Nuestros Patrocinadores: Club de Inversores del Cluster TIC

Además de respaldo económico para la celebración del evento, y de los premios que ayudan a los emprendedores a convertir sus ideas en empresas reales, Startup Weekend Galicia busca también involucrar a aquellas entidades que en Galicia están desempeñando un papel fundamental en la inversión en startups. Es por eso que damos la bienvenida como patrocinador al Club de Inversores del Cluster TIC en esta 5ª edición de Startup Weekend Galicia. Porque ejemplifica su compromiso con los nuevos proyectos, y su deseo de que en un futuro no muy lejano puedan entrar por su puerta para pedir su apoyo formal. 

Os dejamos aquí unas palabras que nos envían desde sus oficinas en Santiago de Compostela.

Perfil del Club de Inversores de Cluster TIC

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El Club de Inversores del Cluster TIC Galicia es una iniciativa que surgida tras años de experiencia al frente de acciones relacionadas con la emprenduría. Y es que, depués de celebrar desde el año 2010 cuatro (exitosos!) foros de encuentro entre emprendedores e inversores TIC en Galicia, el Cluster TIC incrementó sus esfuerzos para que el sector contase con su propio mecanismo de financiación privada… y en el año 2014 lanzamos nuestro Club de Inversores, un grupo de empresas que han decidido apostar firmemente por el apoyo a la financiación de start-ups gallegas innovadoras basadas en las tecnologías de la información y de las comunicaciones. Pero el Club es algo más que capital ya que sus objetivos van más allá, apoyando proyectos empresariales incipientes que necesitan asesoramiento en áreas técnicas y de gestión, valiéndose de la experiencia empresarial de los miembros fundadores del mismo: Altia, Bahia Software, Clictic, Imatia, Itelsis, JDLV Inversores, Plexus y R.

De este modo, la alineación con el espíritu de StartUp Weekend Galicia y las sinergias que existen con sus participantes son innegables. Cada participante es una nueva idea, una nueva visión, un nuevo producto o servicio, un nuevo proyecto empresarial con el potencial de convertirse en una pieza fundamental del desarrollo económico y social de Galicia. Y esa es la razón de ser del Club, apoyar, de todas las formas que tengamos a nuestro alcance, a aquellos que buscan sacar adelante sus proyectos, porque queremos que todas buena idea empresarial no se sienta sola en el largo y, muchas veces, tortuoso mundo de las start-ups. Trabajando juntos, todo puede ser más sencillo y el Club puede ser el socio necesario en algún punto del ciclo de vida del proyecto.

Por este motivo, desde el Cluster TIC Galicia en general, y su Club de Inversores en particular, queremos felicitar a todos los participantes de Startup Weekend Galicia por dar un paso más en este alocado mundo de las start-ups. Y recordarles que no están solos, el Club de Inversores del Cluster TIC, junto a otras iniciativas, siempre tiene sus puertas abiertas para escucharlos.








Nuestros Patrocinadores: Gradiant

Uno de los principales objetivos de Startup Weekend Galicia es que los proyectos y los equipos que se forman durante el evento sigan adelante y finalmente creen startups, que generen riqueza y empleo en Galicia. Para eso, el apoyo de nuestros patrocinadores de premios es indispensable, porque ellos van a proporcionar a los ganadores, apoyo para recorrer el camino que se inicia después del evento. Por eso, estamos encantados de poder presentaros, a uno de nuestros patrocinadores de premio de esta 5ª edición, Gradiant, el Centro Tecnológico de Telecomunicaciones de Galicia, que participa ofreciendo consultoría tecnológica para los ganadores, así como un premio especial, el Premio Gradiant, que supondrá acceso a las tecnologías del Centro Tecnológico que puedan potenciar la startup del equipo que lo gane. Queremos agradecer el apoyo de Gradiant con este premio, que sin duda potenciará al ganador para lanzarse. 

Os dejamos aquí unas palabras que nos envían desde sus oficinas en Vigo.

Perfil de Gradiant: Seguridad / Inteligencia / Conectividad

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Gradiant es el Centro Tecnológico TIC de referencia en Galicia.

Gradiant es joven pero a la vez es experimentado e innovador, como nuestros ingenieros e ingenieras. Encaramos cada día con frescura y sin perder el sentido del humor.

