Startup Weekend Food and Technology - startups focused on food, agricultural production Izmir

    Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016

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Startup Weekend Food and Technology - startups focused on food, agricultural production Izmir

Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016

Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Originn, Izmir
Üniversite Caddesi, No: 122A
Bornova / İzmir, Turkey 35100

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Food&Tech, let's disrupt the food chain now!

First and not last Startup Weekend Food&Technology!
3 partners joining forces: Stage-Co; Originn and Kök Projekt. We will disrupt the total food chain as there are Agriculture, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail and consumption, Home and Resto. Join and let us change for the better as we want better, healthier food in a sustainable way with a smaller carbon food print.

So what is a startup Weekend? In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you!

We live in an exciting time when new technologies are changing our interactions and relationships with food. Foodtech is fundamentally changing how we cook, eat, find, share and experience food. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to Combine your love of technology and food, build a team, and launch a startup in 54 hours. We are looking for those with business, developer and designer backgrounds, all foodies welcome! 
  1. Connect - Connect with people driven to build something new. Rich and diverse talent is a Startup Weekend staple. Are you ready to meet your next (cofounder) (friend) (mentor) (investor)?
  2. Discover - Discover where you are on the Entrepreneur's Journey.Find the resources available near you.Leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.
  3. Learn - Learn what it really takes to start a company. No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know.The only way to learn is the experience of trying.
  4. Start - It’s that simple. Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST. Your local Organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.

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Friday October 7th

6:00 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. Followed by intro on Lean Startup.

Saturday October 8th

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
Mentor Meetings
Mentors help teams. 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 October 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Mentors arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions Around 11am teams present pitch to Patrick

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
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Organizing Team

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

  • Semi
  • Neşen
  • Patrick
  • Esra
    Gonen - Originn


Patrick Bosteels
Chief Connector & Enabler Stage-Co

Patrick Bosteels was a serial entrepreneur with failures and successes. Co-founded Stage-Co & CodeDojo Turkey.

He refers to himself as a cineast and photographer. He worked long enough on a farm to understand how difficult it is. Creative and always positive. Innovation to him doesn’t mean a sh*t if it doesn’t solve a problem in a sustainable way. 

He loves organizing and bringing people together. 

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