Startup Weekend Madrid UNI

    Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Madrid UNI

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

IE Business School
Maria de Molina, 31
Madrid, Madrid 28006

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Startup Weekend Madrid UNI Edition

Are you ready for the most challenging but fun weekend of your life? Startup Weekend Madrid is back, this time with a special Uni Edition - aimed at bachelors, specialized masters and MBA students! This edition will be held from June 9th – 11th at IE Business School and conducted entirely in English, so even though you don't need to be a native english speaker, we expect our attendees to be able to communicate with their teams and follow instructions in basic English. The main focus of this event is on young talent, and is open to any student from any university Be ready to connect and exchange with a diverse group of students! In the meantime, we are working on some amazing things for you; we’re making sure that you will have the best coaches, awesome teammates, cool prizes, great food and most importantly an amazing time!

Discounted early bird tickets are ending May 26th at 23:30 so make sure to grab yours now!  

Regardless if you have a startup idea or if you’re simply looking to gift your talents to a promising idea, we know you don’t want to miss this opportunity to awesome meet awesome people and gain experience building a startup! If you’re hard working, energized by challenges, and passionate about getting something off the ground, Startup Weekend is for you! Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds are diverse and a great Startup Weekend is made up of a mix of: technical people (developers, coders, designers), business-minded people (marketing, finance, law), and non-technical from any diverse skill sets, here to work hard and have an awesome experience!

What will you gain from attending SW Madrid? 
1. Free food - all 3 days! 
2. Awesome working space - Area 31
3. International focus 
4. Amazing prizes 
1st Place:
Access to the European Institute for Entrepreneurship’s Accelerator Program
3 Months Free Co-Working Space at Impact Hub Madrid
1 Week Free Startup Program at ReStation in Gran Canaria
Second Place:
2 Months Free Co-Working Space at Impact Hub Madrid
Third Place:
1 Month Free Co-Working Space at Impact Hub Madid
5. Mentoring from industry leaders 

If you're still unsure about attending, or are just looking to get hyped up, take a look at these videos of to get an idea what awaits you: SW Madrid Uni and Startup Weekend Intro  and follow us on Facebook @SWmadridUni

For all event details, please visit SW Madrid.
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Friday June 9th

6:30 pm
Both attendees and spectators arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:15 pm
Pitches Start
This is your time to shine and present your awesome idea!

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:30 pm
Form Teams & Dinner
Teams start forming and discussing ideas while networking over dinner

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

11:55 pm
Go Home
Go home and get your beauty sleep!

Saturday June 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive and help teams one-on-one. They are here to help, ask questions! They will be at the venue all afternoon

2:00 pm
Refuel, take a break, mingle, share ideas!

2:30 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

8:30 pm
Refuel, take a break, mingle, share ideas!

9:00 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

9:30 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday June 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Refuel, take a break, mingle, share ideas!

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations

5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Spectators arrive a few minutes before - at 5 pm shard each group presents their startup to the judges and spectators

8:30 pm
Judging & Awards
The judges will evaluate each group's startup and award the top 3 ideas with prizes! Snacks and drinks will be provided while Judges deliberate

9:30 pm
Final congratulations and thank you words

10:00 pm
We will all move to IBEX, a bar near IE, for a well deserved celebration of a weekend of hard work! Tapas, beers, wine, and soft drinks will be served!


