Startup Weekend Bremen WOMEN

    Friday, May 17 - 19, 2019


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Bremen WOMEN

Friday, May 17 - 19, 2019



Friday, May 17 - 19, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Kraftwerk City Accelerator Bremen
An der Weide 50a
3. Etage
Bremen, Germany 28195

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From idea to startup in 54 hours


*The event will be in English. Men are welcome to participate.*

Here is your opportunity to transform your ideas into action in 54 hours! Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion to build a startup in one weekend. Whether you form companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5 job - everyone will leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come" (Victor Hugo) - If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

We will help you to step outside of your comfort zone and to bring your ideas to life. Get connected and join the Bremen Startups Community on FACEBOOK, INSTA and TWITTER!

Buy your ticket here!

    

Why a special focus on women entrepreneurship?

Typically, most startup weekend events have a 70/30 ratio of men to women participants. In this edition, we want to flip that ratio and create an event focused on promoting women entrepreneurship in Bremen without excluding male participants With women leading less than 20% of startups, we want to create an environment that encourages and supports women entrepreneurs. That’s why we have this Startup Weekend with special focus on women entrepreneurship.
We aim to
  • Increase in the number of female business-starters & entrepreneurs in the city and region
  • Connect women entrepreneurs to the best resources out there
  • Expand & advance the economic potential of women
  • Have lots of fun
Like all Startup Weekend events, this one also follows the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea for 60 seconds, and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1500+ events in 150+ countries around the world, and we are now looking forward to making a BIG dent for women entrepreneurs in Bremen.

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.

Watch the video from Startup Weekend Bremen 2017 and the video from Startup Weekend Bremen 2018 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 “
ahoi@bremen-startups.de”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

No talk, all action!

FAQ

1. Are men allowed to participate in this event?
Yes, of course! We aim to boost entrepreneurship and build exciting startups, and so we want to connect the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women.

2. Should everyone pitch business ideas?
No, it is not necessary. It is entirely your choice to pitch a business idea or join the team of an idea you believe in. Either ways, we want you to enjoy this exhilarating experience of building startups.

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.

3. What is the language of the event?
The event moderation will be in English. And we expect some attendees with non-german language. You can discuss with your teammates and mentors in language of your choice.

4. What is included in the ticket price?
Your ticket is co-sponsored by our awesome sponsors to be able to provide you more value than what you actually pay for. 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.
5. How big are the teams?
Teams of 3 to 5 members are the ideal number for optimal results.

6. What if I sign-up alone or don’t have a group?
Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone attending. We will help everyone form groups, and there will be lots of time to mingle and get to know other attendees.

7. Is this event for me?

Why not? A startup weekend works by a variety of skills and experiences. Designer & creatives, software & hardware developers, business & industry experts, people with ideas & co-founders, students & professionals meet at Startup Weekend to form startup teams.

8. What do I need to bring?
A laptop and a desire to contribute! You must be able to attend Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

9. I'm not from Bremen. Can you recommand accomedation close to the event location (Kraftwerk City Accelerator Bremen / An der Weide 50a, 28195 Bremen?
We've looked up some affordable hostels/hotels s in walking distance. Since there is a Bundesliga game by Werder Bremen on May, 18th, please make sure to reserve your accomedation asap.

10. I'm still not sure if I should go...

This is a great opportunity for women to get more involved and test their ideas, to reinvent our environment and build conditions for both women and men to thrive and do more of what they love.

For further information about the event, ticketing process, sponsoring the event, or any other concerns please contact us at ahoi@bremen-startups.de



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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 17th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Welcome & Intro
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:20 pm
Startup Story: MYLILY
Heide Peukert will share her story of founding MYLILY, plus all her insights as initiator of Startup Weekend Women Hamburg.


7:30 pm
Idea Pitches
If you want to pitch an idea, here are your 60 seconds to rock the stage.


8:30 pm
Idea Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches they want to work on.


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 May 18th


2:00 am
Venue closes
You need to sleep...so do we ;-)


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:30 pm
Lunch / Coaches arrive


1:30 pm
Intro: pitches of startups & coaches
startups and coaches have 60 seconds each to briefly introduce themselves


2:00 pm
Coaches choose startups & coaching slots
coaches pick those startups that benefit best from their background.


