Startup Weekend Women Hamburg
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Brandshofer Deich 48
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur, to bring an idea from concept to reality?
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 is guaranteed to 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 Entrepreneur Community on https://www.facebook.com/swwhh15 and follow along on https://twitter.com/SWWHH2015 !
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Why a special focus on women entrepreneurship?Startup Weekend Women Hamburg is first of its kind in the Hamburg Startup Weekend community. 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 Hamburg without excluding male participants.The current Hamburg startup scenario shows that for 311 male founders we have, there are 43 female founders (Source: Hamburg Startups Monitor). 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
Special note: We will have child care facility (free of charge) run by professional and experienced babysitters at our event space, so that mompreneurs can participate for the weekend without a worry.
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.
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.
3. How big are the teams?
Teams of 2 to 5 members are the ideal number for optimal results.
4. 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.
5. Who is this event aimed at?
Women and men of any age with programming, design, user experience, business or project management skills.
6. What do I need to bring?
A laptop and a desire to contribute! You must be able to attend Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
7. I can't code, can I still attend?
Yes! In fact, a well-rounded team of different skill sets is what we would like to see. Think Hipster (designer), Hacker (programmer) and Hustler (marketing and business - growth hacker).
8. 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.
9. What is the language of the event?
The event will be in English. However, you can pitch the ideas in both German and English. You can also discuss with your teammates and mentors in language of your choice.
10. Will there be child care for the duration of the event?
Yes! We will have special child care facility (free of charge) run by professional and experienced babysitters at our event space, so that mompreneurs can participate for the weekend without a worry.
For further information about the event, ticketing process, sponsoring the event, or any other concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday April 10th
Saturday April 11th
Sunday April 12th
Principal & Investment Manager - and Business Angel by heart, iVentureCapital GmbH Hamburg
Coaches and Mentors
She helps large organizations and small start-ups to create successful products by developing user experience and design competency. One of her favorite ways of working is to do product design sprints together with her clients, because it’s a fun and fast way to collaboratively create products. Previously, Inken has worked as User Experience Director for XING, the german business network. At XING, she created and managed a Silicon Valley-style User Experience Team. Inken has a Master in Media Design and a Master in Business Administration and always strives for connecting the design and the business perspective in her work.
He uses his broad knowledge from his activities in a multi-channel-startup of the OTTO Group Hamburg in his projects, where he coaches people on a case-by-case basis. He furthermore founded HASENFARM.com as a smart business concept. Behind the store stands an innovative business model bootstrapping his story into the complex and risk-prone garment industry with individual products.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Women Hamburg 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.
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Techstars Startup Weekend Hamburg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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CEO and Founder at dasTraining, Konuray Coaching & Training