Techstars Startup Weekend Banska Bystrica
25-27 September 2020
At
365.Labb, Lazovná 5
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

banska-bystrica@startupweekend.org
Welcome!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Learn, Network, Startup
Welcome!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Learn, Network, Startup
Michal Maxian
Facilitator
Maxo alias Michal Maxian is a startupper who loves technology, education, and the mountains. He led StartupWeekend expansion in Slovakia. During that time started and closed a startup for blind people BatSuite. At the moment he works as an independent consultant for big-data and DevOps projects in fintech, e-health and e-commerce industry.
Speaker
Tony Dúbravec
Online marketer with a focus on social networks. He worked for the largest Slovak brands, he is currently in charge of online brand communication in the companies St. Nicolaus and Budiš. Since 2015, he has been creating online content, from the blog he got to his own podcast, which is focused on interviews with inspiring personalities or online marketing tips for entrepreneurs.
Imrich Kovaľ
"Analyst, consultant and salesman, lecturer, mentor and consultant in the field of online business.
He has been involved in online business for more than 14 years, with an emphasis on the Open Source content management systems WordPress, Joomla and Magento.
Founder of the MERINEO e-business incubator focused on the online development of small and medium-sized businesses.
Recently, he has been using his experience from the segment in business analysis of clients and their business models,
setting strategies for brands and supporting start-ups in online communities and in the Slovak Business Association. "
Mentors
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Lujza Púchyová
I am Lujza Púchyová, the founder of the fashion brand moonlou, which is also a socially beneficial project.
Before doing business, I worked in the field of events as an event manager for coworkers
and the HubHub startup center in Bratislava and the first cowork The Spot.
During my school, I was involved in several startups and I also tried the taste of the corporation in the field of marketing.
Richar Čermák
Marketer, communication strategist and creative. Richard Čermák has been working for 7 years in the position of Head of Brand in WebSupport, where he managed several successful and awarded campaigns. He founded the respected brand of the GERGAZ music publishing house 11 years ago and is also the author of the Island of Music project, for which he received an award in 2016 for his contribution to music, whose laureates are also personalities such as Milan Lasica and Michal Kaščák. He is also currently the leader of the online magazine Meet the Heroes and the owner of the Heroes Media publishing house. This year he became part of the expert committee of the Sustainable Develompent Goals award, which is represented in Slovakia by the Pontis Foundation. Part of the project is the appreciation of Slovak leaders, companies, NGOs and communication campaigns.
Kristína Katreniaková
My name is Kristina. Most of my work activities revolve around marketing and CSR projects. I am currently working on one such project of the 365th bank (the bank does not have to be there as you want / suits you) and that is 365thlab. The project, which I came up with 2 years ago and together with the community of super people in Banská Bystrica, materialized into today's functional form of a community coworking center. I have been working in a corporation throughout my working career, but I am lucky to have the opportunity to create projects that I can cover later. However, I have experience in various areas, I also worked in HR, as well as an event manager, manager of education, internal culture and CSR, but overall all these areas have one penetration, namely project management.
Slavo Tuleya
Entrepreneur | PoKorone.Kiuub.com | Forbes 30 under 30
Slavo had the design of new services in corporations, the real estate and automotive industries under his thumb, and he created new services for the Czech Škoda in the innovative Škoda Auto DigiLab lab. From there he was sent on a mission to China, where he founded a fungl new lab for the Volkswagen Group. The start-up of tailor-made companies got him to combine business and design, which he is now fully dedicated to in his own innovative studio kiuub. Slavo is also developing investments in startups through the ZAKA.vc fund and was also under 30 in this year's Forbes 30 selection.
Rado Hankovský
co-owner of Young Heads Marketing Agency and Kiuub Innovation Studio
Hi, I am a co-owner of Young Heads Marketing Agency and Kiuub Innovation Studio. I have been selling, marketing or innovating for several years. I can help with how to sell myself and my project. I like sports and good food.
Marianna Slivková
Marianna Slivková, co-owner of the company, entrepreneur, innovator and winner of the Entrepreneur of Slovakia 2014 competition, operates in the field of development and production of lighting with modern LED technology. Her company LEDeco solution won the Art & Design award in the StartUpAwards.sk competition of innovative ideas in 2014 and is a leader in the sale of prestigious foreign brands and the development and production of its own products. It launched their own brand FOSALI, exclusive chandeliers based on optical fibers.
Judges
Jaroslav Ľupták
Jaro led the Neulogy Ventures investment team with a focus on SaaS (software as a service) and digital media. He has been involved in start-up business for more than ten years. He is also one of the founders of StartupAwards.SK and the Future Now conference, the largest startup event in Slovakia. Prior to that, he worked at Neulogy as a technology transfer consultant for several research institutes. He currently works as an external expert for the European Commission and the Horizon 2020 initiative. Spring has a degree in Management and Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management.
Matúš Medvec

