Techstars Startup Weekend Online Czechia - New Normal
27 - 29 November
Online!
prague@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
Event Organisers
Vladimíra Činčurová
Vladimira has experience with building startup ecosystems in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and creating diverse and inclusive programs. She worked in co-workings where she has organized many events focused on building a startup community and empowering female entrepreneurs. She loves Texas, Public speaking and coffee!
Jan Valuch
Andres Campo
Facilitator
Meet Andres! Our facilitator for this edition of Startup Weekend. He is a lecturer at the Rotterdam Business School where he teaches Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing & Project Management.

Andres has been involved in multiple initiatives in the Startup ecosystem in the Netherlands and Colombia. He is also a founder himself, from multiple ventures, and now fully focuses on Buildupcamp.com, an academy for Startups.

Andres brings his knowledge from Hosting two Startup Weekends in the past and making it to the 3rd position in his first Startup Weekend participation where Buildupcamp.com was born.

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Mentors
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Eva Kenblová
Marketing analyst and strategist working for multinational corporations, content marketing and PR agencies, innovative start-ups as well as for the non-profit sector. With 15+ years of experience, 7 years as a freelancer, Eva is helping her clients to obtain data through various types of research (specialization in questionnaires) and use them for their development or promotion.

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Auste Cerniauskaite
Co-founder of garden sharing initiative CoolŪkis that connects people who want to garden with those wanting to share their land and educates on living a sustainable lifestyle through workshops and events. Currently also working at the Lithuanian social enterprise association strengthening the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Auste holds a creative business masters degree with minor in innovation design and constantly working on different social initiatives like Precious plastic Lithuania that educates people on reducing and recycling plastic and creates new products from recycled plastic.
Adam Rajnoha
CEO & Co-Founder at YORD
Partner & Co-founder at MAINWARE
I'm an enterpneurer and tech enthusiast. After finishing my CEMS studies, I flew to Silicon Valley, where I supported the Viennese based startup Zoovu, with North American market expansion. Later, I worked in Vienna and New York as a Partner & Innovation Manager, responsible for product progress through the global chain of tech partners and digital agencies.

Being always curious about how to solve problems through technology, I've found my passion within the field of Immersive Reality and co-founded VR/AR studio YORD. Simultaneously, I'm a Co-Founder and Partner at MAINWARE - SMART Maintenance Solution that combines augmented reality and artificial intelligence.
Miroslav Hornak
Design manager at Pipedrive (Prague) - a CRM tool for sales that recently has reached unicorn status. Before Pipedrive co-founded a studio behind a multiplayer game enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. Prior to transitioning to gaming, co-founded a startup ranked in WIRED's 100 Hottest Startups in Europe and Mashable's The 20 Hottest Startups in Russia.
Martin Scavnicky
Martin is currently building out an engineering and operations office for Custom Ink, an apparel printing company. Within Custom Ink, he focuses on products in e-commerce, process automation, and AI.
Previously, he's helped build the e-commerce platform Represent.com which connects celebrities with fans and charities, and that was successfully acquired in 2016.
Peter Sandtner
Peter is the CTO of Finviz that provides information about financial markets to millions of traders.

Before Finviz, Peter was VP of Engineering at Operam/Panoramic where they raised $35M to build a marketing analytics platform used by clients like 20th Century Fox, Sony Home Entertainment or Lionsgate.

He enjoys mentoring other engineering leaders through Plato.
Martin Blokša
Martin is the CEO & co-founder of startup StreamBee - providing analytics and tools for the live-streamers and the influencer marketing & esports industry. With StreamBee he has won several startup pitch competitions and he will happily help you build your pitch. Martin has been building digital products for the last 13 years. Before starting his own startup he worked 6 years as a Product Manager, building and managing products for companies like SAP, IBM, Mall.cz or Economia. His professional expertise also includes business development and UX.
Daniel Hejl
Daniel Hejl is co-founder and CTO at Productboard, one of the most talked about Czech startups which is focusing on customer-driven product development. Daniel is once again returning as a mentor to the event, which we can't be more grateful for! If you need guidance on tech and product, Daniel's your guy 🚀
Aakash Ravi
Before Spaceti, Aakash developed academic and commercial software at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Stanford University, and IBM, doing everything from particle detection for CERN to vehicle fuel tracking and computational genetics.

After co-founding Spaceti, Aakash covered a wide range of roles: from sales to product strategy, strategic partnership development, and recruiting. As chief growth officer, Aakash is now focused on leading Spaceti's strategic growth and global expansion strategies.
Michal Simon
Michal spent some time working in the US, where he learned valuable things that led him to start his own company Codeac.io where he's fighting technical debt.
Judges
Beáta Vörösová
Beáta is working on Startup Development in CzechInvest, the Business and Investment Development Agency established by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech republic. She is a true startup enthusiast with a passion for great ideas. Her main interest is to find the quickest way of growth. She is inspired and motivated by startups from a wide spectrum of fields, from high tech to social impact. Her main skill is to identity the business story line and understanding the motivation of the key players. She is passionate to keep her mind open and learning, currently diving into machine learning technologies.
Andrej Petrus
Andrej is investment manager at ZAKA Startups based in Prague and Bratislava. ZAKA is a hybrid between a venture capital and a private equity investment company operating in the CEE region. ZAKA invests in passionate founders and their scalable early stage startups with validated product-market fit but also in more stable small and medium sized businesses focused on profitability with a need of external capital for sustainable growth.

Prior to ZAKA, Andrej worked in the M&A and strategy department for PwC in Prague, for Neulogy Ventures and in venture building for CEAi.

Andrej is from Bratislava, he is currently based in Prague and lived for four years in Berlin for his studies at the Humboldt University. His experience from the Berliner start-up ecosystem inspired him to embark on a journey of venture capital and start-up development.
Terezia Jacova
Terezia Jacova is part of the Neulogy Ventures team and is involved in all phases of early-stage companies development and portfolio management.
Alongside the work at Neulogy Ventures, she regularly takes part in the local start-up events as mentor or jury member. As an external expert, Terezia assesses business plans within the Horizon 2020 programme, the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme.
Most recently, she has co-founded a platform for female business angels in the CEE region lumusinvestment.com
Tech Tools
Here are the tech tools you will need during this online event!
Event Schedule
Friday 27th - Sunday 29th
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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 Registry
GoDaddy Registry 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 Registry (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organizing team.

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

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to support@porkbun.com.
Our Partners
If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor, please feel free to write us.
Contact
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