Antonio Sainz
President at European Institute for Entrepreneurship

Antonio has been a keen entrepreneur, founding companies in such a wide array of sectors such as vehicle import, multimedia communication, pharmaceutical distribution and perfume shops, diesel distribution, exporting construction materials, precooked food shops, etc. His current enterprises are in the construction, promotion, architecture, self-storage, hospitality, and strategic advice or consultancy sectors. He is currently the President of the European Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Event Judges

Antonio Sainz
President at European Institute for Entrepreneurship

Antonio has been a keen entrepreneur, founding companies in such a wide array of sectors such as vehicle import, multimedia communication, pharmaceutical distribution and perfume shops, diesel distribution, exporting construction materials, precooked food shops, etc. His current enterprises are in the construction, promotion, architecture, self-storage, hospitality, and strategic advice or consultancy sectors. He is currently the President of the European Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Antonio Negro
Head of Startups & Performance at Google

Antonio is a tech lover with passion for new ideas. After few experiences around Europe, he now lives in Madrid as the Head of Startups & Performance at Google. He is  developing his professional career at Google as intrapreneur, learning and developing business solutions to facilitate partners growth.

Bastian Manintveld
Executive Chairman of 2btube

Bastian Manintveld (Netherlands, 1975) has more then 15 years of international experience in the television industry. He’s founder of BeBanjo, a software company trusted by some of the world’s most important television businesses. In 2011, BeBanjo was acquired by the TDF Group from France. In 2013 Bastian joined the Executive Committee of Arkena, TDF’s Media Services division with over 500 people across 9 countries. Prior to founding BeBanjo Bastian was General Manager for the On Demand Group (now Vubiquity), where he was involved in the planning, launch and management of PayTV and Video On Demand services across Europe and Latin America. Bastian speaks seven European languages and is an enthusiastic musician.

Carlos Lopez
CEO at Oarsis

Former business consultant & engineer in the aerospace industry, turned technology entrepreneur. Being fascinated by the way technology is transforming the world for the better, Carlos has been continuously seeking opportunities that would make him be part of that change.
Currently working towards improving state-of-the-art technologies in the fields of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) through Oarsis, a startup incubator created to help develop this next computing platform after mobile. Oarsis helps new entrepreneurs to bring new solutions to market and maximize their chances of success.

Coaches and Mentors

Claus Rosenberg
Co-Founder and CEO at Book N' Bloom

Claus is a serial entrepreneur who started his first full time business back in 1993 at the early age of 26 and hasn’t stopped since. Having found up to 10 companies in Denmark, Russia, Cyprus, Greece & Spain and learned both success and failure -he successfully exited 4 and closed some other- he has no intention to stop. He describes himself as “Serial-entrepreneur / Venture Builder / Founder & CEO / Angel Investor / Mentor”, but what he likes most is seeing a business come to life:  how a simple idea forms a company that becomes the focal point and daily life of its employees and delivering solutions to its customers.
Today he feels his current venture, Book'n'Bloom, “is the most exciting new venture” he has co-founded: they have created a product integrated with Facebook that can transform and change the way 100+ million (small but great) appointment-led businesses work, helping them to grow and stay competitive. Currently Book'n’Bloom has +4,500 small businesses in its database and more than 60,000 registered consumers. They closed €11.5 Million in Funding, headquartered in Madrid while the operational hub is in Thessaloniki.

Daniel Rojo
Partner at Dimeox

Daniel has founded two companies: the first one was Betatick (2007), a company that developed mobile phone apps.  Dimeox is his second start-up and was acquired by BQ at 2012.Since then, he's been managing development projects at BQ. He is also Betabeers co-founder, the largest community of developers in Spain (20K users). Daniel co-hosts a podcast of the same name.

Javier Alaves
Chief Product Officer at MainBot

Javier is a 20-year old entrepreneur with +5 years of experience driving brand, product, digital marketing and business development across startups and social projects. Before launching his first company at age 16, Javier was the leader of one of the first student-led e-learning initiatives in the Middle East, directly promoted by Apple to strengthen the use of technology in his school's classrooms. He currently juggles his determination to graduate from university next year with his current work at MainBot as Chief Product Officer and his ongoing thesis project research on applied big data to city governance. 

Pablo Valcarcel
Lean Startup Coach at Nestor Guerra

Pablo is an Agile/Lean operations manager and coach. He designs and manages sale and operational procedures for highly scalable companies. Ocassionally, Pablo also acts as an event facilitator: Running events and energizing crowds, either as a presenter, speaker or master of ceremonies.

