Past event…

Event Ended

Ålborg Universitet (Nokia Building), Frederikskaj 12, København SV

The event itself is over. But the outcome and effects will hopefully last for long. Congrats to the winners who we will curiously follow through their next stages. For everybody we hope that the experience brought a way of thinking and working that will benefit and influence the future innovation of media and entrepreneurship.

This perspective will probably have a broader and more long lasting impact in the media sector, than then actual projects itself. We should be proud that stakeholders and attendees frequently stated the high quality of the event, appreciated the great coaches, jury and facilitator, Lasse. All are greateful to our sponsors and partners, that supported the event.

A few critics claim that winners were not media, which is a concern we do not share. Projects pivot and provide learnings and spinoffs to future projects.

Here are some of the writings surrounding the event:

  •  kick off
  • about 30 articles on teams, progress and perspectives. Most can be found  here
  •  about winners
  •  wrap up
  •  behind the scene

  • Pictures and video from the event can be found here:
  • Pictures on  Pinterest
  • Friday pitches on  YouTube
  • Sunday presentations on YouTube
  • Sunday awardshow on YouTube

  • The media industry has a huge potential for innovation. Startup Weekend Copenhagen Media invites you to come take your part in creating brand new media for a global audience.

    April 12th-14th 2013 you have the opportunity to get a 54 hour startup experience working with talented people turning creative ideas for new media into actual startup potential.

    SW So, if you have a talent for creating amazing content, develop rock solid code or do kick ass design, you should definately come on board. If you’re a talented business developper or full of good idea for the next new global media - come!

    Startup Weekend Cph Media is a unique way of developing your startup talent in an energetic community. Startup Weekend Cph Media is nonprofit and part of a global movement to create more startups.
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    Apr 12
    • Registration Starts
    • Dinner & Networking
    • Welcome
    • Half Baked
    • Guest Speaker (TBA)
    • Short speaker sessions
    • Introduction to pitch
    • Pitches start
    • Attendees vote for the top ideas
    • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
    • Get to work! You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


    Apr 13
    • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
    • Get to work!
    • Lunch
    • Call for needs & skills - one-minute pitch from all teams
    • Coaches introduce themselves
    • Coaches available to help teams one-on-one.
    • Dinner
    • Guest Speaker (TBA)
    • Get to work! You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


    Apr 14
    • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
    • Get to work!
    • Lunch
    • Coaches are available
    • Pre-pitching starts (each team gets 15 min.)
    • Light dinner
    • Judging & awards
    • Wrapup
    • After Party !!

    Lasse Chor

    Facilitator   |   LinkedInGoogle+

    Lasse Chor has facilitated more than 40 Startup Weekends all over the world.
    He holds a master in Information Studies . And he really is a firecracker.

    Johan Winbladh
    Ernst Poulsen
    Nikolaj Opstrup
    Signe Damgaard Jepsen
    Claus Blicher
    Monika Luniewska
    In cooperation with
    Official Partner
    Gold Sponsors
    Silver Sponsors

    Martin Ferro-Thomsen

    Founder Conferize, co-founder Issuu   |   LinkedIn

    He co-founded digital publishing system Issuu serving 57 million customers every day.
    Now, he’s working on Conferize. A media for discovering, following and attending conferences that he founded and launced n 2011. Before Issuu he was a freelancer and worked with marketing. In other words, he went from traditional media to world dominating digital media. We like!

    Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

    Chairman & Co-founder at 23, Chairman at Podio   |   LinkedIn

    When Thomas Madsen-Mygdal co-founded Socialsquare he made it a rule never to work with media.
    They were just too old fashioned.
    So when you sign up for coaching by Madsen-Mygdal be sure that you will be challenged to think out of the box.
    He has co-founded a bunch of different media, among them the video sharing company 23, he has worked with Podio and co-created the conference Reboot.

    Jan Lehrmann

    Chairman and partner Autobutler &   |   LinkedIn

    As former CEO at Benjamin Media, Jan Lehrmann took the magazine publisher from the first magazine to nine magazines, more than 150 employees and an annual revenue of 314 million DKK in seven years. He left in 2010 to become an angel investor.
    Earlier he co-founded and was CEO in Bilbasen which was later sold to eBay.
    He is now partner in and chairman of two successful Danish digital startups. The usergenerated media and the autorepair platform

    Martin Thorborg

    Serial entrepreneur and investor   |   LinkedIn

    Martin Thorborg is one of the internet pioneers in Denmark, co-founding the platform in 1995. In total, he has been involved with more than 20 companies. Now, most of his time is spent on the Danish website for entrepreneurs, - which has evolved to a media on its own.