2:30 pm
Coaching #1
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


3:15 pm
Break
Digest your coaching input


3:45 pm
Coaching #2


4:30 pm
Break


5:00 pm
Coaching #3


6:00 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Get back to work
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Pitch Training - no Slides
Teams can enter the pitch arena for an internal 5 min pitch practice + 5 min feedback from the orga crew

Sunday May 19th


2:00 am
Venue closes
You need to sleep...so do we ;-)


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Start to work


12:30 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm
Get back to work
Prepare your pitch. The orga crew will help & give feedback, if needed.


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


4:30 pm
visitors check-in
Check-in of jury, visitors, sponsors & press


5:00 pm
Final Pitches
Welcome visitors and the jury. Startup teams have 5 minutes to pitch + 3 minutes Q&A.


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Dinner, Drinks, Digest & Dance
You worked hard. Now have fun and enjoy talking with the visitors :-)


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


11:55 pm
Venue closes
It's always best to leave when things are at their best ;-)



Speakers


Heide Peuckert
Founder at MYLILY

I am MYLILY-founder by passion, Biz Dev by education, Product Manager by profession, Organizer by desire and explorer at heart.

My second passion is organizing and facilitating Startup Weekends.

I initiated Startup Weekend Women Hamburg because I believe in the ideas and spirit of female entrepreneurs. My goal is to encourage women to follow their dreams giving them a platform and an opportunity to become a successful founder.


Event Judges


Julia Köhn
Consultant & Founder @Pielers

Julia is an economist and philosopher by training and an entrepreneur by heart. She started her first venture at the age of 16 and by now has founded or co-founded several companies in traditional industries and also in tech. Business model design is her passion and she loves making wild ideas work.


Ariane C. Redder
Head of Entrepreneurship Committee at Bremen Junior Chambers

After founding a social media consulting firm, Ariane worked as the marketing director of a Bremen-based agency for some years. Always passionate about advising young founders and helping them realize their entrepreneurial potential, she used this environment to help startups set up their marketing budget efficiently and yet visionarily.

Now holding the position of Head of Marketing at an international construction software company, Ariane supports startups largely through her involvement with the Bremen Junior Chambers as head of the Entrepreneurship Working Committee. The committee’s flagship project, the „Gründerlotse“, offers young founders the opportunity to present their ideas to a highly qualified audience of entrepreneurs and executives and - with their knowledge and network - start a business in the best possible way.


Heide Peuckert
Founder at MYLILY

I am MYLILY-founder by passion, Biz Dev by education, Product Manager by profession, Organizer by desire and explorer at heart.

My second passion is organizing and facilitating Startup Weekends.

I initiated Startup Weekend Women Hamburg because I believe in the ideas and spirit of female entrepreneurs. My goal is to encourage women to follow their dreams giving them a platform and an opportunity to become a successful founder.



Coaches and Mentors


Stephanie Birkner
Juniorprofessorin an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Der Umgang mit Gründungsinteressierten und Startups ist Stephanie Birkners ausgelebte Leidenschaft. Als Juniorprofessorin für Female Entrepreneurship an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg beschäftigt sie sich insbesondere mit der Entwicklung von Konzepten zur Unterstützung von Unternehmerinnen (Hashtag: #Weforfuture). Ob Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, ESOP oder CapTable - Stephie freut sich über jede Themenstellung, wo sie Input aus der Forschung geben und Ihre Erfahrungen als ausgebildeter Personal Coach sowie Co-Founder der German Real Estate Pioniers teilen kann.


Irene Bejenke Walsh
Founder MessageLab

As a venture coach and expert in investor communications, Irene has been a fixture in the European start-up community for the past 18 years, helping more than 800 start-ups across all tech sectors to raise funding.

Her experience ranges from advising start-up companies in the pre-seed, seed and series A stages as well as accompanying IPOs.

Irene founded her consultancy firm, MessageLab, in London in 2000 and made a mark for herself by developing and running the pitch format for London Business Angels, the UK’s largest business angels network, for several years with seven pitch sessions per year, which was well received by investors and with over 70% of the companies receiving funding.

