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:

House Cafe – Stare Miasto 11/16
Herbaciarnia Zen – Okopowa 23
Awangarda Bis – Staromiejska 13
Sznaps – Okopowa 15
Stara Warszawska – Warszawska 29
Carpenter Inn – Stare Miasto 3
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.

Saturday party @ Startup Weekend Space Gdansk!

With so many aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, and developers signed up for Startup Weekend Space Gdansk, the sheer number of faces can be overwhelming for newcomers and veterans alike.

Instead of wasting those precious first hours getting to know the guest list, attending the our awesome party is a great way to familiarize yourself with attendees and relaxing into the almost 72-hour whirlwind.

This party of Startup Weekend Space Gdansk a will be held at PARTY BUSES, where we’ll visit and look around interesting places in 3city (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia). During the trip we’ll be drinking beer, drinks and eat tasty snacks! Cooooooool! 😀

The party starts Saturday at 9 p.m. from GPNT.

What places you will see?

1. Gdansk center: The Granary Island, The Old Town and its beautiful architecture.
2. Gdynia center: Gdynia Harbor.
3. Sopot center: Monte Cassino, Sopot Pier (longest wooden pier in Europe) and the party spot.

Who wants feel free to drop off at Sopot and continue party. If you prefer to get back to work/sleep you can go with us back to gdansk (GPNT).

Hope you all enjoy this time! 🙂

A nice trip for event participants!

We know that you all love suprises <3 that is why we organised exclusive trip to deep water container terminal located in Gdansk where we will see satellite navigation in sea transportation & logistics! How cool is that? 😀 Prepare your cameras, smartphones, GoPros, Instagrams or anything else! 😀


After event registration.
Friday, 02-10, 3 p.m. @ GPNT

About DTC:

DCT Gdansk is Poland’s largest and fastest growing container facility, and the only deep-water terminal in the Baltic Sea Region having direct ocean vessel calls from the Far East. Located in the heart of the Baltic in the Port of Gdansk, DCT is the most Eastern facility in the Gdansk – Le Havre range.

The concept for the deep water container terminal located in Gdansk began in the late 90’s in order to address the ever growing potential of the Baltic’s deep-sea trading routes. DCT Gdansk was selected by the Port of Gdansk to design, construct and operate a new independent deep-sea container port that was aimed to be the largest of its kind in the Baltic.

DCT was the first terminal that attracted direct calls from Asia to the Baltic Sea and is today the destination for the largest vessels in the world departing from China, Korea and other Asian countries. This process initiated a split of the most important shipping trade-lane in the world, Asia – Europe, into Asia – North West Europe and Asia – Baltic.

Can’t wait! See you in GPNT!

Accommodation – few important details!

Are you planning to take part of Startup Weekend Space in Gdansk but you don’t know where to sleep during the event? Here are a few important details with a nice discount 🙂


We can provide you with discounted stay at 3city-hostel.pl in the center of Gdansk (250m from the main train station & bus stops) for only 50PLN/person/night 🙂
Use SWSpaceGDN code during booking your stay there. 

The Price includes:

  • breakfast in form of smorgasbord in the morning;
  • hot dinks for 24h;
  • 24h reception with tourist information at your disposal;
  • WiFi in the whole building;
  • acces to computers and common room with TV;
  • fully-fitted kitchen;
  • PlayStation, pool and table football for free;
  • renting of towels, umbrella, iron, ironing board and hair-dryier is also free of charge;
  • 3city Hostel is equipped with electrically-closed doors, metal lockers in every room under the beds and 24-hour monitoring system;
  • You can pay by credit card

3 city hostel is located in the center of the old town, only 250m from the main railway station, SKM and bus stations.

More info here.

Main prize for winners @ Startup Weekend Space Gdansk

Who is still not decided should be convinced right now!

We reveal that the main prize in Startup Weekend Space Gdansk is a trip to Berlin with Blue Dot Solutions representatives to Satellite Masters conference and Awards Ceremony of Galileo Masters competition.


Explore cutting-edge space applications at the second Satellite Masters Conference, which will take place from 20-22 October 2015 in Berlin. The event will feature an outstanding blend of conference sessions, workshops, and roundtable discussions centred around leveraging satellite-derived data and other space solutions for business and society.

The Satellite Masters Conference is much more than just a networking event: It is a unique marketplace for sharing ideas on space-based innovation and connecting with the world’s leading network for downstream satellite business.

The event will cap off the joint Awards Ceremony of Europe’s major innovation competitions for space applications – the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite Navigation Competition.

The conference is geared toward all those looking to benefit from the emerging satellite applications market, from start-ups, SMEs, and researchers to investors, institutional stakeholders, and industry entities.
See you on 20th of October in Berlin!

Last Startup Weekend Space tickets still avaiabile here.

Polish-German Startup Weekend is back in Szczecin!

Build your startup in 54h! Pitch your idea – Create great team – Get help from mentors!

Startup Weekend is a great event for all those who want to go from idea and DO a real startup with awesome people. Next Polish-German Startup Weekend in Szczecin will be intense 54-hour event that brings together developers, business/marketing people, designers and experts from all domains to do amazing things. They share ideas, form teams, build applications and launch startups!

Get your Early-bird ticket at http://startupweekend.pl/


We are working together with German partners to access best Techstars mentors and prominent VCs to bring them to Szczecin. Working close with Berlin-based partners, we aim to attract participants from across the border, letting you all work together on your projects, make valuable contacts and have lots of fun!

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!


We aim to make it an open, international (English spoken) event by bringing on board a bunch of international mentors from Germany, UK and Denmark. There will also be a fair number of them coming from various locations in Poland. All of the invited specialists will bring a mix of outstanding experience of founding & operational work within tech startups, funding strategies and sales & marketing. And most importantly we will provide you with networking opportunities in order to let you find yourselves in the loop of international startup community.


Pitch an idea, vote for your favorites, and form your team (or join someone else’s).

Put your talents to work and build a real product, team, and brand for execution in the real world or even just your portfolio.

Put final touches on your presentation and state your case to the Judges.

Prize list

The time has come to reveal the prizes!

1st place
-2x invitation to Web Summit conference
-2x invitation to Bitspiration conference
-desks for team for a week in COLAB
Estimote Beacons

2nd place
-2x invitation to Bitspiration conference
-2x invitation to 4Developers conference
-desks for team for a week in COLAB
Estimote Beacons

3rd place
-2x invitation to Bitspiration conference
Estimote Beacons

Audience Award
-2x invitation to Bitspiration conference
-desks for team for a week in COLAB

Sleeping in Torun!


Hey Startupers!

If you’re looking for places where you can sleep and have sweet dreams – check these cosy places:

Near #SWTorun localization:

Hostel Toruń Główny

Camping Tramp (with hostel)

In the Old Town – heart of Toruń (18 minutes by bus to Torun Technology Park)

Freedom Toruń

Green Hostel

Orange Hostel

Hostel Przystanek Toruń

See you!

Bitspiration 2015!


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:




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