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Schedule

Friday

May 25
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches & Voting
  • Team up and discuss ideas
  • Dinner & Networking
  • 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

May 26
  • Breakfast
  • Work!
  • Lunch
  • Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

May 27
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Work!
  • Pitch Practice!
  • Lunch
  • Mandatory Technical Check
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & Awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Judges

Radek Kokot

Google - Head of Advertising Operations, Central & Eastern Europe   |   LinkedIn

Radek Kokot is heading up Google's advertising services operations in Central and Easter Europe. He is also responsible for management and development of Google's office in Wroclaw. Before joining the company in 2010 Radek has spend 12 years with Dell in multiple roles in both Poland and United Kingdom, including management of marketing, programs and operations of Dell EMEA channel business.

Radek's experience in business include corporate strategy, transactional and relationship sales, marketing, program management, product management, new business development, acquisition integration and operations management.

Sebastian Kwiecień

Epic Ventures - Founder   |   LinkedIn

Sebastian Kwiecień is the founder of Epic Ventures where he helps Internet startups get funded. Focused on business models analysis and company valuation.

Earlier on, founder of social lending startup Monetto and very early stage fund Venture Incubator. Before that he worked in international interactive agency Janmedia Interactive, all the way bottom up starting as a programmer, then becoming analyst, project manager and then COO.

In love with Internet since 1996.

Aleksander Kusz

Money.pl - President of the Board   |   LinkedIn

Aleksander Kusz has been involved in Money.pl for nearly four years, holding the company’s President of the Board position since 2011. Formerly, as vice-president and managing director, he
was responsible for creation and execution of the budget, supervision of the Money.pl Group’s daughter companies and realization of major projects.

He is also president of the board at Legalsupport, the owner company of E-prawnik.pl, BusinessClick (contextual advertising network) and board member of Favore (online directory of services).

After work, he is also a zealous runner.

Holger Dieterich

You Is Now - Lab Manager   |   LinkedIn

Holger Dieterich works as the Lab manager of YOU IS NOW – The Startup Incubator of ImmobilienScout24. Holger acts as the connective element of teams, capital and professional support of ImmobilienScout24 for a first proof of concept. Besides the fact that he hosts the Lean Startup Meet up and acts as the curator for the Berlin edition of the Startup Digest he is one of the initial founders of wheelmap.org.

Ken Globerman

Global Group - Private Equity Professional   |   LinkedIn

Ken Globerman is a private equity professional currently splitting his time between Brooklyn, NY and Warsaw, Poland. His background ranges from early stage financing to the traditional SME marketplace, emphasizing high-growth, technology services companies.

His recent activity includes exploring and facilitating early-stage investment activity in and around Poland – bridging economic development between the United States and Central Eastern Europe. He acts as a start-up consultant, private equity specialist and finance trainer to a variety of clients in Poland. Ken also selectively mentors early stage companies and for start-up-focused programs in Poland such as Huge Thing, Politechnika Warszawa’s Brama Innovation Labs, and Washington Business Week’s initiative in Poland.

Prior to getting into PE/VC, Ken spent several years working in media advertising for the MEC division of the WPP Group in New York. Outside of work, you can find Ken training for his next long-distance running race or triathlon event.

Silver Sponsors
Mentors

María Encinar

Startup Weekend Spain   |  

She defines herself as startupholic, most of her days spin around startups and entrepreneurs.

Since 2009 she's been helping to create a tech-entrepreneurial community in Spain through different programs and events like Iniciador, MobileCONGalicia or Entrepreneurship Days.

Startup Weekend Spain Coordinator, founder of StartupGalicia, first startup school in the region and Managing Partner Galicia Affiliate for StartupSpain, a private initiative to promote entrepreneurship and investor's activity in Spain.

After a couple of #fails, now about to launch StartupSpotting, a website focused on European startups and events. Lived in UK and Russia, passionate about challenges and hopeless maverick.

