Startup Weekend Bremerhaven

    Friday, October 20 - 22, 2017


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Bremerhaven

Friday, October 20 - 22, 2017



Friday, October 20 - 22, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Fährhaus, HS Bremerhaven
An der Geeste 25
Bremerhaven, Germany 27570

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Start your own business in 54 hrs

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.  It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Bremerhaven and surroundings and launch your next startup this autumn!

Come start a company, learn something new, test your developer skills, maybe meet your future co-founder – either way you’ll have the most fun you’ve ever had! Startup Weekend Bremerhaven follows a basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch a startup idea and receive feedback from peers. Teams organically form around top ideas, as determined by popular vote. Each team has 54 hours to create a business model, code, design, and determine market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations of top ideas to entrepreneurial leaders.

At the Startup Weekend Bremerhaven you can meet participants from all fields. During the weekend you will develop your ideas into business models. You will have access to inspiring coaches and top-notch startup experts who will support you. In the end you will present your business models to the jury, who will give you feedback and choose the best business models.

Included in the event price are all presentations, the food and all drinks. In addition all participants will receive an attractive package of vouchers and services which are useful for every startup. Event language will be English.




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 20th


5:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers and community leaders


7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:45 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share and discuss ideas, ask questions and get to know fellow participants


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:30 pm
Team Building
Teams get together and start with a team buidling exercise


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. The worktime will end at 2AM (exceptions possible)

Saturday October 21st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, breakfast & coffee


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


1:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. Worktime until everybody is tired

Sunday October 22nd


9:00 am
Brunch
An easy brunch buffet will be there during the forenoon


9:30 am
Worktime
Get your project done!


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
Dinner
Dinner buffet with all the external guests


5:45 pm
Final Presentations


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up/Get-together
StartUp-Weekend Bremerhaven fades out with a Get-together



Speakers


Mohamed Chahin
CSO & Co-Founder eatclever

Mohamed met his Co-Founders Robin Himmels and Marco Langhoff at a Startup Weekend in 2012. Since then they´re living the rollercoaster ride of an Entrepreneur and today they´re leading the healthy food delivery system eatclever - one of Germany's most successful food delivery startups. He will talk about "what comes next?" - the learnings they made in the past 5 Years after the Startup Weekend.


Angelika Hansen
Serial Entrepreneur

Angela is a tough serial- entrepeneur from Bremerhaven. She ran several sports clothing stores and a chocolate store in the central commercial center in her hometown. When she exited her businesses and took a break she couldn't be stopped for long until she undertook another entrepreneurial journey. In 2015 she won the "Best Pitch" Award at Startup Weekend Bremerhaven with her Startup Idea Rubberbüx. After first difficulties like almost drowning in Hurrican festival, selling her festival pants, she quickly made successes thanks to her strong will and stamina. Ask her if you feel stuck and demotivated, she will get you back on your feet. Or if you need to improve your sales skills - she is a pro!


Jorge Chajchalac
CEO & Founder @Xela


Event Judges


Mohamed Chahin
CSO & Co-Founder eatclever

Mohamed met his Co-Founders Robin Himmels and Marco Langhoff at a Startup Weekend in 2012. Since then they´re living the rollercoaster ride of an Entrepreneur and today they´re leading the healthy food delivery system eatclever - one of Germany's most successful food delivery startups. He will talk about "what comes next?" - the learnings they made in the past 5 Years after the Startup Weekend.


Sönke Burkert
Founder & CEO at Hilfswerft

Sönke is Co-Founder of Hilfswerft GmbH, a social business for training social entrepreneurs and incubators for companies with a considerable social impact.

Sönke graduated from CvO University in Oldenburg with a degree in economics, main focus in business administration and statistics.

He founded his first online agency for digital advertising and crm solutions at the age of 18. After finishing his degree he founded an on- and offline couponing company, which he operated for almost six years. He withdrew from management in October 2014 for establishing Salted Capital GmbH, a seed-stage venture capital firm, and Hilfswerft.


