Startup Weekend Ghent

Open & shared Data

21 - 23 April 2017 - Co.Station Ghent

Startup Weekend Ghent 2017 - Open & shared data

Startup Weekend is back – inspiring data-driven innovation in Ghent!

54 Hours of Testing your Idea, using Open or Shared Datasets. Are you in?

Data is the crude oil of the 21th century! Open and shared datasets are fueling the creation of dozen new startups as we speak!

Have you ever considered it might be the missing link for your one-of-a-kind idea?

An idea that would change the way we buy things? Or one that could impact the sharing economy? Might it change our views on how we see assets such as infrastructure?

Here’s your opportunity to transform your thoughts into action. Startup Weekend Open & Shared Data is a 54-hour hackathon to test your concept and kickstart your own startup venture.

You can choose from the following topics:

  • Retail;
  • Sharing economy;
  • Mobility;
  • Sustainability;
  • Infrastructure, city and buildings.

Find folks with the appropriate skills, passion and dedication, able to assist you in turning your genious idea in a product or service.

During the weekend you will test that idea with potential customers, receive coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your venture to the next level!

Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful startup while addressing the real challenges you might face in applying open or shared datasets.

We bring together a bunch of innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, graphic designers and let them create, cooperate, innovate and present their product or service on Sunday.

We provide the space, food, beverages and connection to local resources to keep you going throughout the hackathon.

You simply gather a team, full of inspiration, ready to cook up new products or services. Co.Station Gent will be your testing ground to experiment and see your ideas come to live.

Be assured that all ideas applying datasets in an innovative manner are welcome. Free your mind and surprise us!

You will:

  • Pitch your idea (Hey, we provide an open-stage format!);
  • Gather a team, work on an idea and make it real;
  • Get coached (and grilled) by some of the toughest industry experts;
  • Present to a panel of expert judges and win amazing prizes;
  • Test the limits of insomnia! 😉

Come and join us for a three-day marathon of ideation, co-creation and growth-hacking.

What: Startup Weekend Ghent 2017 Open & Shared Data
When: 21 April (18u00) till 23 April (21u00)
Where: Co.Station Gent. Quantum Building. Oktrooiplein 1, 9000 Gent

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About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend are weekend events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

With over 1.600 events in over 700 cities and 120 countries, Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

Startup Weekend is managed across the world by Techstarts Central LLC.

Whether you start companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside the usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a weekend frenzy of business model creation, product designing, prototyping, business coaching and market validation.

The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. It isn’t always pretty. It will be challenging and can be grueling. But, if you can stick it out, you will have gained the equivalent of months worth of learning, building, and networking in one weekend. Hell, you might even start your first company!

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Challenges

Retail

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How can we hack retail and create the future of shopping?

Can we, by using sensors, register when people go shopping? How long do they stay in a store? Where do they go next? Are you up to create their ideal individualized shopping experience, be it groceries, clothes, or something else? How can retail marketing be improved? Can we demonstrate what future technologies such as Virtual Reality, 3D printing, blockchain, … can do for improving business models? How can data drive decision making?

Sharing economy

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Can we build a platform that allows us to elevate the sharing economy to the next level?

Could we work with shared solar panels? Can we exchange our expertise for another expertise instead of receiving money? How can shops tailor their client proposition in order to enhance client satisfaction?

Mobility

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By using private or public resources, there is a lot we can do around mobility.

What’s your plan? Data analysis and visualization give us insight in the behavior of people. Will you develop an app or platform which helps citizens to be more mobile?

Sustainability

Wind-Wheel

How can you contribute to a more sustainable society?

Can you create a more sustainable planet by using data visualization tools or by using knowledge from certain big processes? By using data sets that measure temperature, crowd movement and others, what’s your solution? Can you identify sites for solar panel installations or shared gardens on city level? Is it possible to reduce carbon rates?

Infrastructure

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What can you develop for city and buildings while using macro analysis?

How can open data improve infrastructure and help build the city of the future?