Maciej Szydłowski

Google

Maciej graduated from University of Economics in Wroclaw and University of Cincinnati specializing in econometrics. Since 2008 he has been working at Google looking after process and systems improvements and recently joined customer support team with goal to establish best in class service platforms for users.

Maciej is a passionate runner and hiker and with 4 completed marathons including NYC, he is looking forward for a strong man competition.

Odd Moe

Startup Weekend Norway   |   LinkedIn

I am an entrepreneur at heart with a high level of creative and analytical skills. I have wide-ranging experience in jump-starting the process of introducing fresh concepts in new markets and love to make people smile as we move forward. I am, above all, focused on the goal of selling and signing but I also find establishing and making a team grow very rewarding. When my schedule permits I love to hunt and fly-fish in my spare time.

Currently working as a member of Advisory Board at SocEntLab, member of the board of Directors at Startup Weekend Norway, Manager at VikingAngels.com, partner at Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies, and member of Norwegian Entrepreneurs Forum.

Lasse Chor

European.vc   |  

Lasse Chor is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently exploring opportunities in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

He founded his first company at the age of 13-years-old, and has since then been heavily involved the European startup environment. Lasse is also the co-founder of a new European research project and seed fund called http://european.vc.

He will be coaching on global go to market strategies and pitch training.

Szymon Włochowicz

Mobile / Nasza Klasa   |  

Szymon is in charge of the Mobile group, which is responsible for development of mobile channels of access to nk.pl., including the version of the Portal adapted to portable devices and mobile phone applications. During his professional life he has gained vast managerial experience, international certificates and a solid understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of Agile Project Management.

Throughout his over 10-year career he has been engaged in various projects relating to the Internet and mobile access to data and information, working for companies like Siemens and Nokia Siemens Network, which gave him practical knowledge of both IT and telecommunications.As a consultant he implemented methodologies and project management systems in the companies of all sizes and diverse corporate cultures.

Jakub Borkowski

iNKubator   |  

Initiator and coordinator of inkubator, certified by Scrum Master and Prince Foundation. He graduated from Technical University of Wroclaw with a major in technical physics and completed postgraduate managerial studies at Wroclaw School of Banking.

He started his professional career in Bank Zachodni WBK, where in 2006-2010 he was working as a project manager. Since 2010 he’s been working in Nasza Klasa, initially as a project manager responsible for functionality of the desktop version of NK.pl platform and since the beginning of 2011 for mobile products of the service.

He is a president and founder of Design it Poland, which supports Polish industrial designers in contacts with entrepreneurs and in effective promotion of their activities. The mission of Design it Poland is also presenting Polish industrial design on the international stage.

Piotr Krzysztofik

Atos

Mr Piotr Krzysztofik is a graduate of Electronics and Telecommunication Faculty of Technical University Wrocław and MBA studies at Nottingham Trend University. Since July of 2011 he became a System Integration Line Director at Atos Polska where he’s responsible for a business development of Solutions, SAP and Application Management. He deals with implementation of tasks for the Polish market and continues coordinating activities concerning the SI Offshoring Center.

Related to Siemens since year 2000 where he worked first as a Project Manager, Manager of Quality Department and Head of IT Service Line. Since 2008 Head of Siemens IT Solutions and Services Sp. z o.o. and Service Global Delivery in Wrocław, in the mean time also a Head of Regional Siemens Sp. z o.o. Office.

He is passionate with sports like sailing, diving, golf and car racing and new technologies. Privately father of two children, whom are his main priorities.

Lukasz Mlodyszewski

AIP Business Link   |  

Lukasz is the Global Business Development Manager at AIP Business Link (part of ‘Entrepreneurial Poland’), responsible for creating soft landing zones for Polish startups, currently in Shanghai and San Francisco (launch in Q2 2012). He’s also in charge of creating partnerships with numerous co-working spaces around the world, making it possible for Polish entrepreneurs to tap into local ecosystems more easily, but also increasing the attractiveness of Polish market in the region.

