Startup Weekend Reutlingen

    Friday, April 26 - 28, 2019

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Startup Weekend Reutlingen

Friday, April 26 - 28, 2019

Friday, April 26 - 28, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Reutlingen University
Alteburgstr. 150
Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg 72762

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?   Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.   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.   Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.   Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:  
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!   Still have questions, feel free to reach us at
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Friday April 26th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 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

Saturday April 27th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

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

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

Sunday April 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

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!

Event Judges

Michael Gebhart
Management Board Member iteratec nurdemteam eG

Dr. Michael Gebhart ist Vorstandsmitglied der neu gegründeten iteratec nurdemteam eG sowie Projektbereichsleiter innerhalb der iteratec GmbH. Vor seiner Zeit bei der iteratec war er mehrere Jahre als Berater in verschiedenen Umfeldern tätig. Er legt hohen Wert auf die Zusammenarbeit und den Austausch mit Universitäten und Hochschulen, weshalb er nach seiner Promotion in der Informatik bis heute zusätzlich als Lehrbeauftragter und Gastdozent aktiv ist und Vorhaben wie das Start-up Weekend Reutlingen unterstützt. Für ihn zeichnet sich eine gute, innovative Idee insbesondere dadurch aus, dass ein echter Mehrwert für eine klar definierte Zielgruppe entsteht und eine Evaluierung mit geringem Aufwand möglich und angedacht ist.
Dr. Michael Gebhart is Management Board member of the newly founded iteratec nurdemteam eG as well as project division manager at iteratec GmbH. Before joining iteratec, he worked several years as a consultant in various environments. He attaches great importance to cooperation and exchange with universities, which is why, after completing his PhD in computer science, he is still active as a lecturer and supports projects such as the Start-up Weekend Reutlingen. For him, a good, innovative idea is characterized by the fact that a real added value for a clearly defined target group is created and an evaluation is possible and planned with little effort.

Mario Buric
Founder of CROWD NINE

Mario has supported Startup Weekend in different roles many times. This time he will take part as a judge and sponsor. He is fascinated by the spirit and the dynamics of the weekend.
He (co-)founded several companies. Currently, he represents CROWD NINE, an advisory firm for various business clients ranging from solopreneurs to listed corporations - mainly focusing on innovation and finance.
Mario is a frequent speaker and accredited startup consultant at Steinbeis in Stuttgart and Cyberforum in Karlsruhe. He supports startups in finding the right business model and startup financing. Being a founding member of Startup Stuttgart e.V. and of German Crowdfunding Network makes him well-connected in the relevant eco-systems.

Mario hat das Startup Weekend schon häufig unterstützt. Dieses Mal als Juror und Sponsor. Dabei fasziniert ihn dieser Spirit und die Dynamik immer wieder. Mario ist mehrfacher Gründer, u.a. als Mitgründer von CROWD NINE. Er hat in den letzten Jahren viele Kunden - vom Solopreneur bis zum Konzern - zu Innovations- und Finanzierungsthemen beraten. Als Speaker ist er bundesweit aktiv und spricht vor Gründern, bei Unternehmen, Hochschulen und Verbänden. Er ist akkreditierter Gründerberater im Steinbeis-Verbund sowie im Cyberforum in Karlsruhe und hilft Startups bei der Geschäftsmodellsuche sowie der Businessplanerstellung und Gründungsfinanzierung. In seiner Rolle als Mentor, Coach und Jurymitglied unterstützt er Startups in zahlreichen Programmen, u.a. als HTGF-Experte, bei der Startup Autobahn (Daimler/Plug & Play), verschiedenen Akzeleratoren und Inkubatoren. Er bewertet seit vielen Jahren als externer Startup-Experte im Auftrag der EU-Kommission Geschäftsideen, -modelle und -pläne von Startups aus ganz Europa.  Als Gründungsmitglied von Startup Stuttgart e.V. und des German Crowdfunding Networks ist er in den jeweiligen Szenen gut vernetzt.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Reutlingen 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 Reutlingen is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Luise
  • Naomune
  • Muhammad Rosid
  • Sonja Johanna
  • Thomas
  • David


Rick Nassar
Blockchain Startups Analyst | Global Facilitator | Tech YouTuber

Blockchain Startups Analyst, Tech YouTuber, Social Entrepreneur & Global Facilitator. 

"One of the Top 50 Tech Movers & Shakers in Ireland" By Business & Finance Magazine
Apart from moonlighting as an Internet Creator, Rick is always excited to speak and moderate at events, as well as advising companies on their business models, communications and development strategies. Currently, his main work is with Blockchain Reactor in Development and Strategy.

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