Techstars Startup Weekend New Normal Bremerhaven Online
16-18 July 2021
Have you wondered how to take part in starting a totally new chapter on planet earth?

Welcome to Startup Weekend Bremerhaven 2021 "New Normal"! After the pandemic we do not want to just go back to normal. At the SWBHV "New Normal" you will take action to shape our future and will be supported during the process.

In 54 hours of action, fun, learning and community spirit we will make a difference and write our personal pages of a brand new chapter. On the first day you will have the opportunity to seize our digital stage and present your business idea, social or environmental innovation or any topic or problem you may want to work on during the weekend. Ideas will be selected and teams will be formed around the topic. Then it is time to act and start working on the ideas and problems together with your newly formed teams. Our extraordinary mentors and organizing team will be by your side to help you make the most of your ideas.

On Sunday night you will present your ideas in the final pitches to a fantastic jury and celebrate your success.

Come join us for this spectacular event and let's create a "New Normal"!
Learn, Network, Startup
Ümit Konuray
Magic! That's what happens when Ümit is in the building! Since 2015 Ümit has a real fan community in Bremerhaven - and he has become a fan of the city. He was the facilitator at the Startup Weekend Bremerhaven 2015 and 2017. The weekends were an incredible experience for all of us. That's why we have invited Ümit to be our facilitator for this special edition of Startup Weekend. We will be online and create solutions for the "New Normal". Ümit has his background in coaching, training and facilitation. Over the years he has worked with many different companies, startups and individuals and has helped them to unlock their potential. That's the energy that he is bringing to our Startup Weekend as well. Throughout the weekend Ümit will remind you to be curious, think outside the box and get out of your comfort zones. We are happy to have him on board!
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Janina Freistedt
Janina is a creative person with many interests. She is characterised by thinking "outside the box". Besides her interest in existential questions and cats, she loves giving people a change of perspective. Because of her relentless curiosity she gained a lot of experience in starting up, tutoring and pitching in unusual ways.

#mediadesign #mediaproduction #photography #illustration

Ann-Kristin Hitzemann
Rebekka Tegtmeier
Co-Founder of equihub, experienced in the fields of innovation, strategy and change management and accompanies founder and companies on their way to a fulfilling future.
Gilg Frick is the founder and managing director of the creative network NPIRE and has been active in the creative sector for almost 20 years. In 2005 he began his studies at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd in the field of communication design, the same year he also founded NPIRE. Since then, he has realised various projects under the umbrella of NPIRE, undertaken creative experiments and founded agencies. NPIRE is more a vision than just a company and constantly changing. In addition, Gilg holds stakes in different companies and works as a consultant, mentor and speaker at events, lectures and workshops on the subjects of entrepreneurship, brand and creativity.


SHORT BIO: #creativity #entrepreneurship #brand


INSTAGRAM: @enpaiyeah @gilgius

Patrick Schönmeyer
Patto is an entrepreneur and a sales enthusiast by heart. He runs the world's creamiest liquor brand as a side business and just founded The Unique Brands Company in 2021. He knows how to sell insurance to families, crypto mining rigs to "gamblers" and period products to retailers.
Hermenigildo Casaul Cuya, B.A.
Business Logistics Consulting & Training
Andreas Schliep
Andy a Co-Founder of the DasScrumTeam. Since the company is based in Switzerland and Bremerhaven, he is an expert in virtual teamwork and collaboration. After developing software and leading teams, he was responsible for introducing Scrum at and found his passion for agile work. Today he working as a Scrum trainer around the globe and helping teams to work better and achieve more.

Andy was part of the Startup Weekend Bremerhaven organizing team in 2015 and 2017 and we are happy to have him in the the team again!
Tim Pohlenz
Tim is a general manager and board of member of various companies of the Dieckell Group. He is a expert around all matters of business strategy and has a lot of experience managing different industries and company divisions. Bremerhaven is his hometown and here he is very active to help improve the setting for founders and new business. Tim always tries to connect the dots and loves to spot new ideas with potential for improved solutions to today's problems. But watch out: He is super fast to check the financial calculations and corporate structures. We are happy to have Tim on board as a member of the jury at the Startup Weekend Bremerhaven New Normal!
Heide Peuckert
Heide Peuckert is a product manager by profession, startup event organizer by desire and entrepreneur at heart. She just founded The Unique Brands company in 2021 after establishing the successful femcare brand MYLILY. She initiated Startup Weekend Women Hamburg, probably digitized your favourite soccer club and revolutionized apartment renting in urban markets.
Michael Vogel
Michael is a professor of entrepreneurship education in Bremerhaven and a social entrepreneur in Bremen. Before his academic life, he worked as a corporate intrapreneur and change manager in tourism and as a strategy consulant. Michael holds doctoral degrees in economics and education.
Event Schedule
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th

Global Startup Weekend Partners
Google for Startups
Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit
> Register at
GoDaddy Registry
GoDaddy Registry provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy Registry (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organizing team.

> 1 x free GoDaddy Registry domain, per person
> Participants can redeem the code from:

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to
Local Sponsors and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Bremerhaven team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.

Is this event for me?
If you are interested in entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, you'll fit right in as long as you are motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere.

The event is intended to be a collaborative and inclusive forum for sharing, learning, building,

and having fun. We expect each member of the startup community to be inclusive of all people and their ideas at Techstars Startup Weekend and we welcome all, regardless of experience, industry or background.

Do I have to participate in all three days?
Apart from the organizing team, mentors, speakers, event volunteers and judges, everyone who participates in the event is expected to participate in all three days. This is important not only to preserve your own learning experience, but also to minimize distractions or disruptions for the team you choose to join. We welcome any friends, family or colleagues you would like to invite to watch your final presentation to see all you have accomplished in just one weekend. Please check the registration page of your city's website or reach out to the event organizer for availability.
How do I register?
Every Techstars Startup Weekend event has a corresponding website with a registration page. Please see our events page at for a complete list of upcoming events. There are typically different types of tickets for different skill sets, like 'Business', 'Designer', 'Technical' or 'Enthusiast' for example. Organizing teams sometimes track this to ensure they do outreach to a diverse group with a range of participant backgrounds and skill sets in order to maximize the event's value for each participant by ensuring the team's effectiveness. You can choose the ticket type closest to what your experience is - don't worry if nothing precisely matches your background!
Do I need a team?
Everyone who attends the event as an attendee is expected to come to the event without a team and then join and participate on a team at the event. This is important to preserve the Techstars Startup Weekend educational experience. The ideal team consists of members with diverse backgrounds and experience who share knowledge to build a great minimum viable product (MVP) using the Lean Canvas. The more people you have on your team to help you do market research and business model development, the quicker you'll develop an MVP to pitch on Sunday.
What ticket type should I purchase to pitch an idea?
Pitching is open to every participant! We recommend you purchase the ticket that best represents your skill set.
Still can't find what you're looking for? Check out the our full Participant FAQ here
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