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Danish Design Centre

HC Andersens Boulevard 27, Copenhagen V, Denmark

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

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 2014.

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.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

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!

Who should attend?

Come join us if you are a nurse, programmer, designer, developer, researcher, physiotherapist, doctor, student, engineer, work in a company, social og sundhedshjælper or entrepreneur.

You are part of a Startup Weekend dream team if you are curious about health solutions, business, developing, creating, innovating and networking.

It’s a great experience for everyone, but if you have a business idea, this is your chance to go ahead with it and form an awesome team! Alternatively if you are simply passionate about becoming an entrepreneur, but have no idea, you can come and join someone’s else team! It’s all about the start-up spirit!

Why should you attend a SW event?

There are dozens of reasons – but here is the top 8

1. Expand your network

2. Gain insight into competences different from your own

3. Enjoy good food for a whole weekend – for next to no money

4. Find out what it takes to get from idea to action to results in 54 hours

5. Get advice from mentors from established businesses

6. Find future partners – and with some luck – the idea you will be partners on.

7. Be seen by potential customers and investors

8. Have great fun

Why Startup Weekend Health?

This Startup Weekend puts the spotlight on Health because it offers both huge challenges in our society as well as great business potentials. Our goal is to bring together the healthcare community, designers, IT-profiles and entrepreneurs to facilitate the formation of new ideas. We all face challenges such as the aging society in Denmark and hospitals running out of capacity. We wish to bring in new technologies which have potential of improving the Danish healthcare system and draw attention to the new areas of tele-healthcare and general health-empowerment.

We aim to engage public and private companies and organizations which are involved in healthcare system, as well as inventors of technologies, software developers, designers and students with interests in Healthcare and E-health. They participate as mentors, judges, in the organizer team and as participants.

So, if you know how you would like to improve the current Danish healthcare system, come to Copenhagen Startup Weekend Health register now and let us look into your ideas together.



Nov 1
  • Registration Starts
  • Get to know everything about the concept of the weekend, Alistair Shepherd
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Official welcome by Alistair Shepherd
  • Speaker: Sune Alstrup Johansen, Co-founder & CEO, The Eye Tribe
  • 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. Step up your idea process: Walt-ification
  • Finished for the day – but you can work on.
  • Danish Design Centre closing


Nov 2
  • Danish Design Centre opens their door
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Coaches arrive for Lunch, Briefing and Networking
  • Presentation of coaches. Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams. They are here to help!
  • Coach progamme ends.
  • Step-out-activity
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
  • Danish Design Centre closing


Nov 3
  • Danish Design Centre opens
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Mentors for pitch training arrive for Lunch
  • Pitch training (Alistair Shepherd, Zenia Francker and Venture Cup)
  • Dinner
  • Speaker: Imran Rashid, GP, Owner at Kastrup General Practice, IT-entrepreneur
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup & Networking!
  • Go home!
Main Sponsors

Sune Alstrup Johansen

Co-founder & CEO, The Eye Tribe   |   LinkedIn

The Eye Tribe (originally "Senseye") "originated at Startup Weekend Mobile in Copenhagen in June 2011, and is aimed to make mobile technology more fluid and easy by incorporating the natural functions of our eyes.

Sune Johansen describes his team's experience at Startup Weekend: ".. We were very skeptical about the concept at first. What could we actually achieve in weekend, and why would it be even be relevant instead of just doing our development at the university campus as usual? At the end we decided that we needed to get out of our office. That was our best decision ever"

The team moved on and in 2012 beat six other finalists to win the eHealth Innovation Contest at the World of Health IT conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Eye Tribe is now leading a 4.4 Million US dollars project co-founded by The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to develop eye control for mobile devices. In April 2013 they demonstrated the world’s first Android eye tracking tablet.

Dr. Imran Rashid

GP, Owner at Kastrup General Practice, IT-Entrepreneur

Dr. Imran Rashud has a medical background and owns GP-Clinic in Kastrup. He is an IT-entrepreneur and founded in 2013, in 2012 and Chatterbay in 2010. His goals are to identify major problems in the Healthcare Sector and conceptualize solutions based on modern technology to create new and disruptive business models.

Alistair Shepherd

Facilitator, CPH Startup Weekend Health

We have the pleasure to introduce you to Alistair Shepherd from UK who will facilitate the weekend.

Alistair Shepherd started his second company, Saberr, at a startup weekend in Seattle two years ago and it's still going strong! He's also a Global Scholar and Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Startup Weekend Facilitator and Research Fellow, an Engineering Researcher and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Southampton, a guest lecturer at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Southampton and is also the Chairman of the Board for the Student Kitesurfing Association.


Leif Helth Jensen

Medtech/Life Science Investor   |   LinkedIn

Leif Helth Jensen has more than 25 years of experience within the life science industry. He has been the CEO of two Biotech companies (Cureon and Glycom), on the Board of Directors in 6 Biotech companies (Genmab, Zealand Pharma, Cureon, Exiqon, Meditel and Promogenetics)

He has also been the co-founder of 4 Biotech companies (NeuroSearch, Zealand Pharma, Cureon and Synome). He is currently on the Board of Directors in Inagen, Alcorlab and Rose Pharma and the Chairman of the Board in Valderm, Microlytics, Global Aviation, Bone Medical Ltd.(Australia), Synome Ltd. (UK), Serendex, PharmaOrigin and DrugRecure.

He has a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Copenhagen, and is co-author of more than 35 peer-reviewed scientific papers and a co-inventor of 19 patent families.

