Startup Weekend Munich - Social Innovation

    Friday, May 3 - 5, 2019


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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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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EVENT SCHEDULE

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.


5:30 pm
Dinner


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


6:30 pm
Speaker Slot Geza Brugger
The secret Sauce to founding your own (Ad)Venture


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


8:15 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


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


9:00 pm
Speaker Slot EY
innovation methods


9:15 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
Breakfast
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!


1:15 pm
Lunch


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


2:00 pm
Team Workshops
Workshops to put your ideas to the test – powered by Ernst & Young.


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
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
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In


11:30 am
Investor Readiness: The Art of the Pitch
Verena Alice Sturm - Avestu Capital


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:00 pm
Dinner


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Geza Brugger
Managing Director @ motec ventures

Geza is a genuine Automotive and Mobility entrepreneur. Amongst others, he has co-founded e&Co. AG (www.eandco.com), a leading Automotive consulting and investment boutique, as well as motec ventures (www.motec.vc), a mobility investment fund located in Vienna. Besides own foundations Geza has long been working at the interface between Corporates and start-ups and brings in an excellent network to the European and Asian markets. He has been supporting social innovation activities for quite some time and is passionately looking forward to supporting this year's Startup Weekend.


Verena Sturm
Managing Owner

Verena Alice Sturm is a tech ethicist and political researcher, the founder of the socio-political think tank Avestu Institute and the founding partner of Avestu Capital. At Avestu Capital she matches startups with investors that are part of the AAIC, the Avestu Angels & Investors Circle. She is a firm believer in manufacturing social change via technology, innovation and catalytic thought. Her research is focused on connecting economics and ethics by fostering value-guided societal development via investment processes: 'valuing' startups in a way that accounts for their potential impact on the society of the future rather than solely by ROI. In 2018, she developed the EthicsScorecard for startups and in 2011, the ISR, a method to improve Delphi-based Scenario Analysis in innovation-intense contexts.

Event Judges


Stephen Reith
Lead Partner at EY Advisory for Automotive Strategy

Stephen is the lead Partner at EY Advisory for Automotive Strategy. He has been working in the Automotive and Mobility Space in the past 20 years and is also an active Business Angel and Advisor in the Munich Start-up scene. He focuses on building new profitable business models and bringing together traditional core players in the auto sector with new and innovative approaches and solutions from the start-up environment.


Martin Giese
Business Angel, Negotiation and Digitalisation expert

Martin Giese was a corporate manager of 1700 employees at Vodafone with extensive business experience as a management consultant in the startup, VC and PE area. He has over 10 years experience as a business angel as well as various experiences as startup mentor with XPRENEURS or the Founder Institute Munich, for instance. He is also teaching entrepreneurial negotiation at CDTM and the MIT Delta V Accelerator. In addition to being a speaker at the event, Martin will be mentoring one of the teams.


Verena Sturm
Managing Owner

Verena Alice Sturm is a tech ethicist and political researcher, the founder of the socio-political think tank Avestu Institute and the founding partner of Avestu Capital. At Avestu Capital she matches startups with investors that are part of the AAIC, the Avestu Angels & Investors Circle. She is a firm believer in manufacturing social change via technology, innovation and catalytic thought. Her research is focused on connecting economics and ethics by fostering value-guided societal development via investment processes: 'valuing' startups in a way that accounts for their potential impact on the society of the future rather than solely by ROI. In 2018, she developed the EthicsScorecard for startups and in 2011, the ISR, a method to improve Delphi-based Scenario Analysis in innovation-intense contexts.


Silvia Angel
Storytelling & Social Innovation

Silvia Angel is a professional freelance storyteller, performing on bigger and smaller stages, offering workshops and coaching, and using stories to spark impulses for change. Parallel she has studied Management of Social Innovation and currently works at Social Impact gGmbH (https://muenchen.socialimpactlab.eu/) as a trainer and coach. Over the last decade she has been involved in designing and facilitating diverse projects and processes in the fields of education, social innovation, creativity, collaborative work and entrepreneurship.


Coaches and Mentors


Silvia Angel
Storytelling & Social Innovation

Silvia Angel is a professional freelance storyteller, performing on bigger and smaller stages, offering workshops and coaching, and using stories to spark impulses for change. Parallel she has studied Management of Social Innovation and currently works at Social Impact gGmbH (https://muenchen.socialimpactlab.eu/) as a trainer and coach. Over the last decade she has been involved in designing and facilitating diverse projects and processes in the fields of education, social innovation, creativity, collaborative work and entrepreneurship.


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.


Aline Avedikian
Positive Leadership & POB Coach

Aline Avedikian is a passionate Career & Agile Coach. Her work is built on research from positive psychology and organizational behaviour. She focusses in cultivating a mindset "from change to chance" for individuals and organisations who face constant evolution. Aline has 20 years of international experience in both creative and business functions for media, public sector and education in France, Germany to Africa. She implemented an EduLink project in partnership with Germany, Kenia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Today she coaches professionals who are in career transitions to sharpen their life vision and (emotional) skill sets. 



Chantal Ebelsheiser
Social Innovation, Impact & Sustainability

Chantal is driven by the idea of leverage points for a sustainable society and the question of how pressing global challenges can be tackled. With a background in ‘Management of Social Innovation’ and broad experience in the field of social entrepreneurship, she works as a freelancer offering coaching, facilitation and trainings. Currently, she also works as a project manager at Ludwig Maximilians University’s project ’InnovationsGeist’ in which she designs qualification programmes for innovation, societal impact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her vision is to encourage people to realize their impactful ideas and inspire people to act towards a more sustainable society.


