Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend Germany - Unite to Fight Covid-19

    Friday, April 17 - 19, 2020

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Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend Germany - Unite to Fight Covid-19

Friday, April 17 - 19, 2020

Friday, April 17 - 19, 2020
Event starts at 6:00 pm


Berlin, Germany

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Your idea in 54 hours!

Special times call for special measures: Startup Weekend goes online globally and Germany will be part of this initiative on the weekend of April 17-19th! Join other inventors, innovators, developers, designers and anyone with a passion to tackle challenges related to the current COVID-19 situation, but also those we face when society and businesses try to get back to “normality”.

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? You don’t have an idea (yet) but you do want to join a team to contribute with your experience and knowledge? Awesome! This Online Startup Weekend is the perfect opportunity to join a team, validate your idea, create a prototype and receive feedback from experienced mentors, e.g. entrepreneurs as well as tech and business experts.

Tickets to the event are FREE for everyone, please register via the Eventbrite link. Participants and partners can make a donation though. All collected funds, globally, will be donated to a charity organisation selected by Techstars, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note: In true Startup Weekend spirit, the ideas you submit should not be existing businesses but new projects. They can but do not necessarily be directly related the current COVID-19 situation. Find more answers to your potential questions in our Attendee FAQ.

Become and be part of a great community and connect to communities around the world!


  1. You register for the Online Startup Weekend Germany via the Eventbrite link below.
  2. If you want to contribute an idea, you submit it via Google Form by April 15th, 6 pm CET. Please have a look into the ticket confirmation from Eventbrite, the Google Form link will be integrated there.
  3. Then, a panel of mentors will vote and select the top ideas to move forward for the weekend team will be working on.
  4. 24 hours before the Online Startup Weekend Germany starts, the top selected ideas are communicated to all attendees and you have one day to form teams on the Discord platform.
  5. The Online Startup Weekend Germany will be kicked-off by the organising team (via Youtube Livestream) on Friday April 17th at 6pm. You will be provided some introductory information, then you are able to start working with your team right away.
  6. On Saturday, you’ll get support and feedback on your ideas and projects by our experienced mentors.
  7. On Sunday 12pm, each team submits their idea with a video via Google Form. Our judges will watch those videos and vote on the top 10 teams. Those 10 teams will be invited to a live virtual Demo Day in the evening of Sunday April 19th. Then, the results will be announced.
What will happen after the Online Startup Weekend Germany

Techstars will select up to 20 teams from all the country level winners and invite them to participate in an exclusive Techstars Innovation Bootcamp. The program will surround teams with the frameworks, mentorship, and resources necessary to rapidly identify and validate solutions effectively to help you do more, faster!

In addition, there will be local prizes for the Online Startup Weekend Germany edition. Stay tuned, details coming soon.


About Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Edition: This series of online Techstars Startup Weekends are run at a country level, focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. They are 54-hour online events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs - you'll connect with amazing mentors, industry experts, founders, and partners who are ready to help you get started.

Each country will bring together hundreds or even thousands of participants that will work on prototypes for three days. This event is not only about bringing together developers who can work on software-based solutions for the crisis. It’s an opportunity for everyone interested in the topic to inspire and be inspired and to work together on developing inclusive solutions. Here is the website for more details

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Friday April 17th

6:00 pm
Jump online and Check that Tech!
A chance to check all your tech is working, fire up the links provided and get ready for a 6pm launch!

6:15 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Introductions of the organising team and Startup Weekend community, explain agenda for the weekend so you know what to expect going forward and set all expectations.

7:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to introduce yourself to your teams, and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend ahead.

Saturday April 18th

9:00 am
Start the day
Continue building momentum from Friday night and validate your findings. Set the goals you want to achieve for the day here and make sure to check in on your team members!

10:30 am
Mentor session #1
Mentors will be available for the next 90 minutes so make sure you submit your ask online!

12:00 pm
Break for Lunch
Online means making and bringing your own lunch from the comfort of your kitchen! Make sure to log off and take a break away from the computer. It'll make a big difference for the rest of the afternoon.

3:30 pm
Meditation session w/ Mindshine
We partnered with Mindshine to clear your mind for the second half of the weekend so join in for a much needed break after all that hard online work!

4:30 pm
Mentor session #2
Mentors will be available for the next 90 minutes so make sure you submit your ask online!

6:00 pm
Break for Dinner
Another reminder to eat! What better way to make dinner or get one of your lovely family/ friends to make it for you while you're on a mission to save the world!

