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Thursday, June 13
 

16:00

Create your own Chatbot tourguide for your museum.
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop you will learn:
- “What is a chatbot?" Different types of this subject from artificial intelligence to textbased chats on your personal smartphone.
- “Why is a chatbot useful in the museum?” Modern mediation as a chance for smaller museums with limited budget and curious visitors.
- “How can you create your own chatbased tourguide?” Practical introduction in the chatbot automation platform of helloguide.

*important note*
We’re super lucky to have Ines join the festival - but she can only be there on Thursday. So please note that this workshop takes place before the official festival programme begins. Please arrive on site around 3:30. There will be an early check-in available in the entrance hall. 

Speakers
avatar for Ines Woermann

Ines Woermann

helloguide GmbH
CEO and Co-Founder of helloguide GmbH, the easiest way to build a chatbased tourguide for museums, cities, media and brandsInvested by Next Media AcceleratorMother of 3 kids who inspired me to found this companyProfessional background: Master in business economics, Head of Marketing... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 16:00 - 16:45
New Work
 
Friday, June 14
 

10:00

Ideen vor! Bau Dir Dein Startup mit gruenderplattform.de
Limited Capacity seats available

Marco Habschick, Geschäftsführer der BusinessPilot GmbH, diskutiert mit euch live auf der Bühne, wie ihr eure Geschäftsidee systematisch entwickeln und überprüfen könnt. Gemeinsam mit dem Publikum nutzt ihr die Gründerplattform - den kostenlosen, öffentlich geförderten Baukasten für alle in Deutschland, die ihr Ding machen wollen.


Speakers
avatar for Marco Habschick

Marco Habschick

BusinessPilot GmbH
BusinessPilot runs the central public startup platform "Gründerplattform", in Kooperation with KfW and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. There you can develop your idea, business model, business plan or financing - and the platform will match you with the public startup... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
Backstage

10:00

PwC – eValuation Startup – Identifying value. Creating Opportunities - How do I get my startup ready for investment?
Limited Capacity filling up

Christoph Haß will report from his consulting practice within the PwC NextLevel startup Initiative on the different forms of financing for startups and explain founders to which topics investors pay attention to most. The main focus of the workshop is the business plan, the pitch deck and the valuation of startups. PwC will present the new online valuation tool eValuation as well. This allows a complete digital valuation of startups in 30-50 minutes.

At a glance the workshop will deal with the following topics:

Company value determination of startups in a short period of time

Overview of different forms of financing for startups

Insights to a Business Plan Modelling and composition of pitch decks

An overview of financial and liquidity planning

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Haß

Christoph Haß

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
The PwC NextLevel startup initiative supports innovative, fast-growth scale-up companies to meet their growth ambitions – we provide the tools enabling you to effectively and efficiently scale your business.About Christoph:In the far north, Christoph is responsible for start-ups... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
KiWi PwC Living Room

11:00

Airbus - Collaboration with Start-ups in the AeroSpace sector
- general overview of the BizLab's Acceleration Programme
- potential ways/ examples of collaboration between start-ups and the AeroSpace industry

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Holst

Stefan Holst

Airbus BizLab
Stefan Holst joined the Airbus BizLab as a coach in 2016. In this position he pilots start-up companies and internal innovation projects through the 6-months Acceleration Programme. This includes sourcing of future BizLab teams and the development of the Acceleration Programme across... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 11:00 - 11:45
KiWi PwC Living Room

11:00

Startup Pitch Session for Plug and Play Accelerator from Silicon Valley
Since June 28, 2017 Dr. Thilo Rohlfs is the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein. With our new partner, Plug & Play, we want to identify suitable startups this year, who will be able to work on their business model with experienced mentors at the end of the year for three months in the Plug & Play accelerator in Silicon Valley.

Startups include
Gonio VR // Ege Jespersen
www.goniovr.com // For citizens of all ages, who have a need for physiotherapeutic training, Gonio VR is a Virtual Reality platform that motivates the user to independently complete their training sessions, through clinical Range of Motion measurements and fun activities. Unlike traditional physiotherapy training, which is repetitive and boring, Gonio VR delivers immersive and exciting experiences, and helps to ensure a healthy training environment.

Geprog // Marius Heine
https://geprog.com // For every small and medium business, which has to struggle with finding the right way through digitalization the Mediator is an interface creator that helps to integrate systems environments to increase the efficiency of digital processes unlike changing the whole known structure into an hard to learn and expensive ERP-tool, the product that has the potential to improve a whole systems environement withouth changing it.

eyeCADconnect // Sven Holtorf
www.eyecadconnect.com // For a dentist who is scanning intraorally, eyeCADconnect is a great tool that provides the function of a brand new optical man machine interface unlike any other, the product is a unique solution in the market.

