Startup Masterclass

The Masterclass sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected Startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful founders, top IoT talents, and communication wizards. You’ll be able to discuss current challenges and discuss your business models, big data issues, investment strategies, team building & leadership goals, marketing strategies, and production methods – it’s an unmissable opportunity.

We want to support promising startups with a complimentary ticket to Wear It Festival! Apply now!

engage with other founders and professionals

The sessions will also be a perfect opportunity to engage with other founders and professionals of startups within your ecosystem.

Startups between seed stage to funded can apply below to take part.

Make sure you carefully describe which areas of expertise you are seeking advice in – and we can then pair successful applicants with the ideal mentor. The sessions will be intensive and in very small groups – so we recommend you have your elevator pitch ready, and be prepared to show your prototypes or pitch deck.

Choose your Mentors

Startuppers can choose more than one field of expertise to take advice, and after your session with the experts, there will be plenty of time to network at Wear It Festival.

Our Mentors

Below is the list of mentors and their expertise.
Andreas Roepert
CEO at Interactive Wear AG

EXPERTISE
– Smart Textiles
– Wearable Electronics
– Application Design
– Product Development
– Manufacturing

Bartek Bialecki
Full Stack Developer, Product Manager & Designer at etventure

EXPERTISE
– User-Centric Prototyping

Ben Cooper
Managing Director at IoClothes (Boston)

EXPERTISE
– Business Models
– Use Cases
– Collaboration with Cross-Disciplinary Teams

Katka Nagyova
Head of Startup Relations at HARDWARE.co

EXPERTISE
– Hardware solutions
– Acceleration

Marc-Pierre Hoeft
Unit Director B2C at Piabo PR

EXPERTISE
– PR Strategy and Consulting for Consumer Brands – from local heroes to Global Players
– Social Media Management and Influencer Relations
– Brand Building and Marketing Communication

Maria Urban
Unit Director IoT at Piabo PR

EXPERTISE
– PR Strategy and Consulting for high-growth tech companies
– Content Marketing & Social Media Management
– Special focus areas: IoT, Security and AI, from automotive, healthcare, logistics to manufacturing and production

Philippe Linus Petit
Founder at PITCH.BOOM.BANG.

EXPERTISE
– Public Speaking
– Hyper Emotional Performance Training

René Bohne
Startup Program Manager geeny.io at Telefónica Next

EXPERTISE
– Business Development
– Accelerators
– Funding Opportunities

Ricardo J. Méndez
Technical Director, Europe, Samsung NEXT

EXPERTISE
– User Experience to Product Design
– Identifying a Successful Product Concept

Rishi Patel
Managing Partner at Plus Eight Equity Partners (New York)

EXPERTISE
– Capital Raising
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Deal Structuring
– Music Technology

Rose Oger
Project Manager at etventure

EXPERTISE
– User-Centric Prototyping

Ulrike Mueller
Creative Entrepreneurship Consultant, Facilitator, Coach and Trainer

EXPERTISE
– Digital Strategy
– Business Model Innovation

Marc Nagel
Partner & Cofounder of Pilotfish

EXPERTISE
– Digital Strategy
– Business Model Innovation

Malte Behrmann
Legal Mentor

EXPERTISE

-Legal
-IP

Companies involved

All Mentoring Sessions

Day 1
19 Jun 2018

Mentoring Session (Table 2): PR & Business

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Maria Urban
Marc-Pierre Hoeft

Mentoring Session (Table 1): Investment & Business Development I

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Rose Oger
Bartek Bialecki

Mentoring Session (Table 3): Investment & Business Development I

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Ricardo J. Méndez

Mentoring Session (Table 1): Product Development

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Andreas Roepert

Mentoring Session (Table 3): Product Development

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Ben Cooper

Mentoring Session (Table 5): Product Development

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Marc Nagel

Mentoring Session: Life’s a pitch! Performance & Public Speaking Training

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Philippe Linus Petit

Startup Pitches

Meet the Innovators on Stage: Startups present themselves in a 3-minutes talk. • amisor GmbH (Raafat Hantoush, Co-Founder and Managing Director) • FilOS3D / FilOS materials GmbH (Cornelius Schmitt, CEO)...
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Day 2
20 Jun 2018

Mentoring Session (Table 1): Investment & Legal

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Rishi Patel

Mentoring Session (Table 5): Investment & Legal

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Malte Behrmann

Mentoring Session (Table 1): Investment & Business Development II

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Rene Bohne

Mentoring Session (Table 3): Investment & Business Development II

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Mentoring Session (Table 5): Investment & Business Development II

The Mentoring Sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful...
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Ricardo J. Méndez

The deadline is June 11th, 2018.