STARTUP WEEKEND SPACE LIEGE

    Friday, October 21 - 23, 2016


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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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STARTUP WEEKEND SPACE LIEGE

Friday, October 21 - 23, 2016



Friday, October 21 - 23, 2016
Event starts at 7:20 pm

Start-up weekend Space Liège
Labs
Rue du Bois Saint-Jean 15/1
Seraing, Seraing 4102

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DON'T WITNESS THE FUTURE, BUILD IT.

  • Do you seek knowledge and other like-minded people interested in the SPACE Industry?
  • Do you have an idea you want to execute?
  • Do you want to get hands on and learn by doing about business design, marketing research and developing a prototype?
  • Do you want to get mentoring from insiders from the Space and Technology Industry?
  • Do you want to start building your future in just 54 hours?
Then grab your ticket to Startup Weekend SPACE Liege, 21st-23rd of October TODAY and join the global Startup Weekend Family for life!

I am not a space engineer or scientist, how can I contribute?
Innovation is not possible without outside influence. Success in the space sector hinges on the input from all disciplines. If you are an artist, marketer, planner, programmer, lawyer, economist or educator, you too have a role. Join us in shaping the future of  the most challenging, rewarding and fundamentally important industry possible!

Sounds cool but... What is Startup Weekend?


Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event providing an immersive experience into entrepreneurship and innovative thinking. Participants are challenged to build functional startups during an intensive program centered on action, innovation, and education. Learn, Network, Startup!

More about Startup Weekend:

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic, but fun, world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life! 

We are already excited to see you on October 21-23 !

More questions? Feel free to send us an email at liege@startupweekend.org! 





EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 21st


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 October 22nd


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 October 23rd


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!



Speakers


Michel Duchateau
Founder at CreaDelta - Innovation & Project Management - Startup Weekend Facilitator

Michel is the founder of CreaDelta, a consulting and training company where he spreads best practices of Project Management and Entrepreneurship including Lean Startup, BMGen, CustDev and Agile methods. He helps SME's as Expert at Impulse (Brussels Region) and as RENTIC consultant (Wallonia Region).Fond of startups & innovation, Michel is in charge of Startup Digest Brussels, ambassador at Startups.be, and he regularly takes part in entrepreneurs associations as a coach, jury member or speaker in Belgium and Europe.

Event Judges


Bruno Wattenbergh
COO @ impulse.brusses, Business Chronicler @ RTL, Professor of Strategy & Academic Director @ Solvay Brussels School

Bruno is the Chief Operational Officer & Founder of the Impulse Brussels as well as the President of the Board & the Credit Committee for the Brussels Guarantee Fund (Fonds Bruxellois de Garantie). He is also an Economic Editorialist at BEL RTL, an MBA Professor at Solvay Business School, and President of the Executive Committee at Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels. Through all his roles Bruno expresses fully his entrepreneurial nature and his enormous enthusiasm for supporting entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.


Coaches and Mentors


Nicolas Hanse
General Manager at ESNAH

During his private pilot training (PPL) Nicolas Hanse (electronics engineer) realised that the necessary information for flight preparation are abundant but are not easy to obtain. In 2012, he founded ESNAH to develop SkyLiberty, a modular application for pilots.  The company was then incubated by ESA Bic Redu (business incubation center of ESA) and has now another contract with ESA (Artes20 – Integrated Applications Promotion).


Laurent Eschenauer
Co-Founder and CEO of Fleye

Laurent is an experienced software architect, passionate about the
design of complex distributed systems. He has been an employee, founder,
CTO or CEO of various startups such as Webside, Pepite, ComodIT and now
Fleye. He worked previously as a researcher at Vodafone and consultant
at the Boston Consulting Group.

Laurent is also active in the open source ecosystem with projects such
as Storytlr and onesocialweb. He has a diploma of Computer Engineering
from the University of Liège and has a mastery in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Maryland.


Ben Rodriguez
CEO at HIPPEROS & Advisory CTO at MangoGem

Ben Rodriguez is a physicist, computer scientist and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the IT world.

