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Are you considering to participate in Startup Weekend Oresund, but have some doubts about it? Would you like to find out more about the organizing team? Then read further and meet the people who make this event possible for you!

Start-up Weekend Oresund is 100% led by volunteers with different backgrounds, experiences and nationalities. We all came from different countries like: Slovakia, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark. Some of us are students with big dreams for the future, some are on their midway in the career ladder. But despite this fact, we all have one ambition – to make this Start-up Weekend Oresund event the best ever, not only by having our own responsibilities and investing our time, but also cooperating, reaching the important decisions together and having lots of fun!

Our objective is to help people lead fulfilling lives and create value for the society by providing an opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs. We provide you with all the things you need to turn your idea into reality, or simply learn new skills and meet creative people.

And why do we do this? Since we are a group of motivated and ambitious people, we want to bring a value to the society, show the world what we can do and apply our different knowledge and skills in the real life. Doing this together, we also learn from each other and get experience which usually students cannot learn in their educational institutions.

Now let’s get a closer look to each of us:

Rune Gregers Meyer – lead-organizer of Start-up Weekend Oresund, founder of BusinessInnovator.org and lecturer in Entrepreneurship at CPHBusiness, is M.Sc. (econ) from University of Copenhagen, interdisciplinary degree in Communication from Danish Technology University, Master class in Business Innovation from the Kaospilot (Aarhus) and Master class in Psychology from Probana. Furthermore Rune is mentoring upcoming leaders in DJØF.

Mai-Britt Jønsson – a mother of 2 gorgeous girls at 1 and 11 years. Full-time student at Copenhagen Business Academy, 6 years of experience in Retail and store Management. Love life and positive thinking.

Paula Coslugeanu – Student in Marketing Management, Bachelor degree in Romanian and English Language and Literature. Loves studying and working in international environments (worked in Romania, USA and Denmark in retail and in the service industry). Passionate about business, culture, psychology and philosophy. Loves to get involved in long and engaging conversations and (especially) debates in any of the above subjects.

Mihail Stan – Currently studying at Copenhagen Business Academy in Marketing Management, Bachelor degree in Language and Literature with a final thesis within the Advertising field. Powerful international experience due to working and studying abroad (USA, Denmark, Romania). Experienced within the retail and service industry with strong interests in the Psychology of Advertising.

Nele Plutus – currently studying Marketing Management in Copenhagen Business Academy, Bachelor degree in Cultural Theory. Nele has gained international experience by working, travelling and studying in different countries (Estonia, Australia, Germany and Denmark). She has work experience in event organizing, customer service, sales and tourism. If she happens to find some free time then she will most likely spend some quality time with her friends, read books, visit cultural events, watch good movies or investigate astrological birth charts.

Ruta Verbovaite – a full-time student in Copenhagen Business Academy, AP degree Marketing Management. Passionate about doing a voluntary work (Snowball organization – taking a team leader’s role, also active member in local youth organisation, striving to involve more young people into social activities in order avoid drug using, Eurovision Song Contest 2014 – taking responsibility for a security matters and customer service). Also enjoy having a chance to meet new people, getting out of the comfort zone and experiencing something totally new.

Edvinas Narbutas – 3 Semester Multimedia Designer and 2 Semester Computer Scientists. Skills in PHP, HTML, SQL JavaScript languages. Software tools – Adobe Creative suite, MySQL workbench. Personal preference: Hyperactive, open, straight forward, smart, funny, could be your best friend or the most annoying person you ever meet.

Jakub Tichy – organizer of Startup Weekend Oresund. Responsible, creative, and flexible student of Marketing Management at CPH Business, who can play piano and enjoy music. Love Rock N’ Roll and Innovation. Jakub would like to finish the school and explore the world.

Eduard Atanasescu – currently studying ”Human Rights” at Malmo University. Ever since gymnasium Eduard have had a strong commitment to social justice and in this sense have been actively involved in diverse volunteering activities. He have worked with institutionalized children, Roma people and other under-privileged categories of people, through diverse projects and campaigns.

Cindy Schmidt – A member of the crew at m/f Tycho Brahe for ten years now, and Cindy loves it there! Before she studied pedagogy at Malmö Högskola and History at Lund University. In the spare time she enjoy spending time with her 3-years old son and her man. As a hobby, Cindy and her husband run a second hand “loppis” shop in Småland.

Linda Andersson Hulthèn – a manager at the Scandlines Ferry, m/f Tycho Brahe, with the catering (food and beverage) department her my main area of responsibility. Linda got a great experience of the life and job at sea, working at ships and ferries for many years at many different routes, WORLD WIDE. She is very passionate and driven about her job, and some might say Linda is a bit of a workaholic. “But still the best time of life is to spend quality time with my teenage son and husband, and of course enjoy an occasional glass of Italian Wine!” – says Linda.


Isn’t that awesome? We have an extremely diverse team, which is working hard for you! Do not miss an opportunity to meet us, also other creative people and who knows, it might be you who will become an entrepreneur! And every participant has an opportunity to get an invaluable experience and meet people who might become their good friends or business partners. It is a great start for working and getting feedback on your idea and an incentive to continue developing your idea after the event.

So come on board on 24th October to the Elsinore or Helsingborg harbour and dare to accept this challenge (remember to buy a ticket before: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oresund-startup-weekend-1014-tickets-10852521183).

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No talk, all action – we do things instead of just talk about the things we want to do!

Startup Weekend Oresund
October 24th, 2014


Ruta Vervovaite