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Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, Warsaw University of Technology

No Talk, All Action.
Launch a Startup in 54 hours.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

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Judges

Michal Olszewski

Deputy Mayor of Warsaw

Born in 1977 in Bydgoszcz. Graduated from Faculty of Journalism and Political Science University of Warsaw. Since October 2011, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, before Director of European Funds Department. As a Deputy Mayor he is responsible for development strategy of Warsaw. He also supervises European funds, economic development, housing and geodesy.

Mariusz Gralewski

CEO DocPlanner.com and GoldenLine

Mariusz Gralewski is a Founder and CEO at DocPlanner.com (enables patients to find physicians online). Before that, he founded Goldenline.pl (biggest Polish business social network).
Mariusz is an active seed-stage investor in brainly.com, positionly.com, shoplo.com, dogry.pl, skubacz.pl and allani.pl. He's also involved in Protos.vc, VC fund based in Warsaw. He invests and helps early- and mid-stage start-ups with the strategy, user experience and visual designs.

Mentors

Maciej Budzich

Mediafun.pl

The author of a blog about media, marketing and the Internet - blog.mediafun.pl/
He is a passionate observer and commentator on social media, business and entrepreneurship. He has been a speaker at many conferences (e.g. IAB Forum, InternetBeta), lecturer, among others, at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanitiest. He is a initiator of many events connected with media, Internet and information society: MediafunLABs conferences, a debate with Polish Prime Minister (AskThePrimeMinster) ZapytajPremiera. He has been a Juror in advertising competitions). The Internet Standard plebiscite declared him The Man of the Year on the Polish internet 2009. He was also The Winner of a special award for popularizing blogblogs on Blog of the Year 2009 competition.He follows advertising campaigns, public relations activities, debunks unethical marketing practises.
He still doesn't know if ads lie..

Dermot Corr

TechSaturdays.com and TechSorted.com

Commercial Strategist , been involved in making start-ups commercially successful since 1996.
Developer of Value Propositions , Strategic Product Development and Commercial Strategies and Implementation
Set up ,developed and exited numerous companies.
Provided Board level Strategic Road Maps for BlueChip Companies.
Founder of TechSaturdays.com - one of Europes fastest growing Tech Networking and Introduction Conferences.
Currently CEO of TechSorted.com - specialist company getting great Talent for Start-up's and High Growth Companies.

Filip Miloszewski

Co-founder of Listonic

Co-founder of Listonic - one of the most popular apps in Poland. Involved in mobile business & startup scene since 2008. Computer Science graduate (Coventry University & Politechnika Łódzka), passionate about mobile UX & user acquisition strategies, huge fan of bikes & stand up comedy.

Marcin Jan Fejfer

Investment Manager at SpeedUp

Marcin is responsible for scouting and analysis of promising startups, as well as for investment process management and startups mentoring. He has profound understanding of internet marketing, product development and innovation management. Before joining Speed Up Venture Capital Group he has been working in various internet marketing and technology companies in Poland, Portugal, Denmark and in India. Marcin was coorganizer of Startup Weekend Poznan, Startup Sprints and Startup Pirates Poznan. He is graduate of MSc. Global Innovation Management - double diploma programme of University of Strathclyde in Scotland and Aalborg University in Denmark. He also earned BSc. degree at Poznan University of Economics.

Michal Sadowski

Founder & CEO at Brand24

Founder & CEO at Brand24, a social media monitoring company that provides powerful, easy to use and cost-effective way for hundreds of businesses of all sizes (including Panasonic, IKEA, Air France, Intel) to know what people say about brands online. Public speaker and social media enthusiast.

Michal Olszewski

Internal Incubator Manager at Agora SA

Michał spent much of his time working for the giants of polish online business – Agora and Allegro. He created, developed and managed social websites of different sizes and shapes. After seven years of working on operating projects he ventured into investment industry. For over two years he was responsible (as a board member and investment manager) for evaluating, screening and selection of projects that were to become part of LMS Invest (SpeedUp Group) investment fund. Now he once again works for Agora – he is creating an internal business incubator based on lean management method.

Agnieszka Lewandowska

The Board President of Foundation Startup School

She finished pedagogy, works as project manager, has a “black belt” in operations management, and she describes herself as an orchestra-person. Since 2009 her abilities are connected with leading Startup School, where she is in charge of management and project coordination, cooperation with teams, support and education for beginner entrepreneurs. Her free time is dedicated to her passions, which include photography, travel and also since recently, martial arts.

Kuba Kucharski

Zenmakers.co

Kuba is a hacker, linux expert, python programmer and a developer of Internet of Things products, organizer of Makerland conference and Hackwaw hackathon. He knows tips&tricks about how to get the most from StartupWeekends(he won one of them before), he can help you with hardware ideas, Python, Django and Linux.

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