Startup Weekend Saarbrücken
Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Friday, November 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Assembly Hall of the Saarland University
Assembly Hall (A3.3)
Your idea in 54 hours
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 “email@example.com”.
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Friday November 9th
Saturday November 10th
Sunday November 11th
Prof. Dr. Mana Mojadadr
Professor of Finance and Accouting at htw Saar
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.
Born in Baden-Baden/Germany, Thiemo worked and lived also in Belgium, Greece and Austria. Short term projects led him also to France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and USA.
He holds a PhD in Creative Technologies of Leeds Beckett University/UK and studied opto-electronics in Aalen/Germany.
Before joining Daimler Protics, Thiemo worked 10 years as professor at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten/Austria. He taught and researched in the field of media technology and media production. One of his important projects was to setup the European Project Semester, which is dedicated to media technology/production and industry 4.0 projects. Thiemo served as international coordinator of the department Media- and Digital Technologies and established many international cooperations. As member of the media team of the Team Austria, he won in 2013 the Solar Decathlon Competition in Irvine/California/USA. At several competitions, his projects and media productions were nominated as finalist.
Daimler Protics GmbH supports and advises Daimler group on product lifecycle management for complex product data. The core business is the design of the digital reality with product and mobility data in order to support Daimler AG in their digital transformation to a cross-linked mobility service provider.
As a wholly owned subsidiary and internal partner of Daimler AG the company exclusively works for the group and guarantees continuance in added value within Daimler. Daimler Protics is located in Leinfelden-Echterdingen (headquarters), Böblingen, Ulm and Saarbrücken.
Head and Founder of the Online-Unit “eCosmos” at CosmosDirekt
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.
Coaches and Mentors
Managing Director of Tchibo Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG
Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender der Riddle Technologies AG
I am an entrepreneur, passionate about making things happen. Over the years I grew from analyst to Agile Coach, with enthusiasm about technology and profound respect for people. Very early I started bridging my main areas of interest, which are Agile management, entrepreneurship and sustainable development, by learning and experimenting Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Management 3.0...
Wirtschaftsprüfer & Steuerberater
Finance/business development specialist
CEO of DIaLOGIKa
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The 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.
Learn how to get involved here
Part of the marketing team at ICON Malta. Traveler, Freelance marketer, Dog owner. Helps startups start promoting their businesses. Specialised in marketing for e-commerce businesses and PPC advertising. Social Media Addict. Snapchatter. Co-founder of Startup Macedonia. Have one failed startup and lots of lessons learned.
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