Startup Weekend Cologne
Friday, January 30 - February 1, 2015
Friday, January 30 - February 1, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Im Mediapark 5
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
Startup Weekend Cologne is BACK for its 3rd installment selling out two years in a row - 125 participants, over 200 people coming together including mentors, judges and visitors over the course of 54 hours on a weekend - Register now before it sells out this year too!
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; As of November 2014, 1,900 events have been held, involving over 150,000 entrepreneurs across more than 500 cities in over 127 countries and over 10,000 startups have been created.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 500 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long events to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea 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.Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
The official Startup Weekend Cologne language is English. The organizers, the pitchers, the coaches and the jury will be speaking English Why? Because it's the Lingua Franca of startups, because we have invited international mentors and jury members, because we don't want to exclude other nationalities e.g. from the nearby BeNeLux countries and we want the world outside to know and understand what the heck we're doing here. :)
Designers and creatives (not non-tech or dev) can invite another designer or creative and get a free ticket for them (2 for 1) by first buying their own ticket, then mail us at email@example.com with both designer names to get the free code. Beware, we will check if you are a designer or other creative. We love initiative, but cheaters will pay full price to enter.
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Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Venista Ventures GmbH & Co. KG
Robert C. Bush Jr
Founder & CEO, Majlis Partners
Coaches and Mentors
With a master degree in media informatics and an academic focus on semantic web technologies he is lecturing courses about next generation web technologies at the university of applied science cologne for a couple of years now. Besides coding and teaching he advises several early state startups in there technological progress.
Semantic Web / Linked Data
Lars is active in the startup community in Aachen as a former organizer and now mentor at 3 Day Startup and since 2013 also part of the Pirate Summit team, organizing one of the craziest tech conferences in the heart of Cologne.
Born near Cologne, he’s a loyal fan of both 1. FC Köln as well as Kölner Haie and a “echte kölche Jeck”.
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reputami
http://www.yellostrom.de). Aside from his very original vision of building the best interface ever, he is heavily engaged in establishing an effective combination of design thinking, agile and lean startup methods in the corporate world.
IT Professional and Founder of bevuta IT
telecommunications sector and in the fabrication of home accessories. He successfully sold a business in the media sector. Having a diverse history in the information technology he possesses a wide range of knowledge - from internet and realising business processes in IT to mobile apps and cryptography. Pablo is therefore an outstanding go-to guy for every new idea where it is yet unclear how to best and/or most efficiently implement it in IT. Of course, he advises his own
investments in all things IT, but wants to share his knowledge with others, too.
Co-Founder and CEO of Startplatz; CEO of Golf Post
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Cologne team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Cologne is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here