He is a frequent speaker and mentor at Startup Weekend events in Central Europe, he also organized Startup Weekend in Warsaw in November 2011. Furthermore, Lukasz is currently serving as the Innovation Advisor at the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC). He previously worked as the Entrepreneur in Residence during GammaRebels Accelerator at hardGamma Ventures. Prior that, worked at CUTEC as an Executive Director of Innovation, where he held multiple events and workshops encouraging postgraduate students to create startups. Number of startups generated, were either acquired or funded. In 2009, with a team of four, he was the finalist of IBM Business Challenge. He also participated with success in multiple other competitions and challenges across the UK. He has been the founder of two business startups: one in the financial sector and the second one in the SMEs environment. Lukasz studied Business Management in Cambridge.

Marcin Burakowski

AMXVENTURES   |  

Entrepreneur with a 14-years-long experience on both local and international markets, in medium and large companies of the advanced technologies sector (such as T-Mobile, TDC, Ericsson AB), as well as in startup projects (Effortel, Carrefour Mova, FM Mobil).

Marcin has many years' experience in management positions and management boards of companies connected with business development and the introducing of changes in complex organizations. He has also worked on plenty of major projects on "business development" and "market development"in the telecommunications and Internet sector in Poland, Europe and Asia.

Nowadays, Managing Partner at AMXVENTURES (micro-fund of the seed type), and consulting company EVERGOPARTNERS.

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), CIM Associate Member, School of Economics and Warsaw University of Technology.

Wojciech Mróz

IBD - Innovation Business Development

Six years of experience connected with the capital market as well as Private Equity and Venture Capital funds.

Between 2004 and 2008, investment manager (earlier senior analyst) with MCI Management SA Venture Capital (responsible for investment analysis and support of such projects as ABC Data sp. z o.o., Belysio sp. z o.o., Digital Avenue SA, S4E SA).

During 2008 and 2009, investment director of Private Equity Capital Management SA fund (creating investment portfolio with the value > PLN 10 m

Matthias Metternich

Poke London   |  

Matthias Metternich is a co-founder of Believe.in, a social charity platform currently preparing to launch in July and the founder of Brave.is, a London based digital thinktank focused on disruptive digital proposition ideation and design.

He is also the Managing Partner of Poke London in Istanbul, where he is responsible for business strategy and Poke's commercial growth across emerging markets. Poke is a creative digital thinktank and one of the creative industry's most awarded agencies globally. Headquartered in London and with offices in New York, Poke works across clients including Skype, Mulberry, Diesel, Orange, American Express and others.

Marcin Grodzicki

Agora SA   |  

Business development executive with 5+ years of experience in TMT, including strategic consulting in corporate IT and on-line media. For the past 2 years building international partnerships as well as expanding the reach of portfolio companies for one of the largest Central European media groups - Agora SA.

Jacek Artymiak

OpenStack   |   Google+

Jacek Artymiak got on the internet for the first time in 1992. He's an avid fan of Open Source, Apple, and new technologies. Jacek has published over twenty books, over a hundred magazine articles and over 500 blog posts. He runs a book/e-book publishing company and a mobile app/game development company. Jacek is also involved in the OpenStack cloud computing project.

Michał Sadowski

Brand24   |  

Michał Sadowski graduated Master Degree at the Faculty of Computer Science and Management at the Wroclaw University of Technology. From 10 years associated with the Internet industry.

Founder and Chief Executive of Brand24 S.A. He is also co-founder of services such as PinoTV.pl, Moblo.pl, Slajdzik.pl, Livesite.pl. He is a blogger and commentator of the phenomena associated with the IT industry.

Also, he is an author of technological videocast – Digerati.

Pawel Solyga

Tooploox / Numote   |  

Paweł Sołyga, computer science graduate from Wrocław University of
Technology, Tooploox mobile apps studio founder and Natural User
Interface Group co-founder.