Nuestra filosofía es simple: queremos ayudar a las empresas. Desempeñamos un papel fundamental en la transferencia tecnológica, demostrando que mediante la profesionalidad, la excelencia y la calidad en la I+D, podemos competir en los mercados internacionales desde un lugar como Galicia. Gradiant es una herramienta fundamental para que las empresas puedan aumentar sus beneficios a través de investigaciones y tecnologías close to market desarrolladas a medida para cada cliente o colaborador.

Nos convertimos, en definitiva, en el departamento de I+D de muchas pequeñas y medianas empresas que no pueden disponer de él o de otras de mayor tamaño, que necesitan complementar el que ya tienen. Asumimos los riesgos que implica la I+D para que nuestros clientes no tengan que hacerlo.

Las TIC son el futuro de los mercados… y en Gradiant siempre miramos hacia el futuro. En ese sentido, nos sentimos muy cercanos a Startup Weekend Galicia, compartimos ideales y frescura, y desde luego compartimos el objetivo que quiere conseguir: Revolucionar de alguna manera el ecosistema emprendedor de Galicia. Por eso vamos a poner a disposición de los participantes nuestro portfolio tecnológico, nuestra “niña bonita”, uno de los frutos del trabajo que hemos llevado a cabo estos años en favor de las empresas y de la sociedad gallega.

StartUppers: Estamos con vosotros, compartimos vuestra ilusión y queremos echaros una mano en vuestro proyecto.








Nuestros patrocinadores: BOEING

La celebración Startup Weekend Galicia sería impensable sin el apoyo de nuestros patrocinadores. Por eso, estamos encantados de poder presentaros, y dar la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad, a uno de nuestros principales patrocinadores en esta 5ª edición, BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE. Queremos agradecer su decidido apoyo desde el primer momento, para que esta edición pudiese ser una realidad. Y que sean muchas más! 

Os dejamos aquí unas palabras que nos envían desde sus oficinas en Madrid.

PERFIL DE BOEING

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Seguro que muchos ya nos conoceréis, porque habréis volado más de una vez en nuestras aeronaves. Pero lo que a lo mejor no sabréis que BOEING es la mayor compañía aeroespacial del mundo, y el líder en la fabricación de aviones comerciales y sistemas espaciales y de seguridad, incluyendo los famosos Sistemas Aéreos No Tripulados (conocidos como UAS o UAVs), que son la razón por la que nos hemos acercado a Galicia. BOEING tiene un interés manifiesto en contribuir en el proceso que desate todo el potencial que los UAS tienen, garantizando, eso si, la seguridad y privacidad del resto de usuarios del espacio aéreo y de los ciudadanos en general.

En BOEING estamos encantados de colaborar con Startup Weekend Galicia, una iniciativa totalmente alineada con los principios y valores de nuestra compañía, ya que  entendemos que la innovación y el emprendimiento son pilares fundamentales para el progreso de las sociedades, y Startup Weekend Galicia tiene el potencial de contribuir en su impulso en Galicia. Esta iniciativa, y otras que desde Startup Galicia se puedan poner en marcha en el futuro, tienen una gran sinergia con los proyectos que BOEING ha propuesto realizar en Galicia, lo cual esperamos pueda revertir en una relación más allá de esta primera colaboración.

Desde BOEING compartimos la ilusión de todos los participantes, y os animamos a poner en marcha startups innovadoras, ambiciosas y globales. Y si pueden ser aerospaciales, mejor que mejor. Os daremos la bienvenida a un negocio apasionante. Mucha suerte!

 








Meet the Tech Giants Helping Startup Weekend DC Flip the Ratio

It’s Saturday afternoon, and another Startup Weekend DC event is underway. Participants met last night at 1776 in Crystal City, where they formed teams to prototype ideas within 54 hours.

Those teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges tomorrow night: Allyson Burns, SVP of Communications at Revolution LLC; Shavanna Miller, Co-Founder & CEO of Bloompop; Arti Anand, Co-Founder + CMO of Prevoo; and Caron De Mars of the Connect to Success women’s entrepreneurship program at the US Embassy in Portugal.

We can’t wait to see these ideas come to life — because we know that this city helps innovators fulfill their potential. DC is already America’s best city for women in tech; 37% of our local tech workforce is filled by women.

