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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.

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Nov 15
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Nov 16
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • 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


Nov 17
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Afterparty!

Ivan Debnár

Idea Creator & Executive Manager at The Spot SK   |   LinkedIn

Founder at, CTO at, Idea creator & executive manager at The Spot.

Ivan Štefunko

Co-founder and Chairman @ Neulogy   |   LinkedIn

A serial entrepreneur, angel investor but also involved in building venture capital industry in Slovakia. My core skills are general management, business development, strategic advisory and early-stage equity investment transactions.

Michal Truban

Founder & CEO @ Websupport   |   LinkedIn

Check out my advice on "How to win any startup competition"

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.


Milan Steskal

Co-founder @ Youcognize   |   LinkedIn

Also project manager and CEO at, Facebook specialist and Startup mentor

Michal Matys

Translata, EuroCoc, – co-founder, co-owner   |   LinkedIn

Startup mentor and serial entrepreneur

Peter Šimún

CEO and cofounder @ Seges & Synapso   |   LinkedIn

Organizer of Google technology user group =

Jaroslav Lupták

Head of Business Consulting @ Neulogy   |   LinkedIn

Also co-founder at Startup Awards.SK. I am passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. I love to work with startup companies solving real problems and founders who aspire to make a difference.

Michal Truban

Founder & CEO @ Websupport   |   LinkedIn

Entrepreneur and managedement with passion for business, internet, startups, scrum, marketing.

Jan Brašna

User Experience Consultant and Owner @ Alphanumeric   |   LinkedIn

Designer by soul, engineer by nature. Manager by academia, entrepreneur by trade. Ex-corporate consultant turned UX hotshot. From agency world of advertising to technology pool of innovation. Product manager. Design strategy, customer experience & service design FTW!

Michal Kacerik

Project Manager and Software Engineer   |   LinkedIn

With several years of IT experience as lead for multicultural teams and project manager with a sense for the whole software life cycle. Also organizer of Rails Girls Zilina, passionate mountaineer, travel-hacker and geek.

Juraj Duriš

Founder @ FINVIZ, Relbit, 42Angels, Mozgohouse   |   LinkedIn

Hate with passion

Pavol Nemeth

Technical Director & CIO @ Soitron   |   LinkedIn

An IT Pro who always tries to be lazy, so he searches for simpler ways. Loves asking questions and solving problems. With passion for team sports and adventure racing.

Michaela Jacová

Consultant @ Neulogy   |   LinkedIn

Co-founder at Startup Awards.SK. Energy nerd and startup cheerleader.

Simona Bubánová

Owner @ Creative department   |   LinkedIn

Expert in digital advertising, online marketing and new media.

Jozef Bardík

Consultant, entrepreneur and investor   |   LinkedIn

Private equity professional with experience in strategy consulting and entrepreneurial background. Experience with projects and deals in various industries and regions (mainly Western and Eastern Europe, Middle East).

Pavol Soviš

CEO and cofounder @, Head @   |   LinkedIn

Enterpreneur, developer, surfer.

Andrej Pancik

Co-founder of Prizeo   |   LinkedIn

Y-combinator alumni. Broad knowledge in tech, product development and UX.

Markus Rossler

Co-founder @ calmodo   |   LinkedIn

Developer and entrebraineur. Focussed on the whole picture.

Michal Maxian
Victoria Stoyanova
Michal Haruštiak
Veronika Podmaková
Juraj Danko
Zuzana Tvarošková
Jozef Tvaroška
Lujza Bubánová
Miloš Blaško
Jana Vlnková
Jozef Kopáč
Pavla Ujmiaková
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