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Borgen, Christiansborg

Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København K

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!

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Welcome to Startup Weekend at Christiansborg!

Copenhagen Startup Weekend Borgen

Copenhagen SW Borgen is the first time a Startup Weekend takes place inside a national parliament. We assemble the 100 most innovative entrepreneurs, citizens, politicians, and students from all over Denmark to develop solutions for the challenges of the Danish society. By using the Startup Weekend open simulator the goal is to identify 15 ideas, and develop them from concept to product, in order to create companies capable of executing these solutions in society.

The participants are selected for their innovative ideas, their skills as developers and their experience as well as drive as entrepreneurs. Some participants are hand-picked, while others participate for the very first time.

The vision is to create a forum for the development through the innovation process methods employed by Startup Weekends in its open simulator concept. We  believe that diversity is an important element regarding innovation and therefore, strive to bring a diverse crowd of people together from all walks of life. We aim to attract attention from the public, the media and the politicians and shine a light on the needs of the startup environment.

This event will be held in Danish.

Skærmbillede 2013-09-16 kl. 21.07.22

Schedule

Friday

Oct 4
  • Registration Starts
  • Introduction to Innovation Processes
  • Schedule and Rules of SW
  • Lunch
  • Opening by Morten Østergaard
  • Welcoming by Politiker, Iværksætter, Erhversliv and Borger
  • Warm up and Pitching
  • Voting for Ideas
  • Presentation of Chosen Ideas
  • Participants Choose Teams
  • Buffet
  • Politicians Visit Teams 1,2 and 3
  • Presentation of Objectives
  • Politicians Visit Teams 4,5 and 6
  • Pizza
  • End of Day 1

Saturday

Oct 5
  • Breakfast
  • Mentor Session 1: Business Modelling
  • Politicians Visit Teams 7, 8 and 9
  • Buffet
  • Keynote
  • Mentor Session 2: Business Modelling
  • Politicians Visit Teams 10, 11 and 12
  • Snack - Rugbrødssandwich
  • Presentation of Objectives
  • Dinner
  • Politicians Visit Teams 13, 14 and 15
  • Thank you for the Day!

Sunday

Oct 6
  • Breakfast
  • Presentation of Mentors and Pitch Trainers
  • Work
  • Pitch Training
  • Lunch
  • Preparing Presentations
  • Snack - Rugbrødssandwich
  • Pitching Begins
  • Jury Votes
  • Dinner Buffet
  • Announcement of Winners
  • Winners Meet Business Angels
  • Mingling
  • Cleanup
  • Startup Weekend Closes
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Morten Østergaard

Keynote Speaker

Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education in Denmark

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

Debate Panel

Board member and lead investor at Holvi, Holvi, Opbeat, 23, Podio, Organic Network, Arena - cooperative community

Judges

Mads Henriksen

Jury Member

CFO at Djøf, Riis Retail A/S, Djøf Privat, Lemvigh-Müller A/S, AC / Akademikernes Centralorganisation

Jørn Bo Jacobsen

Jury member

Country Manager at SAP, Oracle, BEA Systems, Computer Associates

Nikolai Lubanski

Jury Member

Director, Talent Department at Copenhagen Capacity, Metropolitan University College

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Anette Nørgaard

Startup Mentor

Microsoft BizSpark Partners, Entrepreneur, Bizspark, Dreamspark, Iværksætter

Bettina Balslev Sørensen

Medtech Mentor

Project Manager at MedTech Innovation Center, Vernal A/S, Tytex A/S, Thygesen Textile Production A/S

Katrine Schousbøll Leth

Welfare Mentor

Development Consultant at Welfare Tech,
Snitker & Co., Conceptmaking™, DESIGN CONCERN A/S

Torben Thyregod Jensen

Mentor

Velux X-lab

Senior Concept Developer

Kim Albertsen

Mentor

Business Development Manager at 4T,
NFC Danmark, Danish Power Systems, Hortensienplatz ApS

Lars Buch

Pitch Mentor

Managing Director at Startupbootcamp,
Dexplora, Accelerace Management A/S, DARE2Mantion, Nokia Denmark

Zenia W. Francker

Pitch Mentor

Francker Consult, Embassy of The United States, RUC Alumni Association, Venture Cup, RUC, Noa Noa

Media Sponsors
Organizers
Jacob Vahr Svenningsen
Avnit Singh
Nilas Bay-Foged
Katrine Foget
Siri Nordborg Møller
Magnus Petersen-Paaske
Sólveig Skaftadóttir
Monika Luniewska
Photos
Blog

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