He went from idea to business by founding the spinoff and ESA BIC incubatee company HIPPEROS. This company uses space-related technologies to create the multicore real-time operating systems for smart devices such as self-driving cars, drones, robots and IoT devices


Bernard Poulaert
Composite R&T Consultant and Space Industrial Project Manager (IPM) at SONACA



Loic Pecher
Business Development | Entrepreneurship | Smart Cities

Loïc is Managing Partner of COVENTURIS which develops new business projects, with a particular focus on the smart city sector and on the transportation of goods and people. He gathers more than 12 years of experience in various sectors such as urban transport, ICT, water treatment, recycling and real estate development, across Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and North America. He holds a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering.


Gérôme Vanherf
Manager @ LeanSquare - President @ GOTORO

Gérôme is in charge of the start-up accelerator LeanSquare supported by the investment fund Meusinvest and Cide-Socran. He is also president of Gotoro, a non profit organization (Startup Weekend Liège, TEDxLiège, PechaKucha Liège, HiveMade and NoFailNoGain) and cofounder of OpenSkills, a community of engineers and developpers that helps start-up and SME's to find the right technical skills


Michel Duchateau
Founder at CreaDelta - Innovation & Project Management - Startup Weekend Facilitator

Michel is the founder of CreaDelta, a consulting and training company where he spreads best practices of Project Management and Entrepreneurship including Lean Startup, BMGen, CustDev and Agile methods. He helps SME's as Expert at Impulse (Brussels Region) and as RENTIC consultant (Wallonia Region).Fond of startups & innovation, Michel is in charge of Startup Digest Brussels, ambassador at Startups.be, and he regularly takes part in entrepreneurs associations as a coach, jury member or speaker in Belgium and Europe.


Steffen Entzenroth
Technology Transfer Consultant

Technology Transfer Consultant at Verhaert new products & services, Kruibeke

Insight driven Product & Strategic Marketing Expert with more than 18 years of experience in various Marketing & Sales functions, both B2B and B2C in international companies across Europe. Founder of book@time (bookatime.eu), a Belgium start-up for online appointments in the medical world.

As National Technology Transfer Office for ESA (European Space Agency) in Belgium, Verhaert is facilitating technology transfers from space to non-space industry. In this program we're organising following activities: Opportunity Scans, Feasibility Studies, Demonstrator projects and Technology Transfer projects. More info @ www.spacetechnology.be and www.verhaert.com



Ben Piquard

Ben Piquard is Director of Microsoft Innovation Center (Mons) & Evangelist @Microsoft.

Ben's specialities: New tech, Business Applications, CRM, Business Intelligence, Data warehousing, RH systems


Valery Broun

Electronics engineer from the University of Liège, graduated in 2003 Valery Broun started his career as researcher for the Region Wallonne and he is now an acknowledged teacher and lecturer at the High Education Institute of the Province of Liège (“Haute Ecole de la Province of Liège” – ex-ISIL).

Since 2004, he has published twenty publications in the field of EMC and space engineering. He has also been promoter and manager of two High Education Institute FIRST projects: one in EMC and the other in vibration damping, both related to high technology development. Moreover and as a recognition, in recent years, he has been system engineer on the project Oufti-1, the first 100%

Belgian cubesat, launched in April 2016 by the Soyuz rocket, in collaboration with ESA.



Sebastien De Dijcker

Sebastien De Dijcker is a computer science engineer from the Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège graduated in 2014. After having designed and developed the OUFTI-1’s on board computer for his end of study work, he began his career as a researcher at the University of Liège where he is working as a system engineer on OUFTI-1, the first 100% Belgian cubesat, launched in April 2016 by the Soyuz rocket, in collaboration with ESA.




Event Sponsors, and Partners

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Organizing Team

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

  • Jean-Loup
    Paquet
  • Thomas
    Paris
  • Jean-Francois
    Floymon
  • Dimitri
    Vitale
  • Herbert
    Hansen
  • Pierre
    Brandt
  • Cassandre
    Laurent
  • Maïté
    Grisard

Facilitators


Michel Duchateau
Founder at CreaDelta - Innovation & Project Management - Startup Weekend Facilitator

Michel is the founder of CreaDelta, a consulting and training company where he spreads best practices of Project Management and Entrepreneurship including Lean Startup, BMGen, CustDev and Agile methods. He helps SME's as Expert at Impulse (Brussels Region) and as RENTIC consultant (Wallonia Region).Fond of startups & innovation, Michel is in charge of Startup Digest Brussels, ambassador at Startups.be, and he regularly takes part in entrepreneurs associations as a coach, jury member or speaker in Belgium and Europe.


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