Startup Weekend Biel

    Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017


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Startup Weekend Biel

Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017



Friday, June 23 - 25, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Switzerland Innovation Park
Aarbergstrasse 5
Nidau-Biel , Bern 2560

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Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne from 23rd-25th JUNE 2017

Are you eager to transform your idea into a business in a team? And do you say “challenge accepted!” if we tell you, you’ll accomplish this over the course of just one weekend? Do you have valuable skills and would like to help another participant with the realisation of his idea? Have you always had your eye on entrepreneurship and do you like meeting new people? If so, what are you waiting for?
Sign up now for Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne from 23rd-25th of June!


The SWBB takes place at the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (former INNOCAMPUS). There, you’ll meet like-minded people and intensively work on realising an idea – all this with gadgets that are ideal for prototyping. With its Fablab, the Innovation Park is just the perfect venue for all creative people who like mucking in. So, if you’ve been toying with this one idea and always wondered how it might look and feel holding it in your hands, then SWBB is a must-go for you. Thanks to various 3D printers and a laser cutter you’ll be able to create your own prototype very quickly. Of course, you’re also welcome if you’re not much of a techie – for a balanced team all sorts of skills and personalities are required.

Language:
The event will be held in English - this includes presentations, feedback from jury members, coaching as well as moderation. However, as we are located on the border of French and German speaking Switzerland, it is up to the teams in what language they would like to present their pitch as well as communicate with each other. Nevertheless, we recommend you choose English, so as that all participants can benefit.

Accommodation: 
These are the nearest hotels. Both are recommended and reasonably priced.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday June 23rd


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 June 24th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday June 25th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Final Presentations


5:30 pm
Judging & Awards


6:00 pm
Apéro


7:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Biel 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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Yacine
    Bouazdia
  • Bettina
    Huber
  • Dario
    Schwab

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