Techstars Startup Weekend Saarbrücken
Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Friday, November 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Universität des Saarlandes, Gebäude A3 3
4th Startup Weekend in Saarbrücken
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The Startup Weekend Saarbrücken is a joint three-day event for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Everyone is welcome! Never mind if you are a business specialist, designer, developer, student, founder or founder to be! All teams will have the opportunity to work and pitch in English or German.
There's just one requirement: All participants should have the same initial conditions. Therefore, the only restriction is that you are not already working on your business (research for the pitch preparation does not fall under this rule).
- presentation of awesome ideas
- transfering initial ideas into business models
- development of prototypes, businessplans and ptiches
- coaching by thrilled mentors
- a huge network of developers, designer & business specialists
- three day supply with food
- free drinks all the time
- flipcharts, paper, pens, etc.
The event is only possible due to the generous financial support of the global and local sponsors and the work of dozens of volunteers from the startup scene of Saarbrücken. Startup Weekend Saarbrücken is a part of the global Startup Weekend network, which already counts more than 193,000 subscribers in over 150 countries worldwide. More than 23,000 teams have been founded as a result of more than 2,900 Startup Weekend events. Outstanding teams have even generated revenue and acquired first investors already during the weekend. Startup Weekend Saarbrücken is a valuable networking opportunity to connect with like-minded people in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
Die Veranstaltung beginnt am Abend mit den Pitches Eurer Ideen. Jeder hat die Chance, eine Gründungsidee in einer Minute vorzustellen (keine Pflicht). Per Voting werden die besten Ideen ermittelt, bevor sich die Teilnehmer zu Teams zusammschließen. Der restliche Abend steht ganz im Zeichen des Kennenlernens, des Brainstormings und des Vorbereitens erster Schritte.
>> Samstag <<
Am Samstag starten wir mit einem gemeinsamen Frühstück. Im Anschluss startet die intensive Arbeit an den Projekten. Zu zentralen Themen werden Mini Workshops angeboten. Außerdem finden im Laufe des Tages themenoffene Coaching Sessions statt.
>> Sonntag <<
- Präsentation spannender Ideen
- Transfer von Ideen in Geschäftsmodelle
- Entwicklung von Prototypen, Businessplänen und Abschlusspräsentationen
- Coaching durch hochkarätige Mentoren
- Ein großes Netzwerk an Entwicklern, Designern & Business-Spezialisten
- Rundum-Versorgung mit Mahlzeiten
- Bereitstellung von Getränken
- Bereitstellung von Arbeitsmaterialien
Die Umsetzung des Events ist nur durch die großzügige finanzielle Unterstützung der globalen wie lokalen Sponsoren und die ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit dutzender Entrepreneure aus der Startup-Szene Saarbrücken möglich. Das Event reiht sich in das weltweite Startup Weekend-Netzwerk ein, welches in den letzten Jahren mit mehr als 193.000 Teilnehmern bei mehr als 2.900 Veranstaltungen in über 150 Ländern weltweit bereits mind. 23.000 Startup Teams hervorgebracht hat. Einige Teams generierten sogar schon während des Wochenendes Umsatz und akquirierten erste Investoren. Die Möglichkeit, wertvolles Networking zu betreiben und sich mit Gleichgesinnten in ungezwungener und kreativer Atmosphäre auszutauschen ist der fruchtbare Nährboden, auf den die Ideen fallen.
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Since July 2016, Martin Schmidt-Schön has additionally been responsible for the digital transformation of the Generali Group in Germany as Country Functional Head Digital. The Online-Unit “eCosmos” bundles all online activities of CosmosDirekt. The goal is to inspire customers with new online offerings and innovative insurance approaches to sustainably expand the online business of CosmosDirekt. After studying business administration at the University of Saarbrücken, Martin Schmidt-Schön worked from 1998 to 2008 in various areas, most recently also in the areas of accounting and controlling. From the end of 2008 until the beginning of 2012, Martin Schmidt-Schön was the head of CosmosDirekt's Strategic Development department, which is responsible for strategic planning up to the management of the project portfolio.
Mana joined SAP in 2013 as a member of the Corporate Financial Reporting division with global responsibility for field support for the Latin America region, while consulting SAP’s development units and supporting the area of new business models. One year later, she joined Luka Mucic’s CFO and COO Office at Board level, working on and leading global strategic and critical projects, before she became a CFO herself.
Mana graduated in Business Administration at the Saarland University. She holds a diploma, a doctor's and a professor’s degree. She started her professional journey in 2007 at the Institute of Financial Accounting and Auditing in Saarbrücken, lead by Prof. Küting, Prof. Weber and Prof. Kagermann, providing strategic consulting services to German stock exchange listed, as well as small and mid-sized companies.
Today, Volker is managing director and co-founder of NEOCOSMO GmbH (www.neocosmo.de) located in Saarbrücken, Germany, a consulting company for education institutions and companies in the field of learning and talent management. He is also co-founder and shareholder of IMC AG, one of the largest European vendor in the e-Learning field.
Volker has over 20 years of expertise in business and IT consulting, business development, software engineering and change management in companies, public sector organizations and industry. From 1998 to June 2014 he was managing director and executive board member of IMC AG. His special expertise is in e-learning, technology-enhanced education and business transformation, open education, content development and training, massive open online courses and software development. For many DAX-30 companies, international organizations and public sector institutions as well as government, Volker acted as consultant and strategic advisor. He was and is member of various consulting committees for Federal Ministry of Education in Germany in order to design policy strategies for research and innovation in education and training. His projects did win various awards in the training and HR development area such as Comenius Award 2012, Digita Award 2007, 2008 and 2009. Volker did win with IMC the “German Start-Up Award 1998” honored by the former president of Germany Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog and was “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist in 2009.
Coaches and Mentors
Her academic background is in industrial engeneering with an emphasis on mechanical engeneering. After working für an international operating mechanical engeneering company, she started working for LAFAM Holding in 2015, where she’s responsible for the selection and support of associated companies.
LAFAM Holding follows the philosophy to always invest entrepreneurially and without a fixed time limit. With the aim of generating sustainable growth, they maintain close contact with their associated companies in order to provide optimal support during ongoing operations or in the event of upcoming decisions.
is co-founder and Managing Director of Dialogika GmbH since 1982. Dialogika holds several patents and develops software products and projects in the field of telecommunication, document automation and IT-Security. Currently e-Mobility enhanced with image processing and computer vision is in focus. He is co-founder of several other companies and member of the board of a German telecommunication provider. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Saarland University.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Saarbrücken team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Saarbruecken is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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She loves challenges and connecting with people with the same mindset as her own and turning nothing into something huge & impactful.
A mother to two young boys Panos 12 & Georgie 10, loves to travel and staying fit & active, and loves trying out extreme sports.
Maria's Moto: "It's suppose to be Hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it Great"