Belgian SW Summit 2014

Belgian SW Summit 2014

Dec 7 '14 8:30am - Dec 7 '14 9:00pm @ 100 Brusselsesteenweg, Leuven
Gathering of Startup Weekenders + hackathon on Belgian ecesystem
First time ever in Belgium: a gathering of Belgian Startup Weekend alumnus (participants, facilitators and organizers)!

- Have you attended or organized a Startup Weekend?
- Have you heard about Startup Weekend and are curious to find out more?
- Are you active in the Belgian startup ecosystem, or are looking to get active?
- Would you like to network with the entrepreneurs and community organizers in Belgium?
- Do you want to meet the partners, sponsors and supporters active in the Belgian startup scene?
- Are you excited to get involved or observe as the Belgian Startup Weekenders hack on the evolution of the Belgian entrepreneurial ecosystem?

If your answer to any of these is even a 'may be,' you gotta be part of the first ever
 
 
Belgian SW Summit
NO TALK, ALL ACTION

This is a Belgian Startup Weekender re-union, an Xmas gathering and a hackathon on the evolution of the Belgian ecosystem - what can be the next steps to take Belgium forward and what projects can we initiate/cr...
First time ever in Belgium: a gathering of Belgian Startup Weekend alumnus (participants, facilitators and organizers)!

- Have you attended or organized a Startup Weekend?
- Have you heard about Startup Weekend and are curious to find out more?
- Are you active in the Belgian startup ecosystem, or are looking to get active?
- Would you like to network with the entrepreneurs and community organizers in Belgium?
- Do you want to meet the partners, sponsors and supporters active in the Belgian startup scene?
- Are you excited to get involved or observe as the Belgian Startup Weekenders hack on the evolution of the Belgian entrepreneurial ecosystem?

If your answer to any of these is even a 'may be,' you gotta be part of the first ever
 
 
Belgian SW Summit
NO TALK, ALL ACTION

This is a Belgian Startup Weekender re-union, an Xmas gathering and a hackathon on the evolution of the Belgian ecosystem - what can be the next steps to take Belgium forward and what projects can we initiate/create?

Here's the agenda flow:

09h30 - 10h00: Welcome croissant and registration
10h00 - 11h30: Opening Ceremony
11h30 - 12h15: Pitches (120')
12h15 - 12h45: Idea selection (top 10) and team formation
12h45 - 13h30: Networking lunch
13h30 - 18h00: Growth Hacking time!
18h00 - 20h00: Closing Ceremony
20h00 - 22h00: Dinner & Drinks

We start with the opening ceremony at 10h00: the importance of Startup Weekend as a catalyzer for the ecosystem, the beginnings of SW in Belgium, SW success stories and SW Organizer stories. An overall picture on the Belgian startup ecosystem, with its current opportunities and challenges will also be presented.

The objective is to get inspired about the potential for evolution in the BE ecosystem and excited to step up and create projects!

Then we'll get in to pitching ideas (120 seconds/pitch) on potential events/projects to implement in 2015. We’ll make teams around the top 10 ideas (by open voting) and hack for the afternoon - SW style ;-)

The results will be presented in the closing ceremony. There will be no jury panel or winners in this format. The purpose is for the project teams to showcase their work, get all the support they need from the experts, community leaders, sponsors and partners present, and hit these projects off in the next days/weeks!

Along with the above flow, You will be able to:

- Network and meet alumni from other SWs as well
- Talk with and learn from organizers
- Get more info about the all program of Up Global, Startup Digest, SW Next, Startup Weekend Vertical, Startup Weekend Education

There will be pop-up workshops during the afternoon on:

- Discover how to find sponsors for an event
- Learn how to organize a SW event (first steps, spoc, peer-to-peer sharing with organizers)
- Discover how to organize a Startup Weekend Vertical
Identify the key success criteria of a good event
Improve Startup Weekend for veterans (alumni having participated to more than 3 SW events)
- The benefits of Startup Weekend for existing companies (SME, startups...) and how to position that for gaining support
Identify the actions to be taken in the 3 regions of Belgium with local actors to support entrepreneurs to create synergies

Past SW sponsors, partners and supporters have also been invited.

This is the first step for organizing a SW Organizers summit next year, inviting organizers from France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and hack on cross-border collaboration and evolution. If you're interested in joining that project team, get in touch with myself and the organizing team on the day.

See you in Leuven on December 7!

Ali Sohail
Lead Organizer
Belgian SW Summit

+32 485 340 835
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Ali Sohail
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