Matúš Medvec studied law at Comenius University in Bratislava, management at the University of Staffordshire and also completed a study stay at the Sorbonne in Paris. During his studies as well as practice, he focused on several areas of law as well as its connection with the world of finance and management. He began his career in a law firm, where he also worked in intellectual property law, and later worked for the Central Bank and the Bank for International Settlements in Basel. In addition, he worked as a teacher at the University of Economics in Bratislava and Comenius University. He is currently the Chairman of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic.
Tony Dúbravec
Matúš Medvec studied law at Comenius University in Bratislava, management at the University of Staffordshire and also completed a study stay at the Sorbonne in Paris. During his studies as well as practice, he focused on several areas of law as well as its connection with the world of finance and management. He began his career in a law firm, where he also worked in intellectual property law, and later worked for the Central Bank and the Bank for International Settlements in Basel. In addition, he worked as a teacher at the University of Economics in Bratislava and Comenius University. He is currently the Chairman of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic.
Peter Wittemann
"bachelor's study in Denmark and subsequent master studies (applied economics) at CERGE-EI (* CERGE-EI - Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education is a joint workplace of the Center for Economic Research and Doctoral Studies of Charles University and the Institute of National Economy of the ASCR)
During school I tried to work in a corporate and start-up, but in the end I settled after school as a data analyst at the Institute of Financial Policy (analytical department of the Ministry of Finance) - in addition to rummaging in data and analyzing them, my work at IFP also included publishing. , or participation in negotiations in international institutions (European Commission and OECD)
at IFP I learned to see the meaning of work in the public interest and after a while I moved from BA to BB, where I work for BBSK on development projects in the field of innovation, education and youth work
a goodwill official who likes informal attitude, mountains, snowboards, cross-country skis and suffers from good coffee "
Ján Šebo
He works at the Faculty of Economics, MBU in Banská Bystrica. He teaches subjects focused on public finance, retirement economics and retirement finance. His research focuses on private pension schemes, savings and investment. Apart from academia, he deals with the issue of individual wealth management, financial consulting and fundamental business and investment systems. He has been and continues to be a coordinator and member of several research teams in national and international projects, as well as a financial expert of the European Commission in the FSUG (Financial Services User Group) and a member of the OPSG (Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group) EIOPA in Frankfurt.
Event Shedule
Friday 25th - Sunday 27th September
Friday
Introduction
Saturday
Learn the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Sunday
Demo Day
Global Startup Weekend Partners
Google for Startups
Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit
> Register at cloud.google.com/free
GoDaddy
GoDaddy provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organising team.

