Startup Weekend Oxford

    Friday, March 22 - 24, 2019


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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Oxford

Friday, March 22 - 24, 2019



Friday, March 22 - 24, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Oxford City College
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA
Oxford, UK OX1 1SA

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Start something amazing... Build your startup in 54 hours.

"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun" A.Einstein

📌 About the event:

Startup Weekend is a Techstars entrepreneurship event, powered by Google for Startups. Created by and for people attracted by entrepreneurship and innovation. The event will take place over 54 hours. 
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. You'll learn and get involved in building strong foundations for a solid startup (Problem, Business Model, Solution, Market Size, Customers, Value Prop, etc.) You'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to coach you, guide you, and share their inspiring knowledge and expertise. 


📅 Short schedule: 

- Friday night: Pitches and building the teams. 
- Saturday: Brainstorming, business plan development, working prototype creation (MVP product), workshop, mentors support & fun!
- Sunday: Final Stretch before the Final Presentations, Awards and Celebration!



📌 Do you need to come with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We encourage you to pitch it on Friday!
If you don't have an idea, that's alright! Among the other ideas pitched, something will strike your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and learning from each other.

The theme this year is based around fintech. However, we've chosen our mentors to have expertise in all sectors! If your idea is not related to fintech idea and still want to take on the challenge, buy your ticket and we'll make sure your idea become a reality.


All other industries are welcome to join the above :).


📌 What if I don't know about fintech?

It's not a problem! We are gathering people with backgrounds in finance and technology. They will come with the ideas but they will need to team up with designers, lawyers, business developers, etc. 
Everyone is welcome! 


📌For the tickets you get:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your fantastic idea on Friday night
  • Tasty meals all weekend (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • A unique and unforgettable experience: taking an idea from concept to creation in a matter of days!
  • Mentored by brilliant and dynamic leaders
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
  • Fun activities and relaxing times
  • GOODIES :))))
  • Good vibes and love from the organizing team!!


📌 About Accommodations:

If you don't reside in Oxford already and come from another city, it will be your responsibility to find accommodation. However, we remain at your disposal if you need any support/clarification/advice regarding this point. As a community, we'll do our best to find suitable solutions for everyone. Don't hesitate to drop us a message! (oxford-fintech@startupweekend.org)


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 22nd


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 March 23rd


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 March 24th


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!


Event Judges


Georgie Hazell
Head of Engagement

Passionate about accelerating growth in people and businesses, Georgie heads up engagement at fintech-focused VC Augmentum Fintech, working with portfolio companies, investors and engaging with the wider fintech ecosystem.

With global experience (including London, Geneva and Boston) primarily in startups spanning a range of industries, from tech to digital media, crowdfunding (Crowdcube) and commodities trading, she completed a full-time MBA last year and now works in VC in London. 

Georgie is passionate about diversity and inclusion (particularly in VC and entrepreneurship) and founded women’s personal and professional growth network Elevate.


Coaches and Mentors


Isabelle Chaboud

Isabelle Chaboud is Associate professor in the Finance, Accounting and Law Department of Grenoble Ecole de Management. Isabelle's background is in Financial Audit. Before joining Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2001, Isabelle worked for 7.5 years for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Lyon, France where she was a financial audit manager. She had clients in various industries and services. She also was part of the European Internal Audit Team of PwC and worked in this role in Spain (Madrid) and Portugal (Lisbon). Isabelle has been teaching at the Grenoble Ecole de Management on the Master in International Business (MIB), MBA, MBA Executive, MSc in Finance, MSc in Marketing and MSc in Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship programmes in Grenoble, London, Berlin, Georgia, Moscow, Singapore and Marrakech.  She holds a Master in Management with a specialization in Accounting & Finance and also graduated from the International Teachers Programme held at HEC Paris in June 2014. 


Tikhoze Banda
Senior Account Manager UK

Tikhoze’s disciplined, resourceful and energetic character has proven to be a valuable asset throughout her university and professional life. After successfully completing Zift Solution’s graduate program where she worked as a business analyst and configuration engineer, Tikhoze joined MANGOPAY as a Technical Account Manager for the U.K. in 2016 and has been a pillar to its functioning ever since. Her all-around expertise in payment services is put to good use thanks to daily client management, technical support for onboarding as well as constant investigation into what new features and payment methods will keep our solution at the top of its game.She holds a first-class degree in physics from Manchester university, a subject which she still keenly reads about and is also a proactive member in many educational charities where she mentors dozens of students. 


Stefan Loesch
Managing Partner at Lexbyte

 Stefan Loesch is a Managing Partner at LexByte, a blockchain consulting firm on the way of becoming a regulated crypto investment bank. He previously was a banker at J.P. Morgan, a consultant in McKinsey's Corporate Finance practice, and a derivatives quant at Paribas. Most recently he served as CTO/systems architect for Brasil Empresta and the Merritt Protocol.

He is the author of "A Guide to Financial Regulation for Fintech Entrepreneurs" (Wiley 2019), "Security Tokens" (forthcoming), and the co-author and editor of the PRMIA Handbook where he also serves on the Education Committee. He studied theoretical physics and mathematics at the University of Bonn and the Ecole Polytechnique, and he holds an MBA degree from INSEAD.


Placi Espejo
Heyford Park Management Sales & Marketing Manager

From being involved in running the family business since an early age to, getting start-ups ready for investment, Placi certainly loves the buzz of making a difference by supporting entrepreneurship.
She is a bit of a presentation guru, an experienced mentor with Oxford Entrepreneurs and the Deputy Chairman for Oxfordshire Business First and she certainly enjoys networking.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Oxford team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Rhita
    Oudghiri
  • Margot
    Leloutre
  • Louis
    Mantienne
  • Camille
    Loir
  • Grégoire
    Bertrand
  • Caroline
    Bervas

Facilitators


HuíChí Man
Director @ Provenance Events

HuiChi is the Director for Provenance Events. HuiChi enjoys working with innovative startups and transformative technology. HuiChi's goal is to help entrepreneurs, startups, enterprises and governments understand the capabilities of building with blockchain technology - meaning developing the product first.

Previously, founded her own tech startup Reecescribe which was accelerated through Ireland's national entrepreneurship programmes; LEO Dublin City & Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers programme. (The youngest person to be accepted on Enterprise Ireland's programme). 


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