Startup Weekend FemTech

    Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend FemTech

Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017

Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Regeringsgatan 65
Stockholm, Sweden

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We are happy to present the first Startup Weekend FemTech, powered by Danske Bank and SUP46. We believe that women have great business ideas but still, only a fraction of startup founders are females. And that HAS to change.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement helping entrepreneurs to the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is a 54 hours event for designers, marketers and technical people.

During September 8-10, we will have the EVENT for WOMEN ONLY to start acting on their ideas, a space with no judgments and no questions too stupid. From the organizers to the judges to the coaches to the food, female entrepreneurs will be highlighted throughout the weekend. We will make every effort to give the participants the best opportunities to start companies, form teams, and continue to be an essential part of Sweden’s & the world’s startup communities.

We want every woman who is passionate about entrepreneurship to help to create this event, by being a participant, a mentor, an organizer or simply encouraging someone to attend as well as driving awareness and change with the movement #IamtheChange


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Friday September 8th

6:00 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

9:30 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 September 9th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 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

1:15 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 September 10th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Status report

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Pitch training

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Maral Kalajian
Head of Marketing and Communications at Watty

Maral, also known as, ‘Maral from Twitter’, ‘Energy pack’ or ‘Curly’ is one of the most familiar faces in the Stockholm tech scene. Maral is the head of marketing and communications at Watty, one of the hottest artificial intelligence startups in Sweden. She is also the co-founder of Peppy Pals and SUP46 FemTech Forum moderator. 
Maral was listed as among the 100 most influential names in the Scandinavian startup scene by tech site The Nordic Web in 2016.

Gisela Sitbon
Business coach Health-STING

Gisela coaches companies within Health. She has 25 years of experience as CEO and from leadership roles at research-intensive and international life science companies. She has also started and built up a laboratory company which was later acquired by Capio. Gisela has worked for a long time with small and medium-sized development companies in biotech, diagnostics, medicines and medtech, most often with a focus on business development, quality assurance and financing. She has also worked with seed and venture capital investments in early-stages.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend FemTech 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.

Signature Sponsors

Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank with strong regional roots and bridges to the rest of the world. We serve more than 3.5 million personal, business and institutional customers.

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Organizing Team

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

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  • Klara
  • Tetiana
  • Elena

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