Felix Ferstl
Associate

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.


Gero Gode
Serial Entrepreneur

Gero already founded and scaled more than 10 start-ups. He was CMO at DailyDeal.de (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.


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.


Thy-Diep Ta
Chief Well-Being Officer at brainboost

Thy-Diep (Yip) is committed to help individuals and organizations improve decision-making & well-being in a systemic way (body, mind, soul). She is Chief Well-Being Officer at brainboost, mindfulness trainer and (neuro-) coach, designing interactions built on mindfulness practice, body work and neurosciences. Previously, she worked as a management consultant for McKinsey&Co, where she served C-Level executives from insurance, banking, telco and public sector.Aiming to gain integral understanding of human systems, she has throughout her life honed her skills working in different roles for a diverse portfolio of corporations, startups (e.g. Rocket Internet affiliated), not-for-profit institutions.


Stefan Kaschner
StartUp Weekend Globetrotter

Stefan is a StartUp Weekend Globetrotter. In the last 2 years he has visited more than 20 StartUp Weekends all over Europe. Others were in NewYork City and Silicon Valley. He was the winner of 6th StartUp Weekends, twice with Social Impact. He has a lot of experience in creating business models and presentations for Social Impact. 
Currently he supports with his company, BavarianSketch further StartUps in the development.



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.


Carina Goldschmid
CEO & Chief Storyteller @Startup Communication

Carina Goldschmid is founder of Startup Communication, a PR and Social Media agency for startups and new thinkers. At Startup Communication we work with full commitment to developing your brand, to bring you meaningfully into the conversation and to increase your turnover through increased exposure to the public. PR is our profession, social platforms our home. Combined with creative ideas and strategic work, we take public relations to a new dimension.


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.



Kim Dabbs
Global Director | Social Innovation at Steelcase

Kim Dabbs is a social entrepreneur, advocate and innovator who is leading Social Innovation for Steelcase. She has a passion for building a culture of opportunity and is leveraging that mindset as she partners with organizations leading transformational change projects around the world. She has scaled innovation and designed programs that showcased impact as she collaborated on the launch of the new Learning + Innovation Center that was built as a global hub in Munich. Prior to joining Steelcase she served as executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. Kim crafted a model for both adult career training and teen arts + tech engagement, leading to WMCAT’s inclusion in national learning networks as a best practice. Kim also led Michigan Youth Arts, where she built a coalition of 16 statewide organizations focused on public policy, philanthropy and advocacy for education. She presents internationally on social innovation and design thinking at venues such as the Guggenheim, the Aspen Institute and TEDx.


Manuel Wesch
Managing Partner @ JustRocket

Manuel Wesch co-founded the Innovation Company JustRocket. JustRocket is growing tech&biz talent to successfully partner with corporates through their digital innovation journey. The JustRocket labs are currently based in Munich, Germany and Cluj, Romania. Manuel Wesch has a strong entrepreneurial business background to empower your ideas during the startup weekend. Besides JustRocket he also co-founded the digital mobility startup SHÄRE and successfully brought B2C products like SHÄRE-a-Taxi or WelcomeRide to the market. With his Co-Founders of many years David Baus and Mátyás Albert Nagy, he is also running the BASE Co-Working space in the heart of Munich to support young and driven entrepreneurs.



Hristina Bojkova
Manager | Learning and Development | Europe, Middle East & Africa

Hristina is a people developer by profession and a workshop experience designer by passion. 
She currently leads the Learning & Development function for Europe, Middle East and Africa in Steelcase, after playing an active role in shaping a learning culture for the Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center that was launched as a global hub in Munich in 2017. Prior to joining Steelcase, Hristina worked in several people development roles in Allianz and Red Hat, gracefully navigating complex organizational landscapes across continents. She brings extensive experience in coaching individuals and teams, a relentlessly curious mind and a passion for human-centered design.


Carlos Gonzalez
Development Consultant

Carlos Gonzalez is a firm believer in the power of applying human-centered design processes as ways of understanding problems and providing proactive solutions in a sustainable, humane, and insight-led manner. He is an architect by training, who has ventured in various branches of the design practice such as corporate identity, product, architectural, interior, and instructional design. He is currently part of the Learning and Development Team at Steelcase's Learning + Innovation Center in Munich. In this role he leads the development and implementation of the Innovation Curriculum, a set of learning offerings targeted to empower employees to drive innovation and spark intrapreneurship. Prior to this, Carlos has served as Workspace Designer and Design Consultant for the North America region at Steelcase, engaging in user-centered design practices alongside customers, to develop and design space solutions which drive behavioral and cultural shifts within their organizations.


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.
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  • Johannes
    Reindl
  • Julia
    Hehl
  • Kilian
    Kollmuß
  • Emma
    Solf
  • Christopher
    Reik
  • Lisa
    Stubanus
  • Max
    Seifert
  • Sophia
    Wieland
  • Daniel
    Suckfuell

Facilitators


Daniel Kyne
Fast Track Innovation Lead

- Innovation Lead at Unilever
- World Economic Forum Global Shaper
- 30 Under 30 Ireland (2017 & 2018)
- Enactus World Cup Semi-Finalist (2017 & 2018)

Event Staff


Leon Froschauer
Team Member

Leon supports Marketing team and specializes in event promotion and content strategy. 


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