Startup Weekend Lisbon
Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 16
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “email@example.com”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday May 11th
Saturday May 12th
Sunday May 13th
Master (Hons) in Technology Entrepreneurship at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and teaching himself to code in free time. Worked with multinational companies, small businesses, start-ups, NGO's, entrepreneurship organizations and education.
As a founder and CEO, I understand the best practices and challenges that arise from growing the team from a couple of founders to 25 people, accelerating the client base from 10 pilots to hundreds of paying clients in 40+ US states or scaling a product from 1 feature (MVP) to a client solution.
I co-founded, led as CEO and successfully sold an EdTech SaaS company selected for 2016 Google Demo Day. For 4 years, I was the CEO of MyChild – a company that helped Early Education centers to send paperless daily reports to parents. Before successfully finding an exit to MyChild, I was able to raise $3 million in seed money to grow an idea to a business with hundreds of paying clients across 40 US states. As a CEO, I hired and managed a team of 25 people to work in sales, customer success, product and operations.
Prior to MyChild, I spent around 6 years in management consulting where I advised multinational companies in strategy and operational challenges such as market-entry opportunities, process reengineering and growth strategies across different industries.
I love Education Technology and I have a crush on the Tourism industry.
Coaches and Mentors
• Founded 3 startups
• Lived in 6 different countries (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America)
• 4 languages spoken
• MSc. in Hospitality Management
• Passion for expansions and innovation
• Can-do attitude: ran a Savannah marathon in Africa (42km) and climbed the highest mountain in Middle East (>5600m)
• Winner of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ TV Show
Entrepreneurship has been in my blood since a young age, I love every bit of building a new company. Finding the first customers, building an MVP, ramping up the tech, scaling the team. All the pain points along the way are the sweet spot of self improvement where I like to be.
Innovation focused professional with expertise in design and strategy through managing experience in numerous settings in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Strong design thinking, technology, project management and business innovation skills. My passion is to apply approaches from the world of design and the private sector to problem-solving for development.
My particular interest about this area – Web– emerged when i was 16 years old. Since then i’ve done some works always related to this area.
On 2006 i've finished Multimedia Communication Technologic Course, then i moved to Aveiro (a beautiful city in the middle of Portugal, that i usually call ‘my second home’) and took the bachelor degree in New Tecnologies of Communication (2009 year). In 2009 i returned to my home city Porto and i've finished the Master’s Degree in Multimedia (2011 year).
Since 2011 i've produced some stuff as a freelancer and i've worked as a Graphic and Webdesigner, first at Brightline LDA and then at Leya SA.
I came to Lisbon on 2013, to work as a UX/UI & WebDesigner at VILT Group.
On 2015 i've became a full-time UX/UI Designer at NOS.
On 2017, i've started a new project as a Product Manager & Product Designer at 360imprimir.
This year, in March I've joined Advert.io as a Product Designer & Front End Developer.
He leads Uniarea’s strategy and his innate sense of the web and its community, are core to the website’s operations and current grow. Uniarea is now the country's leader in this segment, with more than 1 million page views per month from portuguese and internacional students.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Lisbon 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Lisbon is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
I'm an Australian software engineer and entrepreneur, currently based in The Netherlands. After a successful career as a technology consultant I shifted focus toward consumer tech products and startups. I have both founded and worked as an early employee at several startups and experienced plenty of highs and lows along the way. My current day-job is an Engineer / Developer Advocate for Stream (TechStars NYC 2015).
On Startup Weekend: Since participating and becoming hooked for the first time in 2010, I've been involved with over twenty-five events across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. I love discussing innovative ideas, tackling business model risks, and brainstorming to overcome technical challenges. Be sure to connect any time via www.dwightgunning.com.
Computer Science Student
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