Startup Weekend Swansea

    Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

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  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Swansea

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014

Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

dylan thomas centre
Somerset Pl
swansea, UK SA1 1RR

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The Welsh Startup Event

This weekend long event will change your life. If you are looking to start a business or work with someone who has a great idea this weekend is for you. Entrepreneur, Software Developers, Designers and Marketers all attend the event to work together on a new business idea that they then present to the judges on the Sunday night. 



Friday November 21st

6:30 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

Saturday November 22nd

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
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. 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 November 23rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Rachael Wheatley
Owner, Waters Creative Ltd

Director and founder of Waters Creative, a Swansea-based design, creative and marketing studio providing dedicated and professional support to individuals and organisations of different sizes and from a cross section of industry sectors.
I set up Waters Creative Ltd in January 2004. I am a self-confessed workaholic, and mother of two singing, dancing, insomniac daughters who keep me very busy!

Emma Coles

David Notley
Founder, Impact Innovation

David is founder and Director of the consulting firm Impact Innovation and also runs the High Growth Startups Programme.

David Harwood
UK R&D Director

UK R&D Director at Unit 4

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Swansea 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Adam
  • Sue
  • Prof. Roderick
  • Kevin


Peter Marculans
Global Program Manager, Startup Next at Techstars

Peter helps startups get prepared for accelerators and seed investors via Startup Next, a pre-acceleration program of Techstars. In his role Peter spent over a year in the US and gained invaluable insights into how startups are built and funded in the States. Currently he works with entrepreneurs and investors from all around the world, while having more experience and being more connected in Europe and the US.

Peter has a wide range of experience working with early stage startups and his specialties include Customer Development, Business Models and Fundraising.

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