Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne
Friday, March 16 - 18, 2018
Friday, March 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne
We want YOU for Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne
Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team!
The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span technical, social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- meals over the course of the weekend
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday March 16th
Saturday March 17th
Sunday March 18th
Head Startup, be-advanced AG
CEO Swiss Innovation Park Biel/Bienne
He is the recipient of several business awards and is acting as Head Innovation Mentor for CTI. Lastly, he is seating at the Boards of Directors of De Vigier Business Prize, Museum ENTER and STI.
Coaches and Mentors
Prior to becoming a strategy consultant, he played an active role in establishing a new business service line for one of Switzerland largest digital marketing and communication agencies, Goldbach Interactive. Later he was leading the business line as Member of the Management Board.
He was previously active for BrainStore, Start-up Atizo, the Swatch Group and PwC.
After some years in the banking industry, he jumped into the startup world in 2008 and was active during more than 4 years as a startup mentor and business developer for a technology park in Northwestern Switzerland. He left in Summer 2012 to launch his own venture, Coteries (which was at the time, the mobile fan club of musicians, now a digital agency developing prototypes, Minimum Viable Products, web & mobile applications), where he acts as the CEO and as a digital marketer. Sébastien also launched a new venture in the travel space, Planify.io. Sébastien is also partner and startup scout at TechBridge, a startup/corporate match-making company based in Lausanne.
As a startup evangelist for years, he also launched the leading independent Swiss startup blog, startupolic.com.
He also run several startup events in Biel/Bienne and Lausanne and was active as the first Program Director of the first fintech startup accelerator of Switzerland, Fintech Fusion.
Sébastien took part in the Venture Leaders program in 2014 (Swiss Startup national team) and holds a Master degree in Management from HEC Lausanne.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Jernej is a community builder and helping SME's build their own community around the product/service through Community Canvas.
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