Olsztyn – perfect place for Startup Weekend

For those of you who will visit Olsztyn for the first time, here are some useful information about the city and its features.

  • If you’re looking for some place to sleep during SW Olsztyn here are some propositions:

Close to the venue:
Hotel Park  double room – 320,00 zł/night
Fundacja Żak – dorms double room – 130,00 zł/night
Wygodna Chata double room – 25,00 zł/night
Little bit further:
Hotel Kopernik double room – 218,00 zł/night
Dom Andersona triple room – 100,00 zł/night
Apartament Nowy Jork double room – 135,00 zł/night
In the city:
Hotel Wileński double room – 209,00 zł/night
Polsko-Niemieckie Centrum Młodzieży Europejskiej double room – 143,00 zł/night
Hotel Pod Zamkiem double room – 195,00 zł/night

  • Too much work? Here are some places where you can relax:

Cafes:
House Cafe – Stare Miasto 11/16
Herbaciarnia Zen – Okopowa 23
Awangarda Bis – Staromiejska 13
Pubs:
Sznaps – Okopowa 15
Stara Warszawska – Warszawska 29
Carpenter Inn – Stare Miasto 3
Clubs:
Rakor – Kanafojskiego 1
Antałek – Oczapowskiego 9
Tetris – Kołłątaja 1

  • Since you’re already in Olsztyn, you should definitely do some sightseeing!

Muzeum Nowoczesności
Dom Gazety Olsztyńskiej

Ławeczka z Mikołajem Kopernikiem
Wysoka Brama
Katedra św. Jakuba
Zamek Kapituły Warmińskiej

And some guide in English




First SWOlsztyn WarmUp – it was great!

Last year a group of enthusiasts organized first Startup Weekend in Olsztyn (and in the whole North-East Poland). It turned out great, many participants, lots of fun! This time we’ve decided to spice it up a little and make some introduction for people who are interested in SW but still hesitant about their abilities. This is how WarmUps were added to our event schedule 🙂
 1. od lewej A.Sobczak, P.Harajda
First of the two took place on February 2nd in Planeta11. 25 people gathered to learn some new stuff – usefull at SW and in real life. At the beginning, they were introduced with the subject of what actually Startup Weekend is and then it was time for a more literal meaning of the word “warm-up”. Short exercises for awakening the interaction with other people, perception and creativity were led by Katarzyna Jędrychowska – actress of Baltic Dramatic Theatre in Koszalin. There was a lot of applause, laughter and fantasy. When everyone has felt more at ease and stimulated to creative thinking, there was time for the first workshop.
4. Design Thinking A.Sobczak
Aleksander Sobczak (Kreatika Studio) acquainted the participants with a topic of Design Thinking (DT). He described  entire path of inventing innovative products and services, generating ideas and solving problems – where to start, what to focus on, what not to ignore and what tools to use.
5. Business Model Canvas P.Harajda
The second workshop was led by Paweł Harajda (Olcamp). He presented the participants with a useful method of business planning on the basis of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) – a method that allows for illustrative systematization of all the necessary components when we think about a new company or a new product.
6. praca w zespołach
After a short theoretical introduction, the participants were divided into 3 teams. Each of them drew random password (dog, coffee, food) and was tasked to come up with a product (using the principles of DT) and then develop a BMC for it by responding to questions like: target groups, methods of sale, business partners, benefits the product is to bring to customers and so on. After an hour of working together, the groups have seconded one person to present their innovative product and business strategy. Fortunately, it was purely workshop and not competition, because it would be hard to pick a winner: home washing station for dogs, portable mini coffee machine or maybe deglutenizer of dishes?
 7. praca w zespołach
Everyone had great fun so the ones that hasn’t been there should get envious. But good news is that there will be WarmUp #2 soon! Stay tuned and follow posts on our funpage.



Bitspiration 2015!

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In June in Warsaw will host the next edition of Bitspiration Festival. Bitspiration is a conference about how the Internet is changing the reality around us – business, marketing, music, and technology. Startup Weekend Olsztyn is a community partner of Festival Bitspiration!

Bitspiration previous three editions were held in Krakow and were very popular. Participants had the opportunity to listen to performances of known personalities from the world of technology.

Each edition Bitspiration is a new experience for the participants. – This year’s goal is to gather people from different industries and discuss how new technologies determine their business strategies and general development. To this end, we are focusing on the digital revolution, and the music and biotechnological industries –  explain the organizers.

Great speakers, brilliant presentations, best practice examples only attractions that await our participants throughout the two days of the conference. Bitspiration is primarily a platform to meet people from different industries who, thanks to new technologies and the use of the Internet want to expand your business.

More about Bitspiration:

festival.bitspiration.com

facebook.com/bitspiration

twitter.com/bitspiration




What to see

Since you’re already in Olsztyn, you should definitely do some sightseeing!

Dom Gazety Olsztyńskiej
Ławeczka z Mikołajem Kopernikiem
Wysoka Brama
Katedra św. Jakuba
Zamek Kapituły Warmińskiej

And some guide in English 🙂




Where to chill

Too much work? Here are some places where you can relax:

Cafes:
House Cafe – Stare Miasto 11/16
Herbaciarnia Zen – Okopowa 23
Awangarda Bis – Staromiejska 13

Pubs:
Sznaps – Okopowa 15
Stara Warszawska – Warszawska 29
Carpenter Inn – Stare Miasto 3

Clubs:
Rakor – Kanafojskiego 1
Antałek – Oczapowskiego 9
Tetris – Kołłątaja 1




Where to sleep

If you’re looking for some place to sleep during SW Olsztyn here are some propositions:

Close to the venue:

Hotel Park  double room – 240,00 zł/night

Fundacja Żak – dorms double room – 90,00 zł/night

Guest rooms double room – 30,00 zł/night

Wygodna Chata double room – 25,00 zł/night

Little bit further:

Hotel Kopernik double room – 197,00 zł/night

Dom Andersona triple room – 150,00 zł/night

Hostel Podgrodzie double room – 120,00 zł/night

In the city:

Hotel Pod Zamkiem double room – 195,00 zł/night

Hostel Tyrolski double room – 120,00 zł/night

Hotel Wysoka Brama double room – 75,00 zł/night




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