Dana Stoll
Expert in (Fr)Agile IT Management

Dana has been working at T-Systems International as Business Analyst for the past 8 years till present. Before that she was responsible for the IT infrastructure and the IT Service Management of WEB.DE AG including te online and the corporate infrastructure. As if this isn't enough Dana was also the head of the technical purchasing unit. She is fascinated by the human mind and evolving technologic systems thus did another Master studies in Psycholgy during her freetime. She is author of various scientific articles, discussion papers and guides she offers for free on her website.  

"After spending my youth and student years as a generation C64 and pinoeering internet-programmer, I have since "changed sides" in the mid-90s and been in IT-Management business. Heading the IT-department of WEB.DE in and out of the depression of the new market, I observed a constant struggle between development and operations departments.Software development, as product lifecycles became insanely fast in the digital age, picked up agile techniques to achieve time to market, whereas IT-Management and operations focussed on Best Practice Quality of Service. The two don´t go very well with each other, neither the techniques, nor the people who identify with them.Over the years giving lectures on IT-Management in agile environments I have compiled and refined a school of thought within this area, which centers around product or service lifecycles in terms of agility, fragility and the cynefin model."


Nils Bäumer
Managing Director at Agentur Synapsensprung®

Nils Bäumer is THE expert for creativity and innovation potential. The local newspaper Weser Kurier describes him with the headline “Nils Bäumer is the ringleader when it comes to creativity”. He is also called howdie of ideas and guarantor for impulses as he is awakening the creative potential of his audiences when speaking at stage or conducting workshops. Since 20 years he is looking and researching the spirit and origin of creativity. Figuratively he is not interested in understanding the functioning of a watch but he is appealed by tracing down the meaning of time in itself. He is a professional speaker, author, educator, inventor of the most successful app for idea generation in Germany, blogger and successful podcaster. His event agency Synapsensprung® he organizes facilitation, creative trainings and keynote speeches for functions and congresses from 50 to 1000 participants. The highest goal remains always to trigger the enthusiasm for your own creativity.


Kai Braue
CEO @ Braue Brand Design Experts

Kai Braue, born December 27, 1965, is the founder and owner of Braue // Brand Design Experts, a unique
hybrid of strategic brand consultation, innovative idea generator and brand-focused design agency.
Since opening the agency’s doors in 1994, Kai and his team of 12 employees successfully support
a sophisticated core clientele of premium large to mid-sized companies with a profound expertise
and relentless passion in the strategic branding of their client’s product, company and service.
Since 2004, Kai has been working in co-operation with the RKW to consult numerous entrepreneurs
in marketing matters both in the state of Bremen and Lower Saxony. For more than 10 years he is also
listed as an accredited consultant for the KfW and NBank for their brand advisory and entrepreneurs
coaching programs.
Based in Bremerhaven, with a recently opened office in Osnabrück and a 17-year-long partnership with
the agency network »The DuPuis Group« located in Los Angeles and Chicago, USA, Kai Braue brings the
valuable expert’s point-of-view to the table.
In 2009, the successful transatlantic collaboration with »The DuPuis Group« culminated in the »Package
Design Workbook«. This 280-page book focuses on successful branding through strategically planned
packaging design, and was designed and written for US publishing house »Rockport«. It’s been reprinted
several times and was selected »1 of the 10 most recommended books for design students«.
In 2015, Kai sucessfully founded the craft spirits company »Copper & Brave« to create, design und
distribute their uniquely and very tasty spiced rums called »Voodoo Priest« and »Rumble Harbor«.
His agency is well-known for their work for many international enterprises such as Kellogg’s, Heinz,

Nestlé, Quaker, Mars, Dole, Sony and Walmart as well as for their acclaimed work for national and region-
al companies such as Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Nordsee, Volksbank, HunterDouglas, Deutsche See, swb,