Irene currently works with the most successful incubator in Europe, imec in Belgium, as well as the ING Fintech Village, and, more recently, has become involved with New Space coaching the first two cohorts of “Seraphim Space Camp” in 2018, Europe’s first VC-led Space Accelerator.

Irene started her career in business journalism for “The Wall Street Journal” and CNBC television before moving into tech PR and starting her own business.

Female entrepreneurship is close to her heart and she worked for several years as a mentor for Astia, a global organisation offering support to female entrepreneurs.

Irene continues to be a freelance lecturer specialising in entrepreneurship, investor communications and pitching skills at three universities: Imperial Business School, London; Danish Technical University Business School (DTU), Copenhagen and Jacobs University, Bremen.


Norman Breitling
Inhaber bei Brandfisher, CFO bei GIDA, Vorstand Klub Dialog und weitere Unternehmen

Norman Breitling hat selbst vor 17 Jahren ein Startup gegründet und ist mittlerweile an diversen Unternehmen beteiligt. Jungst hat er GIDA initiiert - ein Online-Tool, mit dem unkompliziert eine Datenschutzerklärung und Impressum erzeugt werden können.

Als Coach und Mentor hält er Vorträge zu verschiedenen Marketingthemen, berät Unternehmen in Deutschland bei der Strategie, Positionierung und im Onlinemarketing und ist gut vernetzt in der Region. Als Wirtschaftsjunior engagiert er sich in sozialen Projekten und unterstützt Existenzgründer.

Mit Norman habt ihr beim Startup Weekend einen jungen und erfahrenen Mentor, der kreativ um die Ecke denken kann und und wenn er begeistert ist vor Ideen sprüht!


Meret Nehe
Innovation Process Freelancer & Business Coach @ Climate-KIC Accelerator

Ihre Leidenschaft gilt den Social Impact Startups & Green/CleanTech Startups!

Meret ist selbständige Innovationsberaterin und Business Coach beim Climate-KIC Accelerator.

Zuvor hat sie Mekipee - ein Social Business in der Textilindustrie - mitgegründet und war Programm Manager und Social Startup Consultant beim Schweizer Social Innovation Programm seif.


Anna Hoffmann
CTO &Co-Founder PROFISHOP GmbH

Anna hat 2012 mit PROFISHOP eine B2B-Group-Buying-Plattform gegründet, um den Einkauf von Mittelständlern auf den Stand der heutigen Technik zu bringen. Ihr Ziel: PROFISHOP zu DER Marke im E-Commerce für deutsche Industrieunternehmen zu etablieren!
Inzwischen arbeiten über 20 Menschen bei PROFISHOP in der Überseestadt und auf der PROFISHOP Beschaffungsplattform werden aktuell über 300.000 Produkte für Industrie, Handwerk und Bau angeboten, die direkt vom Hersteller an unsere Kunden geliefert werden.


Marnie Knorr
OROMORO ✿ COACH FOR COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY ✿ INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ✿¸.•*°o O ° O (͡๏̯͡๏)

Marnie loves to bring people together - Be it for Oromoro Workshops, hosting Startup Weekends, Creative Challenges, starting an activst campaign or social projects. Unleashing peoples' creative potencial in a team and help them to work towards common goals is her passion.

She is a BrainStore Partner with access to The Idea Machine and certified Scrum Master. A MSc degree in Innovation Management and early experience in the "punk incubator" becodemyfriend round up her expertise in designing startup concepts.

Ask her whenever you are stuck on ideas or considering a social or activist approach for your startup. Projects regarding social responsibility are her favourites. 



Jens Brechmann
Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter von 42Digital

Jens bringt jede Menge Startup-Erfahrung in das Coaching!

2012 hat er die Onlinemarketing-Agentur 42DIGITAL   in Bremen gegründet, beschäftigt über 20 Mitarbeiter und wurde letztes Jahr mit Rank 19 der schnellsten wachsenden deutschen Technologieunternehmen ausgezeichnet (DELOITTE-Ranking).

Mit ihm steht Dir beim Startup Weekend ein absoluter Bremer Online-Marketing Guru an der Seite!


