Startup Weekend Food Berlin
Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
WeWork Atrium Tower
Your idea in 54 hours
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume
More about our theme
MottoFood is needed everywhere. Food is life. Technology is everywhere. Technology empowers life. It's in the intersection of these two paths that a prosperous future is achieved. On the one hand, the technology is improving on a daily basis, and different solutions in specific industries can be applied to others. We can envision a world where technology not only connects us but also helps us guarantee a greater life. On the other hand, we have a world population that is ever growing; we need to better prepare ourselves for the times ahead.
If we aim to have a brighter future than today, we should be working on the Future of Food, Today. If you reap what you sow, now is the time to start building!
If you feel like you could help build an idea, or you have a vision of how you can impact the future, Startup Weekend Berlin Food Edition is the place to go.
CategoriesFood Access / Consumption - In this category, we are talking about solutions that tackle hunger. Not conscious starvation, but involuntary. Solutions that help guarantee that people have access to food.
Educational / Social - In this category, we are talking about solutions that can either educate or gather the power of social networks and connections.
Hardware / Big Data - In this category, we are looking for innovations in hardware. Innovative ways to work within the food industry that can have a positive impact for the future.
Food Waste / Renewal / Sustainability - According to the Food and Organisation of the United Nations, around 1.3 Billion Tonnes are wasted every year. This not only bad for the environment but a total waste of resources that could be allocated elsewhere, for people who need it the most.
Nutrition / Sports / Animal / Supplements - What we put inside our bodies define mostly how we feel. To work on solutions that tackle better nutrition and health is working on something that can impact, literally, billions of lives every day.
Supply Chain / Agro / Distribution - Not only should people be able to eat different things, but that same food should get to them, somehow. Distribution and the supply chain is how you work on innovative and lucrative ways of guaranteeing food to all people.
Food Production / Urban Farming / Agro - Any idea cooking up in your head? Any idea of new foods? Any idea on how to use space in the city to make more food?
B2B / Events /Services - Do you have any idea that you can serve existing businesses, or any service that you can serve consumers out there, this is the event to come to, and explore that idea.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now! Still, have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Friday November 9th
Saturday November 10th
Sunday November 11th
In November 2018 the Food Tech Campus was opened in Berlin Moabit and will serve as a platform for food entrepreneurs, EDEKA experts and technology partners to build and grow successful products and services (like www.foodstarter.edeka). In his role as a technology scout and matchmaker Jan is a certified nerd-whisperer and known for the latest gadgets. In his free time he enjoys cooking (and eating in particular), ugly motorcycles and playing hide-and-seek with his daughter.
Coaches and Mentors
Elmar attended and mentored multiple Startup Weekends and is looking forward to share his experience in Berlin.
She has worked with Techstars accelerators in Berlin and is now based in NYC. She leads Venture Accel Studio, a design consultancy whose work is instrumental in supporting founders worldwide in their fundraising successes.
Ramzy served as the Co-founder and CEO of Venuable, a mobile and web-based unique venues marketplace that was accelerated through Lighthouse Labs' Spring 2013 class. Prior to relocating to the UAE, Ramzy worked for a SaaS product company as the Director of Business Development, working to grow the company from zero to a $30,000 monthly run rate.
Before becoming a founder Ramzy was an Associate in Genworth Financial’s Leadership Development Program where he rotated through M&A tax and expense analytics roles. His experience also includes corporate strategy and product development roles with VeriSign, Capital One, and the CFO of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He graduated from VCU in 2012 with dual degrees Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Food Berlin team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Berlin is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Filippos' work has been featured on AWWWARDS, Abduzeedo, SiteInspire and Behance. He speaks regularly in conferences and seminars about the role and impact of design in innovation driven companies. He is also a global facilitator at Startup Weekend by Techstars.