, a social media monitoring company working with hundreds of businesses of all sizes (including H&M, IKEA, Vichy, Intel). Mentor at The Founder Institute New York & Warsaw editions. Public speaker, social media enthusiast and author of the "Social Media Revolution" bestselling book (in Poland).


Wojciech Grześkowiak
CEO I SavingCloud

Wojtek is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology and Warsaw School of Economics. He received his M.Sc. Eng. in the Information Technology from Warsaw University of Technology. Wojtek has been present in the world of Internet for many years. He mastered his development skills at the BRAMA Lab at Warsaw University of Technology, and began his career at the Research and Development of Samsung Electronics Polska. After three years he decided it was time for a change in scenery and he established a start-up. Wojtek is the founder and CEO of SavingCloud, a company providing to FMCG market SaaS services such as business analytics, e-commerce tools and e-commerce platform (online stores, comparing tools, advertising, ect.). Their clients include leading manufacturers in Poland: Danone, Nestle, Kamis, Prymat, Reckitt Benckiser. Wojtek has recently been appointed a Managing Director at Clickonometrics. Clickonometrics provides SaaS solutions for online advertising, including AdServers (Programmatic Buying) and DMP (Internet users profile management). If your team is working on a SaaS solution, whether for an individual or for a company, Wojtek is your best choice. He works both with corporations and with SME, therefore his know-how is priceless.



Agnieszka Lewandowska

Specjalista w zarządzaniu projektami internetowymi. W ciągu 10 lat swojej przygody z branżą internetową zajmowała się business development-em, project management-em oraz edukacją początkujących przedsiębiorców. Pomogła rozwinąć biznesy ponad 100 osobom, z którymi wyinkubowała ponad 60 projektów oraz przeprowadziła warsztaty z tworzenia modeli biznesowych dla kilkuset osób.


Dermot Corr
Recruitment, Strategy Consultancy, Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Expert and Keynote Speaker

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.


Agnieszka Skala
Entrepreneurship educator and researcher at Warsaw University of Technology, co-founder&CEO @SPINschool

Agnieszka is a PhD graduate in economics at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). She is a Entrepreneurship Lecturer at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Kozminski Academy and other universities in Poland (Customer Development-oriented education). Also Agniesza is a Co-founder and CEO of  Innovation Nest Entrepreneurship School (SPIN). Member of the Academic Network of Entrepreneurship Educators (SEIPA) and graduate from Lean LaunchPad Educators Program @University of Berkeley in 2012. She supports a Triple Helix: science-business-technology initiatives in Poland.


Agata Kukwa
Co-Founder & Communications Lead @ 150sec.com

Multi skilled entrepreneur, talented in communications, former non-exec director, startup mentor & public speaker. Since 2011 she helped over 30 early stage brands to enter the market or improve their online performance. She gained experience on venture capital market as a non-exec. communication director in one of the biggest Polish capital funds, Black Pearls VC. She also worked as an online personal brander improving professional image of managers and scientists. Currently cofounder and Communications Leader in 150sec.com, an online magazine covering tech & business news.



Hubert Piotrowski
Senior Engineer and Scrum Master at Mobile Vikings

He says about himself:
'Software developer and python ninja. I like to use Python as an ultimate tool to deliver results driven software. With my 15 years of software development experience I learned many things and after so many years of writing the code one thing hasn't changed at all in my professional life - if Google doesn't have an answer to my question it looks like what I'm trying to achieve is like nobody tried or... it is just not possible:-)


Tomasz Schmidt
Founder of Think English

My goal is to let people speak English freely. I'm focusing on communication skills which are the ticket to global community and a boost to your career. After organizing a number of Business English courses I'm pioneering English e-learning, especially in the area of IT, marketing and project management. I want to share my experience with start ups to give them a tool to communicate their ideas with the world.
My role on Startup Weekend is to help you preparing final pitches.


Jerzy Kurgan
Innovation Expert, Aviva FTLab

Jerzy is currently part of the team responsible for technology innovations and cooperation with startups in Polish branch of Aviva (insurance company).
He is facilitating cooperation between large, traditional business and the world of startups – his role is to guide startups in corporate realities.
He also mentor teams during startups events, ie. Startup Weekend, HackJam or Design Thinking workshops.
He gained  experience in telco and e-commerce industries while working in companies such as Plus, Netia and Envelo.
During Startup Weekend can especially help with creating and verifying business models.


Ewa Cabaj
Solutions Architect I Aviva

Ewa as Solutions Architect is responsible for the development of the IT environment and the strategy/vision of Aviva Poland Architecture.
She gained experience on the Polish insurance market while working in companies such as ING, Aegon, Axa, PZU.
She knows what effort Organization must put in order to achieve the transformation of strategic systems.
During Startup Weekend can help with creating and verifying of models for complicated Business and IT environment.



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Wrocław 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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Janek
    Nowak
  • Karolina
    Wojdarska
  • Juliusz
    Wnęk
  • Anna
    Giletycz
  • Judyta
    Matelska
  • Samur
    Isma
  • Emilia
    Smoczynska
  • Łukasz
    Łysik

Facilitators


Jan Nowak
Project Manager at BZ WBK and Startup Weekend Wroclaw Organizer

Passionate about technologies, innovations and startups. Professionally project manager in BZWBK - one of the biggest banks is Poland. Foodie, traveler and a big gadget freak. Loves active lifestyle. Works on his own FinTech startup after hours. 



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