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What is Startup Weekend Bratislava?

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour long marathon which aims to transform your business ideas into ambitious startups with help from successful entrepreneurs. We are part of the largest world-wide community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1000 past events in more than 500 cities around the world.

The idea alone has no value. The team is the most important part. That’s why we gather developers, designers, marketers and business people to drive innovation in Slovakia.

Check out our blog for more information and reports from past events. And start getting ready ;)

Why attend Startup Weekend?

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top ones:

Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.

Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Join a global community:
Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.

Become our next success story and join the family:

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Nov 20
  • Registration Starts
  • Networking & Dinner
  • Welcome & Intro
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start working on ideas. You may stay and work until morning


Nov 21
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for working
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work until morning


Nov 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Start prepping for presentations
  • Tech check
  • Judging & awards
  • Dinner and after party
Community Partners
Product Partners
Media Partners

Michael Schuster

Partner @ Speedinvest   |   LinkedIn

Broad experience in the IT industry, riding the startup rollercoaster on a daily basis. From starting the first commercial bloghoster in Europe, over to semantic technologies for collaboration, media companies and social media monitoring.

With background in Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration he is able to get the product ready for prime time, address customers early in the life cycle and help build a team with the necessary skills.

Michaela Jacova

Investment Manager @ Neulogy Ventures   |   LinkedIn

Michaela has previously worked as technology transfer specialist and business consultant at Neulogy in Bratislava and Isis Innovation in Oxford, UK. She has advised early-stage technology companies on business planning and strategy and is the Director of StartupAwards.SK. Michaela has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and completed her Master’s degree at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Branislav Styk

Head of Product Management @ ESET   |   LinkedIn

Building and leading teams of product managers, designers, project managers and competitive specialists who focus on product strategy and design new products.

Viktor Mikulasek

CEO @ Launcher   |   LinkedIn

Viktor is CEO at Launcher, a slovak start-up and innovation studio managing the portfolio of new high potential companies and people with great ideas. Viktor''s got 10+ years of significant IT and business experience in IT. Prior to working at Launcher, Viktor worked as a Director of Project Management Division at one of the major IT system integration companies in Slovakia where he was responsible for managing several major IT project for many local and international customers


Katarína Klinková

Chief Sales Officer & Co-founder @ Staffino   |   LinkedIn

Alumni of Czech Wayra Accelerator. Winner of Startup Awards.

Passionate about startups, sales and distribution strategy, marketing, market validation, building world-class product.

Vlado Vaculík

Founder @ Connect coworking   |   LinkedIn

Vlado already had some business successes and fails. His goal is to share his experience with startups residing in Connect.

Jozef Šovcík

Entrepreneur, Technology Enthusiast, Investor   |   LinkedIn

Technology enthusiast with strong entrepreneurial background always keen on creating new products.

Former co-founder & CEO of Visicom responsible for establishing and defining Visicom as a global company. Acquired in 2014.

Passionate book reader and an avid scuba-diver.

Matej Benuška

Marketing Manager @Uber Slovakia   |   LinkedIn

Marketing and production professional. After many years in the entertainment industry and design, I switched to tech companies, where I found myself at home. Focused on operations, customer experience and building community.

Simona Bubánová

Owner @ Creative department   |   LinkedIn

Expert in marketing, communication, digital advertising, online marketing and new media.

Michal Maxián

Founder @ BatSuite   |   LinkedIn

He has brought StartupWeekend all over Slovakia and started education program ITexperience on high schools and universities. Founder of BatSuite.

Roman Russev

Audience Evangelism Manager @ Microsoft   |   LinkedIn

Ivan Dvoran

Managing Director & Co-founder @ THIS IS LOCCO and Staffino   |   LinkedIn

Art director and analyst in one person. He likes shirts, MS Windows and sleeps on his side.

Patrik Horny

Co-Founder @ Crowdberry   |   LinkedIn

Patrik's got long-term experience with management of multinational companies on executive level, strong in complex solution design and development of leadership. Successful track record in transformation of businesses, business and technology Innovation, Digital Strategies and cultural changes in Central Europe, with multi industry insight.

Patrik has lived and worked in number of various countries. He is well plugged-in in the business community in Czech republic and Slovakia. Patrik has strong knowledge of German and Austrian business environment and culture (20 years study, work, life). Prior to Crowdberry, Patrik was managing director of Capgemini Czech republic, Partner in PwC and is now co-founder of

Roman Lisican

General Manager @ Transcat PLM GmbH   |   LinkedIn

Roman Lisican is experienced business developer and manager thinking on global scale. He is interested in innovative methods and gives big importance to personal development of his team.

Samantha Russo
Michal Haruštiak
Miloš Blaško
Jozef Tvaroška
Katarína Dikošová
Zuzana Tvarošková
Michaela Szilvasova
Jozef Kopáč

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