Startup Weekend Stockholm 29-31 Aug @SUP46 (Health & Wellness Edition)

    Friday, August 29 - 31, 2014

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Stockholm 29-31 Aug @SUP46 (Health & Wellness Edition)

Friday, August 29 - 31, 2014

Friday, August 29 - 31, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Regeringsgatan 29
Stockholm, Sweden

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend


Friday August 29th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

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

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 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.

9:30 pm
End of day 1
Venue is closed. Come and grab a drink with us to continue the discussions.

Saturday August 30th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

10:00 am
Coach Meeting

12:00 pm
Lunch & Speaker

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

9:00 pm
Finished for the day.

9:30 pm
End of Day 2

Sunday August 31st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Check-In & Coach Meeting
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Pitch Practice
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!


Magnus Hult
Co-founder Vint

Co-founder and CTO at Vint, co-founder of Wrapp, coder at Spotify

Team Abetic
Winner of first Stockholm Startup Weekend 2014

Online e-sport betting

Event Judges

Marcus Gners
COO Lifesum

After almost dying from a blood parasite, Marcus Gners realized that good health is key for a happy life. Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health startup that offers its users a flexible platform to support and encourage a healthy, balanced lifestyle. With recent investment of $6.7m from SparkLabs Global Ventures and Bauer Media, Lifesum has achieved over 6.5 million downloads across Europe and offers users personal guidance based on their personal data. Prior to joining Lifesum, Marcus served as VP of Business Development for gaming giant Stardoll in both Stockholm and LA, heading up business development and user acquisition teams that were responsible for generating more than 100 million registrations globally. Before going into the world of startups Marcus has held various other positions in media, management consulting and advertising.

Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Co-Founder/CEO SciLife Clinic

Mouna Esmaeilzadeh is the co-founder and CEO of SciLife Clinic. She is a Medical Doctor and holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Stockholm Brain Institute from the prestigious Karolinska Institutet, and holds in addition a Masters Degree in Philosophy. Dr. Esmaeilzadeh and her team at SciLife Clinic have gained a unique clinical experience in preventive medicine, screening and supervising hundreds of individuals in their programs. Working actively with implementing a paradigm shift in todays healthcare, advocating prevention and early detection instead of todays symptomatic focus, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh and her team are involved in various interdisciplinary research studies, looking at the medical, as well as socioeconomic benefits of this preventive approach.

Tyler Crowley
CEO of Skweal

Tyler Crowley is the organizer and host of the very popular monthly STHLM TECH MEETUP and executive producer of the LAUNCH Festival. Tyler is also CEO of Skweal and consultant to many governments including Stockholm on growing startup communities.

Coaches and Mentors

Fredrik Lundqvist
CEO/Founder Interventions

Energetic entrepreneur who wants to create better health and quality of life for persons with disabilities.

Jin Moen
CEO/Founder at Movinto Fun

Entrepreneur with background as dance teacher and engineer with a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction. Extensive startup experience including product development (hw+sw), building teams and raising money. Head of Business Area Internet of Sports and Wellbeing at Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.

Olof Berglund
Business Coach- STING

Olof coaches companies within Health. He has over 20 years of experience from the pharmaceutical and medtech industry, some of which from Abbott Laboratories and Glaxo Wellcome. He has worked in various roles in both small and newly started companies and large multinational companies. Olof has built up a number of new innovative companies from start and carried out many launches both nationally and internationally.

Glenn Bilby
Co-founder/CEO QuickPosture

Glenn has held leadership roles within healthtech, private and public healthcare, commercial fitness, elite sport and consulting. He is passionate about the commercialisation of innovation in life science, and has over 25 years of international experience in sports medicine, rehabilitation, life and health insurance, functional assessment and occupational health. He is an active investor in start-ups in Stockholm.

