Startup Weekend Munich

    Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Munich

Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015

Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015
Event starts at 2:00 pm

SCE - Strascheg Center For Entrepreneurship - Hochschule München
Heßstraße 89
München, Germany 80797

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Shake it up!

StartUp Weekend is a three-day event, where you can implement your business ideas in a highly motivated and creative environment. Business ideas are pitched on Friday night and teams are then created with the top 15 most voted ideas. Throughout the weekend, coaches from different disciplines help you on your business idea and final pitch, whether it is a prototype, functioning app or a business plan. On Sunday evening, the final pitches are presented in front of a jury, where you will be qualified for one of the prizes. This weekend is all about teamwork, action, energy, and innovation. So… enough talk! Shake is up the way you like it and register now! Contact our team at!

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Friday May 8th

2:00 pm
Introduction to the special workshops
EY Startup Initaitve Team will tell how they will help you with their workshop teams.

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:00 pm
Impulse #1: Back to the problem!
First Impulse-Talk on problem solving.

8:30 pm
Form Teams & 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

Saturday May 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Impulse #2: Design Thinking Approach
Implus-Talk No. 2 on the Design Thinking Approach which is specially developed for founding out of events like the SUWM.

10:20 am
Presentation of coaches #1
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

1:00 pm

6:30 pm

6:30 pm
Impulse #3: How to make the best pitch
Our thrid and last Impluse-Talk which will enable you to make the perfect pitch on Sunday.

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Presentation of coaches #3

12:00 pm

4:00 pm
Deadline for final presentations

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

7:00 pm
Enjoy our barbeque, party and network!


Stani Dobenko

Chris Eberl

Dr. Chris Schäfer

Event Judges

Herby Marchetty

Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer

Günther Ehweiner

Florian Huber

Thomas Kösters

Gerald Hörhan

Coaches and Mentors

Claudia Ketzer

Katarina Zabel

Devrim Erdem

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.

Jan Kennedy

Marcus Tandler

Patrick Ohl

Nina Stolle

Christian Weisbrodt

Jens Dhein

Andrea Schöllgen

Florian Handschuh

Daniel Niederberger

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.
Daniel is supporting Startup Weekend since 2014 and this year will join as a mentor.

Galina Bankova

Galina is a passionate founder of Do Work You Love. Her DWYL Vernissages bring together people that love what they are doing and who are ready to share their stories. Galina's specialization is Personal Development, Leadership and Business Strategy. 
She will support teams in a coach role.

Oliver Ries

Organizing Team

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

  • Alexander
  • Maximilian
  • David


Ekaterina Kholodilina
Techstars Community Lead

Project leader and Startup Weekend Munich Community leader since 2013.
Since 2015 also a facilitator  and mentor at the Techstrars event.
Kate is a founder of 2 companies and currently working as a Global Project Management Lead at a fast growing SaaS startup.

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