9:00 pm
End of the day
Finished for the day. You may stay online and work as long as you wish, but check in with the team to see who has little humans to look after, and identify the night owls that may be more productive during this time!

Sunday April 19th

9:00 am
Start of the day
Continue building momentum from Saturday and start bringing all areas of your findings together. Set the goals you want to achieve for the day here and make sure to check in on your team members.

12:00 pm
Submit your 2 min videos online!
All videos need to be submitted by this time to let our judges start their judging for the afternoon. This is the time you'll be working towards as a team for Sunday!

12:30 pm
Break for Lunch
You know the drill.. online means making and bringing your own lunch from the comfort of your kitchen! Make sure to log off and take a break away from the computer. It'll make a big difference for the rest of the afternoon.

2:30 pm
Watch those videos!
Curious about how others did during the weekend?? No need to worry, we'll upload all the videos on Youtube so you and your team can watch how the rest of the teams did while our judges deliberate!

2:50 pm
Surprise Speaker Session
Join our interactive and inspiring Speakers Session. Motivation and energy will rise to the top before we jump into the finals.

6:00 pm
Live Virtual Demo Day
Judges will have selected their top teams and let them know they've made it to the finals. From here, we'll be broadcasting their videos live for everyone to tune in and see at our live Youtube final session!

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards
Here is where we announce who has come through with the top ideas along with the help from judges and the organising team. We will let you know where to from here and what to expect afterwards!

7:15 pm
This is where we say our goodbyes and thanks to everyone for coming!! Stay tuned for what comes next.

Event Judges

Prof. Dr. Heike Hölzner
Professor of Entrepreneurship

Heike is a professor for entrepreneurship at the HTW University in Berlin and the co-founder of Sirius Minds, a Berlin-based consulting agency focusing on entrepreneurial business development and digital transformation. At Sirius Minds she and her team coach and assist more than 100 EXIST-funded startups per year on business modelling and team development. Prior to taking over the position, Heike has worked in different corporate jobs, mostly fintech, as well as in VC and founded her own e-commerce startup. She holds a diploma in economics from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, studied data science at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and holds a doctorate in innovation management, focussing on organizational transformation.

Christian Lindener
Global Head of Airbus BizLabs bei Airbus

Christian is the Global Head of Airbus BizLabs and used to manage Wayra Germany and TechFounders before that. He specializes in digital transformation, business modelling and innovation management.

Maren Lesche
Founder at Startup Colors, Head of Incubation at Vision Health Pioneers

Maren is a communicator and connector at heart. She is fascinated by new and innovative startup ideas and happy to support entrepreneurs growing their business. Maren is an ecosystem builder, mentor and match-maker. Passionate about #Health #IoT #MachineLearning & #SmartCity. She recently joined Vision Health Pioneers as Head of Incubation in Berlin.

Mali Baum
CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE and MAGDA GROUP

Mali is one of the people shaping Female Founders Future and opportunities at the startups Ecosystem in Berlin and Germany, recently announced raising a new fund of funds, Magda Group FoF in Berlin with focusing on EU technology diverse team, building more success stories and uplifting the
tech ecosystem in Europe and beyond’ Born in Tel-Aviv, Living in Berlin. Mali has 20 years’ experience of founding companies. Started her first business in 2007 and followed
this up with a global educational toys business, in Tel Aviv, which sold products in the US, Asia and
across Europe. The products won numerous awards for innovation and design.
Nominated for the ‘Digital Female Leader Award’ for 2017 and for 2018 and finalist for this year 2019.
Mali is a regular speaker at conferences, a mentor and jury member of startup’s competitions, mentor at TechStars and other accelerators, actively involved in governmental activity and Corporate M&A to promote German tech ecosystem globally and locally. Lecturer at universities on entrepreneurship, diversity and international business in Berlin, Business angel, Mali has a lot of investments knowledge as a business angel and growth in startups. Mali is an instrumental in creating the business and technology ecosystem in Berlin, connecting it with the her global network from Tel Aviv, New York, Silicon Valley, EU markets and Beijing, Bringing opportunities for the local startups and corporations. 

Catherine Bischoff
Chief Relationship Officer, FACTORY Berlin

Catherine is the Chief Relationship Officer at FACTORY Berlin and has over 15 years of global experience leading stakeholder relations and business development strategies for startups and major players in consumer goods, higher education, digital media and pro sports.