Participant at Google Summer of Code, first as a student then mentor and organization administrator for NUI Group.

Worked for NUITeq where he developed multitouch hardware and software applications, Google Open Source Programs Office as a software engineer then project lead on Melange, Gadu-Gadu where he worked on first version of Gadu-Gadu client for iOS. Recently managed development of social and 2nd screen TV solutions at San Francisco based startup Numote, where he now holds an advisory role.

For almost 2 years led iOS applications development for Allegro Group. Loves simplicity, great design and building awesome products.

Tomek Kolinko

AppCod.es   |  

Tomasz Kolinko launched a successful indie iOS development company -Motivapps- and currently is the founder of AppCod.es, a marketing toolkit for mobile developers.

He has experience in product design, app marketing and customer development.

Maciej Zawadziński

Clearcode   |  

Maciej is an entrepreneur, web business and analytics expert. His topics of expertise are web strategy, web developement business and advertising solutions.

He is CEO of Clearcode, software development company focused on custom web development for startups. Earlier, he was involved in Brand New Media, an advertising company acquired by Money.pl/Holtzbrinck.

Maciej is also a core member at Piwik.org - Open source web analytics.

Szymon Sikorski

Publicon   |  

Board President at Polish Public Relations Association. In Board of PSPR since 2008. Member of Public Relations Ethic Commitee. Founder and originator of Social Media Day - cycle of conferences focused on promoting revolution made by social media. Founder and President of OpenGov Association - think tank focused on communication transparency in public domain. Jury member at Polish and internetional competitions (Złote Spinacze, Bright Awards). Founder and the main organizer of PR for Regions conference.

A graduate from Journalism and Public Communication and Philosophy at University of Wroclaw. Lecturer at University of Wroclaw, Higher School of Education in Krakow and many other academies. Specialist and coach at Brand for Communes project. Coach at „Strategically for development” - a project of Ministry of Regional Development.

Jakub Krzych

AdTaily   |  

Creator and Co-Founder of AdTaily, a self-service advertising platform sold to AGORA. From 2009 Jakub held the position of Board Member and Head of Products at AdTaily, at that time considered by prestigious magazine CNBC Business to be one of the 25 most innovative European companies.

In 2012 he stepped down to become a minority shareholder and Supervisory Board Member of AdTaily and started work on his new "Internet of things" class project in Kraków, Poland.

Prior to founding AdTaily, he was a strategy and technology consultant for a Norwegian design and technology agency based in Oslo, working on projects for the Norwegian Government, airline companies and large corporations.

Jakub graduated from the Jagiellonian University with a degree in Applied Computer Science and Computational Physics.

Paweł Nowak

PressPad   |  

Co-founder and first CEO of PressPad, a mobile publishing platform launched in 2011. Pawel is also a shareholder in Untitled Kingdom Ltd. a mobile app development company, in a game development studio and several other businesses and initiatives related to internet, mobile and being cool.

Prior to that awesome and exhausting period Pawel was a full time Apple-blogger (2005-2011), published two books, hosted or co-hosted audio and video internet shows and co-founded RadioJAZZ.fm.

Konrad Latkowski

Manubia.pl   |  

Konrad 'ksy' Latkowski was PR for more than seven years. He knows (!) that most of the actions can be an interesting news. He believes in social media, e-commerce, and the necessity of the community to develope a project. Do not forget about the word "relations" in media relations.

He worked (and did a great PR) for: MIP, iriver, Cowon, MPIO, iGO, MP3store and VEDIA S.A. For two years co-founder of Manubia.pl & ManubiaGlobal.com. In his free time organizes the world into EventCookie.pl.

Marek Trojanowicz

InteliWISE S.A.

