On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our judges, Sebastian Erler. He will assess your team and your final product on Sunday evening, evaluating your business model, customer validation, technical and design execution.
Sebastian Erler is an authorised representative of nordwest Kapital, nwk, the private equity division of Die Sparkasse Bremen. nwk seeks minority investments in unlisted small and medium-sized businesses in the growth and maturity stage and provides mezzanine capital. In his function as investment manager, he contributed to more than 40 private equity transactions in various industries, including aviation. He holds a diploma degree in business administration and engineering from University of Applied Sciences Bremen as well as an Executive MBA in Mergers & Acquistions from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. He is furthermore a visiting lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Bremen in the field of reporting, planning and entrepreneurship.
StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.