Startup Weekend Hamburg
Friday, June 3 - 5, 2016
Friday, June 3 - 5, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
betahaus Hamburg - Coworking Space
Everything you need to launch your startup within 54 hours.
From June 03rd to 05th 2016 Startup Weekend Hamburg will take you from a Wantrepreneur to an Entrepreneur. If you are a designer, developer, marketer, product manager or startup enthusiast, this event is for you!
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It’s a 54 hour journey of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, you are invited to bring your best idea and inspire others to join your team. Of course you don’t have to present an own idea. There will be many teams in need of your skills.
Over Saturday and Sunday your team focuses on customer development, validating ideas, practicing Lean Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. Saturday afternoon the teams will be supported by Jedi mentors, who are experts in their fields. On Sunday evening all teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a top-class Jury and some teams will be chosen for our awesome awards along with prizes such as free design resources, software, hosting and consultation to boost their startup.
Startup Weekend is a global community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. It’s a non-profit movement that courageously aims to change the world.
Whether you will found companies (and about 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months!), get along with the big names, find a cofounder, meet someone new or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5, you are 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!
Besides everything else you will get cool colorful gadgets, three meals a day, little snacks and of course, the entrepreneurs’ obsession – unlimited amount of coffee.
Still not convinced? Check out the video below to see how amazing Startup Weekend Hamburg was last year.
If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the event, shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the event on Facebook and Twitter to be in the know at all times.
Register now to step outside of your comfort zone, because Startup Weekend Hamburg is your perfect opportunity to explore yourself and follow your dream!
We are looking forward to meet you in June.
Your Startup Weekend Hamburg Team
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For creatives it is very important to win very many creative awards. So she did in the last few years. The awards developed from ADC Germany/Europe/New York, LIAA, red dot, etc. (Few Gold, some Silver, many Bronze in Print, Film and Copy) to more digital awards like NY Festival Interactive, Clio Interactive, Titanium Integrated in Cannes. All that because she developed from a more classic creative to a hybrid creative thinking the holistic way when it comes to brands. In these times she invented the job title Hybrid Creative Director which is now adopted by many others in the business.
2011 she was founding member and partner of the Hamburg office of Heimat. Until the end of 2015 she was overseeing more than 60 people and responsible for brands such as Bitburger Brewery and Siemens. Before that she was Chief Creative Director at Jung von Matt. She worked for some more car clients such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, MINI and Audi and also made stuff for Nintendo, eBay, Tetra Pak, DMAX, MTV and many more. She totally appreciated working on Lamborghini – a brand that is viral itself; and for IWC – maybe you know some of her headlines.
She is a member of the German Art Director’s Club and was a teacher at Miami Ad School for 5 years. She is now a trusted „Kapitän” and responsible for the Curriculum at Texterschmiede, the most awarded german copywriter’s school.
In September 2015 she founded Überground. An holistic idea collective ready to rock the market. Überground recently debuted with the new international campaign for famous fitness brand Freeletics.
Prior to that, Christian exited mobile marketplace Todaytickets.de, which he founded alongside German media conglomerate ProsiebenSat.1 AG. Before founding his own company, Christian served Rocket Internet AG as a Global Venture Development Director during the global rollouts of Westwing.de and Payleven.de. In his early days of his career, he was involved in the setup of a Venture Capital fund for Bertelsmann AG in India and was engaged in the group’s Corporate Development team.
Christian holds a B.A. in International Business from Cologne Business School, is Member of the Board of Executives of the German Startup Association, is an international speaker on platforms such a LeWeb or Global Entrepreneurship Congress and is frequently being quoted as an expert for entrepreneurship by international media such as Wallstreet Journal, Bloomberg, and Thomson Reuters. Christian practices Yoga, Zen, MMA and likes warmhearted people.