Vice President at InteliWISE S.A. He is mainly interested in artificial intelligence, image recognition, 2D & 3D graphics, augmented reality and social media. TIME magazine called him one of the pioneers of e-learning in Poland. He graduated from the faculty of Computer Science at Gdansk University of Technology specialized in Artificial Intelligence.

He was Head of the Internet Services Department of the Wirtualna Polska portal. The Colorful Pages service for children was sold to Wirtualna Polska S.A. He was President of the Management Board of Optimus Nexus, specializing in the production of original encyclopedias and multimedia programs.

Marcin Sulikowski

Monterail.com   |  

CEO and co-founder at Monterail.com, a web and mobile consultancy. Member of the Board and seed investor at Droids on Roids Sp. z o.o., a mobile startup. Board advisor at e-point SA, internet software house building large J2EE solutions.

Organizes Bootstrap Wrocław, a monthly meeting for startups and people interested in building one.

He has experience in product design, sales, team building and business strategy. If you don't know how to start, set up your team, define your goals, design your product, ship it and lead your team, he's the one to help you.

Radosław Paklikowski

Mobile Factory   |  

CEO at Mobile Factory S.A. He is driven by passion towards internet, mobile and Lean Startup solutions which be uses everyday in the mobile app business. Radek believes that Polish people can be innovative and competitive in the global village and does his best to prove his point. He became the youngest CEO of a Polish public company present on the Warsaw Stock Market as Mobile Factory went IPO before he turned 25.

He is a huge fan of Lean Startup methodology. Radek graduated from Wroclaw University of Economics with his master's thesis focused on global innovativity.

Piotr Sobczak

Pi Lab

Piotr has been involved in developing small businesses and startups for quite some time already. Few years ago, he started his own company and, cooperating with an international Taiwanese corporation, he run its head office in Poland. Since 2011, he has been taking part in development of a High Tech startup, supported by Business Angels from PSAB-I network.

Piotr graduated from Wrocław University of Technology and he also holds a diploma from the University of Granada in Spain. He received postgraduate degrees in management from WSB and in psychology from SWPS.

He has very rich international experience. He spent few years working and studying abroad. Piotr worked in India and in Taiwan as a software developer and a project leader. He also developed a Wrocław branch of JCI - an international association for young active people and entrepreneurs.

Mateusz Marmołowski

Rezumey.pl

Co-founder of Rezumey.pl, a brand new service that presents your resume in a form of infographic. General Product Manager at InteliWISE S.A. Supports key accounts on US and European markets. Responsible for worldwide SAAS Platform delivery, which enables customers to build Natural Language Conversational Agents supported by behavioural targeting tools.

Recent years spent in United States on business development of Silicon Valley division of InteliWISE USA Inc. Graduated from the faculty of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Gdansk University of Technology. He was also a researcher and developer of W3C Semantic Web standards at Digital Enterprise Research Institute in Ireland.

Dmitrij Żatuchin

HexFund

Dmitry is a partner of a seed fund and incubator - HexFund. Serial startuper, co-founder of first community insurance startup – Groupolicy.com and CEO at Edustation.me – a “Khan Academy” for learning foreign languages.

Ph.D.c & M.Sc. in Computer Science (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland). Has 10 years of experience in IT (from programmer to manager of interactive agency), his professional skills include: usability experience, project management, team leading, business development, marketing and operations.

Michał Łuczak

Michael is an entrepreneur and consultant. He got into pe/vc branch from Medical sector where he was a manager of a famous Clinic in Poland, Unident Union.

Currently in Secus, Michael helps young startups in creating business models, financial valuation of company and preparing entrepreneurs for meetings with investors during the Roadshows. He is one of the main initiators of “Wyścig po Kapitał” a competition for startup organized by Avanu S.A. Michael truly believe in simple solutions without unnecessary complication. That is why his methodology is based on such conception as Lean Startup or Don’t Make Me Think.

In his private life he is a globetrotter so that you can meet him at sea or on land somewhere in the Europe.

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