Franziska Mayer
Existenzgründerberaterin bei Frauen in Arbeit und Wirtschaft e.V.

Ich bin Dipl.Päd., Coach und Gründungsberaterin  mit langjährigen Berufserfahrungen in verschiedenen Projekten mit unterschiedlichen Zielgruppen, seit 1991 kontinuierlich  bei Frauen in Arbeit und Wirtschaft e.V.(faw). Ich habe die Existengründungsberatung  für Frauen im Lande Bremen mit aufgebaut, bin Jurymitglied bei der Verleihung des belladonna Gründerinnenpreises ,war auch für bridge in der Jury aktiv  und  bin gut vernetz t mit allen Akteur*innen des Gründungsökosystems im Lande Bremen zunächst im Rahmen von BEGIN/ jetzt Starthaus.
Nach wie vor  macht es mir  sehr viel Spaß Frauen auf ihrem Weg in die Selbstständigkeit zu begleiten und mich für die Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen für Gründerinnen einzusetzen.



Dino Zirwes
Beteiligungsmanager & Existenzgründungsberater der Sparkasse Bremen

Dino Zirwes bringt über ein Jahrzehnt Erfahrung mit Gründungen & Gründern als Firmenkundenberater von Die Sparkasse Bremen in das Coaching!
Und mit dieser Erfahrung unterstützt Dino die Bremer Startup Szene, coachte bereits pre-seed Startups beim Startup Weekend Bremen 2017 und hat für Bremer Gründer stets Tür & Ohr offen.



Rebekka Tegtmeier
Consultant Digitale Strategie & Innovation

Rebekka hat beim Startup Weekend Bremen 2017 teilgenommen und mit ihrem Team den ersten Platz gewonnen. Die Idee war ein autarkes TinyHouse zu entwickeln und mit einer AirBnB Plattform zur Erschließung von ländlichem nachhaltigenTourismus zu koppeln. An dem Projekt wird weiterhin gearbeitet, ein Prototyp des Tiny Houses wurde Mitte 2018 der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt.

Seit dem Startup Weekend hilft Rebekka bei den Veranstaltungen von bremen-startups.de mit und Co-organisiert das Startup Weekend Bremen 2018.

Als Digitalberaterin bei der BTC beschäftigt sie sich mit Innovationsprozessen und Kreativitätsmethoden.

Beim Startup Weekend hilft euch Rebekka als interner Coach gerne, wenn ihr Denkblockaden habt, kreative Anstöße oder Feedback braucht.


Katrin Oellerich
Freelance Consultant, Coach & Pitch Trainerin

Dr. Katrin Oellerich arbeitet als freiberufliche Trainerin, Coach und Lehrbeauftragte u.a. im Bereich Startups und Gründung. Katrin hat beim Startup Weekend Bremen 2017 teilgenommen und ist nun selber in der Startup Weekend Orga Crew aktiv - sie kann daher jede Menge aus dem Nähkästchen plaudern ;-)

Katrin ist beim Startup Weekend ein interner Coach: bei Teamkonflikten, Fragen zum Pitchen oder allen anderen Dingen hat sie jederzeit ein offenes Ohr für Euch!


Jonas Fromme
Founder of Founder's Share

Jonas' passion is disruptive technology, digital strategy & lean start-up development. After leading Bremens Formula Student Team for 2 years and assisting the executives of Industrial IoT startup Sensosurf for one year, Jonas went to Silicon Valley to coach early-stage entrepreneurs in Startup Embassy and at 500 startups. Jonas is the founder of Founder's Share, which is preparing for market entry in late 2018 and part of  bremen-startups.de since 2015

At Startup Weekend Bremen, Jonas will help you as an internal coach at all questions regarding strategy, markets, technologiy asf. Feel free to ask him questions!


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Bremen WOMEN team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Jan
    Wessels
  • Rebekka
    Tegtmeier
  • Katrin
    Oellerich
  • Nils
    Sprenger
  • Jonas
    Fromme
  • Felix
    Rohde
  • Walter
    Steinhauer
  • Mücahit
    Celik
  • Jasser
    Saad

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