Coaches and Mentors
Anna (born in 1982) was most recently Senior Online Marketing Manager Loans at Barclaycard in Hamburg. Before moving to Hamburg in 2009, she was E-Mail Marketing Manager at VistaPrint in Barcelona, and prior to that Marketing Specialist for the same company in the US. Anna studied Communications at Clark University in Worcester, MA, USA.
Gilg founded NPIRE in 2005 while studying communication design. 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, Gymjunky, Ben Green and many more and hungry for new and exciting business ventures.
As for food startups, Gilg has launched the network platform Foodies & Founders.
Gilg is a startup weekend veteran and has coached early stage teams at various startup weekends, like Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Bremerhaven, Lüneburg asf.
Besides her job, she is organizing different events in Hamburg, such as the "Service Design Drinks" and "Jugend hackt Nord".
Having fulfilled a Master's of Arts in Media and Design she combines a service design oriented education with an engineering diploma in paper and packaging manufacturing technology.
Ask her, if you have any questions about how to come up with an idea, deepen it, prototype and test it.
Previously, Dennis managed international expansion for the Otto Group and was an early employee of a "hip" Berlin startup. He has extensive experience (also from own failure) in lean startup methodology, agile product management and building an MVP. Being a Startup Weekend alumni himself, Dennis can advise participants on business models and monetization, fundraising, which KPIs to track, and growing a startup organization.
As a member of the panel of experts of the BMWi founder competition ‘IKT innovativ’ she has been guiding the competition winners on setting up and developing their businesses. Get in contact with Vivi if you have questions about using design thinking, agile or lean startup techniques and building a strong team in a short period of time as well as validating ideas and discussing your business model.
After being admitted to the New York Bar as attorney-at-law and the German Bar as Rechtsanwalt, Peter began his legal career in the Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and New York offices of major international U.S. law firms. In 2008, he joined the management of one of Germany’s biggest cable TV providers and was responsible for the sale of various cable networks and the successful financial restructuring of the company. In 2014 he joined Bird & Bird’s Frankfurt office as Partner of the International Corporate and M&A group.
Julia studied law in Münster, where she also worked at a chair for international / transnational law and earned her doctorate (“summa cum laude”) researching into a foreign trade law topic (“The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)” of the European Community). During her legal clerkship Julia worked for an international law firm in Düsseldorf and for the German Consulate General in New York. During a secondment in the IP legal department of a client she gained further in-house experience. Julia advises both in German and in English.
She was admitted to the Düsseldorf Bar in 2009, the year she joined Bird & Bird as an associate. Julia is a Certified IP lawyer (“Fachanwältin für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz”) and member of the GRUR (German Association for Commercial Property Rights and Copyright Law). In 2016 Julia relocated to Bird & Bird’s Hamburg office.
Counsel, Data Protection Practice and Tech & Comms at Bird & Bird Düsseldorf/Frankfurt
Since joining Bird & Bird in 2010, Lennart has been part of the international data protection practice group in Germany (Düsseldorf and Frankfurt) and has spent six months on secondment at our London office. He studied law at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, Germany, and at the University of Warwick, UK, and can provide competent legal advice in both German and English. He served his legal clerkship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt (OLG Frankfurt). Lennart regularly speaks and publishes on IT, outsourcing, social media and data protection topics and he is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Besides SysEleven, Harald dabbles in photography and collaborative storytelling. He grew up in Northern Germany and lives in Berlin.
I do not like to just passively watch those trends but prefer working in teams that can actively influence them by providing innovative products and services.
In my current role, I help companies to build and ship software better with GitHub Enterprise. Before that, I was leading multiple Java development teams across the world building large Git backends and integration platforms.
This „something new“ company was launched in 2016. In 2015 Laurent Burdin toured the tech and startup world from San Francisco to Shanghai. Before that he managed digital agency SinnerSchrader and SinnerSchrader Mobile Berlin (8 years) and well-known ad agency Springer & Jacoby (8 years).
He is passionate about „how technology is stirring up marketing, business models and complete industries“.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Hamburg team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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