We are so close to 50-50 parity  — and events like Flip the Ratio this weekend highlight the collective work being done to get there.

We could not host Flip the Ratio without our sponsors and community partners. Their tireless efforts throughout the DC tech scene have helped bring this weekend to life.

Learn more about their efforts below:

Platinum Sponsor

Crystal City is is home to the Consumer Electronics Association (producers of ICES, the world’s largest electronics show), PBS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and countless other companies. It is also the largest downtown area in Arlington — and known as its most innovative.

Gold Sponsor

Arlington, Virginia, is the second largest principal city in the Washington, DC Metro area. It is also a community that embraces entrepreneurship — and welcomes new companies from outside the area. Startup Arlington is offering one tech startup three months of free office and living space, as well as legal advice, public transport incentives, and more. Learn more and apply by October 17.

Silver Sponsor

Halcyon Incubator is committed to solving 21st century challenges throughout the nation and world. By helping social entrepreneurs transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, the Halcyon Incubator acts as a catalyst for measurable social outcomes. Think you can help them make a difference? Applications for are open through October 14th.

Community Partners

General Assembly DC  holds classes on tech, business, and design with top tier instructors. They transform thinkers into creators, and were named the world’s most innovative education startup by Fast Company.

UXDC Conference (on October 9th and 10th) offers insights from the people influencing UX strategy and delivering results across DC’s unique mix of government, nonprofit, association, and business organizations. It is the largest 2-day conference in the DC Metro area designed to help user experience professionals get ahead. Use the code STARTUPWEEKEND15OFF for 15% off your ticket.

DCFemtech is a coalition of women leaders aimed at amplifying women in tech organizations, sharing resources, and bringing leaders together to close the gender gap. Their monthlong Tour de Code kicks off this Wednesday, September 30; click here to learn more.

Modev is a community committed to connecting developers (and those in the development ecosystem) to on the latest platforms, methods, and ideas to stay ahead.

DC Web Women is a professional organization of more than 3,000 members located in the Washington, DC metro area. As part of their goal to support the DC tech scene, DCWW partners with like-minded local tech and non-tech communities and groups

Night Owls is an open and inclusive after-hours community of adventurous self-starters turning big ideas into exciting projects. They do this by organizing co-working sessions at businesses and co-working spaces around town each week.

Girl Develop It DC provides a community where women can learn how to code with no prior experience. While they focus their mission and messaging on women, they’re women inclusive — not women only. Like Flip the Ratio, Girls Develop DC encourages men to join them as teachers, teacher assistants, sponsors, even students!

Iron Yard DC offers immersive coding courses. Students can study Back End Engineering, Data Science, Front End Engineering, and Mobile Engineering — all with the goal to kickstart new careers.

Impact Hub is an events and coworking space for a global community of professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.

1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day — education, energy & sustainability, health, transportation, and cities.

Web Content Mavens is a DC-based networking group focused on web and mobile management, technology, marketing, and strategy.

DCINNO offers news, insight, and analysis about DC tech, startups, lifestyle, and sports.

SILICON HILL reports on the DC tech and startup scene to bring readers the latest news, events, and relevant insights.

Digital Partner

Glassbreakers offers mentorship for the modern workforce and enterprise software solutions for diversity. They believe that transformative change is possible when we all participate. Accordingly, their mission is to empower everyone to break the glass ceiling.








Telekom Romania​, as Platinum Sponsor at swmures!

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Startup or not for a business to reach to the  market it needs the proper communication channel. If you sell Popsicle you’ll advertise them where children are. If you are in agriculture you’ll go to local fairs where you know your customers are. But what if you want to conquer the world with your idea? What if you want everyone to know the solution you came up with? Well, then… it’s actually even simpler: you go online. You create a social media page, a web page, a blog, content, apps, you chat with your prospects, you update your product based on their needs. You connect. You evolve.

Here at Startup Weekend Mures we feel that connecting with one another is a key to a Startup success story.  Any idea has better chances to become productive when great minds…and financial powers… come together to materialize it. Even if the idea is very specific, with a sharp research, a phone and a strong internet connection, communities can be formed!

This year, for the 3rd edition of Startup Weekend Mures we network, research, learn and achieve through a Telekom internet connection.

So, we have the connection ready! You should only bring your business idea!

