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FIZ Frankfurter Innovationszentrum

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

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.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Oct 24
  • Registration
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Opening & Keynote
  • Startup Weekend Pitchfire
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Oct 25
  • Breakfast
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Oct 26
  • Breakfast
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Closing
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Media Sponsors
Coaches

Michael Hübl

Founder - Flinc Social Mobility Network   |  

Benjamin Kirschner

Founder - Flinc Social Mobility Network

Nicolas Bös

Director Technology - NOLTE&LAUTH

Markus Tacker

CTO - dotHIV

Marc Dassler

CTO - Pippa&Jean

Founder & CEO - BusTicket.de

Sebastian Walker

Founder & CEO - Slidepresenter GmbH

Michael Grupp

CEO - DDL Deutsche Dissertationsliste GmbH

Judges

René Maudrich

Founder & CEO - FastBill GmbH

Michael Silberberger

Founder - firma.de

Frederic Krahn

Deputy Director Private Banking - J. Safra Sarasin Bank

Markus Kaiser

Founder and Managing Partner - EVEnME GmbH

Organizers
Mario Hachemer
Jochen Bachmann
Thais Coelho
Clemens Groche
Manuel Elbert
Heike Kraft