Hackathon

One weekend to create your startup.

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    02-03-04 DECEMBER 2016

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Concept

A hackathon, is basically a marathon of one weekend where want-to-be-entrepreneurs with different backgrounds (business, design, technical) meet and part-up around a change-making ideas. They have till Sunday to validate the customer traction, make their business model viable and build a working prototype. At the end, each team have to present their start-up concept in front of a jury.

Thematic

The thematic of our hackathon is directly related to the sharing transition we try to embrace. It goes over collaborative and circular economy, digitization and automation, internet of things and connected devices. To learn more about the third industrial revolution, join our facebook group, look at our blog or attend the next session of our academy.

Practicalities

Our next hackathon will start on Friday 02 nd of December (6pm) and ends on Sunday 04 th of December (10pm). It takes place in our co-working space Silversquare, located at 523 Louise avenue.
Further information about the pre-launch and post-launch evening will be communicated later.


  • Friday November 25th

    06.30 pm
    Welcome at BOCO
    07.00 pm
    Introduction pitch of Sharify
    07.15 pm
    Practicalities
    08.00 pm
    Demo supportive tools for the participant
    08.30 pm
    Testimonials
    09.00 pm
    Networking drink
  • Friday December 02nd

    06:00 pm
    Registration – Enter via BOCO restaurant & get your Welcome Pack!
    06:15 pm
    Apero & Networking – Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants
    07:00 pm
    Welcome & Speakers
    Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

    08:00 pm
    Pitches Start
    08:45 pm
    Dinner & Voting
    Get food and vote for the top pitches
    09:30 pm
    Form Teams
    Ice Breaker & Team Building facilitated by Super Heroes
    10:30 pm
    Begin Work
    Discuss ideas, dispatch tasks and design roadmap, with the help of your Super Hero
    You may stay and work until 2:00 am
  • Saturday December 03rd

    09:00 am
    Breakfast
    Arrive, breakfast & coffee
    09:30 am
    Begin Work
    Coaches will pass along between 10:00 am and 08 pm to guide you and challenge your ideas
    12:00 pm
    Lunch
    01:00 pm
    Start working again
    Coaching sessions and workshops will help you to move forward
    7:00 pm
    Dinner
    8:00 pm
    Back to work
    You may stay and work until 2:00 am
  • Sunday December 04th

    09:00 am
    Some more hard work and breakfast
    12:00 pm
    Lunch
    01:00 pm
    Working, yet again
    03:00 pm
    Technical presentations
    Each team can rehearse his presentation
    04:00 pm
    Hand in your presentations
    05:00 pm
    Final Presentations
    07:15 pm
    Judging & Awards
    08:30 pm
    Reception Walking Dinner & Networking
    11:00 pm
    Get some rest!
  • Thursday December 08th – Public pitch – Rewards attribution – Live funding

    06:00 pm
    Registration
    Entrance at IHECS welcome desk
    06:15 pm
    Opening speech by Sharify
    06.45 pm
    Guest speakers
    19.30 pm
    Starter Pitch & live funding
    08:30 pm
    Close-up & Drink

Rewards

At the end of the hackathon, each team will be judged by some experts and receive, depending on their position, a certain amount of credits. This virtual money will be created by Sharify and can be used, as some redeem points, to order the different rewards. According to their specific needs, entrepreneurs will be invited to select the most appropriate service among :

Legal check-ups
IP protection
Financial coaching
Subsides application
Technical support
Business bootcamp
Brainstorming sessions
Marketing visibility
Networking groups
Coworking space

Pretty much all the ingredients for a successful launch!

Jury

A panel of experimented entrepreneurs & investors

  • Julie Foulon - Girleek & Molengeek

    Julie Foulon - Girleek & Molengeek

    Julie Foulon is a specialist in Tech community creations and managements. She founded Girleek , a platform made for girls in Tech. She is also the co-founder of Molengeek , a nest of ideas organized into a coworking place, soon to be a coding school in the North district of Brussels.
  • Baudouin De Troostembergh - Startup Factory

    Baudouin De Troostembergh - Startup Factory

    Passionate entrepreneur, my drive is to build startups from scratch. In a world where everything changes I believe in people and real collaboration. With this values, I built Startup Factory, a place where people co-create their own job.
  • Filip Van Mullem - Hu-bu

    Filip Van Mullem - Hu-bu

    Filip graduated from the ULB in 1984 and got his Solvay Business School MBA in 1989. Speaking five languages, Filip spent his 12 first years at D’Ieteren, Avis Lease Europe and General Electric.

    In 1996 he co-founded Fleet Logistics International, a consulting and management company active in the automotive leasing industry, now present in 14 European countries and managing 185.000 vehicles.

