Creating a new extracurricular course "Entrepreneurial Challenge" for students of Universiteit Twente aiming for a MOOC.
Organizer Startup Weekend Bern 2013
Organizer Startup Weekend Bern 2014
Organizer Startup Weekend Bern 2015
Initiator of START Call 2016: Berlin’s largest student-run entrepreneurship summit.
In a rapidly changing business landscape, fueled by exponentially growing technologies, there’s no choice for companies but TO INNOVATE. Yet that’s easier said than done. More than anything else, succeeding with innovation is a balancing act. Execution vs exploration? Internal vs external? Traditional governance vs portfolio funding? It was great joining the Innov8rs conference in Paris along with my colleague Skadi Mobius to discuss on how to improve organization’s innovation outcomes. During three days we had a deep dive sharing what’s working now in corporate innovation.
START Incubator is part of START Global, the leading initiative for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Europe. START Incubator aims to become the largest non-equity and non-profit incubator in Europe.
Coaching their 10 days Odyssey program with a student project and a corporate project by Beiersdorf. The 2 teams were coached to build, prototype, test and validate their idea while speaking to potential customers. I guided them on every step and gave feedback. Additionally also provided network with other founders in Berlin, learn from their mistakes and advice, and get to know the startup ecosystem.
It was great being invited as StartupMario to be giving a hands-on workshop at the START Summit, Switzerland’s leading conference for entrepreneurship and technology. Together with my friends Stephan Matzdorf and Lukas Stadelmann from RETHINK Innovation we were inspiring the community of innovators and visionaries on how to "Give your idea a form – Rapid Prototyping in Innovation Processes"! It was a lot of fun & getting in the doing mode!
Lean Startup Summit brings the big ideas from Eric Ries’s books off the page to show how organizations are making them real around the world. Alongside keynotes and case studies, we offer workshops and mentoring sessions where you can have more immersive experiences, breaking off a chunk of the practice and working through it with our seasoned experts. The learnings you come away with happen on all levels, from the inspirational to the personal. Lean Startup Summit attracts a diverse audience from countries across Europe and beyond.Become a part of our wider European innovation community by joining us in Berlin this February.
Organizing Official Lean Startup Nights, Workshops and the official Lean Startup Berlin Meetups.
Hosting the roundtable at the Summit about Identifying and Engaging with Customers & Discovering and Fulfilling their Needs
Creating new innovative products and services with real customer value will shape the world of tomorrow. The rules for success have changed. In a global and rapidly changing world, characterized by an uncertain and risky environment, new strategies need to be defined. The traditional planner mindset gives way to the targeted validation of critical assumptions, systematic testing with prototypes and iteration based on customer feedback. Whoever learns faster what really creates added value for the customer will win the race and operate sustainably.
Startup Class is an intensive hands-on, project-based summer school in which you will design and test prototypes and develop new business models that address real-world needs.
We believe entrepreneurial thinking can change the world. Startup Class is a 4-week event to boost your creativity and teamwork skills. The Startup Class 2018 involved the project partners Siemens, Cisco, Deutsche Bahn and Google for Entrepreneurs. http://startupclass.de/
Role: Lead Instructor and Coach
Feedback from participants:
My experience at Startup Class proved to me my ability to become an entrepreneur.
Startup Class opened up a whole new world of possibilities to me.
Startup Class was an immersion into the skin of an entrepreneur. Mind blowing!
Creating social impact with designthinking and leanstartup methods! Coaching in hands-on design thinking & lean startup workshops the current circular economy badge of the Impact Hub Geneva & Lausanne.
Organization of the Lean Innovation Night, an inspiring event gathering the community in the Impact Hub Geneva to discuss on how to innovate for radically greater social good. Was happy to host a great speech by Ann Mei Chang author of the Lean Impact book, share some Lean Startup Basics with the Worldreader case and to moderate our panel with great insights by local social entrepreneurs Zak Kaufman Co-Founder Vera Solutions, Jonathan Moy de Vitry from Right Here / Right Now Productions and Felix Stähli Co-Founder of the Impact Hub Geneva and Impact Hub Lausanne.
Co-Organizer Official Lean Startup Berlin Meetup
Lean Startup Workout
Blockchain meets Lean Startup Workshop for Capgemini's Tech Startup Friday
Bringing together founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and selected students, the Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.
Curator Young Entrepreneurs Track 2016
Curator Young Entrepreneurs Track 2017
Curator Lean Startup Track 2018