Techstars Startup Weekend Stuttgart

    Friday, November 29 - December 1, 2019


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Stuttgart

Friday, November 29 - December 1, 2019



Friday, November 29 - December 1, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Hochschule der Medien
Nobelstraße 10a
Stuttgart, Germany 70569

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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 stuttgart@startupweekend.org
    

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 29th


5:00 pm
Registration, Fingerfood & Networking
Arrive at the venue, get checked in, eat food, share ideas, practice pitches and get to know fellow participants


6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


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


7:20 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:50 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


8:15 pm
Get started
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


9:30 pm
Late Night Snack
Have a bite with your team mates and discuss first ideas/solutions


11:55 pm
End of the Day
The venue will close at midnight

Saturday November 30th


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


11:00 am
Workshop: find the perfect businessmodel
This optional workshop by mm1 Consulting & Management teaches you how to find the perfect buiness model for your idea.


12:00 pm
Lunch
Grab something to eat


1:00 pm
Check-In Mentors
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


3:30 pm
Mentors are leaving
The mentors are done for the day


7:00 pm
Dinner
Recharge your energy for the night and grab something to eat


9:30 pm
Late Night Snack
Have a bite with your team mates and discuss your progress


11:55 pm
End of the Day
The venue will close at midnight

Sunday December 1st


8:30 am
Brunch
Arrival, simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Begin work
Go on where you stopped the night before


10:00 am
Check-In Mentors
Final opportunity to ask questions


10:00 am
Input talk - How to pitch
This short optional talk gives you some insights in pitching techniques.


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime, focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations


5:00 pm
Final Presentations
The stage is yours – it’s pitch time!


6:30 pm
Dinner
Recharge your energy while the judges discuss the pitches


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards
The moment of truth…


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Network with the other participants, mentors and jury while enjoying a drink/beer


9:00 pm
Go Home!
Go home filled with new ideas, new friendships (maybe even new colleagues) and the memories of an awesome weekend!



Speakers


Ann-Kathrin Müller
Unternehmensberaterin, Fachgebiet: Business Model

Ann-Kathrin is a consultant at mm1 and introduces enterprises to the use of agile methods and lean startup. She worked with both corporates on transforming existing business models, as well as startups finding a new business model. Her passion is to encourage people to develop an entrepreneurial, disruptive mindset in order to take their business to the next level.

Dream job as a child... Actress

My remedy against setbacks... Keep going

Samsung or Apple? Apple

My life motto... Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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Ann-Kathrin ist Beraterin bei mm1 und führt Unternehmen in den Einsatz agiler Methoden und Lean Startup ein. Sie arbeitete sowohl mit Konzernen an der Transformation bestehender Geschäftsmodelle, als auch mit Start-ups, die ihr erstes Geschäftsmodell entwickelten. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, Menschen zu ermutigen, eine unternehmerische, disruptive Denkweise zu entwickeln um so ihr Business auf das nächste Level zu heben.

Traumjob als Kind... Schauspielerin

Mein Mittel gegen Rückschläge... Keep going

Samsung oder Apple? Apple

Der, die oder das Nutella? Das Nutella

Mein Lebensmotto lautet... Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Alina Wolf
Business Development Representative

Turbine Kreuzberg

Event Judges


Bernd Gill
Head of Digital Service Innovation DXC Technology, North Central Europe

His team supports corporations and organizations in the digital transformation, helping to develop, test and implement new customer experiences, digital business models and automated business processes. The collaboration with Start-ups and integration of Start-up and partner technologies plays a vital role in the implementation of digital projects.

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Sein Bereich unterstützt Unternehmen und Organisationen in der Digitalen Transformation bei der Entwicklung neuer Customer Experiences, digitaler Geschäftsmodelle, und automatisierter Geschäftsprozesse – sowie deren Pilotierung und Umsetzung in technologischen Lösungen. Dabei ist die Zusammenarbeit mit Startups und die Integration von Startup Technologien ein wichtiger Baustein in der schnellen Umsetzung von Projekten.



Coaches and Mentors


Nisha Munzig
Crowdfunding Expert, Project Lead MikroCrowd, Generator Startup Center of HdM

Nisha is responsible for the MikroCrowd project at the Generator Startup Center of the Media University. There, students as well as start-ups from all over Baden-Württemberg can get in touch with Nisha when it comes to crowdfunding. For her not only hard facts count, but also the "why" behind the business idea.

Dream job as a child... fashion designer

My remedy against setbacks... There is no remedy against setbacks because they are part of it. Life is about ups and downs. But it's up to you what you gain out of it. Be happy about setbacks, because you can grow on them.

Samsung or Apple... Apple

My life motto... Breathe in. Breathe out. Enjoy the moment. Be in the now.

