Techstars Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Berlin Edition

    Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019

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Techstars Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Berlin Edition

Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019

Friday, June 14 - 16, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Mariendorfer Damm 1
Berlin, Germany 12099

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54 hours to create and develop startup ideas that will boost sustainability in the world

💡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. The last decade, we’ve organized more than 4 000 in over 150 countries, consolidating Startup Weekend as the biggest incubator for the world!

🙋‍♀️ An event open for all ages, experience levels and backgrounds of motivated people with ideas or willing to join other teams and improve the sustainability of their communities and the world. If you’re looking for a team, co-founder, mentors or an idea to leave your mark in the world, Startup Weekend is the event for you.

🌳 This time around, we’re introducing the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution for the first time in our Berlin Edition, a global initiative led by volunteers in order to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage. 

🌿 Because environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing, it’s our duty to help entrepreneurs find the best solutions to overcome it. Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution connects entrepreneurs, organizing teams, and startup communities around the world towards sustainability entrepreneurship.

🙆‍♂️ Don’t be shy and join us to experience an exciting weekend full of all the highs and lows of the life as a startup founder. Even if you think you might be lacking some skills, your ideas and motivation are worth more than you think!


🌎 The global edition will take place on 2 weekends, on June 14-16 and 21-23 in 20 cities.
 After that, a final round online will be held where each local winner will pitch its idea in a one minute video. The 5 best projects elected by the public will get special prizes to help them launch their startups in real life!

🤔 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, build a viable business model 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:  
  • Hands-on chance to learn the process for going from concept to creation.
  • Opportunity to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city.
  • 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.
  • Focused time to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or to take your own idea from concept to creation.
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • Time to present your final pitch to a select panel of judges and investors.

📼  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      

🔥 Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!   No talk, all action!

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Friday June 14th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday June 15th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday June 16th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm

6:00 pm
Final Presentations

8:00 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:30 pm

Event Judges

Kai Malkwitz
Climate Impact Director at Founders Institute

Kai is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded and exited 2 companies and is supporting startups as Business Angel, Mentor and coach in their early stage development.

Coaches and Mentors

Lauris Muzikants
Startup trainer, coach and facilitator

Lauris is a trainer, coach and facilitator. He works with teams and leaders in telcos, banks, insurance companies and startups, who want to grow as entrepreneurs. He practices mindsets, tools and methods based on lean startup. During the Startup Weekend, he is there for you who want to learn hands-on how to do customer interviews, prototype and test your business model or value proposition with experiments in iterations. For you who want to find out yourself what is most important to work on first, he shows how to extract and prioritize assumptions. His heart beats fast for experiments, so reach out to him during the Startup Weekend when you want to learn more on how to experiment like you mean it.

Lubomila Jordanova
CEO & Founder of Plan A

Lubomila Jordanova is the founder and CEO of Plan A, the first data-driven action platform in the fight against climate change. The company is developing an algorithm which predicts where and how climate change will hit the hardest and a software that uses the insights from the algorithm to help businesses calculate, monitor and offset the carbon footprint. Prior to Plan A, she worked in the investment banking, venture capital and fintech in Asia and Europe. She holds a Master in Management degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Dr. Andrea Licata
CEO & Founder

Dr. Andrea Licata was born in Turin (Italy). He worked as a researcher for several universities, foundations and think tanks in Europe. He is the founder of talenteco (2017) a Berlin based company that provides consulting and events for startups, investors and corporates working with a  sustainable focus. Currently he is implementing an Internet platform to support smartgreen innovation.

Darius Moeini
CEO Berlin Innovation Agency

After a few years with corporates and consulting firms, Darius began his entrepreneurial path in 2010 and launched startups in the fields of location-based services, content platforms, and e-commerce. For 5+ years, he's involved as founder and director in various innovation hubs in Berlin, including NUMA Germany. Today, Darius runs BIA Berlin Innovation Agency and drives the activities of the Smart City Hub in Berlin, Hamburg, and other German cities.

Nadim Choucair
Co-Founder Cabinet

Nadim is a founding member of Cabinet, a Collective of humans with skills wanting to make a (+) difference. Cabinet Collective launched the 2030 Cabinet initiative, building early stage partnerships for the SDGs to help achieve the 2030 Agenda, with a focus on startups that are working towards the goals. He is the coordinator of the Global Goals Jam Germany:

Stuart Johnson
Senior Product Manager @ Ecosia

Stuart has been building digital products and learning from users for the best part of 15 years. With a background in teaching and a PhD in Physics, he was the founder of two companies in the EdTech space. Having managed both a successful exit and an unfortunate failure, Stuart has lessons to share from both. He is now settled in Berlin as Senior Product Manager for Ecosia. Whilst there is no bigger mission than helping build a product to save the planet, one search and one tree at a time, at a personal scale satisfaction comes from collaborating with and guiding others as they navigate their own entrepreneurial learning journeys.

Bruno Barthas
Greentech Founder and Aerospace Industrial Engineer

Bruno is an industrial engineer and an early age entrepreneur who started his first business in his 20’s. After 6years working with Asia and living there, he wanted to change his life for a more sustainable one. He quit his job and after some time arrived in 2015 in Germany. Since then he adopted a plant based and 0 waste lifestyle but also founded 2 greentech startups Iceberg, MyFoodprint and co-founded with other Climate Reality Leaders the Climate Hub Hamburg. He is also the founder of N-See, a gamification company specialized for ndustrial processes that is currently incubated at the Airbus Bizlab in Hamburg.

He is looking forward to support you on how to transform an idea into a sustainable, profitable and scalable business.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Berlin Edition team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Global Partner

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Berlin is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Lena
  • Miranda
  • Mike
  • Alejandro
    Hernández Cruz
  • Emily
  • Valentin
  • Mario
    Sabatino Riontino


Khizar Naeem
Head of Integrations @ Starred

Startup and Extreme sports enthusiast. Khizar works as Head of Integrations at Starred, a feedback scale-up in Amsterdam. Khizar has been involved in Startup Weekend since 2013 as a participant, volunteer, organizer, and facilitator. 

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