Startup Weekend Bratislava 7

    Friday, December 9 - 11, 2016

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Startup Weekend Bratislava 7

Friday, December 9 - 11, 2016

Friday, December 9 - 11, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

0100 Campus
Stare Grunty 15
Bratislava, Slovakia 841 04

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What is Startup Weekend Bratislava?

Startup Weekend is a Techstars 54-hour long marathon which aims to transform your business ideas into ambitious startups with help from successful entrepreneurs. We are part of the largest world-wide community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in more than 500 cities around the world.
During one weekend we bring together people with skill sets – from software developers and designers, to marketers and business people – to build startups and develop a credible business around them. Whether you launch a successful startup, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave Startup Weekend better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top ones:

Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with. 

Get face time with thought leaders: 
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Join a global community:
Join over 55,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world. Be the next :)   


Friday December 9th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:00 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 pitch of your idea.

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

9:00 pm
Begin Work
You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday December 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, breakfast & coffee

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

10:00 am
Presentation BizSpark for Startups
How startups can qualify for up to $120k of free Azure cloud credits

12:30 pm

2:00 pm
Coaches help teams.

6:30 pm

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as you want

Sunday December 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Individual mentoring
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

1:00 pm

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation and tech-check.

6:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm

9:00 pm

9:30 pm
After Party
Networking and fun.

Event Judges

Stanislav Molnar
Country Director Oracle Slovakia

Sona Nyitrayova
Manager @ The Startup Studio at KPMG

Sona is the liaison between the startup ecosystem and the expertise and experience of the wider KPMG network both in Slovakia and globally. Her role is to make sure that the pool of knowledge, skills, and contacts available within KPMG is used for your business growth in the most effective and efficient way possible. 

Branislav Styk
Head of Product Management at ESET

Building and leading teams of product managers, designers, project managers and competitive specialists who focus on product strategy and design new products.

Roman Lisican
Managing Director at TECHNIA

Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Business Process, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Partner Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM

Coaches and Mentors

Martin Andrle
Product Designer & Co-Founder

Martin works as a digital product designer at Status Quack which he co-founded and you can blame him for startupweekend movement in Czechia - He has his own non-profit program for young talents, impacttravelers, who are sent to developing countries to make an impact. 

Katarina Klinkova

Katka helped several startups in Slovak ecosystem. She co-founded famous Staffino, helped with sales strategies to startups like Culcharge, Orderlord and many other. After her expericence with sales whe founded her company Deal factory. Deal Factory helps companies to improve their sales strategiesin order to be able to sell more. Katka was selected by Forbes 30 under 30 along with other talented people in Slovakia, 2 years in a row. Represented Slovakia in We4startups in Silicon Valley. Proud Alumni of Czech Wayra Accelerator. She is passionate about startups, technology, sales and distribution strategy, marketing, market validation, building world-class products.

Matej Ďuriš
New Business Development Team @ Slovak Telekom

Product Specialist for more than two years helping Slovak Telekom to develop new, non-core products and services , currently involved in creation and development of Family Assistant tele care service. Responsible mostly for technical development, but also involved in idea development, go-to-market activities, suppliers management and many more. Previous experience with financial analyses and strategy from Slovak private equity sector and foreign corporation. Occasional mentor at Startup weekends and in programs organized by DT’s hub:raum Krakow.

Can help you with: product validation, tech development, building a business case and market modelling

Stanislav Molnar
Country Director Oracle Slovakia

Juraj Masár
VP of Engineering at Represent

Juraj grew the Prague office of (acquired by CustomInk in early 2016) from 3 to 20 people and lead the development of the web-based e-commerce platform. Juraj founded  (acquired by Prizeo in 2014),  and A software engineer by heart, he also helps startups with the development of minimum viable products and their market validations, as well as hiring, operations, and performance marketing.

Roman Russev
Partner Sales Executive Azure @ Microsoft

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.

Marek Mihok
Valuation and Financial Modeling Consultant @ KPMG

Marek has joined KPMG in 2015 as an Analyst at Valuation services team after graduating from a distinguished university New York University in Abu Dhabi. During his studies he co-founded a startup and gathered experience from incubators and conferences in New York, Abu Dhabi and Berlin. Marek has been involved in preparing financial models and pitch-decks for many startups. He successfully participated in Startup Weekends in Zilina and Kosice, placing in the first and second place respectively.

Matej Sucha
Co-founder and managing partner of MINDWORX

Matej has graduated from the Copenhagen University in Denmark and started his early career in Vienna, Austria. After several years in the corporate world he founded a behavioural consultancy firm MINDWORX and now serves as its managing partner. MINDWORX specializes in the application of behavioural insights into both public and private sector. In the private sector the main focus is on consumer behaviour, namely purchase decisions, customer experience and the psychology of persuasion. Projects aimed at behaviour change and nudging constitute another important branch of applications.

Tomáš Vatrt
Co-founder Adbee, MINDWORX and Association CSA

 Co-founder of MINDWORX and advertising agency Adbee. Tomas believes, that only with help of behavioural economics, marketing and technology solutions can reach their full potential.

Tomas Benadik
Managing Director at Milk Design Directors

Tomas has worked in marketing and advertising for over a decade. During this time he held various positions - copywriter, brand manager, account manager, new business director or strategy consultant. Currently he is the Managing Director of Milk Design Directors, one of the best design studios in Slovakia.

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Organizing Team

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

  • Michal
  • Milos
  • Jozef
  • Michaela
  • Jozef
  • Juraj


Dani Arnaout
CTO @ Saily

A couple of years back, Dani participated in his very first Startup Weekend. Ever since, he got addicted to it, so he started coaching, judging, organizing, and now facilitating Startup Weekends all around the world! After winning three prizes at local & regional entrepreneurship competitions, he finally co-founded Saily, a peer-to-peer marketplace. Dani is a software engineer, specifically in the mobile apps development field. So he will also offer valuable advice & technical help throughout the event by sharing his silicon-valley experience with the attendees.

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