Startup Weekend Munich - Social Innovation

    Friday, May 3 - 5, 2019

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Startup Weekend Munich - Social Innovation

Friday, May 3 - 5, 2019

Friday, May 3 - 5, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)
Heßstraße 89
Munich, Bavaria 80797

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Taking ideas that have social impact from concept to creation in a matter of days!

What is Startup Weekend?  
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation. Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to put your idea into action within a matter of days!

Whether you are looking to...
  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
  • learn the process for going from concept to creation
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Munich
  • join or build an all-star team
  • make meaningful connections and become part of a global community
  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or beef up your resume
Who is Startup Weekend for?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
  • developers and other tech-related professionals
  • designers of all types
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
  • students from universities and even high schools
  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • and passionate visionaries
What's the twist?
The Startup Weekend Social Innovation edition means you will be focusing on solving problems and creating opportunities for civic engagement, equal opportunity, economic development, environmental responsibility, and access to healthcare and education - but you are not limited to these topics. Whether you have an idea to improve your local community or global ones, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you - in the words of Mahatma Gandhi - to be the change you wish to see in the world!  

Your ticket includes:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
  • Mentoring by all-stars from the social impact and startup communities (be sure to check out the full overview)
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Collaboration with awesome social innovation professionals
  • All-star judge's panel lead by startup and social innovation leaders
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
What do you need to bring?  
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.  

The Startup Weekend Munich is organized by TEG | the entrepreneurial group e.V. for the 9th consecutive time in Munich. TEG is an entrepreneurial student initiative fully committed to pushing forward innovative ideas and shaping the Munich startup community. We form the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!
Join us for a very special weekend! 

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Friday May 3rd

5:00 pm
Registration & Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Share ideas, practice pitches, get to know your fellow participants.

6:00 pm
Review agenda for the weekend and get to know the community leaders.

6:50 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:15 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 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

11:55 pm
Venue Closes
Wrap up for the day

Saturday May 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

1:00 pm

1:45 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

11:55 pm
Venue closes
Wrap up for the day.

Sunday May 5th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am

12:00 pm

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Gero Gode
Serial Entrepreneur

Gero already founded and scaled more than 10 start-ups. He was CMO at (later Google) and together with Johannes Benkert, he developed the largest B2C Whatsapp service WhatsService (later WhatsBroadcast). In 2014, he converted the Alpha Star Stock Club together with his brother Felix into the Alpha Star Equity Fund. The team invests funds in the amount of 32m—primarily of entrepreneurs—in German Hidden Champions. Gero has been an enthusiastic coach since the very first Startup Weekend Munich—also beyond the weekend.

Thomas Kalker
Managing Director & Co-Founder D OPENER GmbH

“Improve your network - Improve your business” How come up with an awesome product idea and turn it into a profitable business model? Thomas and his company coaches young and established companies in this question. After many years in software development and as a CTO for ERP systems, he founded his own startup together with a business partner. He builds up expert networks of Board Members, CEOs, freelanced Consultants and Coaches, and is matching these experts with startups and companies and in order to improve the selling business together.

David Baus
Serial Entrepreneur

David Baus co-founded the Innovation Service Provider JustRocket which creates, implements and runs innovative business models and tomorrow's digital products. JustRocket established Innovation Labs in Munich, Germany and Cluj, Romania where it's growing tech & biz talent to successfully partner with companies from different backgrounds. David is also running a co-working space in the heart of Munich to support young and driven entrepreneurs and to give back to the community. Before founding JustRocket, David studied Management at WFI Ingolstadt and co-founded the digital mobility startup SHÄRE which successfully launched SHÄRE-a-Taxi and WelcomeRide as well as B2B products.

Manuel Wesch
Managing Partner

Manuel is a founder of Shäre-a-Taxi and JustRocket UG. He specializes in building business models, marketing strategies and lean startups. In 2016 he became an initiator of WelcomeRide - a social ridesharing platform for refugees. In addition, he actively supports local startup scene and will advise teams in a mentoring role.

Claudiu Leverenz

Claudiu Leverenz studied information systems at the Technical University of Munich in Germany with long term exchanges in the US and Australia. In 2015 during his studies he started the project Munevo. The project is dealing with a new type of special steering for electrical wheelchairs which is now based on the use of smart glasses like Google Glass. People that are impaired by different diseases (ALS, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, etc.) or accidents (spinal cord injuries) might not be able to move or are limited in their legs and hands. Therefore, they are in need of a special steering solution. With Munevo they can now steer their wheelchair just by using their head movements. Beginning of 2017 he has been nominated on Forbes „30 under 30 Europe“ list in the category Science & Healthcare. Munevo plans to not just become a steering solution but an everyday life assistant.

Daniel Niederberger
Founder & Managing Director

Daniel has more than 10 years of experience in the consulting and automotive industry with a focus on the areas technology, innovation, strategy and business models. He advices large companies as well as start-up’s in Europe and USA. Daniel founder and manager of the NewMobilityBusiness GmbH and he is supporting Startup Weekend since 2015.

Dimitri Haußmann

Dimitri Haußmann is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Krypto Vergleich, a crypto agency based in Berlin and Munich. He is passionate about online marketing, new business ideas and startups.

Kate Kholodilina
Startups & Innovations Manager

Kate is a Global Project Management Lead at the fast growing SaaS company specialising in pricing solutions. She founded two companies in the past and has extensive experience in the Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Marketing and Disruptive business models. Kate has been a part of the Techstars family since 2014 as a Community Lead, facilitator, mentor, Start-up Digest Curator and Start-up Weekend organizer.

Felix Ferstl

Felix works at Ananda Impact Ventures, a venture capital fund focusing on impact-driven for-profit companies. He is passionate about the power of leveraging entrepreneurial potential to generate innovative, positive social impact. After his first touch point, the certificate program of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, he gained first-hand experience in an own start-up project in education and by working for the green energy provider Polarstern. Combining a background in Economics and Philosophy at Ananda Impact Ventures, Felix analyses start-ups generating impact in sectors such as consumption, education, health and ageing population.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Munich - Social Innovation team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Munich is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Kilian
  • Emma
  • Max
  • Sophia
  • Florian
  • Johannes
  • Julia
  • Christopher
  • Daniel
  • Lisa


Daniel Kyne
UK Digital Lead (Refreshments)

- UK Digital Lead (Refreshments) at Unilever
- Global Facilitator and Community Leader at Startup Weekend
- Enactus World Cup Semi-Finalist (2017 & 2018)
- World Economic Forum Global Shaper
- 30 Under 30 Ireland (2017 & 2018)
- Founding Member of the Digital Youth Council of Ireland
- Former Speakers & Startups Manager at Dublin Tech Summit

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