Friday, April 28 - 30, 2017

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Friday, April 28 - 30, 2017

Friday, April 28 - 30, 2017
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship
Heßstrasse 89
Munchen, Germany 80797

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Startup Weekend München

NO TALK! Time to take an action and join SUWM 2017.

Startup Weekend Munich is a 3-day event where participants develop their ideas into solid business models. Under the close supervision and guidance of successful entrepreneurs, diverse teams have a chance to learn invaluable business tools and methods and to apply them during the event.
This year we develop ideas with the theme "Sustainable Technologies".
Are you ready for a challenge?

How does it work?

Business ideas are pitched on Friday night and then teams are created with the top 10 most voted ideas. Throughout the weekend, coaches and mentors from different disciplines help the teams in their specific business idea, whether it is a prototype, functioning app or a hardware. On Sunday evening, the final pitches are presented in front of a jury, where the best teams will be qualified for one of the prizes.

Startup Weekend Munich is a hugely successful event and is running for the 7th time in Munich. It has already welcomed over 700 motivated participants, listened to 193 idea pitches, 90 final presentation pitches and helped to build at least 3 businesses each year starting from 2010.

Are you still doubting? Don't know if this event for you?
Let's see:
Have you just started with your idea?
Come and pitch it, get new twists and business input, win 2 months of a free office space and consulting from the best entrepreneurs.
No idea yet, but really willing to start? 
Join us, listen to pitches, choose your idea and get hands-on experience from the first minute.
Looking for co-founders? You will be working next to 60 highly motivated people.
Looking just for new inspirations? Top mentors, VC's, entrepreneurs will be right next to you.
Hurry up!
We have limited spots available!
#SWMunich17  #munichstartups #entrepreneurship

Please note: the tickets are covering purely the cost for participants during the weekend, e.g. full board catering, working materials, drinks, snacks, etc. This is a non-commercial volunteering project initiated by global community empowered by Techstars.

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Friday April 28th

5:00 pm
Registration & Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and get to know speakers, coaches, and community leaders; Kick off speaker talk.

7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Line up for pitching

8:00 pm
Dinner & Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches & forming teams

9:15 pm
Team work starts
All the teams assigned working spaces, mentors and goals for the evening.

Saturday April 29th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coach and Mentors presentation

10:15 am
Team work starts

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Team Workshops
Workshops for helping you to work on ideas.

6:30 pm

7:00 pm
Startup Stories Workshops
Insights from experienced entrepreneurs

7:30 pm
Team work
Work until venue is opened.

Sunday April 30th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Team work
Finalize your presentations; ask last questions to coaches

12:30 pm

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

4:30 pm
Deadline for submitting presentations

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
Awards & Wrap up

10:00 pm
Thank you for the event!

Event Judges

Sabine Fletchet

Sabine is a director of Innovation Fund that drives the digitalization of the hospitality, food and retail sectors. At the same time she is the Managing Director of Startup Grind Munich chapter and actively supporting local startup scene. Sabine has an extensive experience in launching seed-stage startups for different markets as well as in execution of venture-backed growth strategies.

Christian Lindener

Christian is a Managing Director of Wayra, a Telefonica Accelerator and a Director of Techfounders, a 20 week international accelerator program based in Munich. He specializes in digital transformation, business modelling and innovation management.

Dr. Robert Redweik

Robert Redweik is a serial-entrepreneur, singer and songwriter. He has built up and managed the LMU Entrepreneurship Center and the German Entrepreneurship GmbH. In this position he has supported and accelerated more than 120 startups. Furthermore Robert has founded the „Munich Angels“ - a business angel club with more than 90 well-known founders, who invest in outstanding ideas. Besides his entrepreneurial engagement he is a singer and songwriter. 

Coaches and Mentors

Gero Gode

Gero already founded more than 10 start-up companies with a focus on networking strategy, marketing and sales. He was CMO at DailyDeal.de (later Google) and sold whatsservice.de about 9 months after inception in 2015. Since the first Startup Weekend he is on board as a coach. This year he will support the teams in a mentor role.

Daniel Niederberger

Daniel has more than 10 years of experience in the consulting and automotive industry with a focus on the areas technology, innovation, strategy and business models. He advices large companies as well as start-up’s in Europe and USA. Daniel is supporting Startup Weekend since 2015 and this year will join the event as a mentor.

Daria Saharova

Daria is an expert in Venture Capital and Startups valuaition. As a founder herself she is specializing in Business Strategy, Finance and Acquisition. Since January 2017, Daria is a partner at VitoOne with pure focus on seed investments in tech companies. She will help teams to understand if their idea is structured in a way to have a best potential future in a coach role.

