29th April Munich

Startup Weekend


No talk! Just action!

Develop an idea into a solid business in 52 hours

About event

Startup Weekend Munich is a 3 day event where you can develop your ideas into solid businesses. Under the close supervision and guidance of successful entrepreneurs, in a creative environment, diverse teams and their participants have a chance to learn invaluable business tools and methods and to apply them during the event.

The format of event is a focused teamwork during the 48 hours. Business ideas are pitched on Friday night and teams are then created with the top 10 most voted ideas. Throughout the weekend, coaches from different disciplines help the teams on their specific business idea and final pitch, whether it is a prototype, functioning app or a business plan. On Sunday evening, the final pitches are presented in front of a jury, where each team will be qualified for one of the prizes.

Startup Weekend Munich is hugely successful event and is running for a 6th time in Munich and has already welcomed over 600 motivated participants, listened to 183 idea pitches, 90 final presentation pitches and helped to build at least 3 businesses each year starting from 2010.

This year topic is Smart city. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas and pitches from all the different areas and hope for a great result. Enough talking...give a drive for new urban life


Startup Weekend is an event for people with diverse backgrounds and specializations. That’s why during the event we offer our participants talks and workshops across a wide range of different topics.

Impulse talks provide informative guidance for milestones that every team should consider in their work during the weekend. For example, defining the idea frames, defining the team roles on Friday; defining target customer and target market on Saturday or preparing a successful pitch on Sunday. Impulse talks are taking place in creative hall and mandatory for all participants. The format is a blitz talk - 20 minutes of a presentation and then Q&A round.

Specialized workshops take the shape of a small format presentation on more focused topics. Those topics cover areas of prototyping, marketing, idea evaluation, financial projections,etc. Workshops will take place in a separate rooms, have limited spots (15-20 max) and are voluntary for all participants.

Startup Weekend is not only about developing ideas but also about extending your knowledge and understanding of business creation.

Sponsors apply

Startup Weekend is a great platform for exposing innovative products, services and to promote your brand.

There are several sponsorship opportunities that we are offering. Those are specially formed packages that cover different sponsor needs. We are always glad to find an individual approach to potential sponsors, partners, media.

Throughout the 6 years of the event our sponsors and partners have consisted of many large corporations such as Microsoft, Google, ProSieben, Amazon, Scout24, E&Y, Flixbus, DB, SWM. At the same time many local startups used our event as a promotional platform for their products and service.

If you would like to become our sponsor, partner or offer media support please write an email to us at: munich.startupweekend@gmail.com









Meet our speakers, coaches and jury.


John Doe

Thilo Plikat

CEO Worktender

John Doe

Andrea Schöllgen

Senior Creative Consultant BMW Group Designworks


John Doe

Gero Gode

Co-founder Seobotic

John Doe

Dr. Michael Sauter

Co-Founder Brainbirds GmbH

John Doe

Torsten Scheller

CEO Agil werden

John Doe

David Baus

Co-Founder Shäre GmbH

John Doe

Manuel Wesch

CMO Shäre GmbH

John Doe

Annika Klose

Master Student Urban Planning

John Doe

Daniel Niederberger

Founder NewMobilityBusiness.com

John Doe

Frederic Westerberg

Geschäftsführer Brand New Ventures

John Doe

Stani Dobenko

Qualifizierung Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship


John Doe

Dr. Annegret Jennewein

Gründungsförderung SCE

John Doe

Marcus Tandler

Geschäftsführer OnPage

John Doe

Florian Handschuh

Co-Founder 2wunder

John Doe

Konstantin Frolov

Partner CONDA

John Doe

Thomas P. Offner

Co-Founder MS Spacelab (Media-Saturn)

John Doe

Helene Neugebauer

Leitung Finanzen & Recht Enerstorage

John Doe

Berthold Glass

Founder & Coach Business Digital

John Doe

Björn Erkens

Leiter Startup Relations BayStartUP

John Doe

Sebastian Berndt

Online Business Manager D-A-CH ESET

John Doe

Constance Modrzik

Online Marketing Manager ESET

John Doe

Benedikt Schröder

CEO Aquakin


John Doe

Prof. Dr. Sailer

Head of Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

John Doe

Dr. Martin Körner

CEO Zertisa GmbH

John Doe

Daria Saharova

Principal Vito Ventures

John Doe

Natalia Karbasova

Head of Burda Bootcamp & Burda Hackday

John Doe

Levin Brunner

Crowdinvesting CONDA

John Doe

Bärbel Ellinger

Partner TAS Ernst & Young

John Doe

Holger Wolff

Co-Founder of MaibornWolff


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  • Only for matriculated students at an university(proof required)
  • Food, beverages, and office material are included
  • Places are limited!
  • Praticipation on SUWM
  • Must have a couple years of experience in the job force
  • Food, beverages, and office material are included
Sunday Party
  • Participate as a guest only in the final presentations
  • Doors open at 17:00 on Sunday, May 1st
  • Food and beverages are included
  • Attention: This is included in the normal tickets

What people say

Not only was Startup Weekend a great experience and a lot of fun, but also full of valuable lessons. Most importantly, you'll meet a lot of interesting people and maybe even your next Co-Founders. I'd say be there or be square!!!
Dominik Grusemann
It is thrilling and fun experience to get together with like-minded people over a weekend, in order to share, generate and enhance business ideas. I've found it extremely rewarding to get my own business idea seriously challenged by peers and great coaches, and will probably return to whenever I need new ideas and inspiration.
Thilo Plikat
Startup weekend gave me network, orientation and basic schooling of how startups work. I'm extremely thankful to Startup Weekend that now I can connect with every key person in my city due to that. I personally know one of the startups are doing really well who competed and won. Definitely, recommend if you want to learn how startups work and to find some co-founder & mentors.
Aazar Ali
It's mostly about the spirit of founding in teams, having fun and creating in a short time period.
Gero Gode (coach)
What I like about SUWM:
- You will have a great chance to design new business in a great location!
- You will meet and work with amazing people!
- You will benefit from the nework far beyond the event!
Daniel Niederberger (coach)
The startup weekend is a great opportunity to meet individuals representing diverse sections of my local community who are interested in technology and how it applies to themselves and the world around them. Coaching the participants gives me an inside look at how these people of different industries and educational backgrounds view the same technologies and how they would apply them to solve various challenges.
But most importantly, I enjoy the comradery you have being part of a group of people with like interests who wish to exchange ideas. with others.
Julian Boyce (coach)


Meet the team

Alexander Schmitt

Project Lead

Ekaterina Kholodilina

Project Lead

Maximilian Mann


Antonia Cramer


Julian Wolz


Conor O'Regan


Roc Reguant


Martin Lukas

Coaches, Speakers & Jury

Vincent Jeltsch

Coaches, Speakers & Jury

Ingo Mayer

Coaches, Speakers & Jury

Erfan Kazi


Daniel Heltemes

Content marketing

General sponsors

companies that support us

Media Partners


  • Heßstr 89, Munich
  • munich.startupweekend@gmail.com