    In 2009, after 25 years in the business world, Filip decided it was time to “give back” by founding Hu-Bu, stimulating employee volunteering (people focus) and furniture recycling (planet focus). The results of the first 5 years show promising developments with already 6.000 volunteers and 10.000 furniture items having transitioned from the business world to the non-profit world.

  • Axel Kuborn- Silversquare

    Axel Kuborn- Silversquare

    Axel is one of the founders of Silversquare and has managed the group since its creation in 2007.

    Before setting up Silversquare, Axel was General Manager at Cetexco, a garment factory of 350 employees, and General Manager of the Menswear department at Group Mizrahi Textile.

    Axel holds a BA from Vesalius College (VUB) and a Master in Business Administration from the Solvay Business School (2003).

  • Thibaut Martens - Subsiconseils

    Thibaut Martens - Subsiconseils

    I am Associate Partner at Subsiconseils. We support SMEs in Brussels in identifying and obtaining most appropriate subsidies for their projects. We are first entrepreneurs, driven by passion, human and ethics.

    We created Boostreia, a company supporting projects in their structuring and financing phase. Boostreia invested in its 2 first projects in 2016, others to come.

  • Julie Foulon - Girleek & Molengeek
  • Baudouin De Troostembergh - Startup Factory
  • Filip Van Mullem - Hu-bu
  • Axel Kuborn- Silversquare
  • Thibaut Martens - Subsiconseils

Coaches

The best mentors to challenge you

  • Marie Laenen - Marketing

    Marie Laenen - Marketing

    I am a lean content marketer working with companies on their content marketing strategy and digital communication. I have had the opportunity to work with great minds and leaders. I have co-launched a content marketing service for companies, and Startup Generation, a column dedicated to young entrepreneurs. I have been deeply involved in NGOs Startup Digest and Startup Weekend, leading teams of volunteer event organizers in Brussels. I now run Lean Avenue, a project aiming to help startups stay lean in their content production.
  • Hans van Gent - Marketing

    Hans van Gent - Marketing

    Marketing is running through the veins of Hans, always hustling to get the most out of life and out of business. He works in advertising as Client Service Director Digital at Havas WorldWide Brussels. And he recently launched Inbound Rocket as a way for struggling startups and small/medium enterprises to generate more leads through their (WordPress) website. In his work, he’s always pushing the envelope of technology, digital media and looking for new creative ways to solve “problems” for his clients.

    In the past, he worked successfully on various campaigns and online platforms for some of the big brands of Unilever, Nestlé, Amnesty International, the European Parliament, the European Commission and others. Next to his work in advertising, he teaches (early stage) startups about customer development and applying lean startup mechanics all the way from the first idea, the eventual launch and the marketing that comes in all steps of a business.

    He mentors and helps to organise at StartupBus, the Startup Foundation Experience, and Startup Weekend. Next to that he teaches early stage startups about customer development and applying lean startup mechanics not just in the launch and building of their product but also in marketing and other areas. He can be found coaching and organising at events like the StartupBus, Startup Foundation Experience (Previous Evolv) and other places where his expertise is needed.

  • Sebastien Scoumanne - Technical

    Sebastien Scoumanne - Technical

    Young web entrepreneur, passionate about new technologies, finance and entrepreneurship.

    Product manager and responsible for research and development at Operations Manager(ListMinut.be / MyCoolCompany.be / agrecorner.be)

    15 years of experience in building web applications. He has developed dozens of websites for individuals and SMEs.

    Won the ING Start Academy twice in a row, as CTO of two different projects

  • Kevin - Technical

    Kevin - Technical

    Kevin Françoisse is CEO of Sagacify, an artificial intelligence company. Through Sagacify, Kevin has become an expert in data science and software development applied to the industry. Sagacify’s vision is to automate the knowledge work. With our team of experienced software developers and data scientists, we delivers smart software agents that automate and optimise human tasks, reducing costs and boosting competitivity.
  • Matthieu - Content & Communication

    Matthieu - Content & Communication

    Matthieu Lietaert is a typical ‘slasher’, full of good vibes.

    He is the author of “Homo Cooperans 2.0” (2016) about the collaborative economy as well as a certified “Business Model You” career transition coach.

    He also teaches Multimedia Storytelling at the IE Business School in Madrid, holds a PhD in political sciences from the European University Institute and is the director of “The Brussels Business“, a movie about corporate lobbying (ARTE, RTBF 2013).

    Matthieu is also the owner of Not So Crazy! Productions, a company specialised in data-vizualization, infographics and video animations.

  • Vincent Truyens - Circular economy

    Vincent Truyens - Circular economy

    Vincent Truyens is a happy entrepreneur who is focusing his energy on building bridges between economy and ecology.   As consultant and trainer, his goal is to inspire and support people who want to create positive and sustainable societal value through their business.

