Startup Weekends – what are they?

04/20/2016 | By Luis Humpert

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What is a Startup Weekend?

This is often the first question people raise when hearing about them for the first time. Following I'll shortly explain what they are and what's happening during the weekend.

The goal is to startup in 54h!

-> no boring talks or lectures, the motto is "No Talk, All Action!"

The Startup Weekend Bremen (5/20-5/22 @ BITZ Bremen) starts on friday evening with the initial pitches providing everybody who has an idea to present it. If you don't have an idea don't worry just join a team forming around an idea you like. During this process teams form around the Ideas consisting of Designers, Developers & Business specialists. Those teams work on their ideas until Sunday evening while they get the support of Mentors & Coaches.

On Sunday eveningthe teams pitch their ideas before a jury, they get feedback and the opportunity to win prizes like free Co-Working Space or Coaching & Workshop offers. Besides the main prize the best design and the greenest Startup will be rewarded.

During the whole weekend we will provide food & beverages for you!

Startup Weekend in numbers:

+2900 Events Globally

+193.000 Participants

+23.000 Startups

150 Countries

Get your Early-Bird Tickets until the 25th of April for 40€ (25€ for Students)

If you want to know more about the Startup Weekend concept check out their website here.

See you there,



Was ist ein Startup Weekend?

In 54 Stunden zum Startup – das ist das Ziel.

-> keine langweiligen Vorträge, es gilt das Motto „No Talk, All Action!“

Das ‪#‎SWBCT‬ (20.-22.5 BITZ - Bremen) beginnt am Freitagabend jeder Teilnehmer kann seine Idee pitchen. Wer keine Idee hat schließt sich einfach anderen Ideen an. Nun bilden sich Teams aus Designern, Developern und Business-Experten um die Ideen. Bis Sonntagnachmittag arbeiten die Teams an ihren Ideen und werden dabei von Mentoren & Coaches unterstützt.

Am Sonntagabend pitchen die Teams vor einer Experten-Jury, erhalten Feedback und die möglichkeit ‪#‎nice‬ Preise wie kostenlosen Co-Working-Space oder Coaching- und Workshop-Angebote abzustauben. Neben dem Hauptgewinn werden auch das bestes Design & bestes ‪#‎green‬ startup belohnt. Natürlich wird während dem gesamten Wochende auch für euer leibliches Wohl gesorgt!

Startup Weekend in Zahlen:

+2.900 Events global

+193.000 Teilnehmern

+23.000 Startups

150 Länder

Get your ticket now! Early-Bird Tickets gibts bis zum 25.4 für 40€ (Studis 25€)

Bis dann,