Startup Weekend Odessa

    Friday, September 19 - 21, 2014

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

Friday, September 19 - 21, 2014

Friday, September 19 - 21, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

DataArt Odessa
Marazlievskaya street, 1/20
Stadium CHERNOMORETS, Business Center "Shevchenkovskiy", 5th flor, building D1
Odessa, Ukraine

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54hours to eat, code and design - to create a prototype!

Designers, Developers and Non-Techincal guys!

No matter if you have your own idea of a great startup or you don't - just come! You can come with your own team or join some other team! Great place, close to seaside, great food, great coaches and judges, just great outstanding - people - altogether make 19-21 Sep one of the most fun and beneficial weekends ever!

At the end of the weekend your team presents prototype of the product to the judges and all other participants. From day one your startup gets great visibility and you get plenty of new contacts!

Register now! The number of participants is limited!
In case you may have any questions please call +380634982358

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Friday September 19th

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 September 20th

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 September 21st

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!

Event Judges

Vadim Rogovskiy
Managing Partner @WannaBiz

Expert in the fields of internet marketing, startups. He has founded international ad platform Clickky in 2010, and AdCenter in the end of 2011. His hobby is to create, launch and monetize new innovative IT projects.

Yevhen Netreba
Associate at Chernovetskyi Investment Group

Over 5 years experience in investment banking (private equity and M&A) in CEE region.

Coaches and Mentors

Daniel Tonkopiy
Serial entrepreneur

Founder&CEO (Acquired) @X-Rift - augmented reality mobile game,, SkyNetMobile, DreamCatcher, Cofounder&COO @ChudoCard,

Eugene Plokhoj
CEO & Founder @Capable Bits

Mentor/Coach @EastLabs, @WannaBiz. Capable Bits app - Image Transfer Plus - was on top at AppStore in 24 countries in 2013. In 4 days they made 500K uploads.

Sergiy Korzh
Founder, founded in 1998, is a is a software dev company focused on various developer tools for different platforms and development environments (Java, .NET, Win32, ActiveX, Delphi/VCL). Currently, products are used by developers in more than 150 countries incl US, GB, Germany, France, Canada etc.

Sergey Dovgopolyy
Founder and CEO @Next.Step. Board Member @MoneXy Ukraine

Next.Step - is a creative space, business incubator, and investment fund. Sergey has moved to Poland from Ukraine recently and encourages coopereation between startup activists of these two countries.

Maciej Sadowski VIA SKYPE
CEO @StartUp Hub Poland

Maciej is very intrested to join Startup Weekend in Odessa as he (and us, also) strongly believe in new possibilities that arrise through getting connected two startup communities of Poland and Ukraine.

Olga Gorenko
Head of Usability Lab, Kyiv

Olga is opinion leader when it comes to User Experience. She is also an ideologist and organizer of UxCamp. Olga mentors at a business incubator, presents at top usability and web development Ukrainian and Russian conferences to share best practices of UX with the community.

Marek Borzestowski VIA SKYPE
Partner @Giza Polish Ventures

In mid-90ties Marek founded the first yahoo-like web portal in Poland, He is a very experienced entrepreneur and venture, a symbol in Poland.

Alex Cebotari VIA SKYPE
Founder @Avo App

Avo App is a VoIP service with a great feature to save your number. Alex is a participant and one of the finalists of the second Yandex Camp. Avo App got investment from Yandex and is now developing their project under Yandex mentors supervision. Alex has good experience in telecom industry.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Kateryna
  • Tetiana
  • Victoria
  • Bogdan


Tetiana Siianko
Sweden Foodtech Program Manager

überpassionate about making things happen, smart people, music, art, skiing and dance. Working on saving the world via foodtech and bridging the gap between arts & technology. Love doing silly movies in my free time.

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