Startup Weekend Malmö

    Friday, November 23 - 25, 2018

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Malmö

Friday, November 23 - 25, 2018

Friday, November 23 - 25, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Stapelbäddsgatan 3,
Malmö, Sweden 21175

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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!

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Friday November 23rd

6:30 pm
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
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 November 24th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

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

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

Sunday November 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Mads Viborg

I have always had a passion for technology, communication and the sharing of knowledge. I believe we can make the impossible possible using new knowledge. My personal experience is that we accomplish the best results in a frequently changing and innovative environment.

I am a positive, confident and outgoing person, who loves to meet new people. My drive is huge and I love innovation and product optimization. 
► I am usually the person to initiate and catalyze a process and work great in all phases.
► I motivate the team and come up with many innovative ideas fast

Alexander Ribin
Head of Apps

I believe in the beauty of technology.

Trained in the elite programming unit of the Israeli army, served in the intelligence forces and hold a double degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Failing my first "startup" at the age of 15 and founding a web-dev agency at the age of 19, I have years of practice within tech and business development, as well as leadership.

I speak and consult about development management, technology, growth hacking and entrepreneurship.

Coaches and Mentors

Jakob Gunge
Founder, CTO at TrackBuilder

Entrepreneur, co-founder, mentor and business developer since 1994, Outset in IT which was my first occupation (Maersk 1986-96). In ventures I often straddle CTO / strategy / sales. Co-founded startups in book publishing, e-learning for leadership, assessment, change implementation, organisational development, compliance, conflict management, consultative sales training, clinical decision support. 

Long international experience from multi-lingual, multi-cultural and virtual teams, 5 languages fluent, lived, worked and studied in 6 European countries and United States. Generalist's talent for reading complex situations, anthropy, synthesizing and predicting, common sense. Serviced diverse range of industries, public, private, Fortune 500, SMEs, managed alliances and volunteers - frequent and passionate startup mentor.

David Degbor
Conversion Rate Optimisation Specialist at IKEA

Moving ideas to reality.

I am a consummate entrepreneur who is currently the Conversion Rate Optimisation Specialist (CRO) for Ikea's Global Retail Services. With a varied background in startups covering IT consulting, marketing agency services,  3D printing, food waste reduction initiatives, upcycling, energy production and more,  I'm no stranger to experimentation and building MVP's.

My strong passion for sustainability and making life better for humanity are evident in the startups and projects I've been involved in. I'm also well known in the Öresund's region as being a long time contributing mentor at the Startup Dojo which takes place on the last Thursday of every month, where I and the other mentors happily help entrepreneurs overcome their startup challenges. 

Laurina Bergqvist
Distinguished Toastmaster and teacher

own a business to teach storytelling/rhetoric and coach entrepreneurs to craft effective stories. I am proud to have earned my Master's degree in Storytelling from ETSU. 

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Malmö is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Mihai
  • Paul


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