Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

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Startup Weekend is coming back to Szczecin

Next edition of Polish-German Startup Weekend will happen on 23-25th ctober 2015 :) Check our new website for more details at

Winner of Startup Weekend Szczecin

The winner takes all prizes and his name is ScatchApp – turning free-hand drawings into digitally meaningful data). Congratulations for jury, mentors and users choice award. Good luck in Spain and we hope in Sillicon Valley in near future! Runner-up recognized by jury is Sportfolio – one stop online place for sport passionates. Best for your new startup life from SWSZ Team.

Our Teams for the weekend

7 fantastic teams are working on their startup ideas!

Mobile app providing instant access to wine lovers’ opinion.

Mobile app for task management.

Street Ad
Banners’ network utilizing spare broadcast time.

Turning free-hand drawings into digitally meaningful data.

One stop online place for sport passionates.

Websites and mobile apps creator for your event.

Bringing together likeminded people for great food and drinks.

Startup Weekend Szczecin is closer than you think! – Travelling & Accomodation Information


If you don’t work all 54h there are some accomodation nearby:

Check the route planner from train station to Incubator of Culture and map of important places


For those of you arriving (or still considering if to arrive) from other cities, have a quick look at the information regarding train/bus connections and prices:

  • From Berlin
    There’s a train connection operated by Deutsche Bahn (for fares please check Now you can purchase a discount ticket for €10 one way (more information here and the travel takes only 2 hours.
    You can also use shuttle busses operating from Berlin airports and city center (ZOO and Ostbahnhof) with a direct connection to Szczecin (for fares please check This connection is recommended for everyone planning to arrive to Berlin by plane and use bus/train to continue travelling to Szczecin.
  • From Cologne
    There’s a train connection operated by Deutsche Bahn (for fares please check You can also purchase a discount ticket from Berlin to Szczecin for €10 one way (more information here and this travel takes 2 hours. You can also use shuttle busses operating from Berlin city center (ZOO and Ostbahnhof) with a direct connection to Szczecin (for fares please check
  • From Warsaw
    There’re plenty of connections (to be checked here, with the cheapest InterREGIO trains among them for 52 zł one way (includingrecommended REGIOexpres with free wifi to work during a ride). It takes approx. 6 hours to get to Szczecin from Warsaw.
  • From Poznan
    Also plenty of connections, and similarly as from Warsaw, with the cheapest InterREGIO trains among them for 37,50zł one way (including recommended REGIOexpres with free wifi). It takes only 2,5 hours to get to Szczecin from Poznan.
  • From Tricity
    There’re a couple of direct, TLK trains for 53zł one way. It takes approx. 4,5 hours to get to Szczecin from Tricity.
  • From Wroclaw
    Similarly like from Tricity, there’re a couple of direct, TLK trains for 57zł one way. The cheapest ticket though is 35,70zł one way for a REGIO train, though taking 8 hours to arrive… With direct TLK trains it takes approx. 5,5 hours to get to Szczecin from Wroclaw.


You can win really cool prizes

The Main Prize:

  • SeedRocket
    SeedRocket is a startup accelerator, offering funding, mentoring and training services for entrepreneurs running technology-based startups.
    How it can help you: Get access to investors and business angels with a strong focus on technology-based startups at a seed stage. Learn from the associated mentors, experts and serial entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and workspace with other entrepreneurs.
    The Deal: The winning team will be granted with 1 month of incubation in SeedRocket’s premises in Barcelona, including full access to its mentors and networking opportunities. All costs of travelling, board and accommodation will be covered.

Additionally you will be granted with the following benefits provided by our partners (updating in progress)

  • Teambox
    Enables group collaboration with its web application joining social collaboration tools with online project management.
    How it can help you: Get access to activity streams, threaded conversations and commenting, inbox management and alerts, RSS feeds and well anything that makes it easier to quickly see and address what is going on in your tasks and projects.
    The Deal:  Free Basic license valid for 1 year, worth $348, for each participant. The winning team will be granted with permanent licenses of a Basic package!
  • 12designer
    It’s a crowdsourcing portal for creative tasks: naming, slogans, logos, flyers, websites, audio and video clips, among other possibilities.
    How it can help you: 
    Access the network of more than 15,000 designers finding a creative solution for your task.
    The Deal: 
    Every team will be offered a discount code to post its project task for free. The winning team will additionally be offered credits worth €250to build its project logo.
  • Empathy – technological-business audit of your project worth over 1000 euro
  • Academic Entrepreneurship Incubators – 3 months of preincubation service including for 2 winning teams: office access, invoicing/accounting and other service to test your business without setting up a company and lower cost of running business
  • Adtaily.plfree advertising campaign worth about 300 euro
  • Consileon – development consulting service 20h valued 600 euro
  • – two 12 months subscription for monitoring your brand in internet/social media
  • Unizeto Technologies – TrustedSSL certificates for 3 winning startups and CommercialSSL certificates for rest of projects
  • Rafał Malujda Attorney in Law20 hours of  law consulting
  • Technopark Pomerania – free office&incubation for 2 months
  • Google – 500 pln AdWords voucher
  • PressDoc – every team can get first press release for free and winners will get free credits to make more buzz
  • Innovation Nest – SPIN Basic workshops for startups
  • – priority listing to get more beta users
  • Amazon Web Services
    AWS provides a reliable, easy-to-scale, pay-as-you-use computing platform “in the cloud.”
    How it can help you: Run your application on the AWS infrastructure. Scale up or down as needed. Pay only for what you use.
    The Deal: Every team will get $50 AWS credits during Startup Weekend event and the winning team will get an extra $200 in credits.
  • Microsoft Bizspark
    It’s a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups.
    How it can help you: Receive free Microsoft software including MS Office, access to development tools & free use of the cloud computing product Azure (up to $150/month). Additionally, business & technical training is offered and support & promotion of your startup through various programs.
    The Deal: Free service – you can sign up once your startup is formed.
  • Twillio
    Twilio provides a web service API for businesses to provide scalable, reliable communications for your application.
    How it can help you: Use it to power text messages and phone calls in your application.
    The Deal: Each team will get at least $50 in Twillio credits. 
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