Telekom Romania actively supports innovation, simplicity and competence according to the brand’s core values, thus its involvement in fully supporting start-ups comes natural. Telekom Romania has developed various platforms for start-up businesses and supports them through commercial offers which help them significantly reduce costs and provide access to online and consulting services. Moreover, the company supports entrepreneurship and start-ups through various partnerships for dedicated events and initiatives rolled out by the main tech hubs in Romania, as well as through various programs within the Deutsche Telekom Group.  Also, Telekom Romania is actively promoting start-ups’ access to programs developed through Deutsche Telekom’s incubator, hub:raum. Telekom Romania offers complete, innovative, simplified and customized mobile and fixed communication services for a vast customers’ community, using approximately 10 million services.

Through the two operators, Telekom Romania Communications and Telekom Romania Mobile Communications, Telekom Romania provides a complete range of telecommunication services, for a full and rewarding customer experience: 3G and 4G mobile voice and mobile data services, traditional fixed telephony, high speed internet and television on multiple technologies, including IPTV, as well as high quality content and exclusivities in order to complete the entertainment experience. For business customers, the new brand is the promise for delivering turn-key IT&C solutions which support companies becoming more competitive and agile.

The T brand has been present on the Romanian market since 2014, after the joint rebranding of Romtelecom and COSMOTE Romania.

Telekom Romania is a brand pertaining to Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.








Eindhoven Startup-city: sponsoring van het weekend is rond!

Startup Weekend EindhovenMet de hulp van BOM, High Tech Campus, Brainport Development, City of Eindhoven, Dutch Accounting House, EY plus Shapeways kan de organisatie van Startup Weekend Eindhoven zich nu volledig richten op de inhoudelijke programmering.

Dankzij deze sponsors zijn de deelnamekosten voor een heel weekend inspiratie wederom verrassend laag. Ook zijn er enkele bijzondere presentaties en mentoren aanwezig: alle ingrediënten zijn aanwezig om jouw idee om te zetten in een businessplan.

De reden voor sponsoring is voor alle partners eigenlijk gelijk: ze geloven in het belang van een ecosysteem van startups en ondernemende mensen in de regio. Voor sommige is de ondersteuning niet meer dan logisch. Zelf ook gestart als kleine ondernemer en nog goed in het geheugen hoe lastig de start soms was, maar misschien juist daardoor ook de periode van hun bedrijf waar ze misschien wel het meest trots op zijn. De periode waarin ze vanuit slechts een concept zijn gegroeid tot een goed draaiende organisatie. Een gevoel van trots over hun eigen creatie. Dat gevoel willen ze graag ook anderen laten ervaren met een steuntje in de rug.

Daarmee is de cirkel van Eindhoven als Startup-city rond: De energie van deze nieuwe startups zorgt voor nieuwe energie bij elke rechtgeaarde ondernemer. Niet voor niets zijn de deelnemers aan het weekend zo divers: van ambitieuze studenten en ondernemers tot leergierige techneuten & designers. De een met een idee, de ander op zoek naar inspiratie of simpelweg de passie om een ander vooruit te helpen.

Ben jij ook onderdeel van Eindhoven Startup-City?

Startup Weekend Eindhoven vindt plaats van 28-30 november 2014 op de High Tech Campus. Er zijn nog een beperkt aantal tickets beschikbaar, inclusief eten, drinken, presentaties en enkele verrassingen. Toch nog twijfel? Neem dan contact op met Victoria (06 – 29837940), Peter (06 – 24592805), Maikel (06 – 11565352) of Noud (06 – 41822267).

This press release is available in English here.








Eindhoven Startup-city: all sponsorships Startup Weekend filled!

Startup Weekend EindhovenThanks to the help BOM, High Tech Campus, Brainport Development, City of Eindhoven, Dutch Accounting House, EY plus Shapeways we can organize Startup Weekend Eindhoven and now focus entirely on organising a great, experience filled weekend.

Without them we also wouldn’t be able to have such a low participation fee for a weekend full of inspiration! There will also some special presentations and mentors present: all the ingredients are there to turn your idea into something that is actionable!

The reason for sponsorship is basically the same for all partners: they believe in the importance of an ecosystem of startups and entrepreneurial minds in the region of Eindhoven. Some support however; is not logical but every company started as a small business and this is stage of the company that is still fresh in the mind of the founders. As everyone will agree it was hard, but perhaps this is the period of their company they most proud of. The period in which they have grown from just a concept to a well-functioning organization. A sense of pride about their own creation, meaning they want to share this experience with startup weekend participants and give a helping hand to those that dare to experience the world of startups.