Axel Koch
Head of the Department of Research Management and Transfer at Saarland University

Axel Koch is head of the Department of Research Management and Transfer at Saarland University. Furthermore he is the CEO of IT Inkubator GmbH and WuT GmbH – the patent marketing agency of Saarland universities‘. Both companies help potential entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and invest in new early stage ventures.
In 2007 Axel co-founded the start-up ElexoPharm. He is a registered technology transfer professional (RTTP) and member of the board of the TransferAlliance, the German Association for Knowledge and Technnology Transfer.

Coaches and Mentors

Cinthya Valero
Senior Project Mgr. International Business Development at FlixBus

Cinthya brings a combo of start-up mentality and big company experience. After spending some time at Amazon and setting the ground for the Flixbus Charter business, she joined the global expansion activities of Flixbus, focusing in direction Asia for now. She enjoys to turn the complex into the simple and she loves to challenge mind sets and opinions. By the way, nobody really knows how many languages she speaks...

Lisa Brödlin

Lisa Brödlin is a designer specialized in digital products and holds a diploma from University of art and design Saarbrücken. While studying, she already started to work as a freelancer for different agencies and companies. In 2018, she became a part of the Exist Startup Foldio for one year. Since that time, she set her focus in digital products & user interface design. Her objective is to close the gap between user and business needs by means of new and innovative designs. Currently, she is working for the Software as a Service Startup Vipfy, which is developing a Desktop App to help SMB‘s with their daily business tasks.

Jens Krück
Head of the Start-up Support Division at Saarland University

Jens Krueck studied political science at the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main). After graduation, he worked almost 10 years in several positions in industry and service provider companies. During this time, he had the opportunity to gain broad experience in marketing and sales, operational procedures as well as project management. Using this experience, he joined the KWT / WuT GmbH in 2009 as knowledge and technology transfer coordinator. In 2014, he took over the Role as Head of Industry Cooperation, being then also responsibility for the Career Center. Since January 2018 he is responsible for the Start-up Support Division at Saarland University. In his current Position, he leads a team of consultants who support Students and Scientists at all stages of setting up their own business. 

Richard Haxel
CEO at BITO Campus GmbH

Richard Haxel works for a family office of a medium size company and invested in 11 international startups since 2017. At BITO Campus he builds an ecosystem to bring companies and startups together. Before 2017 he started a few companies, worked as a lecturer at some universities, as a teacher, manager and other things…

Helen Han
Startup Scout - German Accelerator

As a Startup Scout from German Accelerator, Helen has strong expertise in strategic market expansion in tech industry herself, with 6-year hands-on experience in market research, market-entry strategy planning, agile product development, business operation, team building and marketing activities & analysis.Being a columnist in tech business, Helen has a broad interest in various sectors including marketplace, E-commerce, SaaS, IoT,  Robotics, 3D printing, smart manufacturing etc. as well as in-depth knowledge of different startup ecosystems in Europe, Asia and US.At German Accelerator, Helen is responsible for sourcing and advising the potential startups all over Germany for overseas market expansion, to help them go far and grow fast. 

Neil Cocker
CEO & Co-Founder at

Neil is a British entrepreneur and startup mentor who has been working across Europe, most notably in the Balkans, for several years. His background in the music industry led to him starting a series of tech businesses in the merchandise sector. He has bootstrapped three businesses to six-figure revenues. His first business was a record label, on which he was also a DJ and producer. He toured the world for several years before closing the label to be the co-founder of Dizzyjam, an e-commerce and merchandising service for the independent music industry, and, the smartest online service for buying promotional merchandise for events and businesses.

Sara Usinger
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Enabler

Sara has been active in the startup world since almost ten years. After helping to build up and run STARTPLATZ, a Coworking Space and Incubator in Cologne/Germany she moved to Iran and co-founded, built up and run one of the first professional startup accelerators in the country for three years. After spending time in the Balkans in 2017/2018 she recently returned to Tirana as part of the EU for Innovation Project. During the past 5 years she worked with hundreds of startups in different ecosystems. She is especially interested in Impact Ventures. Besides startups she loves hiking, reading and exploring new countries and places.

Nina Djordjevic
Head of Sales Development @Building Radar|Co-Founder @AdsHUB

Nina is a startup professional with Rocket-Internet affiliated international experience, from North America, Europe, and Asia. Currently serving as a Head of Sales Development at Building Radar, while co-running an advertising agency AdsHUB and serving on a Board of Advisors at a sports-focused NGO. Sales and client management is Nina's area, everything from operational to strategic topics.

