Karlsruhe #3


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Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.

Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!



15:00 - 16:00

Registration and Welcome! Check-In at the information point

16:00 - 16:30

Introduction and Event Overview

16:30 - 17:30

Idea-Pitching: It's your turn!

17:30 - 18:00

Find an idea you're passionate about and join the team

18:00 - 19:00

Team Building: Get to know your mates

19:00 - 19:15

Meet the Team behind StartUp Live and Pioneers

19:15 - 20:15

Dinner Break

20:15 - 23:59

Start Working! We will hold the doors open for you

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast and preview of the day ahead

10:00 - 10:30

Stay tuned for an exciting keynote

10:30 - 13:00

Apply what you have learned/Back to Work

13:00 - 14:00

Time for refreshment. Lunch!

14:00 - 19:00

Mentoring and work session

19:00 - 19:30

Who are we? KIC InnoEnergy and PionierGarage will tell you what they are about!

19:30 - 20:30


20:30 - 23:59

Work, chill, network. As you prefer!

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast and preview of the day ahead

10:00 - 13:00

Final work on your concept, mockups...

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:30

Preparing your presentation

16:30 - 18:30

Final Pitches & Award Ceremony

18:30 - 21:00

Beer and get together


Global Partners


City Partners

Adrian Runte
Founder & CEO, Reposito
Andreas Kressibuch
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Barbara Hoisl
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Christoph Scheuermann
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Christopher Kränzler
Founder & CEO, Lengoo
Corinna Thumm
Mentoring & Coaching / BA, CyberForum
Dominik Stober
StartUp Manager Center für Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Joachim Bernecker
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Gerhard W. Kessler
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Göksu Günay
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Jens Rehwinkel
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Mateo Freudenthal
Founder, Honestly Mateo has been around for some time in the start up scene and can mentor you towards a working business model and a powerful pitch presentation. Specialized in: Sales, Sales, Sales, Sales, Sales,Automatic Sales, Networking Sales, Enterprise Sales, Emotional Sales, Unemotional Sales, Did he say Sales?
Matthew O’Donnell
upCAT Project Leader, Startup Catalyst
Matthias Hornberger
CFO, Kizoo Technology Ventures
Mick Mende
CEO & Business Angel, Gebr. Mende GmbH
Ralf Klöpfer
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Sven Wilms
Mentor, CyberForum e.V.
Anne Siebold
StartUp Managerin, Center für Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Holger Kujath
Founder, Knuddels
Kerstin Weber-Sanguigno
Netzwerkbetreuung, CyberForum e.V.
Klaas Kersting
Founder & CEO, Flaregames
Eugene Terehov
CTO/Geschäftsführer, bettervest GmbH/DigitalWerft UG


Die PionierGarage ist die Plattform für gründungsinteressierte Studenten in Karlsruhe. Wir sind ein eingetragener gemeinnütziger Verein und Hochschulgruppe am KIT, wobei Studenten aller Hochschulen sehr herzlich willkommen sind.

Wir fördern die Begeisterung am Thema Gründen bei unseren Mitgliedern durch Startup-Touren in alle Welt (Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Berlin…), Gründervorträgen, Startup-Live Events und Möglichkeiten zum zeitweisen Co-Working.

Und das mit Erfolg! Von unseren Pionieren wurden Startups wie Busliniensuche.de, Inreal Technologies und Campusjäger gegründet.

Contact person

Emil Kabisch
Max Ittermann

Matthias Geis


Durlacher Allee 62
76131 Karlsruhe, GERMANY