Tine Thygesen

CEO at Everplaces   |   LinkedIn

Tine Thygesen, former CEO of Venture Cup Denmark and 23, is founder of Everplaces ( and FounderHouse - a co-working space for tech startups. Tine is involved with the European startup scene in multiple ways, being on the board of Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and Venture Cup and as mentor at Seedcamp and Startup Bootcamp.

Tine has a passion for turning ideas into companies, particularly ideas that connect people.

Ivan Kjaer Lauridsen

Head of Health and Assisted Living Technologies, Municipality of Aarhus

Ivan Kjær Lauridsen has years of experience with implemention of the latest welfare technology in Aarhus municipality. He has a sharp eye when seeing economical and wellfare gain when using new solutions and technologies for the elderly and in rehabilitation. Ivan is a proponent of the long term benefits of the municipalities early involment in selected projects.

Henrik Ørum Nissen

Serial Entrepreneur

Owner Iværksætterriget - Recently started his 25th company. General expertise in taking Startups to market.

Silver Sponsors

Anette Nørgaard

NextGen Manager (Bizspark & Dreamspark Champ)   |   LinkedIn

Anette Nørgaard has 20+ years of experience with IT, and is currently a ISV Developer Evangelist & Bizspark Champ at Microsoft Danmark. Anette is a former co-founder at Capernow Projects, president at IAMCP, Denmark and Director of Business Development at Miracle A/S.

Lars Lindvold

Medtech research and industry   |   LinkedIn

CTO and shareholder at Stensborg A/S, DTU Nutech, Centre for Nuclear Technologies, Danish Optical Society, Risø National Laboratory, DTU, Dantec Dynamics

Thomas J. Howard

Innovation Responsible and Associate Professor at DTU Mechanical Engineering   |   LinkedIn

Thomas Howard works as an Associate Professor in the section of Engineering Design and Product Development at Technical University of Denmark. He is also the co-founder and CSO at Flauntin ( Thomas is an active member of the Design Society and contribute to the Design Theory, Design Creativity and Human Behaviour in Design SIGs (Special Interest Groups). Thomas has a good eye for value creation in businesses.

Søren Berg

Pirate at Future Pirates   |   LinkedIn

Søren Berg is CEO at Future Pirates where his main area of focus are product development, idea generation, innovation and entrepreneurship and design thinking. Søren has previously been head of product development at Kompan A/S, Duba B8, and Softline, founder of 5 companies and author of 6 patents. He is external consultant at Danish Design Centre.

Troels Mønsted

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science Copenhagen University   |   LinkedIn

Troels Mønsted teaches Digital Services Innovation in Healthcare at Copenhagen University, a course by Copenhagen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab (CIEL). Troels is also a part of the research project: Co-constructing IT and Healthcare, where he engages in research on how communication and coordination in distributed and heterogeneous groups of health professionals can be supported by information and communication technology. His areas of interest include Medical informatics,
Participatory design, Design ethnography, Social creativity and innovation processes and Computer supported cooperative work (CSWS)

Peter Ottesen

Owner, Equinostic ApS

Project Manager at Green Light House, Copenhagen University.

Peter Ottesen is head of Katapult, an incubator initiative that support student entrepreneurs through advice, training and finance.

Martin Stenfeldt

Owner of WASABI LINK   |   LinkedIn

Martin has more than 15 years’ commercial background in the medical device industry with global exposure and postings in USA and Germany besides Denmark. Since 2010, he has worked with tech ventures at the science park Scion DTU and established the innovation cluster Medico Innovation in 2010. In WASABI LINK, he helps tech ventures and SME’s commercialize innovations and expand to new markets. The focus is on business models/development, pricing strategies and internationalization.

Alan Friis

Deputy Director at DTU Nanotech

Alan Friis' research interests covers food production in broad terms and origins in a systems oriented approach. The driving force lies in the interest to create an improved knowledge base for production of healthy and safe foods of a high culinary quality while incorporating sustainability and competitivenes of the food sector.
Alan Friis takes great interest in innovation, and project management.

Martin Ørnskov

CEO at 5th-Floor   |   LinkedIn

Martin Ørnskov is CEO at 5th-Floor where his main area of focus are Real Estate Asset Management, entrepreneurship, idea generation, and entrepreneurial investor. Martin has previously been lead investor and CFO at Scada International ApS, Board member of and founder of several companies. He is external consultant at TDC, Carlsberg and ISS.

Jonas Moll

Researcher at Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen   |   LinkedIn

Jonas focus on design-driven research of patient-centered telemedicine. He works within fields such as design anthropology, health IT, participatory design and design research. He teaches courses in IT innovation, interaction design, philosophy of social science. Jonas has previously worked at DR, Capgemini, 1508 and IBM Research.

Rune Gregers Meyer

Principal at Innovationshøjskolen   |   LinkedIn

Innovationshøjskolen (European College of Innovation), BusinessInnovator ApS, DJØF

Rune will be available as a mentor on sunday.

Zenia W. Francker

Pitch mentor   |   LinkedIn

General Manager at Founders House, a workspace for ambitious technology start-ups and experienced tech entrepreneurs.

Francker Consult, Embassy of The United States, RUC Alumni Association, Venture Cup, RUC

Morten Ugelvig Andersen

Pitch mentor   |   LinkedIn

National Manager at Venture Cup

Handan Yildiran
Sussi Bianco
Rune Gregers Meyer
Monika Luniewska
Alan Friis
Peter Rasmussen
Rasmus Poul Bodholdt
Trine Møller
Martin Stenfeldt
Søren Berg
Thomas Fogt Jensen
Masih Sina
Zsolt Soma Karpati
Xandra Maria van Leeuwen
Sólveig Skaftadóttir
Mads Johansen
Iskra Dinkova
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