Techstars Startup Weekend Bern

    Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018

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  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Bern

Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018

Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Impact Hub Bern
Spitalgasse 28
Bern, Switzerland 3011

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Hey! Yes, you!

Are you a creative mind willing to solve a problem? We are exactly looking for people like you, eager to contribute to solving today’s problems in our daily life, work or society. If you want to be part of change and a large network of like-minded people, feel free to join in!
Or even better: you’ve already got a brilliant idea but, alas, you’re still looking for the right people to join your team – people like you are most welcome, too!
Or do you just happen to be one of those people who always tend to think out of the box? Who’ve got a whole new approach to something that’s already out there?
We at Startup Weekend are convinced that brilliant, creative and active people with different backgrounds can achieve humongous great work! Participate in Startup Weekend Bern 2017 and you’ll see for yourself what the outcome will be when a bunch of people work for 54 hours on their projects. And now that you’ve come so far with reading this text, you surely start wondering “errrm… this fits my profile but who exactly are they looking for? Are my skills sufficient and do I bring what they’re looking for?” – Well, lucky you, it doesn’t even matter whether you’ve got a technical or non-technical background. Just try it out for yourself, show a little courage, buy your ticket now and become part of an unforgettable experience! We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

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Friday February 16th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:30 pm
Welcome & Information
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:25 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:05 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

9:05 pm
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:25 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 February 17th

8:30 am
Breakfast & short talk
Arrive, simple breakfast & a short talk on lean startup

9:30 am
Work & Coach meetings
Work on your projects or talk to our coaches to get some input

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Work & Coach meetings
Work on your projects or talk to our coaches to get some input

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Working Sessions
After-dinner continue working on your Projects

Sunday February 18th

8:30 am
Breakfast & Pitch input
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Work on your project and start preparing your pitches

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Continue working on your projects and rehearse your pitches.

2:00 pm
Hand in your pitches by 14:00!

3:00 pm
Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm

Coaches and Mentors

Nino Müller

Nino is an entrepreneur with a background in information technology and a Co-founder of Impact Hub Bern. He is passionate about startups, entrepreneurial ecosystems, digitalisation and communities. He likes to be in the mountains to hike, climb or just be in the nature.

Kriti Krishna

Meine Leidenschaft gilt der Welt von Startups, Social Businesses sowie der Organisations- und Unternehmensentwicklung. Während dem BWL-Studium widerspiegelt sich dies in meiner Mitarbeit im Aufbau des Entrepreneurship Centers, des Entrepreneurs Club der Uni Bern sowie in der Planung und Organisation der ersten beiden SUWs und des ersten Business Creation Wettbewerbs der Uni Bern. Als nächste wichtige Station war ich in einem Social Business in der Entwicklung und Umsetzung eines neuen Geschäftsmodells tätig. Nun berate und begleite ich bei der Migros Aare als Organisationsentwicklerin Führungspersonen und Teams in Change Prozessen und Strategieentwicklungen.

Jean-Philipp Hagmann

Jean-Philippe Hagmann ist ein schweizerisch-brasilianischer Innovator mit mehr als 10 Jahren Innovationserfahrung und einem Background als Maschinenbau-Ingenieur und Industriedesigner. Er hat über 50 Unternehmen und Institutionen wie z.B. Swarovski, Mercedes Benz Bank und die Fraunhofer Gesellschaft beraten und für eines der grössten Energieunternehmen der Schweiz eine „Avantgarde Abteilung“ aufgebaut. Ob als Mentor für radikale Innovationen oder als Keynote Speaker mit dem „Top Speaker Award 2013“ des ESE-Kongresses in München - Jean-Philippe hinterfragt ständig den Status Quo.

Cem Kulac

Cem hilft Unternehmen in die Agilität, Produkte zum frühen Erfolg. Seit über 10 Jahren ist er Experte in agiler Produktentwicklung und hat über dutzenden Unternehmen mit agilen Methoden zu besseren Lösungen verholfen. Als Berater übernimmt er Verantwortung in Projekt und Linie, baut Bewusstseinsfördernd über agile Werte zukunftsfähige Organisationen auf. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Bern team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Andrea
  • Matt
  • Tobias
  • Eric
  • Regina
  • Seline
    von Bergen


Jernej Dekleva
Co-Founder of Norvai - Nordic Venture and Innovation

Jernej is originally from Slovenia and has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark for his last 5 years. He is a Co-Founder of Norvai - Nordic Venture and Innovation, where together with corporates are bringing new startup projects, services and experiences to the market. He attended his first Startup Weekend in 2012 and he is an organizer of Startup Weekend Copenhagen since 2014. 

Jernej is a community builder and helping SME's build their own community around the product/service through Community Canvas.

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