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Nisha ist im Generator Startup Center der Hochschule der Medien für das Projekt MikroCrowd verantwortlich. Dort ist sie sowohl für Studierende, als auch für Startups aus ganz Baden-Württemberg die Ansprechperson, wenn es um das Thema Crowdfunding geht. Bei ihr zählen nicht nur harte Fakten, sondern auch das „Warum“ hinter der Geschäftsidee.


Traumjob als Kind... Modedesignerin

Mittel gegen Rückschläge... Gibt keins. Rückschläge gehören dazu. Das Leben besteht immer aus Hochs und Tiefs. Aber es liegt an einem selbst was man daraus macht! Freu dich über Rückschläge, denn daran kannst du wachsen ;-)

Samsung oder Apple? Apple

Der, die oder das Nutella? Das Nutella

Mein Lebensmotto lautet... Atme ein. Atme aus. Genieße den Moment. Sei im Jetzt.


Tobias Sick
"Startup-Steuermann", Auditor/Tax Consultant/Partner, H/W/S GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart, CFO Startup Stuttgart e.V.

Tobias Sick is the president finance at the Startup Stuttgart e.V. and auditor/tax consultant/professional consultant for international taxation at HWS (www.hws.de), a renowned medium-sized auditing, and tax consulting association with headquarter in Stuttgart. The focus of his practice as startup-tax-specialist (www.startup-steuermann.de) are the commercial and fiscal consultation of entrepreneurs and start-ups, the fiscal organization and declaration consultation in the corporate and private area, the support of acquisitions and sale of companies as well as the creation and auditing of annual and corporate reports. For years his special interest lies in supporting innovative ideas (among others he is a member of the foundation board of the Ideenfabrik), local young entrepreneurs, an attractive start-up community as well as knowledge transfer in the area of information and communication technology, for example as board member of the Selfnet e.V. Since 2012 Tobias Sick also holds lectureships on legal form selection, corporate taxation, tax planning and international taxation at the DHBW Stuttgart. Furthermore he is author of several publications.
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Tobias Sick ist Finanzvorstand des Startup Stuttgart e.V. und Wirtschaftsprüfer/Steuerberater/Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht bei HWS (
www.hws.de), eine der renommiertesten mittelständischen Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften mit Hauptsitz in Stuttgart. Schwerpunkte seiner Tätigkeit als „Startup-Steuermann“ (www.startup-steuermann.de) und Startup-Steuerspezialist sind die betriebswirtschaftliche und steuerliche Beratung von Existenzgründern und Startups, die steuerrechtliche Gestaltungs- und Deklarationsberatung im unternehmerischen und privaten Bereich, die Begleitung von Unternehmenskäufen und -verkäufen sowie die Erstellung und Prüfung von Jahres- und Konzernabschlüssen. Seit Jahren gilt sein besonderes Interesse der Förderung innovativer Ideen (u.a. als Stiftungsratsmitglied der Stiftung Ideenfabrik), lokaler Jungunternehmer und einer attraktiveren Startup-Community sowie dem Wissenstransfer im Bereich der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik, u.a. als langjähriges Vorstandsmitglied des Selfnet e.V.. Seit 2012 hat Tobias Sick daneben Lehraufträge für Rechtsformwahl und Unternehmensbesteuerung, Steuerplanung und Internationales Steuerrecht an der DHBW Stuttgart; des Weiteren ist er Autor diverser Veröffentlichungen.


Ann-Kathrin Müller
Unternehmensberaterin, Fachgebiet: Business Model

Ann-Kathrin is a consultant at mm1 and introduces enterprises to the use of agile methods and lean startup. She worked with both corporates on transforming existing business models, as well as startups finding a new business model. Her passion is to encourage people to develop an entrepreneurial, disruptive mindset in order to take their business to the next level.

Dream job as a child... Actress

My remedy against setbacks... Keep going

Samsung or Apple? Apple

My life motto... Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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Ann-Kathrin ist Beraterin bei mm1 und führt Unternehmen in den Einsatz agiler Methoden und Lean Startup ein. Sie arbeitete sowohl mit Konzernen an der Transformation bestehender Geschäftsmodelle, als auch mit Start-ups, die ihr erstes Geschäftsmodell entwickelten. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, Menschen zu ermutigen, eine unternehmerische, disruptive Denkweise zu entwickeln um so ihr Business auf das nächste Level zu heben.

Traumjob als Kind... Schauspielerin

Mein Mittel gegen Rückschläge... Keep going

Samsung oder Apple? Apple

Der, die oder das Nutella? Das Nutella

Mein Lebensmotto lautet... Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Andreas Minich
E-Commerce / B2B / Plattformen / Marktplätze / Digitalisierung

Andreas Minich is Senior Consultant at Turbine Kreuzberg. Based in Stuttgart, he supports companies in the digital transformation and development of digital business models. Already during his studies Andreas Minich found his field of interest StartUps and Digitization, which he promoted as chairman of the START student initiative for entrepreneurship and innovation at the university. Together with a business partner, he built the online marketplace Consider James. It offered a solution for the growing staffing problems in the event and catering industry and innovated outdated, analogue structures in the staffing market. For the first time, short-term recruitment was completely digitalized and a fully automated solution was offered. After his time as COO & Co-Founder and successful exit, he now passes on his knowledge in the areas of digitization, innovation and B2B processes to Turbine Kreuzberg.

