Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne
Friday, March 18 - 20, 2016
Friday, March 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne: a unique opportunity to develop its business idea in 3 languages (French/German/English)
A 54-hour event for developers, designers and entrepreneurs to hack on your latest idea. You will be able to present your own concept and form a team around it or join forces with someone else. Over the weekend, you will be putting the foundations of a business case, designing and building a product prototype, testing your assumptions with potential customers, and, on Sunday night, pitch the results of your weekend's work to a panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs.
What's more, over the weekend, you will have access to experienced experts and mentors to help you bring your ideas to life.
Who is it for:
Anyone who is interested by launching a new project is welcome! If you've been thinking about an idea for months, but need a final push to make it happen (or at least to test it), if you are looking for ways to form a great team, or if you are simply excited to get involved with a startup at its conceptualisation, this weekend is for you.
Startup Weekend is an intensive weekend, where you can taste the startup life and challenges without having to leave your job, where you can have a look of how it looks like to launch a new venture!
Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Sunday March 20th
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.
Head Startup, be-advanced AG
Thierry holds a Master in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Fribourg and an Executive MBA in Global Network Industries from the EPFL.
Ex-CMO Rocket Internet
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Today Tobias is 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.
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
Elena studied Business Administration and Entrepreneurship in Fribourg (Bachelor) and Bern (Master of Science). She worked as brand manager (marketing) at Nestlé and Emmi and as event manager in a small agency until she founded her own company: Why Not Factory. Now and then she still runs projects in marketing, kommunikation and event management.
Elena ist bilingual (french / swiss german) and speaks fluently english and italian.
Elena acts at SWBB 2016 as AMBASSADOR!