Soenke Zehle
media theorist and managing co-director at K8 Institut für strategische Ästhetik gGmbH

Soenke Zehle, media theorist, writes, teaches, curates, with a focus
on collaborative arts-and-technology research. Lecturer in Media
Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar (HBKsaar), he is also managing
co-director of K8 Institut für strategische Ästhetik gGmbH, the
academy’s non-profit company for think tank, transfer, and training
activities, as well as an affiliate researcher at the Ubiquitous Media
Technologies Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial
Intelligence (DFKI). Between 2012 and 2018 he also worked as managing
director of the academy's xm:lab - Experimental Media Lab. Current
research interests include collective intelligence design and
speculative design / futures literacies (the is
currently coordinated and hosted by the academy’s xm:lab -
Experimental Media Lab and K8) and open technologies.

Dominik Wiesent
Director Investment - Start Up Founder

Dominik is a civil engineer from Germany, living in Hong Kong. His Co-living startup „we R urban“ was the first acquisition of Singaporean “Hmlet”, later followed by several significant investment rounds, including Sequoia capital. A passionate entrepreneur and serial start-up founder responsible for Hmlet's growth in Hong Kong.

Harald Ameldung
Founder Coworking0711

Harald is the founder of Coworking0711 and has been an integral part of bringing Startup Weekend to Stuttgart in 2010 - he hosted the first event! In addition, he freelances as web developer. He can help you with anything community or tech related.

Dirk Lehmann
Pitch Coach & Innovation Advisor

Dirk Lehmann was born in a country that doesn’t exist anymore. That taught him early on that we can change everything for the better with the right story and idea. In his daily work, he levels up speakers, transforms companies and challenges startups. He just happens to do that as the founder of The Pitch Training and as an Innovation Advisor for global corporations.

When he is not busy creating engaging pitches for speakers or accelerating innovation for companies, he travels the world for inspiration from other cultures and enjoys a day by the sea to recover from it all. As a world citizen at heart, he is known for his never-ending smile and kindness to his peers.

Stephan Dabels
Founder @Ambigate und Neckar Hub, Author, Start-up Coach @ Google, UN, BMWi

CEO Stephan Dabels manages product innovation and strategy. After studying bioinformatics, he worked, among others, as a coach at Google and as consultant. His keen sense for scalable business models is one of the main drives of AmbiGate.

Balázs Szabó
Co-Founder, CEO Konetik

Balazs is an entrepreneur passionate about sustainable mobility. Balazs has an in-depth international sales, marketing and business development expertise. He conducted both IT and business studies. He graduated at Corvinus University of Budapest and Université Catholique de Louvain at the CEMS Master in International Management MSc program. He gained international business development expertise working with partners like Bloomberg and Startup Sauna. He is the initiator and organizer of the Berlin Smart Mobility Meetup. Balazs is the Global Advisory Board Member of Kairos Society, a TEDx speaker, a Forbes Contributor, selected as a Cisco Internet of Things Champion and a Beyond1435 mentor. Balazs was recently selected as part of the 30 under 30 by Forbes.

Stella Pazzi
Managing Partner

After years of gathering experience in various industries in countries all over the globe, Stella returned home in 2015. She was given the chance to take the wheel at the digital agency her father founded almost 25 years ago. Today, Moltomedia is considered one of the most prestigious agencies in the region – simultaneously flattering as well as challenging.   As new managing partner, Stella therefore was facing some serious quests. For one, Moltomedia’s growth was stagnating for years. Since she took over, the agency has grown by almost 50%, the old waterfall model was left behind successfully and agile teams now organize themselves. Also, a new branch called MoltoLab was set up in Lisbon.   Besides all that, Stella is co-founder at hmstr, regional chairwoman of the association of “Die Jungen Unternehmer” and a mentor at the Saarland Accelerator.

Tim Senn
Strategy Consultant & Start Up Founder

Tim is an economist from Switzerland who designs services & business models, generates customer insights and develops brand & marketing strategies for a broad range of clients across different industries. He is managing consultant at Prof. Bruhn & Partner, co-founder of a tech startup in the travel industry and a doctoral candidate with a research focus on digital ecosystems.

Ralf Jung
Business Development Manager at CISPA − Helmholtz Center for Information Security

As a founding member of the CISPA Cybersecurity Incubator, Ralf currently supports more than 20 early-stage cybersecurity venture teams within ideation, pre-seed and seed phase. The former founder of an IT start-up has a background in mechatronic engineering and is holder of an MBA. He coaches teams from idea generation to market entry across different financing rounds. As an agile evangelist he introduces founding teams to agile working and designs workshops on topics such as product market fit and idea generation.

