Startup Weekend Cologne
Friday, January 29 - 31, 2016
Friday, January 29 - 31, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Im Mediapark 5
Startup Weekend Cologne #4
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
Sunday evening: Teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their company!
Friday January 29th
Saturday January 30th
Sunday January 31st
Founder & CEO of Pixum
Coaches and Mentors
A thorough and long-standing learned and acquired knowledge is the basis for the decisive insight. He is a banker, business graduate economics, business informatics. In addition, Certified Exchange Trader (EUREX), certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP) and certified Quantitative Analyst (CQF) with over 20 years of experience in the financial world.
André Daus is an entrepreneur and has founded several companies successfully himself. The comprehensive and accumulated over many years and successfully applied knowledge enables a precise identification by cross-industry contexts and problems. On this basis, viable solution alternatives are developed, presented and discussed - even at management level and always with the tuning effect in focus.
2008 – 2013 war er selbst in einem Start-Up tätig und an der Erstellung von zahlreichen internationalen Websites beteiligt. Damit ergänzt er mit einem weiteren Blickwinkel den Mentoren-Kreis beim Startup-Weekend.
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”.
He is using the Lean Startup methodology to build technical prototypes (MVPs) helping entrepreneurs to improve their products. As a Web Developer he is experienced in Web Services, Hybrid Solutions and Web Prototyping.
Rado is constantly working with startups and F100 companies in Germany and actively supporting the startup scene in Cologne.
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
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.
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Techstars Startup Weekend Cologne is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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