Agenda

FRIDAY - 21/04 SATURDAY - 22/04 SUNDAY - 23/04
08:30
Open & data hackathon
Opening & breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
Open & data hackathon
Opening & breakfast
08:30 - 09:30
09:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
09:00 - 12:00
09:30
Open & data hackathon
Coaching session
09:30 - 12:00
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
Open & data hackathon
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Open & data hackathon
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
12:30
13:00
Open & data hackathon
Coaching session
13:00 - 17:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
13:00 - 15:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
Open & data hackathon
Presentation prep & technical check-up
15:00 - 16:00
15:30
16:00
Open & data hackathon
Closing ceremony
16:00 - 19:00
16:30
17:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
17:00 - 18:00
17:30
Open & data hackathon
Arrival
17:30 - 18:00
18:00
Open & data hackathon
Registration & Dinner
18:00 - 19:00
Open & data hackathon
Dinner
18:00 - 19:00
18:30
19:00
Open & data hackathon
Opening ceremony & start pitches
19:00 - 20:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
19:00 - 00:00
Open & data hackathon
Judging & awards
19:00 - 19:30
19:30
Open & data hackathon
Dinner & networking
19:30 - 21:00
20:00
Open & data hackathon
Voting procedure
20:00 - 20:30
20:30
Open & data hackathon
Idea selection + team formation
20:30 - 21:00
21:00
Open & data hackathon
Coaching session [Questions about the challenges]
21:00 - 23:00
21:30
22:00
22:30
23:00
Open & data hackathon
Continue hacking & end day
23:00 - 00:00
23:30

FRIDAY - 21/04

SATURDAY - 22/04

SUNDAY - 23/04

FRIDAY - 21/04 SATURDAY - 22/04 SUNDAY - 23/04
08:30
Open & data hackathon
Opening & breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
Open & data hackathon
Opening & breakfast
08:30 - 09:30
09:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
09:00 - 12:00
09:30
Open & data hackathon
Coaching session
09:30 - 12:00
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
Open & data hackathon
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Open & data hackathon
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
12:30
13:00
Open & data hackathon
Coaching session
13:00 - 17:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
13:00 - 15:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
Open & data hackathon
Presentation prep & technical check-up
15:00 - 16:00
15:30
16:00
Open & data hackathon
Closing ceremony
16:00 - 19:00
16:30
17:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
17:00 - 18:00
17:30
Open & data hackathon
Arrival
17:30 - 18:00
18:00
Open & data hackathon
Registration & Dinner
18:00 - 19:00
Open & data hackathon
Dinner
18:00 - 19:00
18:30
19:00
Open & data hackathon
Opening ceremony & start pitches
19:00 - 20:00
Open & data hackathon
Working time
19:00 - 00:00
Open & data hackathon
Judging & awards
19:00 - 19:30
19:30
Open & data hackathon
Dinner & networking
19:30 - 21:00
20:00
Open & data hackathon
Voting procedure
20:00 - 20:30
20:30
Open & data hackathon
Idea selection + team formation
20:30 - 21:00
21:00
Open & data hackathon
Coaching session [Questions about the challenges]
21:00 - 23:00
21:30
22:00
22:30
23:00
Open & data hackathon
Continue hacking & end day
23:00 - 00:00
23:30

FRIDAY - 21/04

SATURDAY - 22/04

SUNDAY - 23/04

No events available!

Coaches

Here you can find some amazing experts. Currently they like to stay “under the radar” but we will announce them soon!

Caroline De Pau
Senior consultant at EY

Expertise: General
Date: Sunday

Jan Vermeulen
‎EY Subsidia

Expertise: Funding
Date: Saturday

Corentin Poels
Banking Innovation Synergist Brussels at BNP Paribas Fortis

Expertise: Innovation
Date: Saturday & Sunday

Bruno Wattenbergh
Senior advisor at EY

Expertise: BMC
Date: Friday

Gerdy Seynaeve
Innovation Manager at Proximus

Expertise: Tech – Big Data
Date: Friday

Joris Vanvolsem
‎Project Manager RPB at BNP Paribas Fortis

Expertise: General
Date: Saturday

Koen Mannaerts
Project manager @ Delaware consulting & Co-founder @ Fietsnet.be

Expertise: Consulting
Date: Saturday

Sven Huijbrechts
Manager at Proximus

Expertise: Tech – Cloud / IoT
Date: Saturday

Antoine Smets
Strategy Manager - Enterprise Division at Proximus

Expertise: Business – API/ IoT/ Cloud
Date: Saturday

Johan van Wettere
Business developer at EnCo - Proximus

Expertise: Business – API / IoT / Big Data
Date: Saturday

Pieter Hens
Senior IT Auditor/Consultant at EY

Expertise: Open Data/IT
Date: Saturday

Glenn Decremer
Consultant @ EY

Expertise: Consultant
Date: Sunday

Pieter Colpaert
Chief Technology of “Smart Flanders”

