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It’s time for another Startup Weekend! It’s time for another 54 hours where we provide everything and everyone you need to turn your idea into reality. But this time we go bigger! In June we will organize one event for two topics that are at the heart of the Startup Scene: Makers (Hardware & stuff) & Games.

We bring together a powerful community of people who are building businesses around games and physical products. Like the traditional Startup Weekend, teams will form on Friday night and spend all weekend working on their projects. However, Startup Weekend Makers & Games is adding two additional twists:

  • We have two parallel tracks, one for hardware and one for games. Each one comes with own mentors, judges and gifts.
  • Thanks to the cooperations we are working on right now, teams will have the chance to create and prototype actual, physical products.

 

Makers (Hardware & stuff)

You’ve all heard about The Pebble Watch, The Ouya Console, and The Leap Motion Controller. The internet of things and wearable tech are two of the hottest topics in the startup world – and rightly so. The possibilities are endless and new markets are opening up. So, if you want to be part of this and fiddle around with some cool gadgets, this is the right track for you!

Games

Jelly Splash, Tiny Wings, Angry Bird or Flappy Bird – these are just some of the most successful games in the last year – and let’s not get started on innovative indie games. So, if you have an idea or want to join another team to work on the next big hit, then the Games track is the right one for you!

Early Bird tickets will be available soon.

Whether you’re an engineer, designer, business person, investor, or anyone interested in mingling with games or hardware products – join us! We’ll make the Early bird tickets available soon!

Program

Friday

Jun 20
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • 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

Jun 21
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 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

Jun 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Organizers
Marcia Schranner
Markus Schranner
Sebastian Rumberg
Shirin Kamali
Armin Eichhorn