entrepreneurship, Events, startup

Startup Weekend Cologne is back! Jan 24 – 26 @Startplatz

Yes! The chaotic fun mayhem of Startup Weekend, building and validating a startup in 54 hours is back in Cologne January 24th – 26th 2014! No talking, all action – So get your Early-Bird tickets and save money before the price goes up 20,- EUR after December 24th – It’s the perfect seasonal gift!


We’re super excited to already announce a stellar panel of judges including international glitterati like Paula Marttila, Liam Boogar and Dr. Robert C Bush Jr. Stay tuned for more updates!

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; As of April 2013, 1068 events have been held, involving over 100,000 entrepreneurs across more than 400 cities in over 100 countries and over 8190 startups have been created.

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!

For those of you wondering what a Startup Weekend Cologne looks like, here are some impressions from Startup Weekend Cologne 2013:

Day 1, Friday:

Day 2, Saturday:

Day 3, Sunday:

And we even had the founder of Startup Weekend, Andrew Hyde visiting Cologne: