Startup Weekend Bern

    Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017

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Startup Weekend Bern

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 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 November 24th

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 25th

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 26th

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 Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Bern 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

Organizing Team

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

  • Andrea
  • Matthias
  • 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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