About Launchpad Build

Launchpad Build is a mentor-driven event structured to give startups, who have found product market fit, the skills to take their product to the next level of growth - increase scale and reach, optimize their product or business and make their business more productive. 

14 startups joined first full day event powered by Google Developers Launchpad. Here's what they experienced:

  • 1:1 mentoring with Launchpad mentors from Israel, Poland & Czechia

  • Inspirational learning sessions

  • Practical codelabs/workshops


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I enjoyed the event very much, as I have experiences from Silicon Valley already, it felt to me I'm back there again. (Launchpad Build participant)

Agenda for the day

9:00 - 9:30 Registration + Breakfast
9:30 - 9:50 Welcome + Launchpad (Jozef VODICKA, Slovakia)
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Right now he is a passionate Googler helping developers, developer agencies and startups in South CEE to be more successful and profitable.


9:50 - 10:50 Prototyping Strategies (Yorai GABRIEL, Israel)
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Experienced Disrupteneur with way over 10000 hours of exploring, identifying, articulating and promoting Innovation, Strategic Creativity, Business Designs and Extraordinary Products.

10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:50 Journey-driven design (Jan BERANEK, Czechia)
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A leader in building innovative user interfaces and apps, and co-founder of startups in both the Czech Republic and USA. In 10 years of experience in digital, he gained knowledge from coding to programming, to user experience and interaction design.

11:50 - 12:00 Get ready for mentoring (Jozef VODICKA, Slovakia)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch on terrasse
13:00 - 16:30 Mentoring & Codelab

1:1 Mentoring (40 minutes sessions + 10 mins break)

  • Yorai GABRIEL (Room #1)
  • Pavlina LOUZENSKA (Room #2)
  • Vojta ROCEK (Room #2)
  • Jan BERANEK (Room #3)
  • Emilia MAJ (Room #4)
  • Nik PAGE (Room #4)
  • Jan HABICH (ROOM #4)


Codelabs - hands on experience with Firebase Analytics & Remote Config (A/B testing) (3,5 hours)

  • David VAVRA (Codelab area)
16:30 - 16:45 Debrief & Sharing time & StartUp Pitch
16:45 - 17:00 How to become NetworKING & NetworkQUEEN (Jozef VODICKA, Slovakia)
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He co-founded and lead several StartUPs such as Venzeo.com, TrashOut.ngo, Matura.sk and Stuzkova.EU. He is TEDx speaker, Slovak Forbes 30-under-30, IT Auditor in AIESEC International & TOP 5 Student Entrepreneurs in Slovakia. He gets things done. Now he is a Googler.


17:00 - 20:00 Barbecue & Networking

At the beginning I was little bit worry about the mix of grown-up startups and young startups - but at the end of the day, it is nice to see that we do all deal with similar issues and can help each other. (Launchpad Build participant)

Important info

This Launchpad event is best suited for:

  • Product managers
  • UX & Product designers
  • Marketing managers (funnel conversion)

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Include one technical person to make the best of the workshop
  • Laptops are required for Codelabs

When and where

9:00 - 20:00 - May 10, 2017
Veslarsky klub Slavia Praha
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