Startup Weekend Brno #3-Warm up

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The second Startup Europe Week (6th- 10th February) happened in 100 cities, all over Europe. As, in 2016, KoPlac was SEW17 co-organiser and held its own event in Brno, Czech Republic for the initiative last week. We organized a Warm up for upcoming StartupWeekend Brno#3.

During the SEW event we hosted a representative of the City of Brno, Mr. Jaroslav Kacer, who presented Brno Smart City concepts for young entrepreneurs and startups. StartupWeekend is a 54-hours event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies and work on them to present a business model and a Minimum Viable Product at the final event .

Startup Europe Week (SEW) is an initiative which aims to support entrepreneurs and startups at a local and regional level. The initiative is run by a small international team, and has the support of the European Commission.
Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups. From helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks, European regions are key players. For this reason, Startup Europe Week events focus on showing entrepreneurs the support available to them in their local cities and regions.

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SEW in Brno, Czech Republic
SEW was launched in Brussels, on 6th February, at the Microsoft Innovation Center. The launch saw many interesting speakers talk about helping startups in Europe on a local and regional level, including: Vice-President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip and Head of Startup Europe, Isidro Laso; and Founder of SEW, Igor Tasic.
In Brno, we organized a SEW event on 8/2/2017 with the following agenda:
Startup Weekend Brno#3 Warm up agenda
• SMART CITY BRNO for startups and Entrepreneurs presented by Mr. Jaroslav Kacer
• StartupWeekend can change your lives – discussion with Zdeněk Höfler, via SKYPE from London
• StartupWeekend Invitation – a wrap-up of what can you expect when you attend a SW (not only in Brno)
• Networking and unformal talks with
Overall, the #SEW17 hashtag achieved over 2 million impressions during the week. It was a brilliant week which saw some excellent events and we are already ready for #SEW18!

Local SEW co-organiser: KoPlac, info@koplac.cz
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