In the past, he's taught Lean Startup at universities, business schools and accelerators. Pablo also worked as salesperson for a mobile gaming company, lawyer, translator and pen&paper roleplaying developer. Lastly, he's started two companies: Geosophic, a geolocation platform for the mobile gaming industry, and Starring, a corporate training company.

Maria Sirotkina
Founder at ReStation

Founder of coliving project Restation (Spain), Educational Travel operator Jey STUDY (Russia) and CR international school (Russia), worked as a consultant to business schools in the EU and the UN (Nigeria). Maria worked and lived in over 10 countries and is passionate about remote work, lifestyle and Educational technologies. 

Jose Martinez
Co-Founder and CEO at Fidiliti

Master of Engineering in Computer Science, Consultant in Accenture (7 years), MBA (IE), Master in Business Entrepreneurship (UPM), Founder and CEO of Fidiliti, Raised more than €500K for Fidiliti and has won several awards and participated in programs like Cambridge Startup Ignite, IESE Startup Internationalization, Lisbon Challenge Startup Accelerator.
Expert in innovation and love to help other startups.

Antonio Vigueras
Chief Finance Officer at Tuenti

Antonio currently works as the CFO at Tuenti. He is also an angel investor having invested in several companies. Prior to Tuenti, he started Biticol, a t-shirt design company, and Dual Games, which are a chain of board game stores in the South of Spain. Antonio graduated with a bachelor's degree in in telecommunications engineering as well as an MBA at IE Business School.

Antonio Martin Alonso
Chief Technology Officer at BlendHub

Antonio has been working in the IT sector for more than twenty years, for several multinational companies, and collaborates with business schools on promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and on the design and deployment of new business models. He works on leveraging and orchestrating people and resources in global connected ecosystems, enabling efficient social and business interactions, to allow a global workforce to create value and to generate new software-enabled platform business models; enjoying life in a networked world.

Isabel Cordova Samaniego
Investors Relations Manager at Gelt

Experienced professional in the startup arena focusing on acceleration programs and investment transactions. Gelt's Investor Relations Manager. President of Spain Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Prior manager and co-founder of Top Seeds Lab, startup accelerator, for almost 5 years. MBA by IE Business School, Master in Corporate Legal Practice by UEM -Madrid , Degree in Law in Spain and Ecuador and Doctorate in Jurisprudence by UDLA - Ecuador. 

Javier Yuste
Co-founder and CEO at Binfluencer

Javier is a young entrepreneur with more than 5 years experience in the startup world. Focused in the digital businesses, his experience helped him to launch his new project Binfluencer in 2016. Currently doing their first financing round, and promising to be one of the reference business models in the influencer marketing market.
Eventough he studied business, he have participated in different hackathons with outstanding results, he was selected for participating in a hackathon organised by Facebook in Berlin.

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The Startup Weekend Madrid UNI team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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IE Business School in Madrid is internationally recognized for its prestigious educational programs: MBAs, Masters and PhDs.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Madrid is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Carlos Delgado

I have a paper that said I'm an architect. I have more papers that told I always want to learn about everything in startup world. I do UX, Design Sprint and organisation, I also like about marketing, investment, entreprenurship and strategy. I created some companies and i am the COO of Footters, the football streaming platform. Love to know more about other startup founders.

Tengo un título que dice que soy arquitecto. Pero tengo más papeles que dicen que siempre estoy dispuesto a aprender nuevas cosas. Me dedico especialmente a Experiencia de Usuario, Desing Sprint, y organización. Pero también me gusta el marketing, la inversión, emprendimiento y la estrategia. He creado varias startups (algunas ya muertas) y ahora enfocado al 100 en Footters, plataforma de streaming de fútbol, donde soy el COO. Encantado de conocer más sobre otros perfiles interesantes

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