Sune Kaae
Head of Product Innovation & Prototyping @Great Works

Sune has a long history of building & launching digital experiences, and before moving to Stockholm he spent 3 years working with R/GA in NYC building Nike's digital products incl FuelBand, Sportwatch and the Running app. Sune also worked with the premiere US fitness club, Equinox, and often blogs about his hands-on experience with quantified-self fitness hardware & software. Sune has a BSc in computer science from UCL in London and was on the jury for the innovation award at the 2014 Cannes Lions festival. Sune shares on

Dr. Elina Berglund
Co-founder and CTO at NaturalCycles

PhD in particle physics and finder of the Higgs Boson at CERN. During Elina's six years working as a physicist at CERN she was dealing with applying advanced statistical methods to analyze Big Data on a daily basis.

Joacim Westlund
Founder & CEO of Shortcut Labs AB

Founder and CEO of Shortcut Labs - Startup of the Year 2015 and the makers of Flic   World’s Smartest Button.

Joacim is a Product Design Engineer with a background in service and product development. As Shortcut Labs grows internationally he leads new innovations and R&D. 

Vasilis Mavroudis
Founder of Guerilla Office

Entrepreneur and lover of all things awesome! Has experience from working with small companies to large multinational corporations and good to have around during a crisis. Proud founder of Guerilla Office.

Pejman Dashtinejad
Co-founder of 46elk

Entrepreneur, start-up mentor and public speaker. ٌWhile Pejman has experience of working in companies like Google but his lifetime passion of entrepreneurship has made him to follow the dream of launching his own company in Sweden.

Bhavik Ghandi
Serial technology entrepreneur

In 2007 Bhavik Gandhi set a historic world record, when he rowed single handed across the Atlantic, from Spain to the Caribbean island of Antigua, spending an106 days alone at sea in a 23 ft rowing boat. Not just a man with an interesting story, Bhavik Gandhi walks the talk in the business world. With has background as a serial technology entrepreneur. Bhavik is ideally qualified to take the life lessons learned on the Atlantic and other endurance achievements and relate them to the corporate world.

Tommy Hinks
Co-founder Meloq

* Co-founder of Meloq, a medical device start-up. * Experience with working in successful start-up software company in the Visual Effects industry. Our tools were used in Avatar and Harry Potter, amongst other famous films. * Holds a PhD in computer science, specializing in geometry and visualization. PhD project focused in generating urban models from large-scale laser scans. * Experienced graphics/C++ programmer. * Currently developing geometric algorithms for a large MedTech company in Stockholm.

Axel Eriksson
Rapid Prototyping Workshop Leader

3D printing consultant working with 3D modelling and 3D printing for both industrial and personal use.

Anton Osika
Virtual Reality Workshop Leader

Engineer that developed an affordable gadget using smartphones to create Virtual Reality.

Snow Xue

Part of the MD panel. With expertise in dentistry and sociology.

Marwan Ayache
External Relations Manager and the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

Marwan is a theoretical entrepreneur and pitch language militant with a background in English language / linguistics. He's mentored over half a dozen Startup Weekends and over fifty startups in the process. In his free time he enjoys swimming in the deep end of the Stockholm startup scene. His fanaticism for the English language and love for startup culture means he's the perfect person to tell you how to debug your English code and pitch your way to galactic supremacy.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Stockholm is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Mei
  • Laura
  • Kenneth
  • Yafeng
  • Tetiana
  • Katya


Sussi Bianco Nielsen
CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco.

CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco. With a background in computer science Sussi specializes in Health & Care Entrepreneurship, collaborating with municipalities and other public partners. Since 2013 she has run CareWare-Next: a national competition in welfare innovation - forming a Health Startup Community and running an accelerator program.. Sussi is an experienced member of the finalist jury in several national and international competitions in entrepreneurship (Guldægget, University Startup World Cup, SXSW) She is chairman of the board in Nonprofit WeLoveStartups and in commercial companies. “I sharpen the profile of companies, build communities and develop concepts leading to action. It is satisfying to act as a catalyst for creating visions and action in businesses, and value for people and in society. Fortunately my work life enables me to do it all” Her motto: Be ambitious. Work hard. Have fun.

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