Startup Weekend Lisbon

    Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Lisbon

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018



Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Sottomayor Palace
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 16
Lisbon, Portugal 1050-010

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

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 “lisbon@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 11th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 May 12th


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
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


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

Sunday May 13th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Stewart Noakes
Co-Founder @ Canopy

Stewart is a co-founder of Canopy co-working and incubation in Boston, Exeter and now Lisbon.  A serial entrepreneur Stewart has been involved with mentoring of over 200 startups as well as building and investing in several companies in the UK, USA, India and Portugal.  Originally from the UK, Stewart has been living in Portugal since April 2016.  His professional passion is for the first two years of any company.


Paulo Fonseca
User Experience Director and Founder @ laux.io

Paulo is an User Experience Designer and owns a small UX studio called laux.io where he designs and manages their process to create top notch digital products while working for clients all over the world in areas from Healthcare to eCommerce. He also manages Entrepreneurs Break, a not-for-profit association that organizes a monthly after-work event in Lisbon, called BREAK. Above all, he is a technology addict that buys and tests every new gadget out there so that he can stay ahead of the curve.

Event Judges


Mariana Barbosa
Editor

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Pedro Moura
Co-Founder & Executive Partner @MapIdea

Smart Creative, IT Entrepreneur and Executive @ Big Corp & Startups, currently helping big organisations get more competitive trough better insights and decisions using Location Intelligence.

As a Smart Creative I combine broad technical knowledge, business expertise, creativity and social skills to do and deliver amazing things at a fast pace. I work with organizations and people that privilege innovation, freedom and speed over running slow to minimize risks. I aim for change, growth and impact.

Since 1999 I have been an executive, researcher, consultant, manager, director, adviser, entrepreneur, investor and enthusiast of technology and innovation, with a track record of creating, funding and managing innovative and successful products, businesses and companies across industries and technologies, both in the Big Corp and Startup worlds.

My name is Pedro, I’m 41 years old, father of two girls and a boy and a lover of life in general. I have a graduate degree in Computer Science and a Post-grad in Sociology. Presently my main professional interests are Location Intelligence, SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, Innovation, Collaboration & Crowdsourcing, Entrepreneurship & Startups, IoT / Connected Hardware, and FTTs (Future Technology Trends).


Coaches and Mentors


João Vasques
Data Wizard @ Unbabel

I love bringing new products into the world. I'm a software engineer with a business mindset and a creative mind. I like to solve difficult problems with simple and elegant solutions that combine technology with design. I always want to learn more and become better everyday, at everything.



Gustavo Pimenta
Experience Design Strategist, Community Builder & Mentor

I run SensesLab, an experience design collective. We've worked with clients like Vodafone, Banco de Portugal, L'Oréal and Seedrs, among others.


Mário Mouraz
Founder & CEO @ Climber Hotel

WHO AM I IN A NUTSHELL...
• 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


André Rodrigues
Co-Founder @ Altar.io

I love setting up or running industry-specific disruptive businesses that aim to make life better and simpler for the user/end consumer. I especially enjoy the thrills of creating product: Turning ideas into wireframes, wireframes into designs, designs into reality. Testing, gaining customer insight, iterating, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders and achieving better KPIs.


Sérgio Pereira
Founder & CEO

I'm passionate about tech and about building solutions that improve people’s lives.
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.


Inês Ribeiro
Parter & Art Director @ We Know You

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Munir Ahmad
Global Innovation Lead @ Aga Khan Foundation

Munir Ahmad is the Global Innovation Lead at the Aga Khan Foundation, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), based in Geneva.

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.


Daniel Barradas
Founder @ LiveSketching.com

Founder // Strategy // Client Management at LiveSketching.com (http://livesketching.com)
Founder // Product Manager // Chief Instigator at Fresh Blend - Mixing People Together (http://freshblend.pt)


Filipe Aparício
Managing Partner @ We Know You

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André Marquet
Founder & CEO @ Productized

André Marquet has a degree in Telecommunications and a Master in Computer Engineering, started his career as a computer networks researcher at INESC, then worked as a pre-sales engineer at Efacec, AICEP, Nokia, then moved into Product Management at Wit Software, Huawei, and co-founded and had an executive role at Beta-i. He is an invited lecturer on product discovery and entrepreneurship at leading training events and universities and a regular contributor to several blogs and magazines. He is the organizer of Productized Conference, a leading conference on product management that gathers over 500 product managers, founders and all kinds of innovators from all over the world for training and thought-leadership on business design and innovation.


Pedro Moura
Co-Founder & Executive Partner @MapIdea

Smart Creative, IT Entrepreneur and Executive @ Big Corp & Startups, currently helping big organisations get more competitive trough better insights and decisions using Location Intelligence.

As a Smart Creative I combine broad technical knowledge, business expertise, creativity and social skills to do and deliver amazing things at a fast pace. I work with organizations and people that privilege innovation, freedom and speed over running slow to minimize risks. I aim for change, growth and impact.

Since 1999 I have been an executive, researcher, consultant, manager, director, adviser, entrepreneur, investor and enthusiast of technology and innovation, with a track record of creating, funding and managing innovative and successful products, businesses and companies across industries and technologies, both in the Big Corp and Startup worlds.

My name is Pedro, I’m 41 years old, father of two girls and a boy and a lover of life in general. I have a graduate degree in Computer Science and a Post-grad in Sociology. Presently my main professional interests are Location Intelligence, SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, Innovation, Collaboration & Crowdsourcing, Entrepreneurship & Startups, IoT / Connected Hardware, and FTTs (Future Technology Trends).


Organizing Team

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

  • Malik
    Piara
  • Stewart
    Noakes
  • Mariana
    Mela Martins
  • André
    Marquet

Facilitators


Dwight Gunning
Software Engineer / Developer Advocate

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.


Event Staff


Ulisses Ferreira
Full Stack Developer @ Upframe

I love web and software development currently working with Android and Web apps.


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