Startup Weekend by the numbers



23K+

Teams Formed

193K+

Alumni Members

150

Total Countries

2.9K+

Events to Date

Build something remarkable within 54-hours!


Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.



Connect

Connect with people driven to build something new. Rich and diverse talent is a Techstars Startup Weekend staple.

Are you ready to meet your next (cofounder) (friend) (mentor) (investor)?

Discover

Discover where you are on the Entrepreneur's Journey.

Find the resources available near you.

Leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.

Learn

Learn what it really takes to start a company.

No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know.

The only way to learn is the experience of trying.

Start

It’s that simple. Techstars Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST.

Your local Organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.



Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening to a select jury and audience.



When and where?


The 14th Startup Weekend Oslo will kick off from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of March 2018 at Oslo House of Innovation. It will be the first ever FinTech-themed Startup Weekend amongst the over 40 Startup Weekends that have been successfully organized in most major cities in Norway since 2010; all the way from Sandefjord in the south to Harstad in the north!


What is FinTech?


Fintech, is an abbreviation for financial technology, it is a broad category that refers to the innovative use of technology in the design and delivery of financial services and products. With the advent new technologies, such as the internet and mobile, change is coming in the near future on how we do lending, money management, payment, savings & investments, international money transfers, everyday banking activities, and even money itself (think cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin). The real question is; how can you make an impact?


In the Nordic region the companies in the forefront of the fintech movement are Vipps, Klarna, iZettle, and perhaps even a Norwegian startup from this Startup Weekend! If you would like to know more about the Nordic Fintech scene we recommend you to read this article from Business Insider.


Data-driven Solutions


Startups need tools to build and validate their ideas, so in order to help our attendees to develop fintech prototypes, there will be a select range of normalized datasets and APIs made availble for the attendees during the event.

Schedule



Friday


18:00

Registration

19:00

Food & Networking

19:30

Welcome

20:00

Pitches

21:00

Voting

21:30

Form teams

23:00

Offices close.

Saturday


09:00

Coffee & Tea

09:30

Begin work

11:00

Brunch

11:30

Schedule Coaching

13:00

Check-in

14:00

Coaching 1/6

14:55

Coaching 2/6

15:50

Coaching 3/6

18:30

Dinner

19:30

Check-in

23:00

Offices close.

Sunday


09:00

Coffee & Tea

10:00

Check-in

11:00

Brunch

11:30

Schedule Coaching

12:30

Coaching 4/6

13:25

Coaching 5/6

14:20

Coaching 6/6

15:00

Presentation Prep

17:00

Final Presentations

19:00

Judging and Awards

20:00

Wrap Up!



Sponsors and Friends

of Startup Weekend Oslo

March 2018

Our Main Sponsors




Sbanken is Norway's first all-digital bank. We believe in enabling our customers to make smart choices, by making banking simple and easy to understand.


Oslo House of Innovation is a coworking, meeting and event space located in downtown Oslo, where startups and investors learn and grow together.



Friends


Organizers


Every one of us in the organizing team are all passionate volunteers from the Oslo Startup Community and Startup Weekend. We provide the attending teams a venue and the tools they need to build, -measure and -experience in creating a company through Startup Weekend :)


Chris Sanchez

Chris Sanchez // Lead Organizer

Yook Shee

Yook Shee // Lead Organizer

Marius Giske

Marius Giske // Marketing

Terje Christensen

Terje Christensen // Community

Kris Riise

Kris Riise // Community

Isabella Persson

Isabella Persson // Community

Silje Marie Flaaten

Silje Marie Flaaten // Community

Alex Hsi

Alex Hsi // Community

Michelle Kallstenius

Michelle Kallstenius // Community

Øystein Bakke

Øystein Bakke // Community

Rami Mazzawi

Rami Mazzawi // Community

Kim Anh Le

Kim Anh Le // Community

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