Startup Weekend Bali, June 24-26th, 2016

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No Talk, All Action. Launch Your Social Innovation Startup … in Paradise … within 54 hours!

Startup Weekend Bali is back on June 24-26!
Organised by Hubud, in partnership with Kopernik, this time around, it’s going to be all about social impact and innovation. If you have startup ideas relating to social entrepreneurship, tech for good, social impact and sustainable solutions … then this one’s for you. Let’s catalyse change with action!
Join us and we’ll help you launch your social innovation startups in 54 hours. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends gives you the perfect environment to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, creating business model development, and basic prototype creation. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2015. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!





Friday June 24th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in
7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants
7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch
9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches
9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas
10:00 pm
Begin Work
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

Saturday June 25th

Sunday June 26th


Ewa Wojkowska
Co-Founder and COO of Kopernik

Ewa Wojkowska is the Co-Founder and COO of Kopernik, a non-profit organisation that distributes low-cost technologies to recipients in less-developed countries. The organisation was born from Ewa’s desire to more effectively address development issues.
Prior to co-founding Kopernik, she worked for the United Nations and the World Bank in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Thailand and New York, focusing on the empowerment of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. She has extensive experience in human rights and justice, and founded the United Nations Development Programme access to justice program in Indonesia. Ewa also founded Centro Feto, a women’s empowerment organisation in Oecusse, Timor-Leste.
Ewa has been recognised as an Ashoka Fellow, an Asia 21 Young Leader, Rutgers University’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and as one of Advance’s 50 emerging women leaders. Ewa studied Asian studies and politics and public policy. Kopernik’s name honours Ewa’s Polish background and the great Polish scientist Nicolaus Copernicus, who revolutionised conventional thought. Ewa also sits on Kopernik’s board of directors.

Mike Dannheim
Co-Founder of 1Apeiron

Mike helped lead the international expansion of Groupon throughout the Middle East and Asia. Prior to that, he built FreeLunched, a social advertising platform in Miami.
Currently Mike is dedicated to the development of Sensie, an application that detects the response of the body to different stimulus, known as an intuition trainer. Mike also leads Consciousness Hacking in Miami Beach and is involved in the startup community, offering advisory and business development services to tech companies.

Paul Spence
Co-founder of Iwantmyname

Paul is an experienced Startup Weekend mentor/judge, and one half of a dynamic duo that provide leadership of iwantmyname, an internationally recognised domain name registration company. He has lived the startup life, and has been active in supporting others to do the same.
Originally from Taranaki, he is the NZ Curator @StartupDigest, a keen aviator and Startup Weekend Organiser in his own right!


Andy Budd
User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft

User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft, Andy is a best selling tech author, curates the dConstruct and UX London conferences and helped set-up The Brighton Digital Festival. Andy created Silverback, a low cost usability testing application for the Mac, and co-founded Fontdeck, a web typography start-up.
Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like SXSW, An Event Apart and The Next Web. Never happier than when he’s diving some remote tropical atoll, Andy is a qualified PADI dive instructor.

Blair Jones
Founder of Offshore Accounting & Finance

Blair is the founder of an international recruitment company Offshore Accounting & Finance, and is launching a new service that will strip back the financial complexity location independent entrepreneurs encounter. With a background in international finance as a Chartered Accountant, he has a passion for supporting entrepreneurs to fulfil their potential around the world.
Blair is currently a mentor to entrepreneurs across East Africa with Grow Movement, utilising technology to provide constant support and advice. While living in Tanzania, he worked with the social enterprise Equity for Africa(EFA), a World Bank backed pilot program designed to close a financial gap in the market for SMEs above micro-finance, the ‘missing middle’. EFA supports Entrepreneurs with access to finance and skills to support the establishment and growth of their ventures, in order to create sustainable employment in East Africa.
Blair was a member of the successful Bitcoin for WiFi team at Startup Weekend Bali 2015.

Diana Moret
CEO and Founder of Pandorahub

Diana Moret is a social entrepreneur and human-centred designer.
She is the CEO and Founder of Pandorahub, a rural revival and resettlement movement addressed to startups, digital nomads, makers and career-shifters mixing modern and traditional worlds such as entrepreneurship, workation, rural co-working, permaculture, co-living, crowdfunding and healthy living.

Ian Collingwood
COO & Program Director at Startupbootcamp Barcelona IoT & Data

Ian Collingwood teaches companies, teams, individuals and organisations how to think, act and learn like startups.
He is the COO & Program Director at Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data. He has coached founders at all of Europe’s finest accelerators: Seedcamp, Techstars, Startupbootcamp, Wayra and Rockstart.

Kai Paul
Vice President of Indosole

Kai Paul is the Vice President of Indosole, a product that conceived a unique and innovative way to combine style and the growing problem of disused tyres from the estimated two million motorbikes on Bali’s road. They are currently converting tires into soles for footwear and looking into tires further as a potential resource in various ways.
Kai is passionate about producing responsibly made products.

Maitri Fischer
Founder and CTO at PT Mantra Bali

Maitri grew up in Bali from the age of 1. After completing high school, he obtained his BSc. in Geosciences and Astrophysics in Germany and his MSc. in Environmental Hydrology in the Netherlands.
Being passionate about the environment and business, Maitri came back to Bali to start Eco Mantra with Sean Nino Lotze, a consulting company in the field of energy, water and waste. The company works closely with large resorts in Bali and develops data driven saving strategies that help save costs and benefit the environment all the while building a database of consumption and waste of the tourism industry.
Maitri is passionate about making a difference in Bali and believes that the island needs innovators and a strong youth movement to push for much needed change.

Melissa Loh
Founding Partner of Good Startups

Mel leads and supports startups and established organizations that aim for triple bottom line impact – people, planet, profits. She believes business can be one of the fastest vehicles for positive change in the world and helps leaders and their teams get organized with impact-oriented strategies and systems that allow their ideas and initiatives to flourish.
Her multicultural upbringing bridges resources between the US and Asia Pacific. As a partner in Alam Santi, Mel was deeply involved in establishing Indonesia’s first ever eco neighborhood community, Taman Petanu. She is also a founding partner of Good Startups, a San Francisco Bay Area organization that is currently signing up some of the world’s top startups and venture capital firms to its programs that help entrepreneurs scale themselves by enhancing their skills in emotional intelligence and mindful leadership.

Olivier Pouillon
Founder of Bali Recycling and Gringgo

With more than 19 years of experience in the environmental field, including a job in solid waste management in Indonesia, American-born, long-term Bali resident Olivier lives and breathes waste. Believing “proper waste management is essential to our ecosystems health, economy and future”, he established the pioneering Peduli Bali (The Bali Recycling Company) in Ubud in 2010 – Bali’s first fully licensed waste recycling facility. Of its “zero waste” philosophy, Olivier says: “There’s no such thing as waste, everything is a potential resource!”.
Olivier was the founder of Gringgo (formerly known as Cash for Trash), the winner Startup Weekend Bali 2014.

Philip Bliss
Founder of the Bliss Voicebox

Philip is is the Founder of The Bliss Voicebox. He works with individuals who feel that their voice lets them down; whether in meetings, one to one situations, during pitches or in presentations. He also trains non-native speakers to improve the clarity of their spoken English.

In addition to clients such as BP, Westminster Think-Tanks and NHS Trusts, he has also been training individuals and groups at Grant Thornton for the last eight years. He is also on the Coaching Panel for CMS Cameron McKenna.


The Startup Weekend Bali: Social Innovation team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

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