Startup Weekend - Banská Bystrica

    Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017


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Startup Weekend - Banská Bystrica

Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017



Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Fakulta politických vied a medzinárodných vzťahov UMB
Kuzmányho 1
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia 974 01

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Startup Weekend Banská Bystrica is calling!

Can you imagine being a part of a 54-hour long marathon of challenges?
The high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active community leaders and entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with more than 1300 events in over 110 countries around the world in 2015. Teams will work together to bring to life ideas that can range from a mobile app for students, a gaming console app to a variety of online learning tools, a school model, educational hardware or whatever you can dream up! We believe that a wide range of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, passion, talents, technical knowledge and skills are needed to create ventures that have the highest potential for a lasting impact. After an initial pitch of startup ideas, groups will form and work on the best ones, creating business models, coding, designing and researching market validation... At the end of the weekend groups will demonstrate their products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Everyone is leaving the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
 If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life.


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 24th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


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


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


8:45 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 February 25th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend. Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Workshop


1:30 pm
Work & Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


9:00 pm
Party
for mentors, guests, lectors

Sunday February 26th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Work & Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:30 pm
Final Presentations


6:00 pm
Judging & Awards


6:15 pm
Wrap-Up


7:30 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Matej Brečka
Junior designer

Man, marketer, junior designer, senior coffee drinker, hair icon and your local startupist.

Event Judges


Soňa Nyitrayová
KPMG

Soňa predstavuje spojenie medzi startup ekosystémom a odbornými znalosťami a skúsenosťami zo siete KPMG. Jej úlohou je zabezpečiť, aby všetky vedomosti, zručnosti a kontakty prispeli k rastu podniku najefektívnejším možným spôsobom.Sona vyrástla na Cypre a študovala Communication Studies v Belgicku. Počas štúdií stážovala a ukončila študijný program v nemeckej v automobilovej spoločnosti. Po dokončení štúdia, spolu s bratom založila startup, kde bola zodpovedná za marketingovú stratégiu, potom pôsobila ako komunikačný špecialista pre top marketingovú športovú značku.
Soňa disponuje veľa nápadmi a miluje ich prepájanie. Je neustále kreatívna a otvorená.


Ján Šebo

Na univerzitnej pôde predstavujem ničiteľa mýtov o potrebnosti teoretického poznania bez praktických skúseností. Vo výskume sa venujem najmä dizajnu komplexnejších dôchodkových systémov na báze sporenia a investovania. S kolegami z Inštitútu sporenia a investovania staviame viacero fintech riešení pre investičné a sporivé stratégie a mimo akademickej pôdy sa snažím dostať k životu nové súkromné sporivé dôchodkové schémy. Vo Frankfurte som členom odbornej skupiny nadnárodného regulátora EIOPA so zameraním na reguláciu poistných a dôchodkových systémov. Sem-tam si musím obuť aj lobistické topánky a snažiť sa presadzovať rozumné riešenia. Vo voľnom čase rád… Moment, ja nemám voľný čas.


Jaroslav Lupták

Jaro is a co-founder and investment manager at Neulogy Ventures, Slovak largest venture capital firm. He currently serves as the member of supervisory board of several companies, including InHiro, Vectray and CropTech. He also works as an external expert employed by the European Commission, to select the most promising European high-tech startups for the Horizon 2020 program. In 2011, Jaro co-founded StartupAwards.SK, the annual competition for Slovak high-tech startups, which soon turned into the largest startup event in Slovakia. Jaro also managed the first Slovak incubation program in Silicon Valley at the Plug&Play Tech Center.


links:

http://neulogy.vc/
https://inhiro.com/
http://vectary.com/
http://www.croptech.com/sk/
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
http://startupawards.sk/
http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/



Tigran Aleksanyan
Slovenská sporiteľňa

Tigran coordinates the program by which Slovenská sporiteľňa supports start-up entrepreneurs (www.zacinamepodnikat.sk) and those, who are not interesting for big investors. In addition to financing, he also helps clients to develop a business plan, set up cash flow and verify business partners. He also runs association GLEN Slovakia, which trains and sends young volunteers on internships and helps people laugh, often without reason :)




Martin Pechovský
CEO at MGROUP

Martin graduated from high school in 2007. In the same year he began to study at the University of Žilina, Computer Engineering. Although he did not finished the studies, he started his business career in 2010. Anyway he wanted to study again and started studying at Bank Institute College in Banska Bystrica. As the bussiness was runnig faster, Martin didn't have enough time to study and left the school again. He turned his full attention to the bussiness and to make his dreams come true. In 2010 he established the company MGROUP. Nowadays there work 8 wonderful people specialized for programming, webdesign and IT services. In March 2013, he founded the company Xerry with one co-founder. Xerry deals with development of intelligent devices with interesting design. Now is Martin regional Startup Leader in the city of Banska Bystrica.


Coaches and Mentors


Jozef Toth
Pfizer

Momentálne pracujem ako senior UX consultant v core teame Pfizeru - najväčšia bigpharma a 25 najinovatívnejšia firma na svete. Tiež som členom UX teamu CMS Drupal - robím UX systému, na ktorom beží cca 5% všetkých webstránok a má desiatky až stovky miliónov používateľov.