Dreamjob as a child... Corporate consultant, just like daddy

My remedy against setbacks... Always look ahead!

Samsung or Apple? Apple

My life motto... If you don't enjoy, you become unenjoyable.

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Andreas Minich ist Senior Consultant bei Turbine Kreuzberg. Vom Standort Stuttgart aus begleitet er Unternehmen bei der digitalen Transformation und der Entwicklung von digitalen Businessmodellen. Bereits während des Studiums fand Andreas Minich zu seinem Interessengebiet StartUps und Digitalisierung, welches er inhaltlich als Vorstand der START Studenteninitiative für Gründung und Innovation an der Universität vorantrieb. Er baute zusammen mit einem Geschäftspartner den Onlinemarktplatz Consider James auf. Dieser bot eine Lösung für die wachsenden Personalprobleme in der Event- und Catering-Branche an und innovierte veraltete, analoge Strukturen im Staffing-Markt. Erstmals wurde die kurzfristige Personalbeschaffung komplett digitalisiert abgebildet und eine vollautomatisierte Lösung angeboten. Nach seiner Zeit als COO & Co-Founder und erfolgreichem Exit, gibt er sein Wissen in den Bereichen Digitalisierung, Innovation und B2B-Prozessen jetzt bei Turbine Kreuzberg weiter.

Traumjob als Kind... Unternehmensberater, wie der Papa

Mein Mittel gegen Rückschläge... Immer nach vorne schauen!

Samsung oder Apple? Apple

Der, die oder das Nutella? DAS Nutella

Mein Lebensmotto... Wer nicht genießt, ist ungenießbar.



Yannick Frank
Hatchery.io Founder

Early on, Yannick discovered his passion for entrepreneurship. At the age of 20 he decided to quit his studies and join dozeo.com, a software startup for web-based video conferencing. There he also met his co-founder Alexander Kholti, with whom he founded hatchery GmbH in 2015. To date, the company has already implemented over 100 digital innovations for well-known companies such as Daimler, Bosch and Coca-Cola. In addition, Yannick participated in other startups like earlybird Coffee or The Female Company.

Dream job as a child... professional soccer player

My remedy against setbacks.. listening and understanding

Samsung or Apple? Apple

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Schon früh entdeckte Yannick seine Leidenschaft für Unternehmertum. Bereits mit Anfang 20 entschied er sich sein Studium abzubrechen und bei dozeo.com, einem Software-Startup für webbasiertes Videoconferencing eizusteigen. Dort lernte er auch seinen Co-Founder Alexander Kholti kennen, mit dem er 2015 die hatchery GmbH gründete. Bis heute hat das Unternehmen bereits über 100 digitale Innovationen für namhafte Unternehmen wie Daimler, Bosch oder Coca-Cola umgesetzt. Darüber hinaus beteiligte Yannick sich an weiteren Startups wie earlybird Coffee oder The Female Company.

Traumjob als Kind... Fußballprofi

Mein Mittel gegen Rückschläge... Zuhören und Verstehen

Samsung oder Apple? Apple

Der, die oder das Nutella? Die


Peter Mayer
Coach – User Experience & digitale Transformation

Peter Mayer ist Coach für Design Thinking, Lean-Startup Berater und Projektleiter für E-CarSharing, Augmented Reality und Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft. Seine fachliche Schwerpunkte liegen in der Optimierung von vorhandenen Lösungen mit Fokus auf Nutzerzentrierung im Bereich Portale und Apps, sowie der Skalierung von digitalen Produkten (Growth / Traction) und der Evaluierung von neuen Geschäftsmodellen und Potenzialfeldern.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Stuttgart 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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Kristina
    Coric
  • Nils
    Hoegsdal
  • Hannah
    Schneider
  • Emma
    Eckstein
  • Vanessa
    Tasev
  • Simon
    Kahremann

Facilitators


Mircea Vadan
Managing Partner @Activize, Board Member @ClujStartups

Mircea Vadan is managing partner at Activize.Tech and his focus is on acceleration programs and product management consultancy for corporates, startups, accelerators and VC funds. He is working with startup teams on various topics such as idea validation, product shaping, product metrics, go-to-market strategy, business development and investment. Since 2012 he is also involved in the ecosystem as founder of startup-related communities, like Cluj Startups, FreshBlood.Health, Fintech Camp Cluj, Cluj.AI.


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