Julian Boyce

Julian is a Software Developer with years of previous experience at gutefrage.de and Yahoo! Germany. He specializes in frontend development and enjoys building new products for the web. He is currently founding his own company and would be glad to share his learnings with participants. Julian is a great motivator for the teams and this year will be a mentor.

Torsten Scheller

Torsten was production and project manager in companies from start-up through SMEs in various stages within the supply-chain. He is an expert for Lean Change and Project Management since he decided to become a founder and freelance with his consulting business “Lean Change”. He will join the event in a mentor role.

Galina Bankova

Galina is the passionate founder of Do Work You Love. With events & consulting she brings together people who love what they do and those who want to find and do work that they love. Galina's specialization is Personal Development + Communication + Motivation with focus on individuals, teams and business. She will support teams in a coach role in their team work.

Annette Leonhard-MacDonald

Dr. Annette Leonhard-MacDonald is the Managing Director of Leonhard-MacDonald Ventures GmbH, which develops big data and machine learning solutions for Back Office Automation. As a tech entrepreneur with a PhD in Computer Science, she started the initiative Inspiring Female Founders (now called Diversity Natives). Annette is also a technology and research commercialization mentor as well as Google Women Techmakers Lead for Munich.
She will support the teams in a coach role.

Daniel Kilger
Innovation Architect and Startup Scout @ German Entrepreneurship GmbH

Daniel is a startup-addicted guy born in Germany. Starting his first business at the age of 15 and being Head of Sales and Marketing in a 4 stars hotel, board member and startup ambassador, he implemented a wide variety of tools and deepened know-how in specific areas of marketing and sales. Right now he is working as an Innovation Architect at the German Entrepreneurship GmbH, dealing with innovation, intrapreneurship and corporate connections. During the weekend Daniel will support teams in a coach role.

Kevin Pineau

Kevin is a PR & Communication Manager at Insparx. His main specialization is in Marketing Strategy, Digitalization Strategy and Online Advertising. During the weekend he will support teams in a coach role.

Johann Romefort

Johann is a Tech Evangelist at Stylight and an experienced entrepreneur. He has founded 2 companies in Silicon Valley and has been a Startup Advisor in San Francesco for 4 years. He will join Startup Weekend as a coach and will help the teams to be web agile and pay attention to user experience.

Moritz Hoffman

Moritz is an experienced business developer and proactive marketing strategist. Currently he is responsible for New Ventures programm in SCE as well as consulting startups. Moritz has founded 2 companies and will support teams in a mentor role.

Florian Rickert

Florian runs the startup accelerator of the LMU Entrepreneurship Center, worked as project lead for the Olympics and is a theater and film actor since many years. He is solution driven and loves clear action plans and priorities. He will challenge and support you in prioritization, monetization and in particular in pitching your startup.

Martin Plöckl

Martin sucessfully founded Vitrado GmbH, a partnering and affiliate network, after working in consulting management. Afterwards, he gathered lots of knowledge on startups as a juror for BayStartUP and as part of the management team of Generation-D. Currently, he is a lecturer at the University of Augsburg where he established a format called “Hörsaal der Löwen” during which students present their startup ideas to a jury. Martin will advise the teams during the weekend as a coach.

Steffi Kieffer

Having built a track record of 15+ years of User Experience skills, Steffi combines Lean Startup and Design Thinking methods in her approach to digital product design. She coaches companies from DAX corporations to early stage startups on Design Thinking, is a guest lecturer for user research and co-organises Munich’s Design Thinking Meetup. Steffi will join Startup Weekend as a coach.

Steffi Feldmann

Steffi is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, marketing and social media expert. She initiated variety of projets in the area of digitalization such as "Year of Goat: Digital festival". Her latest startup and biggest inspiration is drop. Drop is an anonymous blockchain p2p platform to encourage a blockchain society in which cryptocitizens can interact in a secure, decentralized and self-coordinated way. Steffi will be supporting teams in a mentor role.

Maximilian Moehring

Max is a serial entrepreneur, biohacker, innovation driven personality and Life & Bike Enthusiast. His latest startup is Keyp, an authentication platform that organizes your digital accesses. Max is a specialist in Business development, marketing and social media. He will support teams in a mentor role.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The #SWMunich17 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Ekaterina
  • Chris
  • Alexander
  • Kilian
  • Andreea Octavia
  • Mauro
  • Dimas
  • Lisa
  • Sophia
  • Mustika

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