Startup Weekend Bremerhaven Impact

    Friday, March 20 - 22, 2020

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Startup Weekend Bremerhaven Impact

Friday, March 20 - 22, 2020

Friday, March 20 - 22, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Bremerhaven, Germany

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Make an impact by founding your company during a single Weekend

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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.
This years SW Bremerhaven edition is all about making an impact! We invite you to come to our sunny seaside location at the North Sea. Spend your weekend on finding and testing new solutions for a better planet and a happy society - whilst having fun connecting to like minded people: Find your co-founders, help others to realize their ideas, talk to experienced coaches and be part of the Startup Community in Bremerhaven! 

How does it work exactly?
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 and great prices and awards are given to winning teams. Check out the event schedule for more info.

What are TOP benefits?
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 - YAYY. In addition all participants will receive an attractive package of vouchers and services which are useful for every startup.

Event language will be English - in case there are German speaking participants only, we will switch to German.

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Friday March 20th

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 March 21st

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 March 22nd

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

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Sonja Johanna Döring
CEO + Gründerin der no/academy

Sonja Johanna Doering is a glowing New Work Evangelist and a passionate HR specialist, working with service-oriented, people-focused businesses. After different positions, including leadership, in corporations, SMEs, and Startups, she started her own business in Stuttgart in 2016: The no/academy. Now she is assisting entrepreneurs and Start-ups with the validation of their business models, customer-centric product development, and personal development of the entrepreneurs and teams during growth processes (recruiting, onboarding, teambuilding...) As an entrepreneur, she can share many tips and experiences with the teams during the Start-up Weekend, open doors thanks to her big network, and support the teams with developing suitable, individual solutions.
Sonja Johanna Döring ist begeisterte New Work Evangelistin und 'von Haus' aus leidenschaftliche HRlerin für ein dienstleistungsorientiertes People Business. Nach verschiedenen Führungs-/Rollen in Konzernen, Mittelständlern und Startups hat sie 2016 in Stuttgart selber gegründet: die no/academy.

Inzwischen begleitet sie Gründer und Startups bei der Validierung ihrer Geschäftsideen und -modelle, bei der kundenzentrierten Produktentwicklung, bei der (Persönlichkeits-)Entwicklung der Gründer/Teams und in Wachstumsprozessen (Recruiting, Onboarding, Teambuilding etc.).

Beim Startups Weekend kann sie als Gründerin darüber hinaus viele Tipps und Erfahrungen teilen, in ihrem großen Netzwerk schnell Türen öffnen und die Teams stets dabei unterstützen ihre passenden, individuellen Lösungen zu entwickeln.

Tim Pohlenz
Geschäftsführer - Dieckell Gruppe

Als Finanzexperte beschäftigt er sich neben einer Vielzahl an Themen auch mit solchen, die für Startups und Gründungen von Unternehmen, Gesellschaften und Vereinen besonders wichtig sind: wie z.B.: Investitionsrechnungen, Finanzierung durch Eigen-, Fremd- und Mezzaninekapital, Aufbau-Controlling, Budgetierung und Planung von Gesellschaften, Führung von Investorengesprächen, Exitstrategien und Haftungsthemen etc.. Um eure Ideen aus der Sicht eines Investors zu beurteilen, greift Tim auf seine Erfahrungen in der Analyse von Unternehmensbewertungen und Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten, die Betreuung von Venture & Private Equity Investments und die Umsetzung von Unternehmenskäufen & - verkäufen zurück.

Coaches and Mentors

Meret Nehe
Innovation Facilitator & Business Coach

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

Meret ist selbständige Innovationsberaterin, Prozess-Begleiterin und Business Coach, u.a. bei Climate-KIC.

Zuvor war sie Social Startup Consultant beim Schweizer Social Business Inkubator seif, Business Development Managerin bei einer Bremer Agentur und hat selber Mekipee - ein Social Business in der Textilindustrie - mitgegründet.

Gilg Frick
Founder & CEO of NPIRE

Gilg Frick ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer der in Hamburg ansässigen Agentur NPIRE.

Gilg gründete NPIRE 2005 während seines Kommunikationsdesign Studiums. NPIRE ist eine Kreativ-Agentur, welche sich darauf fokussiert hat, mit Startups zusammen zu arbeiten, sie zu beraten und bei der Markenentwicklung und bei Markenkommunikations-Angelegenheiten zu untersützen.

Neben seiner Expertise in Design und Marketing ist Gilg in verschiedenen Startups tätig, darunter Protonet, Gymjunky und Ben Green. 

Barbara Ippolito
Trade Operation Specialist @binfinity

Barbara is a true pirate for human rights and crypto currency expert. What makes her special is her passion for standing up for equality and fairness. She published her first novel on ethics „Ethos“ with 16 years. She graduated her Master studies in International Law and Diplomacy (University of Trieste) and International Maritime Law and Shipping Business (University of Barcelona) with the wish to hire an own boat to supply African coast lines with humanity services. Volunteering in offering her advice in legal support in human rights took her to MEND in New Zealand, SoL in Kenya and Kashmere. Her ambitions to improve everyone’s life also brought her to the crypto currency industry. She specialized in Anti money-laundering and market manipulation. Starting at Binfinity IT Exchange as Trade Operation Specialist and Head of Operations (Barcelona) she got to apply that knowledge to blockchain- and cryptocurrencies and developed a strong interest for crypto trading and digital assets. Ask her anything about crypto, tokenization, fintech in general or international and maritime law.

Andreas Schliep
CEO @ DasScrumteam

Andreas Schliep is a co-founder and principal 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. 

He was coach at SPrintIT, Software Integrator at ComBOTS and Developer & Development Manager at, and has a background in software development for banks and insurances.

He is dedicated to helping young founders and building up creative co-working spaces.

Nina Freistedt
Illustrator & Designer

Janina is an unconventional designer and illustrator and just loves storytelling. Due to her previous career in advertising agencies, the start-up scene, teaching and her own self-employment generating new and original ideas comes easy to her. She can naturally relate to you as she has once been in your footsteps and knows the processes of building business ideas with a congruent concept inside out –  from branding, to your value proposition and business model. She loves to motivate people and tease them to dive into new perspectives in order to generate great innovative ideas. So, meet Nina not only beacuse she is really fun to be with but als to ask her anything relevant in the design process, idea generation, overcoming mental blocks and building a powerful and entertaining story line.

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.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Bremerhaven is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Ann-Cathrin
  • Marnie
  • Andreas
  • Jonas
  • Finn
  • Michaela
  • Philipp
  • Olha
  • Melina
  • Thimo
  • Péter
  • Aron
  • Leon


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.


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