Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Barcelona Edition

    Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
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Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Barcelona Edition

Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019

Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Cahoot Coworking
Carrer de Floridablanca 92
Barcelona, Spain 08003

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54 hours is all you need to help the world of tomorrow, today!

💡 What is Startup Weekend? 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?   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. The last decade, we’ve organized more than 4,000 in over 150 countries, consolidating Startup Weekend as the biggest incubator for the world!

🙋‍♀️ An event open for all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, of motivated people with ideas or willing to join other teams and improve the sustainability of their communities and the world. If you’re looking for a team, co-founder, mentors or an idea to leave your mark in the world, Startup Weekend is the event for you.

🌳 This edition will be part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, a global initiative led by volunteers in order to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage. Here in Barcelona the Startup Weekend will take place on June 14-16. At the same time, more than 50 cities around the world will organize their own Startup Weekend on sustainability! After that, a final round online will be held where each local winner will pitch its idea in a one minute video. The 5 best projects elected by the public will get special prizes to help them launch their startups in real life!

🌎 Why a Startup Weekend on sustainability?
🌿 Because environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing, it’s our duty to help entrepreneurs find the best solutions to overcome it.
✅ The challenges of entrepreneurship in sustainability you can work in during this weekend are diverse:
  • Build eco-conceived products & reverse planned obsolescence
  • Upcycle
  • Substitute the disposable by the sustainable
  • Reduce food waste
  • Foster local production and local distribution
  • Build a sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food industry
  • Build highly energy efficient products and systems
  • Produce sustainable energy
  • (Re)Build sustainable buildings
  • Design resilient, smart and inclusive cities
  • Design Fintech for inclusive sustainable finance and markets
  • Build the future of sustainable transportation
  • Foster education on sustainability

🙆‍♂️ Don’t be shy and join us to experience an exciting weekend full of all the highs and lows of the life as a startup founder. Even if you think you might be lacking some skills, your ideas and motivation are worth more than you think!

🤔 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 and needs to be related with sustainability.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, build a viable business model and likely pivot your approach entirely! ☝️Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.   
How to participate ?🎟 Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:  
  • Hands-on chance to learn the process for going from concept to creation.
  • Opportunity to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city.
  • Full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend prepared by Delhicioso
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners.
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors (see list below).
  • Focused time to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or to take your own idea from concept to creation.
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • Free beers!
  • Time to present your final pitch to a select panel of judges and investors.

📼  Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
This event is organized by volunteers, teams are coached by professional mentors, and all is possible with the support of great partners ♥

✉️ Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at .🔥 Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend movement! No talk, all action!

* Be careful: participating in a Startup Weekend presents a risk of resigning on Monday morning to set up your Startup, live your dreams and make the world a better place!

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Friday June 14th

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

6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:45 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

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 June 15th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

10:30 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:30 pm
Coach Meetings

7:30 pm
Check-in, status reports, call for help

8:00 pm

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

Sunday June 16th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coach meetings
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, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm
Wrap-Up and cocktail dinner

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Pablo Sánchez
Co-founder @BCorpSpain

Purpose-driven entrepreneurship. If you can do good things, don't think too much and start doing them. Co-founder @BCorpSpain, Partner @R4SGroup

Coaches and Mentors

Betsy Reed
Sustainability & innovation strategist

Betsy has surfed through most sectors and several countries over the course of her 15+ year career as a sustainability expert. Along the way, she has directed organisations, campaigns and programmes in the business, government, communications agency and NGO sectors.

Marzia Lanfranchi
Sustainable Fashion Consultant and Founder @ Cotton Diaries

Marzia has nearly a decade experience in the fashion industry with a strong focus on sustainability. She has worked in various roles, ranging from fabric development, social compliance to retail and marketing, gaining a strong understanding of how fashion supply chains operate - from seed to shelf.

Yann Sander
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer @Yego

Entrepreneur and co-founder of the sustainable mobility startup YEGO.

Gus De Vita
Founder @ Le Wagon Barcelona

Gus is a corporate dropout who has always dreamed about bringing his ideas to life and  making a positive change in the world. With a 15 year track record in digital and product management, he discovered the code and things were never the same again. In 2016 he opens Le Wagon Barcelona to bring tech skills to entrepreneurs, career changers, creatives and anyone who also wants to take control back of their lives. 

Sergi Rexach
E-mobility project leader @ Seat

Mechanical engineer, leading the e-mobility revolution at SEAT

Mariano Rodriguez
Co-Founder and CEO @ Beamer

 Co-Founder and CEO at Beamer

Yve Ramírez Plessmann
CEO and editorial director @ La Ecocosmopolita and @ Usar y Reusar

Communicator, editor, community manager, blogger. Passionate about sustainability, Yve is the founder and editorial manager of the blog 'La Ecocosmopolita'  (urban ecology, responsible consumption and environment). Co-founder of 'Usar y Reusar', a project that focuses on reusable versus disposable products.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Barcelona Edition 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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Food & Drinks Partners

Organizing Team

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

  • Thomas
  • Tom
  • Lindsey
  • Adrià
    López Ortega
  • Oriol
  • Cristina


David Pollard
Innovation Pioneer @ Rehab Group

Forbes have highlighted David's work in inclusion and accessibility in business as the Innovation Manager at Rehab Group. He is a Institute of the Future Fellow with an MA Learning & Teaching. Founder of Learning Tech Labs and CodED Club. Organiser of Startup Week Dublin, 5 Startup Weekends, DigCit Summit & Hack Access Dublin.

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