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We’re proud to honor this week’s Community Leader of the Week: Kathleen Fritzsche from Stuttgart, Germany!


Kathleen first got involved with Startup Weekend 3 years ago when she attended a SW in Stuttgart, Germany. She says, “Since then, my life completely turned around: I began to co-organize and attend Startup Weekends as well as Facilitating.”

  • She has since founded a startup blog: StartUp Stuttgart
  • She Co-Founded a company called Accelerate Stuttgart with Johannes Ellenberg and Harald Amelung – the company aims to support entrepreneurs in their respective regions through mentorship, connections, and more.
By still volunteering for Startup Weekend, I try to give back to the community, showing how a self-determined startup career can be an alternative to a corporate employee life.


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, step by step.


Claire Topalian Claire Topalian
(@clairetopalian) Blog, Professional Writing, Communications and PR Specialist. I craft compelling, mission-driven content for companies and individuals that amplifies brand awareness, fosters community, and drives engagement. My experience includes work with tech startups, major corporations, and international non-profits. @clairetopalian

  • Sayed Mohammad Hoseini

    “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, step by step.” totally agreed