Sonoware // Stephan Senkbeil
https://www.sonoware.de // For car manufacturers and suppliers who want to make conversations in their vehicles more comfortable, sonowareICC is a digital speech signal processing software that supports the communication by amplifying the voice without artifacts or undesired feedback. Unlike existing in-car communication solutions on the market, sonowareICC can remove the feedback components without impeding the speech quality.
For manufacturers and operators of industrial machinery who want to monitor their devices, optimize maintenance intervals and predict failures, sonowarePM is a service/product combination that identifies issues during production or operation. Unlike many other solutions on the market, sonowarePM is tailored exactly to the needs of the customer and makes use of many years of experience in vibro-acoustic signal processing.

Intruments of Things // Niko Schönig
http://instrumentsofthings.com // For musicians and live performers, who need new interaction possibilities (e.g. motion control), 2.4SINK is an electronic music instrument hardware interface that is able to receive sensor data and environmental information from various IoT devices. Unlike Wave by Genki Instruments, the product can be used with several sensors simultaneously, provides common wireless interfaces and offers analog interfaces to interface traditional electronic music instruments.

IO-Dynamics // Johann Olsen
www.iodynamics.de // For fleetmanagers with at least a few electric cars, who has problems to charge the cars as fast and economical as possible by decreasing the TCO and grid load, IO-ELON is a charge- and fleetmanagement system that uses vehicle data, such as the state of charge, unlike all others competitors yet, the product combines fleet management, vehicle data and chargemanagement in a unique way.

Bareways // Moritz von Grotthuss
Bareways (website to come) // The company will enable assisted and autonomous mobility outside of the urban areas and high ways based on state of the art data fusion and AI driven analytics.

Orthodrone // Juri Klusak
www.orthodrone.net // For local authorities, researchers, insurance companies and others, who are in need of current, highly precise maps or three-dimensional models, our services allow for more accurate spatial data, never before seen detail and accuracy. Unlike other data acquisition methods, our hybrid UAS permit deployment times of up to 12 hours per day - completely eliminating the need for carrying and charging batteries.

Speakers
avatar for Thilo Rohlfs

Thilo Rohlfs

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism
Since June 28, 2017 Dr. Thilo Rohlfs is the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein. With our new partner, Plug & Play, we want to identify suitable startups this year, who will be able to work on... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 11:00 - 11:45
Stage One

12:00

5 Euro StartUp - Founding a company with more creativity and less capital
Limited Capacity full
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How can you turn an idea into a project? How can you do a field test before hitting the market? The contest 5 Euro StartUp combines ideation workshops with a practical phase and delivers basic knowledge for people interested in testing their ideas and finding like-minded. The aim of the 5 Euro StartUp is to teach methods in the areas of idea generation, creativity training, project management and selfmanagement. We show examples of our courses how these methods can help setting up a company with more creativity and less capital and give you an insight in our intercultural workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kriegel

Michael Kriegel

Verlag Aus dem Pott
Michael holds a masters degree in economics. He leads the entrepreneurship education project „5 Euro StartUp“, a contest combined with ideation workshops, consulting and coaching. Founding a publishing company in 2009, he is the editor of books in entrepreneurship and mountainbiking... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
Coworkland

12:00

NCA Accelerator - How to build a successful Startup.
In this session we will share crucial advice from achieving product market fit to talking to Investors to make your Startup last.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Schepan

Christoph Schepan

Next Commerce Accelerator
We help startups to succeed and investors learn what's next / Christoph Schepan is Managing Partner of NCA and has been building startups for the last 6 years.


Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
KiWi PwC Living Room

12:00

Purpose beats products – why attitude is the key to building a meaningful brand
Together, we will deep-dive into the world of building meaningful brands from a strategic point of view. We are convinced that – especially in our saturated markets – the brand is the strategic foundation of every company and especially of every startup: Brands are formed in the consumers’ minds based on all the experiences they make with a company. The question everybody should be able to answer: What do we stand for? Because nowadays, people don’t buy products, they buy what they identify with: purpose, values, attitude.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Kift

Martha Kift

Co-Founder & MP, Marken von Morgen
Michele and I are two free-spirited and purpose-driven idealists who want to empower entrepreneurs and founders to tap their full potential.As brand strategists, we transform ideas, products or companies into brands, providing clarity and focus for our clients’ business development... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
Utopia

12:00

Startup Finanzierung mit Purpose
To Be Announced

Speakers
avatar for Achim Hensen

Achim Hensen

Purpose Stiftung
Jakob und Achim kommen von der Purpose Stiftung und arbeiten an einem großen Ziel: Eigentum neu denken! Für eine Wirtschaft die Mensch und Gesellschaft dient.Die gemeinnützige Purpose Stiftung arbeitet für einen Paradigmenwechsel in der Wirtschaft: von Profitmaximierung zu Sinnmaximierung... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Willeke

Jakob Willeke

Purpose Stiftung
Jakob und Achim kommen von der Purpose Stiftung und arbeiten an einem großen Ziel: Eigentum neu denken! Für eine Wirtschaft die Mensch und Gesellschaft dient.Die gemeinnützige Purpose Stiftung arbeitet für einen Paradigmenwechsel in der Wirtschaft: von Profitmaximierung zu Sinnmaximierung... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
New Work

12:00

Startup Funding Bingo
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the possible options for startups to get an investment in their young company: VC, Business Angel or Bootstrapping. To make the discussion more interactive we are going to play "Bullshit Bingo" with Startup Funding Words.