Flying Pizza, Bremer Aufbau Bank, Gebrüder Wollenhaupt, Azul, Wassenaar, Engelbrecht and Fiedlers
Fischmarkt to name but a few.
Braue // Brand Design Experts have been awarded well over 250 times in national and international
competitions for their brand design work. Kai was a keynote speaker for design and business conferences

in Germany and the USA, and was chosen one of the six jury members of the world’s largest logo com-
petition »LogoLounge«. He is often cited by the trade press on such topics as strategic branding, design

and marketing trends.
Kai is married to his wife Birgit for over 26 years, has a daughter Dana (21) and a son Luca (15). In his
spare time, Kai plays electric guitar in 80’s hard rock band »Rule« and is a passionate coach for a U16-
youth football team.
If you want to learn more about Braue, please go to www.braue.info
If you want to learn more about Copper & Brave, please go to www.copper-and-brave.de


Coaches and Mentors


Andreas Schliep
Executive Partner at DasScrumTeam AG, Scrum Coach & Trainer

Andreas Schliep is a co-founder and principlal Scrum coach and trainer from DasScrumTeam, Switzerland. As a developer, team and technical project leader, he has implemented videoconferencing applications, Web portals and communication servers.

Before founding DasScrumTeam AG he was coaching at SPrintIT, worked as a Software Integrator at ComBOTS and Developer and Development Manager  at Web.de
He is especially interested in supporting the development of the IT startup scene in Bremerhaven, young founders and the build up of creative co-working spaces.



Sarah Lee
Art Director at NPIRE

Hi, I'm Sarah. I'm open, loud, colorful, direct and curious. I work as a designer and project manager in a creative agency called NPIRE. I'm interested in technology, fashion, design, as well as other creative and innovative things. I love to share my ideas and inspiration with others and I'm always glad to hear and discuss their opinions and input. You can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.


Gilg Frick
Founder & CEO at NPIRE

Gilg Frick is the founder and managing director of the Hamburg-based agency NPIRE.

Gilg both began his studies in communication design at the HFG Schwaebisch-Gmuend and established the agency NPIRE in 2005. NPIRE is a creative agency which focuses on working with startups, consulting and guiding them in brand development and brand communication matters.

Apart from his comprehensive expertise in design and marketing, Gilg is involved in several startups such as Protonet and Gymjunky and hungry for new and exciting business ventures.

SHORT BIO: #startups #entrepreneurship #branddevelopment


Carl Lindgren
Arts and Culture Manager from Helsinki

Hej! Moi!

I have worked as a coordinator and coach for an empowerment project for freelancers within the field of arts and culture. My curiosity has driven me to explore, study and work within many different aspects of life. The fields outside norms is what interest me the most and I´ve managed a 3.5 year project for people with intellectual disabilities, which empowered the participants and taught them how to use personal experience within everything concerning the social sector of society. Media, norm critics and the sector of disabilities are fields I know well and can ask me about.
When I don´t wander the seas of the Finnish archipelago I might, sing with a piano, dance to an African rhythm or perform with the Helsinki Gay Theatre and Choir.
I would be a magnificent listener and adviser for developing your ideas. I´m eager to meet new people and discuss innovative challenges.



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.


Jan Wessels
Entrepreneur & Researcher

2013-2015, Co-Founder & Managing Director of solvertec GmbH. Since 2015, engaged at the Chair for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (LEMEX). Initiator of bremen-startups.de, a platform to connect the startup community in Bremen & the Northwest region.  Initiator/Co-Organizer of events like Startup Weekend Bremen 2016 & 2017, Open Pitch Night, Startup-Speednetworking, FuckUp-Nights asf.
Interested to discuss mechanisms & events to develop the regional startup ecosystem.


Georg Vollenbruck
General Manager at Mintarder Wasserbahnhof

After studying at D´Overbroeks College Oxford and graduating in Event management at Europa Fachakademie Hannover Georg Vollenbruck founded his advertising agency Elevengreen GmbH.(2008-2010) In 2010 German television channel Kabel 1 casted him for a show called "Jumbos Würstchenmillionär", in which young entrepreneurs had to prove themselves in the F&B industry. Together with his partner Rene he won the show and since them runs several F&B projects across Germany. In early 2014 he also joined the Team from Orpheus Fashion, a fashion agency based in Dubai and Berlin. He is helping the team with his vast experience in the fields of creative advertising, event planing and project management. Georg Vollenbruck is open for every idea and is looking forward to discussing brilliant ideas.


Bettina Summa
Steuerberaterin



Marc Segmüller
Process Consultant, Kaos Pilot & Brainstore Partner

Hey there, i am Marc or Mäk as many might know me. :)I am a process-consultant specializing in self-organization and self-governance. Do you want to reduce hierarchies of power in your organization (Company, volunteer group or any other group of people), or you have already a cooperative running, and meetings get clunky and you don't move the way you want to?

If you are looking for fresh ideas i might be the right person too. Im working with Brainstore.  We can run the idea machine together and your team will get heaps of new solutions fpr any problem you might be stuck on.


Niklas Gisbert Piatkowski
Film-Creative @ antoni GmbH & Co. KG

Niklas is a Film-Creative at antoni Berlin, the European Lead Agency for Mercedes-Benz. His interest and passion focuses on visual creativity and how environment and visual impressions can form your creative idea and process.

During his studies in Bremerhaven he has already achieved first medial successes when building up a collective local brand called "133"

His favourite city is Bremerhaven. Why? He will tell you.


Andre Wetjen
Founder @ Katapult-Produktentwicklung

I have been working in the field of product development since 1996, starting with
indoor sun protection products. Three years later I slipped into the commercial
aircraft development for mechanical system design, where I am still working for in
part time. During this time I developed skills in team leading, project management,
lean manufacturing, systematic innovation, 3D Design and 3D printing.
In 2012 I founded my own business parallel to creating my own products, to supporting other
companies and start-ups developing their products and to perform workshops for
systematic innovation. It is a nice experience and a lot of fun to work with open
minded people.


Oliver Hermanni
Software developer

Oliver loves to code stuff and is a web developer by heart since the early days of the Internet.

He has a long history with Startup Weekends all over Germany and was coach and mentor on several SWs like Berlin, Leipzig and Stuttgart. Oliver is also initiator of Startup Weekend Dresden and was lead organizer from 2014 to 2016.

Oliver is a software developer at Softjury GmbH, Herford.



Jonas Fromme
Founder of BlueC

Jonas has been CEO of Bremergy, a multidisciplinary team of >50 students which competes internationally in the Formula Student race car series. His passion is disruptive technology, strategic digital innovation & transformation. After working at Industrial IoT startup Sensosurf, Jonas went to Silicon Valley to coach startups and early stage founders to improve their business model with a framework for vision driven execution. Currently, Jonas is working on his own startup BlueC.


Nico Schober
Frontend Engineer at CTS Eventim Solutions GmbH


Since my training about 20 years ago I deal with the design and implementation of websites. For me it's important to always be up to date, to follow the developments and from time to time to look back on the bigger picture.

Over time, I became acquainted with great colleagues and clients. Every day is different and that makes the work so much fun as the first day!

I’m also an inspirer for the hacker school, a non profit organization to teach code to kids.



Rainer June
Sales & Customer Relations Expert

Born in Baltimore MD. USA I attended the University of Maryland and studied Commercial Arts to push my academics. Looking to attain leadership skills I joined the U.S. Air Force and shortly after crossed over into the U.S Army where I commanded competence in leadership and strategic management. As an Environmental Health Specialist in the military I deployed to Africa, the Caribbean and Europe as part of peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. All of these lessons would eventfully allow me to champion the business field and I became one of the top three producers at Schaefer and Strohminger Automotive. I achieved “ Top Sales Performer of the Year” awards 10 years consecutively. In 2008 I moved to Germany and currently work with Military Autosource ( MCS ) as a Liaison and Logistics Manager governing and overseeing vehicles purchased by U.S Officials and Diplomats. Today I apply tools and communication skills for various other projects and platforms through June Media. Projects include “Amimarkt Bremerhaven”, the short film “Project One” and a weekly radio show.


Sophie Schad
Founder and CEO of Schad Marketing & Sales Management

„The customer is the only one who brings money into your business!” For which market(s) is your business model relevant? How does your product address the different needs and interests of your target group(s)? In the last 10 years Schad Marketing & Sales Management has been advising local and international companies and organizations. Coaching and training for Marketing & Sales teams, business development consulting including support in opening up new distribution channels, facilitation of workshops aimed at improving customer and service orientation throughout the organization: Identifying with entrepreneurs opportunities to step forward is my daily motivation.Besides, I take the chance to use these experiences by coaching young startups for example as part of an education and entrepreneurship development programme in Indonesia.


Hans-Henning Möller
CEO & Founder of Harvest Republic

Hans-Henning has studied economic sciences in Bayreuth and is an serial entrepreneur. His focus is on strategic management and marketing. He is founder of the food startup Harvest Republic.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

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

  • Jonas
    Niedergesäß
  • Marnie
    Knorr
  • Ann-Cathrin
    Scheider
  • Andreas
    Schliep
  • Rouven
    Alpers
  • Simona
    Földesová

Facilitators


Ümit Konuray
CEO and Founder at dasTraining, Konuray Coaching & Training

He is the founder of dasTraining which is an agency for trainers, coaches and moderators. Since 2005 he has been intercultural trainer, coach and facilitator for seminars, conferences and workshops. He has done Business studies with a focus on HR and psychology in Cologne and Qingdao, China. And did training, coaching and development assistance in countries such as China, India, USA, Afghanistan, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Turkey and Austria. After finishing his last employment in the personal development of Bayer AG successfully, he independently started Konuray Coaching & Training with a focus on communication, team development, leadership and personal training.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/%C3%BCmit-konuray/0/a20/154
Homepage: http://konuray.de/en/ 


Event Staff


Pat Xi

My name is Patxi (pronounced Patschi). It is the basque name for Francisco. I am showing up to entertain you a bit. I might be shy at first but love to play.


Carl Lindgren
Arts and Culture Manager from Helsinki

Hej! Moi!

I have worked as a coordinator and coach for an empowerment project for freelancers within the field of arts and culture. My curiosity has driven me to explore, study and work within many different aspects of life. The fields outside norms is what interest me the most and I´ve managed a 3.5 year project for people with intellectual disabilities, which empowered the participants and taught them how to use personal experience within everything concerning the social sector of society. Media, norm critics and the sector of disabilities are fields I know well and can ask me about.
When I don´t wander the seas of the Finnish archipelago I might, sing with a piano, dance to an African rhythm or perform with the Helsinki Gay Theatre and Choir.
I would be a magnificent listener and adviser for developing your ideas. I´m eager to meet new people and discuss innovative challenges.



Angelika Hansen
Serial Entrepreneur

Angela is a tough serial- entrepeneur from Bremerhaven. She ran several sports clothing stores and a chocolate store in the central commercial center in her hometown. When she exited her businesses and took a break she couldn't be stopped for long until she undertook another entrepreneurial journey. In 2015 she won the "Best Pitch" Award at Startup Weekend Bremerhaven with her Startup Idea Rubberbüx. After first difficulties like almost drowning in Hurrican festival, selling her festival pants, she quickly made successes thanks to her strong will and stamina. Ask her if you feel stuck and demotivated, she will get you back on your feet. Or if you need to improve your sales skills - she is a pro!


Annelen de Mora
Project- and Competence Navigator

Annelen is a self-employed ship's chandler (im- & export) and startup coach from Hamburg-Norderstedt. She co-founded two non-profit organizations called Weser-Ems Perspektiven and Gründungsoffensive Weser-Ems.

Currently most of her clients are founders and freelancers in creative economies. She initiated several social projects, loves to work with open-minded people and help them structuring their business ideas. Her key competences are marketing for startups and business concept modelling.


Katrin Pohlmann
Social Entrepreneur

"In 2010 I quit my job to start my own business. At first, I focused on the development of writing applicaton forms for public funding of other institutions. However, during the last years, this entreprenural focus shifted towards the development, implementation and evaluation of my own projects. The focus of these are the integration of migrants and refugees, language classes and adult education in the framework of a life-long learning concept. For me, self-employed work means to be able to make these adjustments, sometimes as an adaptation to the customer's demands, sometimes as a reorientation of one's own work. Of course, this requires the continuous expansion of one's skills and knowledge."


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