Startup Weekend Oslo

    Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014


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Startup Weekend Oslo

Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014


Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

STARTUPLAB
Gaustadalleen 21
Oslo, Norway 0349

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

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 cofounder, 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!




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 10th


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 October 11th


9:00 am
Simple 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 12th


9:00 am
Simple Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Practice Pitches
Coaches arrive. Each team will receive a scheduled time for doing a practice pitch and receiving feedback from coaches. 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!



Mentors, Coaches & Speakers


Wilhelm Joys Andersen
Principal Software Engineer

Wilhelm Joys Andersen used to make web browsers for a living. Today he runs a small development agency building some of the busiest sites in Norway. Oh, and he's a W3C chair.



Organizing Team

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

  • Maja
    Adriansen
  • Stina
    Liland
  • Sandra
    Rún Jóhannesdóttir
  • Sigurd
    Høystad
  • Amalie Victoria
    Kristoffersen
  • Rodney
    Boot
  • Alexander
    Diseth
  • Roy
    Hvaara
  • Kristina
    Simakova
  • Oda Sofie
    Eide

Facilitators


Kathleen Fritzsche
Co-Founder, Startup Stuttgart

Kathleen has never left the startup community since the first visit to Startup Weekend in Stuttgart in 2010. After her linguistics studies, she completed a Masters in Management and worked in various companies in marketing. Meanwhile, Kathleen works for her own company Accelerate Stuttgart to bring startup culture and innovations in public institutions and large companies.



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