Startup Weekend Stockholm Sustainable Revolution – 2019 recap
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Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution brought together people with great ideas who experienced 54 hours of intense market research, problem framing, prototyping that ended up with a final pitch to convince the audience they are a prospective startup.
Like minded people got to meet each other, share their ideas, network and create friendships that will lead to future opportunities and collaborations.
The event kicked off on Friday, with pitching ideas, voting, networking and forming teams. Out of the 65 attendees, 28 people pitched ideas, but only 10 ideas qualified to the next round.
On Saturday, mentors met with teams to give relevant and inspiring feedback on their ideas, got them closer to their MVPs, and helped them to pivot and rework entirely, where necessary. The teams worked hard from 9am till 10pm, but the payoff was worth it. Great mentors, speakers and coaches inspired the participants in a counter the clock marathon filled with excitement, hard work, new insights, a lot of fika and coffee.
On the final day, Sunday, the pressure was roaring and final touches were made by the teams that started working at 9am to validate their ideas, build their presentations and rehearse their pitches – with the support of our engaging mentors. Teams jumped on these final opportunities to ask their coaches questions and to become as strong as possible for their presentation to the judges.
Out of the 10 teams we have 3 winners:
1. Terra Finance
2. Skills for climate
Techstars Startup Weekend Stockholm is grateful to everyone who participated, coached, sponsored, or supported this event.
We’d like to give a final thanks to our partners
- Invest Stockholm
- Ekskäret Klustret
- Impact Hub Stockholm
- Stockholm - the capital of Scandinavia
- Shireen’s healthy choice
- Cybercom Group
We received a lot of positive feedback from people attending the event and are looking forward to the next edition.