Startup Weekend Media is proud to announce the first four judges for the event in Copenhagen in April 2013.
Individually, they are powerful in their field and together they make a strong team for not only picking the winners of the very first Startup Weekend focusing on media in Denmark, but also for giving valuable and useful feedback to the participants.
Startup Weekend Media is an intense 54 hour platform for developers, designers and businesspeople. We hope that mixing the different backgrounds and qualities in the participants will produce absolutely astonishing innovation and creativity in the media field.
You can meet the four judges here.
Jan Lehrmann, Chairman and partner Autobutler & Bazoom.dk
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.
He is now partner in and chairman of two successful Danish digital startups. The usergenerated media bazoom.dk and the autorepair platform autobutler.dk
Martin Thorborg, serial entrepreneur and investor
Martin Thorborg is one of the internet pioneers in Denmark, co-founding the platform jubii.dk 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, amino.dk – which has evolved to a media on its own.
Niklas Stephenson, Co-founder and VP at Firmafon
Niklas Stephenson comes out on top when you compare the age of the founder with the size of funding raised for the company. He co-founded Memolane – the first company to come to life at a Danish Startup Weekend in 2010. He participated in raising 6 million dollars. In 2009 he co-founded the telco business Firmafon, a company he fostered and co-developed. The company raised millions to continue its expansion. And Stephenson… he has not yet turned 25 years old.
Michael Brandt, lawyer and chairman at Infopaq
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.