Startup Weekend Women Stuttgart
Friday, September 5 - 7, 2014
Friday, September 5 - 7, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Ready to be part of something BIG......
Welcome to the 1st Startup Weekend for Women in Germany!
*Dieses Event ist auf Deutsch & Männer sind herzlich willkommen!*This is an event designed heavily by women to create a welcoming and encouraging space for aspiring women entrepreneurs in Stuttgart.
Startup Weekend has its global grassroots movement across 450+ cities where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to pitch ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups - all in 54 hours!
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
What's different about this one?It is observed that Startup Weekends in general have an imbalance with male-female participants: Most of them tend to draw far more male attendees than female (roughly 80% male and 20% female). This made us seek answers to the questions: Do women have a strong entrepreneurial network? Do women feel relevant and confident in the startup world? Who are the female entrepreneurial “champions” that we can point to as inspiration for others?
So for the first time in Germany we aim to find these answers by organizing Startup Weekend for women in Stuttgart. We want to increase women participation by 50% more, and encourage women in Stuttgart to hone their creative and entrepreneurial talent in a safe environment that inspires risk taking and innovation. We will provide you the working space, brain fuel, food, friends, mentors and loads of fun! All you have to do is come with your vibrant energy, creativity and determination to build something cool over the weekend. Bring an idea or just yourself. Join a team, and enjoy this exhilarating, adrenaline-buzzed 54 hour event to validate a business idea! If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, now is the time to register for the best weekend of your life! See you all on September 5th!
FAQ1. Are men allowed to participate in this event?
Yes, of course! Since Stuttgart Startup Weekend Women’s Edition is about boosting entrepreneurship and build exciting startups, we want to connect the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women.
2. Should the participants pitch only women-related business ideas?
No, you can pitch and work on any business idea you believe in - sky's the limit! We want you to enjoy this exhilarating adrenaline buzzed event without being restricted by category of ideas.
3. Is there a theme for the event?
No, you can create whatever you want with your respective teams.
4. How big are the teams?
Teams of 2 to 5 members is the ideal number for optimal results.
5. What if I sign-up alone or don’t have a group?
Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone attending. We will help everyone form groups, and there will be lots of time to mingle and get to know other attendees.
6. Who is this aimed at?
A laptop, and a desire to contribute! You must be able to attend Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
8. What language can I code in?
Anything you desire!
9. I can't code, can I still attend?
Yes! In fact, a well-rounded team of different skill sets is what we would like to see. Think Hipster (designer), Hacker (programmer) and Hustler (marketing and business - growth hacker).
10. I'm still not sure if I should go...
This is a great opportunity for women to get more involved and test their ideas, to reinvent our environment and build conditions for both women and men to thrive and do more of what they love.
11. What is the language of the event?
The event will be in German. However, you can pitch the ideas in both English and German.
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Friday September 5th
Saturday September 6th
Sunday September 7th
Director of development energy solutions, EnBW AG
Account Manager at Bürgschaftsbank / MBG Baden-Württemberg
District Manager Mission Critical & Technical Services, Hewlett-Packard GmbH
Partner of CPI Competence Fissl Partnerschaft
Coaches and Mentors
Mentorin, Selbständige Steuerberaterin mit Schwerpunkt Gründungsberatung
Mentor & Speaker, CEO & Co-founder of Boxcryptor
Mentor, Founder of 4e solutions
Mentor, Senior Innovation & Product Manager at Deutsche Telekom AG
Mentor, Head of Marketing at dozeo.com
Mentor, CEO & Founder of “Layos...style your balance”
Dr. Felix Buchmann
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für IT-Recht, Urheber- und Medienrecht, SGT Rechtsanwälte, Stuttgart Professor für Wirtschaftsrecht an der Hochschule Pforzheim
Mentor, Regional Director at Bürgschaftsbank / MBG Baden-Württemberg
Mentor, Head of Team Coaching and Finance at Bürgschaftsbank / MBG Baden-Württemberg
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Women 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Stuttgart is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here