Startup Weekend Brussels: Ageing populations

Transforma BXL

Perulaan 80 

1000 Brussels 


Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM -Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM (CET)

A friend mentioned an event taking place this weekend in Brussels. The topic is relevant to our Future of Care in the Hands of Hackers project:

We are glad to announce that, for the first time in Brussels, we are launching a vertical Startup Weekend. A vertical edition is a Startup Weekend with a theme. 

In partnership with Lifetech Brussels, EAHSA, Fondation Roi Baudouin, Microsoft, Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels and BNP Parisbas Fortis, your Startup Weekend Brussels organizers team is proud to introduce STARTUP WEEKEND BRUSSELS AGEING POPULATION. 

For this particular edition, health industry experts and entrepreneurs are invited to join their forces in order to design uber products & solutions to challenges our ageing population is facing. 

Here is an online brainstorm tool where you can share your thoughts & insights on the needs or requirements which apply to ageing population. Please have look and share your views! "

I also think the format seems interesting, and worth learning from in how we shape our own activities to draw broad participation:

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup”

Tickets are a bit pricey, 80 Euro. But I think it makes sense to do the research and report back. For more info and registration visit


Date: 2015-02-27 17:00:00 - 2015-03-01 21:00:00, Europe/Brussels Time.