Expertise: Open Knowledge Guru
Date: Saturday

Jenny Björklöf
Community Manager, Host and Organizer at Entrepreneurs Anonymous

Expertise: Marketing – Research – Business
Date: Saturday

Sven De Meyere
‎Head of digital at Showpad

Expertise: Digital Guru
Date: Saturday

Ineke Verweire
Goesting Coach, Career Coach at Make me fly

Expertise: Pitching
Date: Sunday

Jury

Thierry Mortier
‎Partner at EY
Vincent Hebbelynck
‎Head of Incubation and Corporate Venturing at Proximus
Jo Couteur
Chief Data Officer at BNP Paribas Fortis
Thimo Thoeye
Open data manager @ City of Ghent
Shamma Raghib
SaaS Enterprise Data consultant @ Collibra & Gatekeeper @ Women in Data

Organizers

Askim Kintziger
Lead organizer
Jasper Goyvaerts
Lead organizer
Serhat Kaya
Facilitator

Prizes

More than € 20.000 value!

Rapid prototyping kits from all things talk
1 EYnovation subscription (€ 2.500 value)
1 ticket to an EYnovation bootcamp
3 bottles of EY champagne (one per winning team)
4 hours of expertise/coaching for one team by EY
2 hours of expertise/coaching for one team by EY
4 seats of play-off Anderlecht football game by BNP
flexdesk at Co.Station Gent

Super Prize: Business – visit to Facebook and Google for the winning team

Partners

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Venue partner

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User Generated Content Partner

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Register

ONLY € 30 – FOOD & DRINKS INCLUDED

This is a no show fee and will be reimbursed on Sunday when finishing the weekend.

Venue

We will be located at Co.Station Ghent!

Oktrooiplein 1/201, 9000 Gent

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What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend are weekend-long events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: everyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a weekend frenzy of business model creation, product designing, prototyping, business coaching and market validation.

The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Who should join Startup Weekend?

  • Engineering and business profiles
  • Makers and developers
  • Designers and digital fabricators
  • Freelancers and young professionals
  • Startup enthusiasts

This not a simulation or practice event, the emphasis is on launching real startups with technical and legal advisors present at the event!

What can I expect?

  • To be challenged and inspired
  • To make startup teams on physical product based ideas
  • To be coached by industry experts and serial entrepreneurs
  • To present your final startup to a panel of judges, experts and potential investors (in the audience) on Sunday evening

Who can pitch an idea at Startup Weekend?

Anyone can pitch any idea! The only limits are your imagination, and 60 seconds. :)

Can I also join if I don't have an idea?

Of course! Usually half the number of participants pitch ideas, top 10 are selected by public voting and then you are invited to join the startup idea/team that attracts you the most.

So you don’t have to bring an idea of your own to be part of a startup project, you can contribute your skills!

How do you select the presented ideas?

All the ideas pitched on Friday night will be written on flipcharts and put up on a wall for open voting. Each participant will get 3 slips to vote for his/her top 3 ideas. The top 10 overall ideas will be selected like this and the participants will be invited to form startup teams around these ideas.

How are teams formed?

On Friday night, the participants are invited to join the top 10 selected ideas. The facilitator and SW team encourage each team to have a balanced mix of expertise.

How many days does Startup Weekend take place?

Startup Weekend starts with dinner at 18h00 on Friday night and goes up till the Sunday night final presentation session (16h00 – 19h00). There will be a dinner and networking cocktail afterwards for which everyone is invited to attend.

Can I only join for the closing ceremony on Sunday?

Yes, you can join in the audience the Sunday ceremony. The final presentations session on Sunday and the dinner + networking session afterwards is an important part of the event that attracts various members of the local startup ecosystem.

Get In Touch

Don’t hesitate, we don’t bite!

Startup Weekend Ghent