Techstars Startup Weekend Geneva 2020 - 10 Years Edition

    Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Techstars Startup Weekend Geneva 2020 - 10 Years Edition

Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020



Friday, January 24 - 26, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Fondetec
Rue Hugo-De-Senger 3
Geneva, Geneva 1205

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Your startup idea in 54 hours in Geneva

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?   Techstars Startup Weekend 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.   Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span 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! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.   Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:  
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • 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 geneva@startupweekend.org     
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday January 24th


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 January 25th


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 January 26th


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


David Genecand
CEO

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Tim Coutherez
Microengineering | Innovation designer

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Event Judges


Alexis Moeckli
Entrepreneur & Startup Evangelist



Antoine Fatio
Directeur

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nader Erfani
CEO

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Cyril Déléaval
Coach en développement d'entreprise

Pendant ses études de sociologie à l’Université de Genève, Cyril rejoint un ami d’enfance qui avait démarré un site de e-commerce. La start-up va rapidement croître pour être revendue en 2010 avec 25 collaborateurs. Il va ensuite co-fonder plusieurs marketplaces très verticalisées en Suisse romande avant de lancer une plateforme généraliste www.devis.ch en 2014. Durant cette période, Cyril constate qu’il faut aider les TPE/PME à se digitaliser et monte une agence web qui propose des sites internet en SaaS avec une approche métier. Après avoir vendu et monté plus de 650 sites dans les cantons de Genève et Vaud, Cyril décide de changer de vie et de mettre ses expériences au services des autres.Il rejoint GENILEM en 2017 et accompagne de nombreuses start-ups autour de 3 axes : la structuration de leur business afin de permettre une montée en charge, l’accélération des ventes et le suivi d’indicateurs (dont le cashflow).


Coaches and Mentors


Kelly McGrane
Designer

Passionate about the power of brand


Norman Maldonado
Entrepreneur

With 20 years of management experience, I am a coach and mentor who supports Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, and those pursuing their Life Projects to optimize their skills and knowledge so they can reach their objectives efficiently and effectively.


Ruben Navarro
Lawyer - Human Rights Advocate/ Project Manager/ Public Speaker and Trainer.

Ruben worked as a human rights lawyer in Geneva on local and international projects. He also cofounded a company and knows about what it gets to be a entrepreneur. Leadership, public speaking, and international relations are among his passions.


Thibaut mercier
Energy, Cleantech & Sustainability - Marketing and Innovation

Energy, Cleantech & Sustainability - Marketing and Innovation Management
- Climate change, energy transition and sustainability
- Sustainable & smart cities, smart home & smart grids
- Energy, housing, mobility, digital, future industries
- Cleantech, renewables, energy and resources efficiency, hydrogen economy
- Circular economy and industrial ecology
- Collaborative economy, functional economy


Mélanie Gomez
Project Manager

Project Manager in IT Transformation ans Implementation with manufacturing background


Quentin Le Guennec



Frédéric Sauzet
Responsable de l'incubateur labellisé CERN

Actuellement responsable d’InnoGEX, l’incubateur labellisé CERN, Frédéric coache des créateurs d’entreprises dans la recherche de leur marché et les aide à progresser dans la conception de leurs produits et services.Il a également accompagné de telles démarches au cours de sprints créatifs, comme pour Museomix Nyon et start-up week-end Lausanne.Précédemment, il piloté différents programmes transversaux destinés à accompagner et accélérer des projets de transformation. Philips, BNP Paribas et le Département fédéral des finances ont pu ainsi bénéficier de ses conseils tant pour optimiser leurs activités que pour mettre en œuvre de nouvelles pratiques organisationnelles et managériales.Titulaire d’un master en génie mécanique et d’un MBA en gestion d’entreprise, il termine un master en gestion de l’innovation où il a notamment questionné la problématique de l’évaluation des projets innovants.


Ataa Dabour
SHR President

Founding President of Security & Human Rights Association - NGO


Damien Gauthier
Lean Startup coach, UX & CX Designer

Lean Startup coach, UX & CX Designer


Réginald Bien Aimé
Jack of all trades coach

éginald Bien-Aimé est un chef de projet spécialisé en marketing et en management. Au fil des années sa faculté d'adaptation lui permit d'engranger de l'expérience dans des domaines variés tel que : le marketing, la communication, l'entrepreneuriat, la recherche marketing, l'événementiel, le développement web et les médias. Ces principales compétences sont : la gestion d'homme, la gestion de projet, l'analyse stratégique (MarKom, management), la gestion de crise et le gestion du changement.


Amilcar Gomes
TBD

TBD


Bich Tram Nguyen
Senior Project Manager

Senior project manager passionate about collaborative working and entrepreneurship mindset 


Basil Thuillard
CEO

The only way to know for sure is to try


John McGrane
Designer

A self-motivated entrepreneur obsessed with reframing complex challenges into clear, digestible and achievable goals.


Leonard Marti
Designer

Design leader with international experience working for companies such as the BBC, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, HSBC and the RTS


Amilcar Gomes
Entrepreneur et consultant en augmentation de l’efficience des entreprises

Amilcar est un entrepreneur multi casquettes: Ingénieur, spécialiste de la chaîne de valeurs, de l'intelligence collective, coach de dirigeants, chef de projets, grand voyageur et thérapeute orienté solutions. Après avoir parcouru une quarantaine de pays et travaillé plus de 20 années pour des sociétés allant de la start-up aux plus grandes multinationales, il fonde la société SYNDORO qui est spécialisée dans la création de valeur ajoutée durable au sein des entreprises. Aujourd'hui, il s'applique à réunir le monde de l'intuition, de l'efficience et de la durabilité afin d'accélérer la création de valeur.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Geneva is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Agathe
    Schwaar
  • Louis
    Piaget
  • Mehdi
    Berkane

Facilitators


Simone Demelas
CEO of ARMNet.co / Product Manager of BBE SRLS

Sardinian, currently based in Rome. Degree in Natural Sciences, GIS and Satellite Remote Sensing expert, after working as GIS analyst decides to begin to understand how business works and was amazed by the startup universe. It all started in 2013 with the participation at Startup Weekend Cagliari, from there he fell into the black hole, participating in a lot of startupsweekend and working on his own projects. He is currently CEO of ARMNet, a company that deals with integrating augmented reality to the management of infrastructure networks. Passionate about technology in every aspect, music, fitness, new trends. Crossfit addited but also good food addicted, house music hard listener. There is always a different way to see things and solve problems and there is a song everything. At the moment is focusing on Corporate Innovation.



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Stéphanie Deverteuil
Community Manager

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Charlotte Sikora
Designer

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