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Paris Startup Weekend – 7-9 June 2013 – At co-working Microsoft Spark, 6 Rue du Sentier, Paris

IMPORTANT: Registration will open at NOON on May 1st!! Tickets sell out FAST, so make sure you get your ticket as soon as possible!

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Jun 7
  • Pitchcamp for 1.5 hours
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome!!
  • Pitches Start
  • Voting and cocktail
  • Vote count and announcement of teams
  • Formalize teams and start to work!
  • Venue closes and we SLEEP


Jun 8
  • Venue opens and breakfast.
  • Lunch
  • Mentors arrive and start helping
  • Speaker (Georgios Kasselakis)
  • Dinner and announcements
  • Venue closes and we SLEEP


Jun 9
  • Venue opens and breakfast
  • Lunch + announcements
  • Start prepping for presentations
  • Audience arrives
  • Pitchcamp!!!
  • Jury deliberations & cocktail
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Georgios Kasselakis

Partner, The OpenFund, Greece   |   LinkedIn

Georgios helped raise the OpenFund, a VC fund operating in Greece. as well as working with the WEF. He has a computer science background.


Marie Ekeland

Partner at Elaia Partners   |   LinkedIn

Roxanne Varza

Bizspark, Microsoft France   |   LinkedIn

Olivier Galaud

Angel investor   |   LinkedIn

Angel investor. Mentor . Former co-founder & CEO @ 3i Plus @ 3i Energy. Former MkgStrat @ BNPP @ eBay @ Carat

Raffi Kamber

Investment Director at Alven Capital Partners   |   LinkedIn

Raffi started his career in 2002 as engineer at Thalès Systèmes Aéroportés and Bouygues Telecom.
He joined Alven Capital in 2011 as Investment Director. Prior to Alven, Raffi was part of the VC team of Gimv.

Silver Sponsors

Frederic Mazzella

CEO & Founder at BlaBlaCar /   |   LinkedIn

CEO & Founder of BlaBlaCar : Leading Ride Sharing Network in EU w 2 Million members

Renaud Visage

Co-founder and CTO at Eventbrite   |   LinkedIn

co-founder & cto @eventbrite / startup mentor at @seedcamp @lecamping @sbootcamp / photographer with @gettyimages / @renaudvisage on instagram

Elise Nebout

General Manager, Le Camping   |   LinkedIn

Rebecca van Ommen

Founder of Paper Boat Creative   |   LinkedIn

Rebecca van Ommen is the founder and Creative Director of the Paper Boat Creative, a commercial design agency specialising in blending illustration and tangible craft with digital art techniques. She was previously an art director for DDB and Getty Images.

Wilhelm Lappe

Founder of EmpreLab   |   LinkedIn

Entrepreneur in the Internet industry, new technologies and startups. Founder of emprelab: consulting company in entrepreneurship. He participates in numerous events in the industry, as a regular organizer or speaker for conferences related to entrepreneurship, web 2.0 and virtual worlds. Now interested in startups, agile methodologies, innovation and business in Europe, visiting innovative cities and international events.

Katherine Philips-Kaiser

Founder of AmphiMedia   |   LinkedIn

Founder of AmphiMedia: building online solutions for learning professionals. Experienced management coach and trainer.

Wessel Koy

Kat Borlongan

CEO, Five by Five   |   LinkedIn

Kat Borlongan is a civic startup enthusiast with many different hats. Currently, she is working as an open data consultant, a founding member of the Open Knowledge Foundation's French chapter and part of the European citizen think tank, Edgeryders. Prior to this, she worked as a communication consultant to the UN and as the Country Director of Reporters sans frontières, Canada.

Wessel Kooyman

CEO, Cole Street   |  

CEO of Cole Street, a web and mobile development company that specializes in working with startups.

Wessel is an active startup mentor at accelerators like Le Camping and Seedcamp and events like Startup Weekend. He's also a writer for tech blogs and a facilitator for Startup Weekend.

Kat Borlongan
Wessel Kooyman
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