    He helps SME’s to design sustainable business models, strategies and practical projects.  Vincent is a believing and committed Circular Economy supporter and develop innovating solutions to prevent valuable materials to be incorrectly disposed. As Corporate Social Responsibility Lecturer @ Louvain School of Management and entrepreneurship mentor @ Student Start Lab, this is the way of doing business that he is teaching to the students.  As volunteer, he is involved in various local co-op, social businesses and NGO in the area of sustainable development.

  • Vincent – The consult’entrepreneur

    Vincent – The consult’entrepreneur

    Convinced about the real benefits coming from sustainable entrepreneurs, Vincent support the ideas and projects aiming positive value creation in our society. With nearly 15 years of experience in SME, Vincent brings his motivation to implement business models based on circular economy.
  • Jelle Carcan - Operations Manager

    Jelle Carcan - Operations Manager

    Jelle Carcan is an Operations Manager for Uber Belgium helping to scale the business as fast and as lean as possible from a drivers perspective. Before that he spent 4 years at McKinsey as a consultant advising companies across Europe in (financial) services and healthcare industries, both on operational as strategic topics. He holds a Masters degree in Business Engineering from KULeuven (2009) and an MBA from INSEAD (2013).

  • Jeremy - UX & UI

    Jeremy - UX & UI

    Jeremy Thomas graduated from the College of Advertising & Design back in 2010. Starting as a Graphic & Web Designer, he became step by step an Experience Design Lead with the essential obsession to keep the customer in a centric position. His goal is to transform a business need and idea into a final product or service, thanks to creativity, innovation, strategy, design and technology. From sketches to innovative concepts, he collaboratively strives his best to support the customer to the final delivery and beyond.
  • Mathieu - Finance & legal

    Mathieu - Finance & legal

    Working on his third venture, Mathieu is an entrepreneur to the bone and has gained experience in various fields, from sales and marketing to finance. Now he is CFO, in charge of legal and public affairs at Menu Next Door, where his challenge is to successfully introduce a disruptive startup to the strictly regulated food retail sector.
  • Alexiane Wyns - Legal

    Alexiane Wyns - Legal

    Alexiane Wyns is registered as lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 2011. She acquired a large experience in company law and commercial law as she worked for international law firms for several years. Alexiane also worked in China and she recently set up her own law firm in Brussels. She advises foreign companies for their investments in Belgium, as well as start-ups and SMEs.
  • Eric LE BELLOUR - Intellectual property

    Eric LE BELLOUR - Intellectual property

    Eric LE BELLOUR, founding partner of WIPLAW, has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law. He offers high-value counseling and a strategic approach to various clients, ranging from startups to multinationals, like L’Oréal, Omega Pharma or Total.
  • Rosanna - Technical

    Rosanna - Technical

    Rosanna is an independent innovation, technology and curriculum expert, and is Cofounder and Digital Literacy Lead at the Digital Leadership Institute (DLII.org), a Brussels-based, international NGO whose mission is to bridge the gender gap and digital divide worldwide. She is an Architectural Engineer by training and holds a Masters Degree in Building Physics from Kyoto University in Japan. She is a certified MIT Master Trainer in Educational Mobile Computing and EU Code Week Ambassador, and has led webinars and workshops for Entrepreneurs on the Design Thinking Methodology.
  • Marie Laenen - Marketing
  • Hans van Gent - Marketing
  • Sebastien Scoumanne - Technical
  • Kevin - Technical
  • Matthieu - Content & Communication
  • Vincent Truyens - Circular economy
  • Vincent – The consult’entrepreneur
  • Jelle Carcan - Operations Manager
  • Jeremy - UX & UI
  • Mathieu - Finance & legal
  • Alexiane Wyns - Legal
  • Eric LE BELLOUR - Intellectual property
  • Rosanna - Technical

Testimonials

  • Jessica Derous

    Jessica Derous

    It’s great to have a support network of like-minded people who are familiar with the start-up journey. Sharify has helped me to understand the current development stage of my start-up and the actions needed to get to the next stage
  • Frederic Szikora

    Frederic Szikora

    The Start Up Weekend around Sharing and Circular Economy with Sharify was simply a fantastic event. It has helped us accelerate our business from just an idea to a working prototype in only 54 hours. The people we met, the energy we shared all together and the knowledge we gained was amazing. This is definitely a weekend to experience in your life!
  • Candice Dubois

    Candice Dubois

    Joining Sharify after the start up weekend was the right step for me. The synergy and the collaborative work both help me to boost my BuddyGuard project. Work in progress!
  • Jessica Derous
  • Frederic Szikora
  • Candice Dubois