    Michael Brandt

    Lawyer and chairman at Infopaq   |   LinkedIn

    As chairman of the international newsgathering company Infopaq, the lawyer Michael Brandt knows the legal scope of media very well - and he has done merges and acquisitions in media markets. Copyright laws very often play a huge role in media startups and that’s why Michael Brandt is one of the judges. Michael Brandt has been a lawyer for 13 years and is partner in a law firm, focusing on IT, intellectual properties and media.


    Rolf Ask Clausen

    Chief Consultant: Danish Society of Engineers   |   LinkedIn

    Rolf Ask Clausen was on the team that built - the first Danish Internet Media.
    Before and after he has worked in a variety of positions as journalist and managing editor/community editor.
    Today he is an associated partner at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and Co-founder and Chief of Communications at the Copenhagen X prize Team.

    Julie Rix Bagger

    Project manager & UX researcher   |   LinkedIn

    She was the first employee of the succesful Danish e-invoicing company Tradeshift, which has raised millions of dollars in funding.
    Now she is with Only XO, a secret project from serial entrepreneur Morten Lund.
    She's an interaction designer - knowing exactly how to transform knowledge about your design into good use for your customers.

    Maz Spork

    Head of Project Office and Innovation at Egmont Kids Media, digital   |   LinkedIn

    I am dedicated to proving new and sustainable business in the technology-based entertainment sector. My speciality is the hybrid of technical, creative, and commercial understanding.

    Anette Nørgaard

    Developer Evangelist & Bizspark Champ at Microsoft Danmark   |   LinkedIn

    Anette Nørgaard has 20+ years of experience with business development, marketing, communication and IT. Currently at Microsoft, where supporting StartUps is a key function and thus, Anette has an extensive knowledge about the danish entrepreneurship ecosystem and is a very experienced mentor at StartUp Weekend
    Anette is a former co-founder at Capernow Projects, president at IAMCP, Denmark and Director of Business Development at Miracle A/S

    Henrik Rewes

    Reporter af TV2 Nyhederne   |   LinkedInGoogle+

    Henrik Rewes is a true visionary on the online news business. Starting out at the Jutland Post in 1997, he was headhunted for Nordjyske where he headed the online development team. After this he was managing editor at and head of

    Hans Christian Bjerre Andersen

    Vækstkonsulent at Væksthus Hovedstadsregionen

    Hans has more than 20 years of experience with business development, marketing, sales within European IT/Tele. Hans is an experienced mentor and have during the last four years been working intensely with a vast number of the most promising Danish start-ups. Currently focusing on “born global” companies and the increasing need for fast internationalization.

    Frederik Ploug Sarp

    Lawyer at Rønne & Lundgren   |   LinkedIn

    Copyright, intellectual property, IT law - Frederik Ploug Sarp is your go to guy when it comes to that.
    For more than nine years he has been advising startups and companies on how to handle their legal issues. He has worked with several startups raising funding and also exiting.
    Additionally, he has a personal interest in knowing the lastest in tech and tech law.

    Lars Buch

    Managing Director,   |   LinkedIn

    (Sunday pitch coach)
    I am determined to boost entrepreneurial spirit in Europe, creating new growth and make a positive difference for startups. As sunday coach, I provide advise on communication and high-performance pitching with energy & drive. Previously headed global entrepreneur support for ‘Nokia Bridge’ program in 40 countries, helping more than 60 new startups to life. Facilitated Startup Weekends "Mobility" and "Academia". Former R&D Director (Head of Smartphones ) at Nokia.

    Thomas Prehn

    Strategy and innovation consultant,   |   LinkedIn

    (Sunday pitch coach)
    Pitching is the final hurdle of every concept. Tap into more than a decade of pitching learnings and mistakes gathered as strategy and innovation consultant, co-founder of a couple of start-ups, and former Head of Concept Development at Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Often you'll just get that one chance to get it right!

    Katrine Emme Thielke

    Head of Digital and Social at Advice A/S   |   LinkedIn

    Katrine is Head of Digital & Social at Advice A/S and pitching is the bread and butter of any consultant. Apart from her day job, Katrine has co-founded and been a host at

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