This brings to light Eindhoven as an up and coming Startup city: The energy of these new startups brings new energy that is only ever released by labeling one’s self an entrepreneur. The participants at the weekend are so diverse: from ambitious students and experienced entrepreneurs to inquisitive engineers & designers. With this diversity comes many mindsets and views on the world, thus the ideas will just as diverse if not more so! But all will be looking at one another for inspiration or simply to each other to find their hidden passion to advance an world changing idea!

Be part of Startup-city Eindhoven!

Startup Weekend Eindhoven will take place on 28-30 November 2014 at the High Tech Campus. There are a limited number of tickets available, including food, drinks, presentations and a few surprises. Still in doubt? Please contact Victoria (06 – 29837940), Peter (06 – 24592805), Maikel (06 – 11565352) or Noud (06 – 41822267).

Dit persbericht is ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands.








Local startup Razorjam sponsors Startup Weekend Sheffield

We’re super pleased and excited to announce that Friday night pizza and beers is being sponsored by local startup, Razorjam. Startup Weekend couldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the support of the startup and tech communities in Sheffield. Hope you’ll be joining us for a beer! 

Now, here’s a message from our sponsor…

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Razor Jam has been operating for just under a year, so we’re walking the start-up walk. We’re in the business of solving problems with ingenious technology. Our aim is to make the tech work so well that you’ll hardly notice it’s there.
We’re big supporters of Startup Weekend because:
  • We love working with startups, helping them use tech to bring their ideas to life
  • We want Sheffield to be the next hot spot for technology businesses – a strong start-up culture has a big role to play in making that happen
  • We’re always on the look-out for talented, ambitious people with serious skills and a go-for-it attitude
We hope you have a fantastic weekend and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with!







The Power of Community – Part 1

If “great people stand on the shoulders of giants,” then epic events are created with the support of great communities. Startup Weekend Vancouver 2014 has received some of the warmest and most enthusiastic assistance from its community sponsors, keen to make this a weekend to remember. These community sponsors have pledged financial support and/or discounts for the products and services they provide. We are grateful for the support and generosity they have shown us. In turn, we would like to give a shout out to some of our community sponsors and let them know Startup Weekend 2014 would not be the same without them.

Art Institute Vancouver

The Art Institute of Vancouver

The Art Institute of Vancouver is a post-secondary education institution offering learner centered, career focused programs in the applied arts to a diverse and engaged student body. We seek to create a stimulating learning environment where committed and talented students, led by dedicated faculty, can develop their creativity and acquire the skills and acknowledge to pursue careers in their fields of study and support personal and professional growth.

Unbounce

Unbounce

Founded in 2009 by, Unbounce is web-based software as a service (Saas) that gives marketers and the power to manage company campaigns and startup teams to validate ideas without IT. Unbounce’s template library enables users to build click through, lead generation, sales letter and video landing pages for A/B testing in minutes.

Clio

Clio

Clio is a comprehensive cloud-based practice management, time & billing and client collaboration platform specifically designed for small and mid-sized law firms. Founded in 2008 by Jack and Rian, two best friends since elementary school, Clio has grown from 3 person operation to over 90 strong with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Dublin Ireland. Clio attributes their success to risk taking, collaboration and innovation.

Paysavvy

PaySavvy

Based out of Vancouver’s startup hub Gastown, PaySavvy is a national human capital management software provider that offers cloud-based payroll, human resource, and time and labour management software. PaySavvy’s advanced and intuitive platform allows clients to accomplish the most in the least amount of time. The company prides itself on offering competitive, predictable, all-inclusive pricing, and unparalleled access to exceptional customer service inspired by its mantra: People first.

myBestHelper

myBestHelper

Champion of the 2011 Startup Weekend Vancouver, myBestHelper matches families with most suitable sitters and nannies. myBestHelper differentiates itself from  Care.com and UrbanSitter by combining social circles and AirBnB-like reputation system (to help build trust) with eHarmony-like matching system (to increase fit between personalities and values) to save families and caregivers time and effort! This year myBestHelper helper will also be providing participants onsite child care or services in their home at a discount.