Speakers
avatar for Matthias Nannt

Matthias Nannt

Co-Founder / CTO, chatShopper GmbH


Friday June 14, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
Backstage

13:00

Dos and Don'ts of Angel Investing
Learn about Angel Investing and getting Angels investing in your Start-Up

Speakers
CN

Claas Nieraad

Next Logistics Accelerator GmbH
Claas is a VC at the multi corporate Next Logistics Accelerator and at New Commercial Room, an early stage investment and advisory company. Further more he is founding member of the Baltic Business Angel Network and acts as Screening Officer. With his passion for tech start-ups he... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 13:00 - 13:45
Backstage

13:00

Innovate or Die
Amazon, Google & Co. brings together the „digital DNA” and a common understanding of how the future of business will work based on software and digitized products and services. What is the significance of traditional products on the one hand and data and algorithms on the other? Why can the new players gain superior market situations from this?
The workshop will highlight why technology is so crucial to economic success and how it can help to differentiate and move your business forward. At the same time, it will show some of the pitfalls on the way to technology selection and explain how to do it better.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Graf

Alexander Graf

Spryker Systems GmbH
Alexander Graf (*1980) is one of Germany’s leading e- commerce experts and a digital entrepreneur of more than a decade’s standing. His widely-read blog Kassenzone (“The Check-Out Area”) has kicked off many a debate among commerce professionals about the relevance and prospects... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 13:00 - 13:45
Stage One

14:00

New Health & Care technology trends & markets in Denmark
Presentation by Sussi Bianco, who is one of the most sought after jury members in Danish entrepreneurship competitions. Her speciality is Health and Care technology. Sussi is the cofounder and business developer in a successful accelerator program in this area.

  • What are the top 5 demographic challenges in Denmark and Europe?
  • What are the top 5 technology trends in Denmark?
  • GUDEN65: a startup vision of addressing the emerging elderly generations expectations of individual preferences, independent living and personalized solutions
  • Crossing the border: GUIDEN65 as an entrance to the Danish market.
  • What does it take to sucessfully enter the Danish market?

Speakers
avatar for Sussi Bianco

Sussi Bianco

GUIDEN65
Sussi Bianco is one of the most sought after jury members in Danish entrepreneurship competitions. Her speciality is the area of Health and Care technology. Sussi is the co-founder and business developer in the successful accelerator program: CareWare-Next 2013-18 as well as COO and... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45
Fablab

14:00

Startup Accelerator Introduction by TZL Lübeck
In order to boost innovation, TZL will set up the Gateway49 accelerator in Lübeck with focus on early stage startups. Up to 12 teams with bright ideas will be supported by coaches and mentors through a 9 month acceleration program. The startups get access to our network and will be matched with high-level industrial and financial partners.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Stengel

Stefan Stengel

Managing Director, Glocal Consult
Stefan has been dealing with mobile technologies and mobile work for more than 25 years. For more than 10 years Stefan has been known as a speaker on digital issues and social media throughout Germany. For the startups, entrepreneurs and businesses via the Web2.0 Bootcamp project... Read More →
avatar for Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen

Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen

Managing Director, Technikzentrum Lübeck TZL
Frank has been the new CEO of TZL since November 2017. The physicist can look back on many years of experience and success in the field of technology transfer and innovation management. He has set himself the goal of continuing the success story of TZL. In addition to the rental business... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45
Utopia

14:00

Startup Pitch Session: Gründungsstipendiaten Schleswig-Holstein
Damit zwischen Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft keine gute Idee verloren geht!
Erleben sie die aktuellen Gründungstipendiaten Schleswig-Holsteins in kurzen Präsentation a3 Minuten und sehen sie die Zukunft schon heute.

Mit dem Gründungsstipendium Schleswig-Holstein erfolgt eine finanzielle Unterstützung des Technologie- und Wissenstransfers aus der Wissenschaft in die Wirtschaft.
Gemeinsam mit der Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) und der MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein mbH hat das Land Schleswig-Holstein für den Zeitraum 2016-2019 eine Million bereitgestellt. Die Vergabe der Stipendien erfolgt durch die WTSH – Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH.
http://www.seedfonds-sh.de/kurz-knapp.html

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45
Stage One

14:00

Wie können wir gemeinsam Innovations-Keimzellen in der Region entwickeln?
In einer Podiumsdiskussion mit dem Kieler Oberbürgermeister Ulf Kämpfer, Startups und Unternehmer:innen geht es um die Fragestellung, wie Startups und etablierte Unternehmen am besten kooperieren können.