Fabio Ferrari
Product Owner @Flixbus

Fabio is a product owner, passionate about startups and innovation. After graduating in management of innovation, he has been working as tech team product owner in multiple companies, including Flixbus and trivago. 

He strongly supports those startups that aim at improving people, society and the environment. Fabio has recently co-founded a project himself, aimed at making our society more sustainable by raising awareness on food pollution:

Finally, despite having left Italy several years ago, probably Pizza is still his biggest passion.

Vivianne Ianagui
Head International Markets - LatAm & Iberia at Babbel

In a time span of 13 years, Vivianne worked in different segments, from luxury marketing, logistics, consulting groups, to online businesses. In this last one, she worked in pioneer companies like Dafiti (the Brazilian equivalent of Zalando), in Rocket Internet companies and in the German unicorn FlixBus.  Her experience comes from various fields: from broad performance marketing, business analysis to communications and PR strategy. After some time at FlixBus working in launching and optimizing Eastern European and US markets, she recently joined Babbel as the Head of Spanish and Portuguese markets, comprehending Brazil, Latin American countries and Iberia

Cecile Euchenhofer
Managing Director of Tchibo Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG

Cecile Euchenhofer is Managing Director of Tchibo Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture of Tchibo and Telefónica Germany. She has widespread expertise in business development, venture capital and strategic international partnerships. Before joining Tchibo Mobilfunk, Cecile Euchenhofer was the General Manager of Türk Telekom mobile, a strategic partnership of Türk Telekom and Telefónica Germany, where she led a cross-cultural and cross-organizational team. She joined Telefónica in 2005, assuming various roles within Telefónica Germany (Strategic Partnerships, Product Management, New Business & Strategy) and Telefónica S.A. (Venture Capital) in Madrid, focusing on the innovation portfolio covering new business models, streaming services and mobile payment.

Dr. Edgar Janunts
CEO and Founder AkknaTek GmbH

Edgar Janunts studied biomedical engineering and medical physics and later specialized in medical imaging. He graduated the International Max-Planck Research School in Erlangen, along with an internship at Harvard Medical School in Boston and EPFL in Lausanne. Edgar has a broad experience in tech related projects while passing through responsible positions in industry and university research. The challenges and opportunities to translate technical solutions and scientific achievements into products, which the healthcare and the society can profit from, motivated Edgar to become an entrepreneur some years ago. Since then he got specialized in many disciplines which belong to a startup scene. With his practical experience and skills in entrepreneurship, Edgar can help you in various topics while designing your early phase tech startup.

Hajnalka Hejja
CEO & Founder, Super Izzy AI

Medical doctor turned entrepreneur, creator of period tracking chatbot on Messenger, Super Izzy AI. Business executive with hands-on experience in product development in the health domain, growth hacking, validating business models. My purpose is to help people taking care of their health through technology.

GROOVIZ® Dorothee Wiebe and Paul Weber
Senior Consultants and Innovation Experts

GROOVIZ® Dorothee Wiebe and Paul Weber are Senior Consultants and Innovation Experts. Dorothee has a background in Marketing-Communication, Social Science and Entrepreneurship. She loves connecting people, facilitating workshops, strategic communication and inspiring teamwork. She is an expert for Change-Communication, Open-Space and other agile facilitation-methods and agile organization development.Paul is an Engineer by profession and Innovation-Coach by heart. He has a long-time experience in managing projects and taking responsibility for hundreds of projects, especially for industry and energy-supply companies. As an Agile Innovation-Coach, Paul helps companies to establish a sustainable innovation culture and leadership. The two of them facilitate agile innovation-workshops and product development, using different innovation-tools like Design-Thinking, Canvas-Model and rapid-prototyping, lean-start up….Together they are GROOVIZ®, grooving innovation for business® rockin’ innovation, leadership  and change projects for the industry.

Jovan Stevovic
CEO & Co-founder @ Chino

Jovan Stevovic, PhD, is the co-founder and CEO of, a platform that makes health applications GDPR and HIPAA compliant “out of the box”. Jovan has over a decade of experience in the health IT industry. He completed his PhD at the University of Trento in 2014. His research and explored technologies and protocols to allow health data to be shared in a legally-compliant and secure manner. This work directly led to setting up 
Currently helps companies in most EU states and the US to innovate in digital health, eliminating risks and costs related to security and compliance.

