Startup Weekend Stuttgart 2014 – It's a wrap!

We had a blast at Startup Weekend Stuttgart 2014! Thanks again to all sponsors, judges, mentors and volunteers without whom this whole event wouldn’t have been possible! And big congratulations to all winner teams, especially Blogger Relations who won three prizes, including overall winner!

Overall winner SWS14

The recap video is already online on YouTube, interviews will follow in the next days as well the photos which will be uploaded on our Facebook page.

Additionally, we published a wrap-up post on (in German).

Attention Stuttgart: Startup Weekend Mexico City is sponsoring you – Two tickets to win, pitch deadline: Nov 14th, 2014

Let the games begin! Startup Weekend Mexico City will sponsor two lucky entrepreneurs to attend our Startup Weekend Stuttgart on Nov 21st-23rd, 2014! Follow the instructions in their hilarious video and good luck! The deadline for the pitch upload is Friday, Nov 14th, 2014 (6 pm German time).

Watch the video here:


Our own video for our sponsoring of two tickets for Startup Weekend Mexico City can be found here:
(Nevertheless, the Mexicans beat us widely in terms of creativity and craziness!)

SW Stuttgart pic

Startup Weekend DF une fuerzas con Startup Weekend Stuttgart

Como cada año, en el mes de noviembre se llevará a cabo la Global Startup Battle, una competencia entre los participantes de Startup Weekend de todo el mundo. Sumándonos al espíritu de competencia internacional, para la novena edición de Startup Weekend DF (21-23 de noviembre) hemos decidido unir fuerzas con la ciudad de Stuttgart, Alemania para brindar una experiencia diferente a los participantes de ambas ciudades.

¿En qué consiste esta colaboración? Antes y durante el evento realizaremos actividades en conjunto con el equipo organizador alemán para beneficio de todos los participantes.

En concreto:

  • Startup Weekend Stuttgart regalará 2 cortesías para asistir al evento del DF.
  • Startup Weekend DF regalará 2 cortesías para asistir al evento de Stuttgart.
  • Diseñamos en conjunto una edición especial de la playera que se entregará a los participantes de ambas ciudades.
  • Los ganadores de cada ciudad recibirán un premio sorpresa 🙂

La mecánica para ganar las cortesías así como otras actividades las estaremos anunciando en las próximas semanas.

¡Estén al pendiente y prepárense para celebrar con nuestros amigos alemanes y nosotros!

Startup Weekend Stuttgart – 5 Innovative Companies Started!

Last weekend during Global Startup Battle, the University of Media in Stuttgart, Southwest Germany, turned into an epicenter of hackers, hustlers and designers.

During the fourth Startup Weekend Stuttgart, 130 highly motivated entrepreneurs worked on their business ideas in a festive atmosphere. Friday evening, Uwe Horstmann, co-founder of Project A Ventures, told a very inspiring keynote about his experience as a founder. Afterwards, 55 participants presented their ideas, 22 of which were eventually developed during the weekend. With the special Business to Business (B2B)  focus of this year’s event, half of the ideas were B2B targeted. In addition to SAP as the main sponsor, the event was supported by car2go and Robert Bosch Ventures amongst others.

Friday SWS13

Sunday night pitches were fast approaching after hours of intense team work and mentoring sessions. The teams pitched their ideas in front of an 240-person audience. After waiting impatiently for the judges’ decision, this year’s winner was announced:

VirtualQ – an app which virtualizes the queue in front of clubs and at events. VirtualQ also won the best design prize.

Intercult –  won the best pitch award. They developed an online training service which prepares future expats for their stay abroad.

As best online idea, Yachtcon provides a private yacht renting service using the AirBnB principle.

The B2B special prize of SAP was won by – kvitto – an app which archives receipts and warranty services for all kinds of devices.

An extraordinary honor also went to – Lunch Roulette – who will get the opportunity to pitch and test their idea at SAP’s German headquarter in Walldorf. Lunch Roulette provides a service to find new people to lunch with in your company.

Finals SWS13

This Startup Weekend was the biggest one in Stuttgart so far – with inspiring people and an energetic atmosphere! Thanks for all the support and good luck to all the teams out there!

More photos of this event can be found on Facebook.

Photo courtesy by Michael M. Roth.