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Techstars Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne 03/19

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Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

Aarbergstrasse 5

2560 Nidau-Biel/Bienne

Switzerland

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For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/13671

Any questions, please email the team at: biel@startupweekend.org

Create your startup in 54 hours!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Techstars Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs - all in one weekend!

What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 6 full (and delicious!) meals over the course of the weekend

  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners

  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors

  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.

  • All the internet and coffee you can consume!


Most common questions:

In which language will Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne 2019 take place?
The event will be conducted in English (moderation, pitches, coaches and speakers).

But don’t worry, we are multi-cultural and we also speak German, English and French over the weekend - so you will be able to talk also in the language in which you feel most comfortable!

How do I sign in?
Make sure you get your ticket today here on Eventbrite, because they are limited!

Do students receive a discount?
Yes, they do! Students receive with the discount code STUDENTS4SWBB2019 an additional 10% discount on the regular ticket price.

What do I have to bring?
Good mood, motivation and a clear mind!
• Laptop and charging cable. Do not worry, we have Wi-Fi! ;)

Do I have to attend all three days?
Basically yes, because your team is counting on you! That's the only way you can work out properly, perfect ideas and shine in the end in front of the jury.

What support do I get during the weekend?
Experienced coaches support, inspire and motivate you over the weekend. They come from different (business)areas and are available to you with their comprehensive knowledge at any time.

What happens after the Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne 2019?
That is entirely in your hands! (PS: 36% of the startup companies still exist three months later!)

What kind of food is available? Is there also vegetarian food?
You can look forward to breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. We also take care of vegetarians (please note when buying your ticket). The nicest thing about it? Everything's already included in the ticket price!

Which ticket should I buy?
There is a distinction between developer, designer and non-technical tickets. Choose the ticket that suits best to your abilities and interests. (Example: An undergraduate business student would buy a non-technical ticket, but it does not affect in which team you end up or which tasks you take on, it just records your strengths and abilities.)

What is included in the ticket?
Catering (drinks, snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Interesting and inspiring speakers and coaches
• Use of the premises and Wi-Fi

Where does the Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne take place?
The Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne takes place in the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (5 Min. to walk from the railway station Biel/Bienne).

Do I need to bring an own start-up idea?
No, not necessarily, we are very happy when you come by to help others with your skills or just to breathe in startup-air. Gladly you can also present immature ideas, we are curious!

Can I also introduce a Social Entrepreneurship/Non profit idea?
Definitely!

How do I prepare myself and my idea for Startup Weekend?
Find out about Startup Weekend here
• Research your idea: eg backgrounds and future customers etc.
• Practice your 60 second pitch in english!

How do I present my idea on Friday?
You prepare your idea and then present it orally (preferably in English) to the other participants, who then rate and support them. Tools like PowerPoint are not provided - just use you, the stage and your voice!

Do I need a team?
No.

Can we already compete as a permanent team?
The teams are formed after the presentation of the ideas.

Can I sponsor the Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne 2019?
We are very happy about sponsors, no matter whether donated goodies or money. Please contact: biel@startupweekend.org


About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate 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.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

Aarbergstrasse 5

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