Thomas Andersen
Startup Mentor

Thomas Andersen studied Business Administration at Freie Universität Berlin. After over 20 years in Marketing and Sales in FMCG industry (food, household goods, cosmetics) he founded Andersen Marketing KG as a consultancy for founders, startups and SMEs in Berlin. He teaches Marketing and Soft Skills at 2 Universities of Applied Sciences and is a vibrant networker trying to making founder ideas big by optimizing business plans, pitch decks and select the right investor.

Miranda Koenig
UX Designer at Wayfair

Miranda is a designer at Wayfair Gmbh and a creative problem solver where she worked with different businesses from startups to global corporates. She originally comes from the San Francisco Bay Area but has lived in Boston and around the world and is now based in Berlin, Germany. She's been involved with Startup Weekend for over two years and continues to stay active in the community!

Hannes Käfer
Head of digital fabrication lab at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar

After completing an apprenticeship as carpenter and a training as designer in crafts Hannes Käfer graduated in Product Design at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar, Saarbrücken in 2006. Working as a freelancer and running his own design studio in Saarbrücken he started in 2008 teaching at the Academy in the field of prototyping and modelling. In 2012 he built up and started running the digital fabrication lab at the academy, a fabspace to explore the intersections of engineering, media informatics, art, and design. In 2015 he started developing projects and exhibitions with K8 Institut für strategische Ästhetik. At the Academy he is teaching and researching in the fields of product design, digital fabrication, physical computing, prototyping, business development for creatives and process design. Because of his special interest in collaborative work, collective intelligence and cross innovation processes he co-founded s:coop in 2020, a cooperative to design digital society and to develop new (different) business models for creatives.

Marco Melas
VP SW Engineering EGYM

Marco brings experience in helping companies like PARSHIP, zanox or EGYM grow and scale the SW business. As a product organizational architect he brings knowledge about product development processes and how to combine this with sw development tools and practices.

Moritz Marwein
FMCG expert

Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the FMCG industry. As the COO and co-founder of JÜS, a US Investor-funded FMCG brand based in Istanbul, I oversaw the scaling of a fast-growing business, across both e-commerce and wholesale channels. Currently based in Berlin where I specialize in end to end product development, brand marketing and go-to market strategies for fast-growing FMCG Start-Ups.

Matthias Tinnemeier
Founder and CEO at SQUILD GmbH

Matthias Tinnemeier is a passionate entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing director of SQUILD - a cloud hosting company that specializes in remote work solutions. He is a member of various business associations and through his broad network, he helps to develop the regional start-up and creative scene. As a specialist in cloud technology, he enthuses companies about digitalization, gives keynote speeches, lectures or workshops and acts as an occasional investor. As a coach, Matthias brings a broad background from IT, business development, design and sales. Above all, however, he is passionate about "New Work", digital business models, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Daniel Förster
Enterprise Lab Managing Partner (Germany)

Starting multiple companies and consulting many more in a variety of industries since 2011, Daniel Förster is a Master Business Strategist and Business Development Expert.
As a consultant who knows how to run a business based on real-life experience as business owner and investor himself, he managed to build up 3 separate businesses from 0 to mid 6 figures in revenue within 12 months each, consult 8- and 9-figure medium enterprises in marketing and digital transformation, and most recently build and manage all German business operations of the international consulting company Enterprise Lab. It has companies like Siemens, Henkel, Raiffeisen Bank and Vodafone under its many clients.

Barbara Lampl
Serial Entrepreneur

Barbara Lampl, serial entrepreneur ( 14 companies per 2020), associate professor, Top 3 in ‘’Women in Fintech’’ list of the social media ranking of German-speaking countries. She is a behavioural mathematician, fascinated by the human factor in business and data science. Barbara is a finance veteran, a fintech and crypto admirer, a data science geek and a math lover. She studied math, finance and psychology at the University of Konstanz and University of Zurich. She is the founder of empathic business & feminist economy and also an associate professor for Data Science at Fresenius University and University of Bielefeld for Entrepreneurship. She consulted over 500 companies around the globe, specialising in sales and business development, is regeluar keynote speaker from Dublin Tech Summit to dmexco. From her early days on the private equity side to being a member of investment board she has seen over 1000 pitches and business plans. Till today, some of her time goes into startup mentoring and running Lean In Germany as a president since 2013.

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Organizing Team

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

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