Techstars Startup Weekend Stuttgart

26-28 November 2021

Hochschule der Medien, Nobelstr. 10, 70569 Stuttgart

stuttgart@startupweekend.org
Welcome!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Learn, Network, Startup
Welcome!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Learn, Network, Startup
Johannes Reindl
Facilitator
Hey people!

My name is Jojo; I'll be your facilitator for this event. I got my first contact with SW back in November 2017 where it changes my life on the stop. My goal is to create the best SW experience for you.
Mentors
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Oumar Langer
As an entrepreneur, author and corporate sales student at Coca-Cola, Oumar Langer has a tremendous passion for innovative ideas and projects.

Despite his young age, Oumar has already a wide range of experience and knowledge in marketing, branding, story telling, communication and sales.

Oumar is looking forward to share his knowledge and to help aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their visions.
Tobias Sick
Tobias Sick - „Startup-Steuermann", Wirtschaftsprüfer/Steuerberater/Partner H/W/S GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart & Finanzvorstand Startup Stuttgart e.V.
Tobias Sick is the vice president finance at the Startup Stuttgart e.V. and auditor/tax consultant/professional consultant for international taxation at H/W/S (www.hws.de), a renowned medium-sized auditing, and tax consulting association with several locations around Stuttgart. The focus of his practice as startup-tax-specialist 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.
Joschka Finkbeiner
I am Joschka, one of the co-founders of Veertly, the most flexible and interactive online platform for larger group gatherings, such as conferences, larger workshops and global trainings.
Peter Mayer
I help companies to come from an idea to an product in the role of interim product manager

Further I help companies to digitalize their recruiting process.
June Nardiello
As the programm manager of our Start-up BW Academic Seed Accelerator Program, mentor at Gründermotor Meisterklasse and lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Stuttgart Media Univeristy my main job and passion is to support teams and students to develop their startup ideas to validated and actually functioning business models. Let's get out of the building and start doing it!
Veljko Sekelj
I failed at too many startups. I'll try again. Startups I mean. Not failing. It's just how I am – I like pain and suffering 🤣 But I also like design, development and business models – am kind of good at it too – that shit's just soooo addictive!

These days I help young founders not make the same mistakes and then accelerate the crap out of their projects! Yeah – seriously! At HdM Startup Center, where I work as a Startup Scout, we'll help you find teammates, better define your products, as well as apply for early grants and funding for your new startup! It's all free – because we're good people! And government-funded 😜

Joschka Finkbeiner
I am Joschka, one of the co-founders of Veertly, the most flexible and interactive online platform for larger group gatherings, such as conferences, larger workshops and global trainings.
Laila Zohaib
-Startup Enthusiast with senior level experience in Marketing & Communications.
-Former Participant & Organizer of the Startup Weekend Stuttgart and IEES.
-Mentor at the GenZvsVirus Hackathon of Next Entrepreneurs.
-Entrepreneurship researcher at HdM Startup Generator for 2 years
-Organizer & marketer of the Blockchain Hackathon 2021
-Currently working at bwcon's Innovation Academy and pursuing M.A. Media & Management at HdM
Markus Stauffenberg
Markus is an entrepreneur and educator in the areas of experience design and digital transformation.

His passion: Helping people with innovative ideas to create impact in the business world.

Together with a team of partners who share his vision he co-founded Experience One - a specialist in helping global brands use new technology and human insight to create new and better customer experiences.

For over 20 years Markus has helped realizing CX innovation projects with small ventures and big brands like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, smart, Deutsche Bank, Danone, Bosch and IBM.

As an educator and speaker Markus teaches "CX Leadership" – a set of skills and tools that help innovators overcome the challenges of bringing new ideas to live.

Tamara Damjanovic
Judges
Violetta Fasulo
Social Entrepreneurship, Internationalisation and Migrantpreneurship are my passion. I've been mentoring start-ups for the past 5 years at the Stuttgart Media University and am in charge of several European and international projects.
Wolfgang Vogt
Mitglied im Vorstand Senioren der Wirtschaft

Gründungsberater/Coach seit 2012

bwcon Coach

Steinbeis coach

Lehrbeauftragter Dienstleistungsmanagement

Lehrbeauftragter B2B Marketing

Hannah Boomgaarden

Hannah loves learning as well as meeting and supporting passionate people (or those who want to become one). In her current role as Program Director and Community Manager at STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play enables Hannah to bring her experience from both – the corporates and startup world – together in one place and to push open innovation.

Along with her team, their 30 partners (Daimler, Porsche, BASF, Hyundai, DPDHL, BP and more) and over 250 global startups, STARTUP AUTOBAHN is connecting the dots between both worlds, working together on the future of mobility, production, sustainability & beyond – creating a unique and flourishing community!

Event Schedule
Friday 26 - Sunday 28
*Subject to change*
Friday
Introduction
Saturday
Learn the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Sunday
Demo Day
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 cloud.google.com/free
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: startup.co

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to support@porkbun.com.
Miro
As a participating team you're able to apply for $1000 Miro Startup Program credit. Miro is a tool built for startup teams where you can brainstorm and validate ideas, design products, and apply product frameworks. The link to this perk will be shared by Techstars after the teams have been formed.

Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Sign up for Miro here
  2. Access the Startup Weekend Participant Board here
  3. Use this template to build your team board for added structure, resources and tools!
  4. Apply for $1000 Miro Startup Program credit (link will be provided by Techstars during the event)
  5. Wait for the approval from Miro (this can take 5-7 days)
    You'll receive an email from Miro once your application has been approved.
If you have any questions, please email
startups@miro.com


Our partners
If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor, please feel free to write us.
FAQ
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 startupweekend.org/events 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.
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Still can't find what you're looking for? Check out the our full Participant FAQ here
Contact
Questions? We are here to help!
E-mail: stuttgart@startupweekend.org



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