> 1 x free GoDaddy domain, per person
> Participants can redeem the code from: startup.co

For more information, visit GoDaddy's FAQ or reach out to support@porkbun.com.
Local Sponsors and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Banská Bystrica team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
General
ACTIVE CITIZENS FUND

ACF supports Slovak civic organizations in involving citizens in decision-making and public policy-making, in efforts to create better conditions for good governance, in protecting human rights and providing civic education, and in improving the position of vulnerable groups in society. Special attention is paid to young people and their participation in public events.
Gold
365.BANK
SLOVAK BUSINESS AGENCY

BASlovak Business Agency (till 28/2/2014 the National Agency for Development of SMEs) is crucial, and is the oldest specialized non-profit organization for the support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Slovak Business Agency was founded in 1993 by a common initiative of the EU and the Government of the Slovak Republic. It is the unique platform of public and private sectors.
Silver
Dobrý kraj – Rozvojová agentúra BBSK
NADAČNÝ FOND CONTINENTAL
Bronze
M-Group

we invest in hi-tech, it and creative activities.
MESTO BANSKÁ BYSTRICA

Startup weekend will be hold in town Banska Bystrica. City Banska Bystrica is helping a lot of people with their activities.
Prize
Martinus


Today, Martinus.sk is the largest online bookstore in Slovakia and the second largest seller of books in general. He has won the "best" and "most popular" online store in Slovakia several times in independent surveys.. Thousands of stories. One bookstore.
DOMOGLAS

We have been developing, manufacturing and implementing our products for more than 20 years, which are a unique combination of exceptional, high-quality materials, innovative solutions and the nobility of glass. We bring you unique and design solutions. We specialize in custom manufacturing. In our offer of services you will also find glass decoration, sample sandblasting, digital glass printing or painting.
URPINER

A brewery in Banská Bystrica, which will refresh our participants with non-alcoholic beer during the Startup Weekend.
WEBSUPPORT

WebSupport was founded on April 1, 2002. It gradually became an integral part of the Slovak IT community. WebSupport is the largest provider of web hosting services and domain registrar in Slovakia. Currently, it takes care of 206,357 domains of its 171,475 customers. At the same time, he is behind the globally successful startup project Nicereply.
Subway

365.Caffee
365.LABB

365.labb is the cultural and business center of the city, where people could come to listen to an inspiring lecture, watch the opening, sit down for a good coffee, work and develop. You will not find any papers, no plastics, no waste with us. His mission is to create an environmentally minded, eco-friendly community combining business, art and contemporary culture.
Harmony

SHP Group (Slovak Hygienic Paper Group) is a multinational company uniting a group of manufacturing and trading companies in the pulp and paper industry. SHP Group covers 10 companies in 6 European countries with an annual turnover of 220 mil. eur. The SHP Group's six production plants produce 170,000 tons of paper a year. SHP Group is the largest producer of toilet paper in Central and Southeastern Europe and is an active member of the European Tissue Symposium (ETS).
ALFABIO

"It is not our goal for everyone to become a vegetarian, but everyone should make sure that their food pyramid is not overturned." Ján Lunter, founder


Supporters
Kruháč

Creative space, community, support and opportunities for good networking make KRUHÁČ coworking the best place for business in Rimavská Sobota.
PRIESTOR COWORKING
NEUROLOGY VENUTRES

We help entrepreneurs build great companies.
RADA ŠTUDENTOV MESTA BANSKÁ BYSTRICA
Media Partners
STARTIT UP

Startitup.sk was established in 2014 and in a short time it has built credibility with everyone who is interested in biz-tech news, interviews, interesting stories and news from the world of startups and technologies. Startitup.sk is currently one of the most popular technology and business portals in Slovakia with an average read per 4k views. The target group consists of men and women aged 26-38. These are managers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, creatives and designers.
BB ONLINE

Website of Banská Bystrica. Citizens will learn about every event in the city
Hastag.sk

HUMANISTI
Bystrica SiTy
Co-Organizers
SIA – Social Impact Academy

Rada mládeže Banskobystrického kraja
Dobrý kraj – rozvojová agentúra BBSK
UPV – NO CATEGORY
UPV- Úrad priemyselného vlastníctva Slovenskej Republiky


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