Moderators
avatar for Christoph Haß

Christoph Haß

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
The PwC NextLevel startup initiative supports innovative, fast-growth scale-up companies to meet their growth ambitions – we provide the tools enabling you to effectively and efficiently scale your business.About Christoph:In the far north, Christoph is responsible for start-ups... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ulf Kämpfer

Ulf Kämpfer

Mayor of Kiel


Friday June 14, 2019 14:00 - 14:45
KiWi PwC Living Room

15:00

Startup Pitches: Funding Pitches for Business Angels
Great Startups are pitching in 3 minutes to get funding from Business Angels and Investors.

Including:
Goniovr
Vulpés Electronics GmbH
Swedish Smart Food & Drinks
Bareways
Bluebird Mountain
Stahlfeger
Agranimo
Cloudnautic
tamanguu
HGSim-HydroGeoSimulation GmbH
MeetPlace




Friday June 14, 2019 15:00 - 15:45
Stage One

15:00

Twin City Aarhus looks for collaboration - presentation of the clusters in Aarhus
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

INCUBA represents 3 strong tech cluster - Digital, Cleantech and Health - but the session will also present the cultural cluster, the design cluster, the film/gaming cluster and the food cluster in Aarhus.

Speakers
avatar for Arne Vesterdal

Arne Vesterdal

Director, INCUBA
The preferred environment for professional companies at the forefront of their field and for ambitious and scalable startups. 


Friday June 14, 2019 15:00 - 15:45
KiWi PwC Living Room

16:00

Erlebbare Marken - wie Startups und Unternehmen ihre Vision mit der passenden Vertriebsstrategie erfolgreich in den Markt bringen am Beispiel von Bionade
Limited Capacity full
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Um auch heute noch in den gesättigten Märkten herauszustechen reicht es nicht mehr nur ein ausgeklügeltes Marketingkonzept zu haben. Die Marke muss für die Zielgruppe erlebbar gemacht werden!

Dafür ist es entscheidend die Zielgruppe zu kennen und zu verstehen und ihnen einen spürbaren Mehrwert zu bescheren. Wir zeigen euch, wie ihr den Grundstein für einen erfolgreichen werteorientierten Vertrieb legt und ihr dabei das Maximum aus den verfügbaren Ressourcen herausholt.

Speakers
avatar for John Balumuena

John Balumuena

JM Blickwinkel
„Warum?“ aus dieser simplen Frage entstand das Konzept für JM Blickwinkel.In ihrer jahrelangen Zusammenarbeit im Aufbau von Marken und führen von Vertriebsmannschaften kamen John und Marcel immer wieder an den Punkt, an dem es hieß „wir machen es so, weil wir es schon immer... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 16:00 - 16:45
New Work

16:00

Startup Pitches: Best of Kieler Technologie Zentrum
Dabei sind:

- sonoware
- Geprog

- HGSim- HydrogeoSimulation

- 8tronix GmbH
- BasicButler
- myStandards

Collaborators

Friday June 14, 2019 16:00 - 16:45
Utopia

17:00

Startup Pitch Session: Meet the "Überflieger" for the Silicon Valley Program
Schleswig-Holstein soll ein Gründerland werden. Innovative Ideen sollen von Schleswig-Holstein aus die Welt erobern. Durch die Partnerschaft der Städte und Regionen Kiel und San Francisco hat Schleswig-Holstein ein enormes Potential dazugewonnen. Zusammen mit dem Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Arbeit, Technologie und Tourismus Schleswig-Holstein, dem Marketing Club Schleswig-Holstein und dem Verein Start-up SH haben wir 2018 einen landesweiten Wettbewerb ÜBERFLIEGER für junge innovative Start-ups aus Schleswig-Holstein ins Leben gerufen, der auch in 2019 wieder stattfindet.

Die Veranstalter:
3 Vereine - The Bay Areas, Marketing Club Schleswig-Holstein und StartUp SH
1 Ministerium - Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Arbeit, Technologie und Tourismus Schleswig-Holstein

Die Preise:
3 Sieger: Fliegen vom 13. bis 19. Oktober 2019 mit #tectours ins Startup-Mekka Silicon Valley
1 Sonderpreis: 1 Wild-Card für das #StartUpCampSchleswigHolstein des Wirtschaftsministeriums (26. bis 30. August 2019) in Flensburg

Die Sieger:innen
Erlebt Ihr in dieser Session :)

Friday June 14, 2019 17:00 - 17:45
Utopia