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Introducing the first ever Startup Weekend Cologne, January 25-27 2013!

We’re super excited to be bringing Startup Weekend to Cologne for the very first time January 25th to 27th!

There’s already a long list of amazing local and international jurors and coaches and we’re announcing more every week! Make sure to get your tickets before they are gone!

Don’t know what the non-profit Startup Weekend is all about? Fear not. Buy the ticket, take the ride! You won’t be sorry. ;)

Optionally, check out what Wikipedia has to say about it:

Startup Weekend is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, USA, that organizes 54-hour weekend events during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and/or presentation by Sunday evening. Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence. As of October 2012, 672 events had been held, involving 57,000 entrepreneurs across more than 300 cities in over 100 countries, and over 5,000 startups have been created. The Kauffman Foundation, Google and Microsoft are sponsors.

For more information, check out the Startup Weekend FAQ or tweet us @swcologne or connect with us on Facebook.

Bonus. Check out co-founder and COO Eric Koester (@erickoester) the story behind Zaarly that went from an idea to a Startup Weekend pitch to $14.1 million and Meg Whitman on the board of directores in 7 months: