The story of SW-Alumni Daniel Bartel

Where did you first hear about Startup Weekend Cologne?

I found an announcement for the first Startup Weekend in Germany in the Coworking0711-Newsletter, a coworking-space based in Stuttgart. On a cold autumn night in 2010 I decided that this would be the right event for me. Continue reading “The story of SW-Alumni Daniel Bartel”




The story of ‘Radbonus’

A lot of great ideas were formed at earlier Startup Weekends. Read here the story behind Radbonus and the founder Nora Grazzini.
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#SWCologne 2016: And the winner is…

Like the motto of the SWCologne – No talk, all action – let’s wrap up this crazy
Startup Weekend Cologne 2016 in some Facts & Figures 

80
participants
generated 37 ideas of which
14 ideas were picked by the crowd to be worked on
during the 54 hours of the Startup Weekend 2016.
120 liters of coffee, approx. 100 cans of KPMG energy drinks, approx. 250 bottles of VitaminWater, approx. 200 bars of Hafervoll cereal bars, some water & beer and delicious catering were consumed.
Around 100 people listened to 5 minutes of final pitching and 4 minutes of Q&A, before the teams were assessed by our
4 judges Dr. Lorenz Gräf, Ruth Cremer, Tim Schumacher, Daniel Attallah.
4 teams were in the finals and the 1 overall winning team was FlipTrip – Congrats!

Startup Weekend Cologne 2016 Winner

Big THANK YOU to all sponsors and everyone who supported us to make this event unforgettable!

STARTPLATZ, Stadt Köln, KPMG, Fritz Cola, Glaecéau VitaminWater, Hafervoll, World of VR, WSS Redoint, Djahém

Startup Weekend Cologne 2016 Team

All mentors, judges and volunteers for their time and devotion
Thomas Müller for the photo documentary

All photos can be found on our facebook page www.facebook.com/swcologne
Hope to see you all next year!

Startup Weekend Cologne 2016




Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Nicola Römer

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. We talked to Nicola Römer, who continued working on her project “Schatztüte”. Find out what became of her idea and what experiences she gained during Startup Weekend!  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Nicola Römer”




Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Nora Grazzini

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. Nora Grazzini made an emotional summation of her experience last year.  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Nora Grazzini”




Startup Weekend Cologne Volunteer Interview: Joey Naumann

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. Today we would like to introduce Joey Naumann, who brought Startup Weekend to Cologne.  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Volunteer Interview: Joey Naumann”




Startup Weekend Cologne Coach Interview: David C. Son

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. David C. Son started coaching last year and will join again this time.  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Coach Interview: David C. Son”




Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Martin Donath

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. We talked to Martin Donath, who was a participant last year and will support as a coach this year.  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Martin Donath”




Startup Weekend Cologne Coach Interview: Ruth Cremer

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. Serial coach Ruth Cremer will join Startup Weekend Cologne for the fourth time this year. In our interview, she gives you some helpful tipps beforehand.  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Coach Interview: Ruth Cremer”




Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Ben Sufiani

The heart of the Startup Weekends are the people that are part of it – whether as participants or volunteers. We would like to introduce you to a few of them and ask about their motivation and experiences to give you a little insight. Today we start with Ben Sufiani.  Continue reading “Startup Weekend Cologne Alumni Interview: Ben Sufiani”