The first Startup Weekend Space in Poland will be held in Gdańsk in October!


The second European edition of the Startup Weekend Space will be held in Gdańsk on the 2-4 October at the Gdansk Science and Technology Park. Register on the event website has already started!

This year in April the first European Startup Weekend Space (SWS) was organized. The event took place in Bremen, one of the centers of the German space industry. Participants arrived from over 20 European countries, as well as  the US, India or Egypt. Poland was represented by three participants and two mentors.

What is the concept of the Startup Weekend?

The concept is easy: a few dozen individuals, programmers, designers, marketing specialists, entrepreneurs and others meet during a weekend in one place, where in formed teams they work together on their business idea. In this case they will focus on the space industry. The participants also take part in presentations, tutorials and workshops related to business, technology or law.

Etap finałowych prezentacji podczas Startup Weekend Space Bremen w kwietniu 2015 roku / Credits: Agata Kukwa

The final presentation during Startup Weekend Space Bremen in April 2015  / Credits: Agata Kukwa

From all pitched ideas the most interesting ones are chosen by the participants’ vote. Ten ideas, which will obtain the most votes will continue being developed for the next two days until the reach a more mature stage. At the team’s disposal are mentors, who share their knowledge and lead the teams on their track of business creativity.

On the final day of SWS the ideas are presented in front of experts, who choose the winners. The experts come from various environments: scientific, engineering, administrative (for example the European Space Agency) or investment groups.

Why should you participate in Startup Weekend Space Gdansk?

The first Startup Weekend Space in Europe held in Bremen finished with the creation of a few ideas, which are still being developed. It is known that at least two teams have started talking with potential investors. Thus it is probable, that the ideas launched in Bremen will grow into new companies managed by that Startup Weekend Space participants in the upcoming months.

60 intense hours await the participants of the second European Startup Weekend Space as well as attractive prices provided by the event sponsors.

„We encourage entrepreneurs interested in international promotion coverage to participate in one of the fastest developing technological sectors. I assure you that at this moment no other organization in Poland will provide so much value for the partners”, says Maciej Mickiewicz, co-organiser of Startup Weekend Space Gdansk.

For the first twenty registered attendants of the Startup Weekend Space Gdansk the tickets will be sold at the lowest price. Join us for the valuable lessons, consultations with experienced mentors and attractive rewards.

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