Matej Brečka
Junior designer

Man, marketer, junior designer, senior coffee drinker, hair icon and your local startupist.


Michal Kacerik
CTO v SaferPass

Michal ako CTO v SaferPass (v USA založený startup) vedie tím pre produkt a distribúciu. Je tiež spoluzakladateľom BeeSafe - osobná mobilná bezpečnostná aplikácia, ktorá získala ocenenie na Startup Weekend Žilina v roku 2013.
Je aktívny na slovenskej startupovej scéne, pravidelný mentor na Startup Weekendoch, ako aj mentor festivalu Pioneers.
Má skúsenosti v oblasti digitálneho marketingu, výkonnostného marketingu, softvérového inžinierstva a bezpečnosti v oblasti digitálnych technológií.
Môže vám pomôcť s: ako vyhrať Startup weekend :), prieskum trhu, marketing, prezentácia, validácia.


Daniel Harcek
CTO @ Azet

Daniel acts as a CTO for Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia. In the past, he built and led the development team of the German company Adlodge / Novosense, which developed online advertising solutions and sophisticated user targeting. He also participated in the launch of the Bratislava branch of the British company VisualDNA. He believes in the agile way of managing - designing and implementing Internet systems and services. He is fascinated by people and technology - they bring unseen opportunities, their equality and thus the possibility to improve people's lives. In addition to software development, he is interested in data sciences, behavioral economics, and psychology. He likes good books and skiing. In his free time he is co-organizer of SWZA and organizer of the community meetings WebUP in Žilina.





Barbora Ruščin
Deutsche Telekom

Barbora works as a Employer Branding Senior Consultant @ Deutsche Telekom for Slovakia & Czech Republic.  Having spend most of her professional life in PR/mark-comms and project management, she has experience in crafting communication strategies, doing market research & leading projects. Having been also extensively exposed to the world of the IP rights, competitive forensic debate, political science & diplomacy, highly diverse markets and communities, as well as the entertainment industry, she claims to be able to help you dig to the very bottom of your capabilities and assist with creating all forms of disruptive strategies for pitching, shall the quality of your business endeavour create a shadow of a doubt over your entrepreneurial self.

On a less crazy side, she can help with: presentation, target group identification and segmentation, market research, customer / user experience review, business case & logic, shaping your narrative, stakeholder management, strategy.




Tigran Aleksanyan
Slovenská sporiteľňa

Tigran coordinates the program by which Slovenská sporiteľňa supports start-up entrepreneurs (www.zacinamepodnikat.sk) and those, who are not interesting for big investors. In addition to financing, he also helps clients to develop a business plan, set up cash flow and verify business partners. He also runs association GLEN Slovakia, which trains and sends young volunteers on internships and helps people laugh, often without reason :)




Boris Javorek
Digi Academy

Boris je mladý ale skúsený versatilný dizajnér, spoluoragnizátor Startup Weekend Copenhagen, lektor grafického dizajnu a vášnivý podnikateľ. Jeho skúsenosti z medzinárodného startupového prostredia ho naučili veľa a sám je zástancom toho, že je nevyhnutné posúvať tieto skúsenosti a vedomosti ďalším ľuďom. Veľkou misiou do budúcna je dostať naše vzdelávanie na ďalší level, inovovať, testovať a pomáhať učiť sa ľudom špecializované vedomosti jednoduchšie.


Katarína Klinková
Deal Factory

Katku môžete poznať z obálky časopisu Forbes, kde bola 2krát po sebe zaradená medzi najtalentovanejších mladých ľudí na Slovensku. Okrem iného aj ako víťazku Startup Awards alebo finalistku súťaže Podniteľka roka. Kľudne aj z nášho obľúbeného Startup weekendu, ktorý tiež rada podporuje. Zdá sa, že čoho sa dotkne sa podarí. Či už pri zakladaní Staffina alebo pri rozbiehaní predaja v Culcharge. Momentálne Katka boduje aj so svojím tanečným projektom Bounce Chicks, ale hlavne nastavuje predajné stratégie pre svojich klientov v Deal Factory. Obľúbená predajkyňa s bohatými skúsenosťami z oblasti predaja a distribúcie ako aj s nastavovaním go to market stratégie.


Ľubomír Šimko
Kreativ Gang

Ľubo je kreatívec a tvorca obľúbených ideí v svojej úspešnej kreatívnej agentúre Kreativ Gang. Okrem vedenia Kreativ Gangu je spoluzakladateľ inovatívneho projektu Hangair, novej akadémie akčných športov, ktorá vyrastá v Bratislave. Je tvorcom najvirálnejšieho videa v minulom roku, ktoré vytvorili pre svojho klienta Sad Žilina. Roky skúseností na marketingu v spoločnosti Red Bull ho naučili ako rozmýšľať kreatívne a konceptuálne. Vie poradiť ako efektívne uviesť produkt na trh, validovať ideu, ako vytvoreniť obľúbený brand a celkovo nastaviť komunikáciu voči verejnosti.


Organizing Team

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

  • Eva
    Ščepková
  • Martin
    Čapliar
  • Jozef Michal
    Mintal
  • Veronika
    Beličková
  • Martin
    Pechovský
  • Alexandra
    Vámošová
  • Matej
    Brečka

Facilitators


Michal Maxian



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